Hey gang, Sally here! We have some fun events coming up next week. Us console cowboys and cowgirls are emerging from the Interwebs to go socialize synchronously in the meatspace. Here’s our upcoming event stuffs, if you’re planning on being at either of these, please come say hi! Make Hardware Innovation Workshop Things and the [...]
Just a snapshot of a typical day for Team Pinoccio. Here Eric’s demo’ing his oscilloscope during a Google Hangout.
Check out this preview of a project-in-progress from one of our Beta Testers, Daniel Chote. Super cool!
We have lots of blog posts planned to catch everyone up on what we’re up to. Here’s an update on where we’re at with shield development. Things are coming together nicely! First, some taxonomy We’re officially making the name switch from shield to Backpack. Shield is alright, but we don’t really like the idea of a Pinoccio [...]
Ok, that was kind of a stretch of a joke–moving squarely into Monty Python territory. Still, it’s been TOO long without a blog post update of what the heck we’ve been up to. For that, our apologies. We knew we’d be busy post-campaign, but wow! We have so much in the works that we’re excited [...]
ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO DOLLARS!!! You all exceeded the goal by 175% Edit: 75%!!! We at Pinoccio are absolutely blown away by how well this campaign ended. No words… THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! If you ordered a perk that includes hardware, you will receive both stretch goal additions–a [...]
We recently had an interview with Michael James of Open Source Hardware Junkies. In it we talk a bit about Pinoccios, how we started, why we chose the open source hardware route, and a bit of digging into the mesh network idea. Have a listen here
We asked you all what you’d like to see for our next demo. Here were the choices: BitFit – We’ll attach a 3-axis accelerometer to a Scout & track walking motion. It’ll automatically sync online when in range of the Lead Scout. Drunkalyzer – We’ll put an alcohol gas sensor on a Pinoccio, and have [...]
In case you didn’t see our demo we posted yesterday, here’s a link: Pinoccio Webrover Demo If you have an accelerometer-based device, you can try out the controls on the page above. Or you can just watch the video here: Pinoccio’s Web Rover – Internet of Things demo from Sally "Fixpert" Carson on Vimeo.
We’re big fans of the science-fiction author Cory Doctorow. His books For the Win, and of course, Makers, is high on our list. Makers is especially good if you’re interested in why the Maker Movement is so important, and how it very well could be the saving grace if we had an economic collapse. It certainly [...]