Category: Design

XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit Winning Awards

The XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit that our team developed last year recently took home several nice industry awards. We had set out to create a kit simple enough to help non-engineers quickly connect their creations to the cloud yet flexible enough for professionals to build rapid prototypes using advanced programming and cloud-based

Posted in Design, Internet of Things, Networking, XBee

United States Patent 9,026,261

The wheels of government do not turn quickly, but they do turn. Six years after our initial inventions, five years after our company’s acquisition, and about four years after we each moved on to new lines of work, the U.S. Patent and Trademark office just

Posted in Design, Internet of Things, Smart Energy

Toward a Theory of Clothing

There are a multitude of unsolved mysteries left for science to tackle. We don’t know where life came from or whether it exists elsewhere in the universe. We’re not even sure what most of the universe is made of. But all the more amazing to

Posted in Cognitive Psychology, Design, General, Wearables

World Maker Faire NY 2013: Make Your Project Awesome

World Maker Faire NY is less than a week away! We’ll have project demos for you to check out, a new development kit, and we’ll be giving a talk on connecting your projects to the Internet. It’s going to be

Posted in Communities, Design, Events, Networking, XBee

Liking the Guest on Make

Travis Good just wrote a nice MAKE post on my “Liking the Guest” talk from Make Media’s Hardware Innovation Workshop last month. In it I make the point that caring about the people who use your product is a basic interaction

Posted in Communities, Design, Events

Fjord Panel: Internet of Things meets Service Design

I spoke this week at the New York headquarters of Fjord design for their Fjord Kitchen event, “Where Will the Internet of Things Take Service Design?” Moderated by Fast Company‘s Cliff Kuang, the two groups of panelists included: Steven Dean, Partner, Prehype.

Posted in Design, Events

Faludi on BBC LIVE: Digi & Connecting Light

The BBC News interviewed me live, explaining the Digi technology behind YesYesNo’s Connecting Light art installation for London Festival 2012’s Cultural Olympiad. We’re on the edge of a craggy cliff about halfway along the installation of 400 huge interactive weather

Posted in Design, Events, Networking, XBee

Connecting Light System Diagram

Here’s how the Connecting Light system is created from Digi equipment for the 73-mile-long installation of 400 giant illuminated balloons on Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. The huge network will go live tonight for an crowd expected to bring traffic

Posted in Design, Events, Networking, XBee

Core77 Design Awards: DIY Winners

We just announced the winners for the 2012 Core77 Design Awards DIY category. The jury, which included Becky Stern of Adafruit, Hackett of Madagascar Institute, Yuri Glitman of Banana Design and myself spent 20 minutes chatting about the projects. You can watch the

Posted in Design, Events

New Scientist: Amateurs Create Internet of Things

There’s a terrific new article (login required) in New Scientist featuring my friend and colleague Ted Hays. Back in 2009, Ted created an Internet-enabled bubble gun in the Networked Objects class I taught at ITP. His Bubble Gun announces incoming email

Posted in Design, Networking, Teaching, XBee