August 05, 2012
You can check out at my Etsy store now with your credit card directly, skipping the hassle of paypal! This has been a long time coming from Etsy, and it’s a big deal that they finally rolled it out. I’ve got a few ASCII heart necklaces up in my shop, and look forward to a smoother checkout experience for customers and it makes things easier for me too!
Learn to make a speaking, card-reading toy! The Babel Fish helps you learn to say words and phrases on RFID flash cards by reading the card and playing an associated sound file loaded on an SD card inside. This project is very straightforward and could make a great jumping-off point for your own awesome RFID and Wave Shield project! See the full tutorial at the Adafruit Learning System.
July 21, 2012
Make glowing bike handlebars by following my LED handlebar tutorial on Adafruit.
July 17, 2012
I was a member of the team from The Madagascar Institute that brought the Dueling Mechanical Bulls to life at the Google I/O afterparty.
I made the LED sign and the video above.
June 04, 2012
My first kit at Adafruit! It’s a resistor chart you cross-stitch yourself. The pattern/instructions are available as a free download from the product page.
June 02, 2012
May 07, 2012
I made this video introducing the Adafruit MENTA, an Arduino compatible board that fits in a mint tin.
April 23, 2012
March 21, 2012
It’s easy to add EL wire to furniture! Welted EL wire is great for applying with a stapler while standard EL wire makes great upholstery piping. Learn both techniques, as well as soldering to make easy-connect sections (if your couch is a sectional). Full list of supplies/materials at Adafruit.
February 07, 2012
I’m ecstatic to announce my new position at Adafruit Industries, heading up the wearable electronics group. It feels great to finally be able to tell you all about my new chapter starting today. Here’s my farewell post on MAKE with a little recap of my greatest hits in the four years I made CRAFT videos, blogged my socks off, and co-hosted Make: Live.
I made a little VHX playlist, the soundtrack to rocking my transition. See y’all around the web!
January 06, 2012
The Beating Heart Headband uses a heartrate sensor and perfboard Arduino to flash a heart-shaped LED display to the rhythm of your heart. Full instructions on Make: Projects. Appears in MAKE Volume 29.
Here’s a clips reel Matt and I put together from the first season of Make: Live. What fun!
December 23, 2011
Best gift ever. <3
November 28, 2011
This geeky necklace depicts an ASCII heart, like you’d see in email or text messages: <3! The pieces are laser-cut in Sterling silver, then hand soldered to silver tubes that hang from the 20" curb chain. The necklace has a high-shine finish and is treated to reduce tarnishing. The pendant measures 1.5" square, and the two pieces dangle freely with a silver bead between them. This necklace makes a great gift for any special occasion, especially Valentine's Day. Made with love and lasers in NYC - buy now at the Sternlab store as well as Adafruit and Maker Shed.
The 5000W laser cutter that cut these pieces is the size of a living room.
Photo by Matt Richardson
November 18, 2011
October 28, 2011
October 19, 2011
Rick Karr stopped by to talk about art and technology in NYC on his local TV show. It’s the fifth episode of his series NYC 2.0 on NYCMedia (The official network of the city of New York), which airs at 8:30pm on Sundays on channel 25 (and also online shortly thereafter). On it I talk about my work while they make my workspace look nice. Also appearing in this episode are Andrew Salomone and some folks from Eyebeam and NYU.
October 17, 2011
On Saturday, October 15 2011, the Proper Business Attire Working Group distributed free business suits to Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in Liberty Park in NYC’s financial district. I performed alterations on ill-fitting hems while hairs were trimmed and ties selected. We suited about 120 men and women.
We all look great in suits. To reporters, to workers, to skeptical tourists, we’ll look like people to listen to, or, at the very least, to hear out. Lazy journalists won’t be able to take the easy, dismissive out, and will have to actually listen to what we are saying. The conversation will grow out of the protester echo chamber and into the wider world, where it belongs. Suits are tactical camouflage in the warrens of Wall Street. And there are other advantages. Need a bathroom? Try wearing a suit. It’s easy. Want to walk past a police barricade? Put on a suit.
Photos by Max Cohn (with many more available).
October 02, 2011
I’ll be in Illinois Oct 2-6 for a residency at Unit One, a nontraditional academic program for Allen Hall residents at Urbana-Champaign. I’ll be giving a talk and run workshops on soft circuits, sewing, project documentation, and being awesome online. Check out the details and join me if you can!
September 26, 2011
August 05, 2011
This easy soft circuit project can get you started in wearable electronics and make your toes twinkle. Make them in any color you like with my LED Sewing Kit!
Complete step-by-step tutorial on MAKE.