I’ve had a great three years at Sandia National Laboratories, learning a lot about developing systems with the rigger to know that they’ll work the first time, getting seriously into FPGA programming and recently becoming an expert in electronics design for manufacturing (DFM). I am immensely grateful to the people who have taught me along the way.
Now I am excited to be heading back into robotics full time at Anki.
Continue reading Back to Robotics!
I am honored to have received a President’s Volunteer Service award this year.
Robot Garden, i-GATE and TerrAvion (one of i-GATE’s portfolio companies) where covered in the Contra Costa Times (aka Inside Bay Area). My picture was somewhat embarrassingly prominent.
Startup incubator i-GATE engineers move to downtown Livermore Continue reading In the news
I am excited to be going to the Silicon Valley Robotics Network Event this Thursday at 3D robotics in San Francisco. I’ll be speaking very briefly about Robot Garden.
I don’t like throwing things away just because some part of them is broken, it’s wasteful and inelegant. So when my under-one-year-old snapped the clip off the tail light of my bicycle, I certainly wasn’t going to throw it away when all the electronics and most of the case was perfectly fine.
Continue reading 3D printing replacement parts
I am speaking at RoboBusines 2013 tomorrow on the business development panel Speed Up Your Startup about the roll of makerspaces in supporting hardware startup companies.
My wife and I had our second child today, Rory
Sustainability is the most important technological problem we face today and for the foreseeable future. We need to use resources more intelligently and to be successful, our technology needs to become intelligent itself. Robotics is the study of giving the ability to sense the environment, make intelligent decisions and take action to machines and; a large part of green technology and robotics are the same technology. Continue reading Why green tech investors should care about robotics
It started as a conversation over beer and garlic fries at the end of July and almost before I knew what was happening, I was co-founding a new and unique hackerspace here in Livermore with some other awesome makers I am privileged to have met. Robot Garden has been coming together almost too quickly and it is very exciting. I didn’t set out to found a hackerspace or an educational institution — which will be a big part of Robot Garden’s role — but I did want access to one myself and a community that supports all kinds of creativity for my children to be part of and the Tri-Valley is desperately underserved. Luckily a lot of other people also think so and we’ve gotten a lot of support from Sandia, i-GATE, Lawrence Livermore National Lab and a great group of individuals. The future looks bright so keep a watch at RobotGarden.org for updates.