Death Chess – the long version

I have a confession - I am a nerd and yet, terrible at Chess. Anybody with a slight bit of strategy will crush others. There has never been a "pickup" game of Chess. But would you play a game of Chess that has random chance built into game play, effectively disrupting almost all typical strategies?... Continue Reading →

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Teaching entrepreneurship

This Spring, I had a chance to teach my entrepreneurship course to a group of 18 high school students in preparation for our big Entrepreneurship kick off event. Over the course of a week (about 35 hours) the students had to work together to identify a problem in their local community, ideate a solution, prototype, refine,... Continue Reading →

Getting started with the Lilypad Arduino

Recently we had a visit from Dr. Leah Buechley, the inventor of the Lilypad Arduino, an electrical engineer, artist, entrepreneur, and more. Her visit came as we were already working hard at Arduino and is a great way to hopefully get more girls into coding. The Lilypad Arduino combines textiles and rapid prototyping with the... Continue Reading →

Doom armor v1.0

So, with my last post about turning metal to cardboard, I took a pretty deep dive and tried to make an almost full suit of armor. What did I end up with? Check it out: Disclaimer: As much as I'd like to say  I made the mask out of metal, I am not a master... Continue Reading →

Turning cardboard into metal

I don't know about you but when somebody talks about making things out of cardboard, I always just imagined various size boxes or something like this:   But as it turns out, you can make some pretty elegant stuff, provided you have the right tools, a bit of knowhow and a lot of patience. The... Continue Reading →

Going full cyborg part 2

So you didn't get bored with part 1 aye? You must be some type of masochist. First, let's start with the finale. So far I've managed to use the Myoware and Arduino to control an LED that signifies a flexed state of the prosthetic arm. I took that one step further to control a servo motor... Continue Reading →

Going full cyborg pt 1

Who doesn't want to be a cyborg? Ever since I was little I wanted nothing more than to be faster, stronger, smarter, and have really cool attachments for my arms (dear god imagine how fast I could take things apart.) Lately, I've been able to start pursuing this. Kinda. More specifically I've been mulling over prosthetics,... Continue Reading →

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