FindDay #15

Every Friday I share the five coolest things I’ve found on the web in the last week. 1 – Resonate https://resonate.is Resonate is, as the website says, a streaming music co-op. I won’t try to explain what a co-op is, but the basic idea is that it’s a shop owned by the producers whose goods […]

FindDay #14

Every Friday I share the five coolest things I’ve found on the web in the last week. 1 – No Tech Magazine http://www.notechmagazine.com/ I don’t know how I ended up here, but there’s some fun stuff to read and some interesting perspectives that come from looking at non-high-tech ways to solve problems.  Obviously, this is […]

Control 4 appliances for about $10 with Alexa

A while back I wrote about controlling an LED via Alexa by using an ESP8266 to emulate a switch that Alexa natively supports. This is interesting as a proof-of-concept, but not terribly useful. In this post I’ll be applying the same concept to the LinkNode R4 board which combines an ESP8266 with four relays capable […]

FindDay # 13

Every Friday I share the five coolest things I’ve found on the web in the last week. 1 – Silk http://developers.silk.io/ Silk provides an open-source framework for building “internet-of-things” devices with machine intelligence. What’s different about their approach is that they leverage the computational power of the device to power the machine intelligence, as opposed […]

DONOR-1 DOWN!

DONOR-1 is on the road again! This time it’s headed to The Idea Studio at the Fond du Lac Public Library. We’re very excited to have The Idea Studio hosting DONOR-1, however after it arrived at the Studio, we received a troubled message from Josh. Josh said the machine fired-up and for the most part […]

Q2K

I’m building a quantum computer.  Not just for me, but for everyone. Modeled after the microcomputer revolution (which took the power of classsical computers from a few large corporations and universities and put it in the hands of everyone), the goal of Q2K is to ensure that the power or quantum computing is available to […]