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Initial Thoughts on the Intel Edison

Close up of the Edison

To be perfectly honest, when I made this video, I had not even powered up an Edison. I feel weird promoting something that I have not played with, but that’s the way business goes sometimes, I suppose. A week later, I was able to get my hands on a working Edison unit. Flying home from Maker […]

Programming in Schools?


The New York Times recently published an article showing how a few big cities (e.g. New York, Chicago) are trying out‘s “Hour of Code.” According to the article, nine States have begun awarding computer science credit in the same manner as science and math. It’s about time. According to‘s fancy little graph, there […]

My Time at the USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF 2014)

SparkFun USASEF 2014 solder blob

(Image courtesy of SparkFun Electronics)   This past weekend, my fellow coworkers and I attended the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. More than just attended, we had a booth to teach kids (and adults) how to solder. People would wait in line, get a free kit (Yes, free. They got to take […]