Abstract How can anyone keep up with new technologies in computing today? We have new CPUs, GPUs, drives, network gear, libraries, and OS versions all the time. How do those with an eye for performance deal with this rapidly changing space? In this session, we will explore some modern technologies. How they make us reconsider … Read More
Tracey Welson-Rossman and Kade Anthony discuss small batch manufacturing, manufacturing in Philadelphia, and how IoT can give new life to legacy hardware.
Today’s podcast features Ken Rimple’s fireside chat with Bill Mensch, a pioneer in microprocessing and chip design. Bill Mensch grew up on a farm near Philadelphia, and didn’t think he’d end up as an engineer. But by studying his areas of interest such as math and science, he eventually ended up at Philco Ford, which … Read More
Inexpensive wireless microcontrollers are everywhere. This session will look at building wireless sensors on a variety of hardware: the super low cost ESP8266, the Particle Photon and it’s cloud services, and the new Arduino MKR1000. In addition to building connected devices, I’ll discuss some options for collecting, storing, and visualizing the sensor data.
Open source hardware and digital fabrication tools are enabling a wider audience to engage in building all aspects of interactive technologies, regardless of their backgrounds. In this talk, I’ll present an overview of some of the tools of physical computing and discuss how and by whom they’re being used to create new connected devices.