Maker to Manufacturer: White House Nation of Makers Event

June 21st, 2016

I’m sharing my slides from a presentation I gave today at an Office of Science and Technology Policy organised event…

Gallium on my Swanky Chromebook

March 30th, 2016

So a mind-blowing thing both Neil and Jeff have been using as their main platform is the Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment aka crouton. As far as I understand, it uses the Chrome OS linux kernel but changes the apparent root directory but still gives you access to some folders like Downloads. To me it […]

Construction in Amsterdam

October 31st, 2015



October 27th, 2015

I’m going to be at TU Delft today, as part of the Science Fair:


Idiotic Code: Control Systems and Control

October 25th, 2015

I’m going to give a talk at W139 in Amsterdam at 5pm tonight.


Design Machines!

October 20th, 2015


I’m giving a talk at the University of Washington as part of the Human Centered Design and Engineering Seminar Series:

Construction at Duck Village

October 13th, 2015

We played a show at Aeronaut last week, as part of the weekly Duck Village stage!

Construction playing a show at Aeronaut

October 6th, 2015


October 7th, Aeronaut Somerville, 8pm

PySerial breaks with 3.13-0-65 kernel

October 1st, 2015

are you suddenly getting this error:

File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/serial/”, line 460, in read
raise SerialException(’device reports readiness to read but returned no data (device disconnected?)’)
SerialException: device reports readiness to read but returned no data (device disconnected?)

Machine Building Cardboard Construction Kit

September 16th, 2015


This year I taught the Machine Building class in Fab Academy with Neil. We covered mechanics, machine building, […]