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Artist Trevor Paglen is launching his latest work of art in space and is meant to be visible to the naked eye. The sculpture will inflate into an elongated diamond shape. (Photo from Trevor Paglen and Nevada Museum of Art)   It's rare to have high technology come together with high art. This November, one artist has big plans for unveiling his latest work of art. He’s going all the way to space. Artist Trevor Paglen will launch his “Orbital Reflector,” a sculpture made of ...
The $1 billion fund recently revealed seven more startups it will invest in to help solve energy problems. The fund features investments from Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Michael Bloomberg. (Photo from Getty Images)   Some of the biggest and most lucrative names in technology and business are teaming up for a major investment. Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg and more are investing in nine energy startups that aim solve the biggest energy problems via their new $1 billion fund, Bre ...
  You can always expect to see some amazing homemade projects at the Maker Faire. The 9th Annual Maker Faire in NYC did not disappoint. Check out some of my highlights below.   1. Rideable Robot Horse   2. Stellar Star Wars Cosplay (Rey)   3. K-9 Robo-Dog   4. Kermit’s Robotic Lollipop Delivery Service   5. Pit Droid (Star Wars)   6. Totoro   7. Robot Band   8. Blue Bird that Can Read Your Emotions   9. Ta ...
This post originally appeared on the Dragon Innovation Blog. Manufacturing companies face any number of hurdles and issues on the path from an idea to a viable product. The success of your manufacturing company depends very much on how fundamental these issues are, and how you address them. Situations vary, of course. But over the years, I’ve found that most of the issues that derail manufacturers tend to fall into three categories: Cost, Quality and Schedule Cost: “Cash flow is king ...
According to this year’s Maker Faire, the future will bring living spaces that actually reflect how we live, smart urban planning, LED-embedded fashion, and so much more. (Image, original)     The 9th Annual Maker Faire took place in The New York Hall of Science in Queens this year. I was one of hundreds of thousands of creatives, tinkerers, and artisans overtook the grounds. The place was electric.   Though the Maker Movement may have started with tinkerers and roboticists ...
This post entry provides a detailed description of how a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) pairing solution via NFC was developed using two of our reference development boards: The NTAG I2C plus kit for Arduino pinout The Freedom KW41Z board. This document has been structured as follows: NFC for easy one-tap pairing solutionNFC solutions to implement secure simple pairingNFC static pairing with NTAG 213 NFC dynamic pairing with NTAG I2C plus Hardware setupKinetis KW41Z NTAG I2C plus kit for Ar ...
LittleBits founder Ayah Bdeir reflected on the road to littleBits with Maker Media founder Dale Dougherty during the 2018 Maker Faire. (Image via Forbes Middle East)     The 2018 Maker Faire held endless surprises for the hundreds of thousands of participants who packed into the New York Hall of Science in Queens last weekend. I was able to visit a handful of different talks and events there.   One of the keynote talks of the weekend was an interview with littleBits Founder a ...
This post originally appeared on the Dragon Innovation Blog. For years, manufacturing in countries like China seemed like a foregone conclusion for anyone with an eye for the bottom line. Of course you’d manufacture in China, the traditional thinking went, because the labor there is undeniably cheaper. I contend that this manufacturing paradigm is on the verge of completely transforming: Products designed in Europe can now also be built in Europe, while at the same time saving money. How? ...