Interactive Device Design

By Andrew Milmoe | Articles and links tangential or directly related to the course I'm teaching at UC Berkeley School of Engineering, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

SAP Leonardo Community Backs Kiva Entrepreneurs in openSAP Partnership

“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets,” Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci once said.True to …

Internet of Things

In Just 7 Words, Apple CEO Tim Cook Shows Why the Future of Apple Might Be Doomed

Apple just announced a lot of exciting new products and features. But here's why Tim Cook's long-term vision might fall short.<p>At Apple's Special Event on Tuesday, the company unveiled its latest smartphone--known as the iPhone X--which will include facial-recognition software and a $999 price …

Tim Cook

Syllabus sharing: Electronics and Sculpture, a class with arduino, mechatronics, and art at UWM

This term sees my first time teaching a full semester of Arduino in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Most …

Arduino

Beer Game

THE RULES<p>NUMBER OF PLAYERS<p>Up to four people, each assumes the role of a company (with fewer than four players, ghost players take the vacant …

MIT

The best smart pill dispenser (so far)

<i>By Kit Dillon</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After researching 22 pill …

Shopping

Why you'll wear a body camera | Computerworld

InfoTrends says people will take 1.2 trillion digital photos this year. That's 100 billion more than last year and nearly double the number taken as …

Wearable Tech

Open House

$9 Internet Of Things Integrated Platform Unveiled

Bolt a new Internet of Things integrated platform specifically created for fast development and deployment of IoT projects has been unveiled this …

Internet of Things

At Apple's new summer camp, high school kids can build the next big thing

Can adults apply, too?<p>In a nondescript Apple office building in Cupertino, California, a group of engineers has spent the past four weeks working feverishly on the next big thing in consumer hardware, prototyping a water-saving shower head, a new version of the Apple Watch, and a “smart” water …

Education

Designers Are Forgetting One Major Element Of The Design Process

What do you do with broken products? You fix them.<p>What do you do when your toaster breaks?<p>Chances are, you toss it and buy another one. It’s only a toaster, after all. But what if your toaster was designed so that it’s easy to fix? What if a screwdriver and a replacement part could save you that …

Biodegradation

A Cheap, Simple Way to Make Anything a Touch Pad - MIT Technology Review

How would you like a toy, steering wheel, wall, or electric guitar with a touch pad?<p>You probably encounter small touch screens every day—on phones …

Roadie Automatic Guitar Tuner

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Your Pioneering Project Could Earn a Rolex Award for Making a Significant Impact

<i>Featured Image: Andrew Bastawrous’ Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek). Photo courtesy of Rolex</i><p>The pages of <i>Make:</i> are consistently filled with creative projectsprovided by the magazine’s contributors. Many have practical applications, and some might lead directly, or even indirectly, to a project …

Mount Everest

This ‘third thumb’ is the unnecessary prosthetic of my dreams

Two words: why not?<p>Dani Clode is a grad student at London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) and her latest creation is something called The Third Thumb: a 3D-printed prosthetic that does exactly what its name suggests. “The origin of the word 'prosthesis' meant 'to add, put on to,’ so not to fix or …

Robotics

Ikea's Idea Man Reveals How to Discover Your Own Million-Dollar Idea

The process is called vu jàdé. That's déjà vu backwards, and anyone can do it.<p>His company counts the who's who of global brands as clients -- Apple, Bank of America, Ikea, and Microsoft (to name a few). Who knows who he works with under strict nondisclosure.<p>The mission: Design products and services …

Creativity

Design in the Era of the Algorithm

This is the prose version of a talk I gave in May 2017 at Pixel Up! in Capetown and at An Event Apart in Boston. It riffs on ideas I first explored …

Machine Learning

Things that don’t work yet

On Roli Blocks, musical technologies, and designing connected objects in general<p>What is a musical instrument? Roli, a London-based startup, has …

Brian Eno

Maker Faire New York 2013 Electronics Stage: Arduino NFC

What's the difference between RFID, NFC and BLE?

NFC - The Complete Guide (Explanation & Demonstration)

Amazon's Plan to Build a Kickstarter Knockoff Turned Into a Site That Helps Startups Sell Products

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>In 2015, a group of Amazon employees kicked around ideas for a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding site. The idea didn't get very far, as they soon learned that the market was already crowded.<p>Instead, they discovered that every retail startup was looking …

GE: 3D Printing Opens A ‘New, Unlimited Dimension’ For Manufacturing

Carlos Haertel, who runs the GE Global Research center in Munich, says additive manufacturing technologies like 3D printing are opening a “new, …

Manufacturing

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for?

Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality – ordering our groceries, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all – but how can it? By Adam Greenfield<p>In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to “optimise” his life …

Internet of Things

A Student’s Guide to UC Berkeley’s Startup Ecosystem

A comprehensive list of resources available for undergraduate entrepreneurs at Cal<p>When I came to Cal, I was excited by the campus’s spirit of …

Educating A Maker: The Berkeley Perspective

There is a different sort of Maker being shaped at UC Berkeley.<p>“The question is no longer: can we make it (a product)?” says Dr. Bjoern Hartmann, assistant professor at the University and instructor for the Interactive Device Design class. “Instead, it has changed to what can we make that’s …

Education