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Electric Embellishments rock the #EtsyCraftParty

When designing a kit others will make, it’s easy to get lost in the details. You build the kit yourself over and over, tweaking prototypes and correcting and working and working and working…. until building it yourself doesn’t feel special anymore. It’s still fun, but not special. Having the opportunity to share my craft kits…

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Circuit Sentiments Birthday Card Kit

CIRCUIT SENTIMENTS ARE FUN PAPER CRAFT PROJECTS DESIGNED TO SPARK INTEREST IN ELECTRONICS AND PAPER ENGINEERING. After successfully funding and delivering my first Kickstarter campaign, I’ve returned to bring Circuit Sentiments to an even greater audience – anyone with a birthday! Together, we can make the coolest birthday card you’ve ever made, and you’ve ever…

At the store and ready to see some fancy Apple Watches!
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Hands on with the Apple watch

A 2:55 am alarm rang early Friday morning prompting me to hit the “BUY NOW” button for an Apple watch. I quickly chose the 38mm Silver Aluminum Case with white sport band before any crazy ideas of breaking the bank set in. Saturday I stopped in the store to see if forcing myself to choose…

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Paper Engineering in High School

In October I had the opportunity to visit the classroom of Sarah Prendergast – a teacher I met at ITP Make Education camp this summer to help her students make some awesome light-up pop-up books as a part of her math class! Sarah’s done a great job incorporating STEAM skills into her classroom and recently gave…

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Future Home of Circuit Sentiments

UPDATE: Circuit Sentiments were funded! Click on “Circuit Sentiments” in the menu to see more. YAY!   I just launched my Circuit Sentiments campaign on Kickstarter! Circuit Sentiments are: A light-up pop-up greeting card kit with pre-cut paper shapes and included electronic components. Learn simple circuitry and paper engineering, then gift your creation to someone you…

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STEMinism: Inspiring Women Scientists

Took a trip up to the Steminism conference at the CUNY graduate center. :) In a talk similar to this article, Professor Meg Urry spoke about why women aren’t thought of to lead in the STEM fields and offered some advice to start evening out the bias. Then some fellow ITP gals and I presented our own…

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DropCam – Easy Setup

I borrowed an extra DropCam to add to my existing account. I was interested to see the setup experience in a system that includes multiple connected nodes, but does not require a hub to control them. Not only is DropCam by far the most error-free setup process of all of the connected devices I have reviewed,…

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Living with a Quirky Nimbus

It was surprising to me how much I like the Nimbus, once I had it set up to things I care about. Knowing how many emails I have is helpful— I can plan on reserving extra time when needed, and the Weather is nice to wake up to as well. I purchased a Fitbit because Nike…

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Quirky Nimbus: Unboxing

With an interaction challenge so similar to my thesis, I had to pick up a Quirky Nimbus to see what it’s like. The box arrived quickly and was nicely printed, clearly boasting the ‘inventor-ness’ of the product. The packaging was adorable and made from high quality materials- clearly professional and inviting. The little owl graphic…

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