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This is Louis Beaudoin, owner of Pixelmatix, a New York based company. Pixelmatix sells controllers and LED matrixes to the DIY and early adopter market. SK: Where are you located?   LB: I’m working out of my apartment in Manhattan   SK: I remember you living in California- did you start your company in New York or did you move it there from California?   LB: I had always wanted to work on connected internet displays but started working on a product idea in NYC about a y ...
Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised. I took a tour on the Inventables HQ and talk with founder Zach Kaplan about Easel and the future of CNC machining. It is a long video. Zach walks me through Easel in the beginning portion, and the cut demo is at the end of the video.   Last October Inventables released their Shapeoko 2 desktop CNC machine. The second generation of the fastest selling CNC machine comes with notable improvements and upgrades. The #2 ...
At first blush, consulting seems like a ‘work-for-money’ trade. But clients don’t care about the work; they are only interested in the work product. The design, service, or patent that makes up the intellectual property (IP) resulting from an engineer’s work is ultimately the only thing of value. Because the agreement is really an ‘IP-for-money’ trade, a good consulting agreement should broach the topic of who owns the IP that is generated during the course of ...
Shortly after writing my last post I read an interesting article from Tom Maiorana on 5 Prototyping lessons from a BMX backflip this is an extension of the Fail Early, Fail Fast, Fail Often principle.   This consists of 5 stages.   Deconstruct the challenge Minimize risk Use ignored resources Remove as much as possible Maximize cycles of learning   It seemed a good principle to apply to my new board prototype.   Deconstruct the challenge When you are looking at your pr ...