I am honored to have received a President’s Volunteer Service award this year.
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.
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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.
Halloween was my favorite holiday as a child, not because of the candy but because I loved making costumes, from articulated lizard masks to three headed monster costumes where the other two heads tracked my own. I usually started in July. Reality has interfered since college though so I haven’t done nearly as much as I wished. This year, however, my wonderful wife managed to whip up some awesome Alice in Wonderland costumes for the whole family.