Below, is the fourth product in my 100 Products, 100 User Journey’s project. Meet Amazon Personal Shopper, a personal shopping service provided to Amazon customers. While the concept of a personal shopper is not a new one, Amazon Personal Shopper (APS) solves a problem for the customer in the short term and provides a key transition for… Read More Product No. 4: Amazon Personal Shopper
Over the weekend I splurged at Michael’s and bought some upgrades to my old black hat. I’ve been testing different designs including the one below. Next step is to find some wire cutters and apply the glue gun!
Late Christmas gift arrived in the mail and I’m about to have a lot of maker fun. What wearable should I build first? Hmm…
Below is a really fun and simple project to build a flip switch lamp prototype that I picked up from the World Maker Faire a few weeks ago. The nonprofit that inspired this project is called Liter of Light. They use solar powered bulbs in 2 liter bottles filled with water and bleach to provide low-cost lighting for… Read More Building A Flip Switch Lamp
The 2015 World Maker Fair was both incredible and overwhelming. The sheer amount of technology and engineering concentrated in the few square miles outside the New York Hall of Science was enough to make any maker excited :O). Upon entering the the Fair, I bee-lined for the Intel and Microsoft tents where I could see the… Read More IoT for Public/Private Safety and Other Fun
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook… Read More On Human Competency and Calculus
In every major city I’ve lived in (New York City, San Francisco, and Boston), there has always been a large contingent of homeless people. I’ve noticed that depending on the personality of the city, the treatment of the homeless varies significantly and can be worsened by Defensive Architecture. Defensive Architecture, also known as Disciplinary Architecture,… Read More On Defensive Architecture