Robert Faludi is the Chief Innovator at Digi International. His job is forging strong connections with the maker community, uncovering new innovation methodologies, supporting outstanding new work, and creating prototypes to spur new product development. Faludi also works as a professor in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and in the Interactive Telecommunications graduate program at NYU. He specializes in behavioral interactions through physical computing and networked objects. Rob is the author of Building Wireless Sensor Networks, with ZigBee, XBee, Arduino and Processing published by O’Reilly Media, 2011. He frequently consults on interactive projects including recent work in entertainment, architecture and toys. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Good Morning America, BBC World, the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry and MoMA among others. He is a co-creator of LilyPad XBee wearable radios, and Botanicalls, a system that allows thirsty plants to place phone calls for human help.


Rob Faludi (photo by Nelson Bakerman)

Rob Faludi (photo by Nelson Bakerman)

Rob Faludi (photo by Nelson Bakerman)


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  • Hey,
    I just found your blog whilst looking for arduino informations myself (I’m thinking about getting one and exploring a bit its capabilities).
    Nice infos you have ! f.e. the info you posted on battery life will be especially useful !

  • I am a writer working on a book (my tenth) for HarperCollins. The book is called A Garden of Marvels about the history of, and cutting-edge developments in, botany. I’d like to write about Botanicalls, but I’m technologically challenged. (In fact, I’m hoping this isn’t a redundant email.) Can you help me get an assembled kit for temporary use, so I can write about what it’s like to use Botanicalls? Many thanks, Ruth Kassinger, 301-652-5359

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