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Photos taken during a Bug Labs field trip to MoMA to explore the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit.

Photos taken during a Bug Labs field trip to MoMA to explore the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit.

Photos taken during a Bug Labs field trip to MoMA to explore the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit.

Photos taken during a Bug Labs field trip to MoMA to explore the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit.

Photos taken during a Bug Labs field trip to MoMA to explore the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit.

Photos taken during a Bug Labs field trip to MoMA to explore the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit.

=notes for cory's intro 11/17/2009=

 

cory asked us to say a word or two at the launch of his book about MAKE and the maker scene in NYC - i'm phil torrone the senior editor of MAKE magazine and i'm also the creative director for adafruit industries. i'm limor fried, engineer and founder of adafruit industries. we live in an electronics factory near wall street in the financial ruins district.

 

over the last few years new york has been very fortunate to welcome some fantastic companies and makers. you might not realize it but the new york area has quickly become a hub for people who make things - here are just a few…

 

adafruit - as we mentioned adafruit is an open source hardware company, we make things like tv-b-gones, educational kits and we recently made a open version of a homeland security flashlight weapon that make you throw up when you look at it. limor the engineer recently won an EFF pioneer award for her work with open source hardware, cory who previous won one as well - she's in good company. we have a laser cutter and pick and place machine in our living, reading "makers" was like reading about our lives.

 

MAKE magazine has an office and our online staff is mostly out here (becky, collin, marc, fran.

 

i'm pleased to announce there will be a maker faire NYC in 2010, my dream would be for it to be in the remnants of the world's fair grounds, maker faire is the new world's faire.

 

MAKE has a monthly meet up, search for MAKE nyc if you'd like to attend. they have projects they make each month, tons of fun.

 

NYC resistor - is a hacker space founded by bre petis and others. MAKE bre when he was school teacher to make the videos on MAKE, he also moved out to nyc and now is a co-founder in...

 

makerbot industries - an open source 3d printer. you can make things in free and open tools and print them or just download them from thingiverse.

 

alpha one - hacker space just opened.

 

there's also the bronx fab lab. we know a few people who have lasers in their living rooms...

 

buglabs - bug labs is based in nyc and they make modular LEGO like computers, you want to make a gps/wifi/camera, you can do it.

 

etsy - the hub of handmade goods in right in brooklyn.

 

3rd Ward in Brooklyn is a member-based design center for creative professionals equipped with four gorgeous photo studios, a professional wood and metal working.

 

voltaic solar - they sell those solar back packs, we get our solar panels from them, they're based out of nyc...

 

so with all that being said, the makers of nyc welcome cory doctorow - welcome cory and congrats on your book launch!

SML Pro Blog: Bug Labs = Mindstorms for Super-Geeks

 

BUG is a collection of easy-to-use, open source hardware modules, each capable of producing one or more Web services. These modules snap together physically and the services connect together logically to enable users to easily build, program and share innovative devices and applications. With BUG, we don't define the final products - you do.

Bug Labs: Products

 

Technical Specifications

+ ARM1136JF-S-based microprocessor

+ 1 USB 2.0 HS host interface/4 hub port connections

+ 1 USB OTG HS interface

+ 4 UART serial links

+ 4 channel SPI interface

+ I2C (400 kbits) interface/4 channels

+ I2S interface/2 channels

+ Smart LCD interface

+ Camera sensor interface

+ Micro memory card interface

+ MPEG4 hardware encoding/decoding

+ Hardware graphic acceleration

+ 10/100 Ethernet MAC

+ 802.11b/g

+ Base unit LCD module interface

+ Base unit onboard memory (FLASH/DDR SDRAM)

+ JTAG/ICE support

+ Serial debug port

+ Power system

+ AC operation

+ Battery operation/up to 4 external batteries

+ Fast battery charging/simultaneous of internal and external batteries

+ Smart power management support

+ Battery-backed real-time clock

+ Audio out via onboard piezo speaker

 

Pretty cool. Check it out!

 

SML Thank You

I would like to thank Alex Rainert (Google / SML Wiki) for sending this over :)

 

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Photos taken during a Bug Labs field trip to MoMA to explore the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit.

Thinh Nguyen (Creative Commons - Legal Counsel) and Ayah Bdeir (EYEBEAM Senior Fellow, littleBits founder)

what a Chumby looks like

Photos taken during a Bug Labs field trip to MoMA to explore the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit.

Jonathan Kuniholm (Open Prosthetics Project founder)

Modular open source hardware ideal for feasibility and design work for embedded systems software.

From left to right: 'Bunnie' (co-creator of Chumby), Ken Gilmer (head of engineering at Bug Labs), Benjamin "Mako" Hill (MIT Media Lab PhD candidate, open source god), Paul Rothman (littleBits / ITP).

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