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Failed Robot Christmas Gift Guide

Failed Robot Christmas Gift Guide

Here are some holiday gift ideas for the Failed Robots in your life… feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments! The Tiniest DIY Drawing Robot Every robotdork wants their own drawbot. Why not present this as a DIY kit with all the parts ready for assembly. You […]

by × November 29, 2013 × 0 comments
Adventures in 3D Printing

Adventures in 3D Printing

I have been eyeing 3D printers for some time. As someone who is more adept at making digital products it’s always amazing to see bits becoming tangible and being squeezed out, one plastic layer at a time, as physical objects. It also helps me bridge that gap in my skill set where I can […]

by × March 24, 2013 × 3 comments
Staring at cats on the internet – Gameplay with your brainwaves

Staring at cats on the internet – Gameplay with your brainwaves

I was chuffed when my friend Alex asked me to take part in the Tech City Showcase as part of International Women’s Day. Being an advocate of technology and maker culture, it’s always a thrill for me to share my passions, especially if my work might spark new creativity or […]

by × March 10, 2013 × 1 comment
Zen and the Art of the Superhuman Make-a-thon

Zen and the Art of the Superhuman Make-a-thon

February always turns out to be one of those crazy months of the year where I can’t keep up with my own shadow. Once again I found myself frantically helping to put together our 2nd IDEO London Make-a-thon. In 2012, IDEO hosted the first ever Make-a-thon at the London studio, […]

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2012 – A Year in Making

2012 – A Year in Making

It’s been a busy 12 months! I’m finally getting a chance to recuperate back in Melbourne and am taking the opportunity to look back on 2012 and review my efforts in Making this past year… OpenIDEO hit 42k users We launched OpenIDEO.com in August of 2010 and celebrated our 2nd […]

by × January 8, 2013 × 2 comments
Playsettings – Playful crockery for dextrous dining experiences

Playsettings – Playful crockery for dextrous dining experiences

I had the pleasure of attending the Enabled By Design’s Design-a-thon event this past weekend. It’s a 24-hour design and hack event, where designers and makers get together to create new solutions for people with physical and mental constraints. The team I worked with looked at challenges to dexterity, when […]

by × November 5, 2012 × 4 comments
Stories from Fukushima

Stories from Fukushima

I recently took a trip to Fukushima, Japan to measure radiation levels in the area with Safecast.org. I’ve written a story about my experiences at my photography blog, Spectral Alphabet. Earlier this month, I rode with the Safecast crew out of Tokyo and onto Fukushima Prefecture. It was raining and in […]

by × November 21, 2011 × 2 comments
Japan’s crowd-sourced radiation readings becomes a movement

Japan’s crowd-sourced radiation readings becomes a movement

The Japan Geigermap is in its 5th week and a lot of activity has happened around the map and this crowd-sourcing phenomenon. In fact, a loosely connected community of enthusiasts and (dare I say it) obsessives have sprung up to drive forward the effort of providing crowd-sourced information on radiation […]

by × April 24, 2011 × 1 comment