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Want a free RedBee Experimenter's Kit?

Want a free RedBee Experimenter’s Kit?

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

The guys over at Trossen Robotics are throwing a “not so official contest” and giving away 5 free RedBee Experimenter’s Kits. From the Trossen contest page; Here is what I’m thinking. Those of you who are interested and can pull yourselves away from your robots for a few hours can pitch for one of the […]

The RedBee RFID Kit is now available!!!

The RedBee RFID Kit is now available!!!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The kit includes a RedBee RFID reader module, several RFID tags in various form factors, and a software CD with full source code for the following applications; RFID Logger – Learn programming techniques to communicate with the RedBee RFID reader. RFID Deadbolt – Enhance an electronic deadbolt to accept RFID authentication. RFID Login – Log […]

Australia Wrap-Up

Australia Wrap-Up

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Overall the IEEE ISTAS 2010 was a great experience, but not without its challenges… more on that in a later post. For now, I just want to say my talk went off without a hitch. I had 45 minutes but I think I went through it in something like 20, which was good because stretching […]

Day 1 of the ISTAS Symposium

Day 1 of the ISTAS Symposium

Monday, June 7th, 2010

I’m up early today ripping apart my lame powerpoint presentation and trying to put it back together so it seems more, well, intelligent. Yesterday was filled with really great presentations. I wasn’t sure what the crowd would be like here but I should have known it would be a small number of people with a […]

Sydney Morning Herald article

Sydney Morning Herald article

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

I’ve spent almost a week in Sydney and I’ve noticed a few things. First, it’s very beautiful. It reminds me of all the best parts of Seattle and Vancouver BC mixed together. They have the “Sydney Tower”, but trust me it’s no Space Needle. Of course the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are amazing landmarks, […]

New RFID virus infects media more than it does computers

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Dr. Mark Gasson of the University of Reading in England shows the BBC that the storage space on his RFID implant could be used to house a specially crafted “virus” which could “infect” other systems. Technically this would be classified as a worm, not a virus, however the bottom line is quite simply this is […]

Speaking at the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Several months ago I was asked to be a keynote speaker at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society being held at University of Wollongong in Australia. The symposium is part of IEEE’s Society on Social Implications of Technology, and since being asked I have been working on a paper to be reviewed and […]

New OEM/Hobby RFID reader is available. Projects kit soon to follow!

New OEM/Hobby RFID reader is available. Projects kit soon to follow!

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Well the day has finally come! I’ve been collaborating with Robotics Connection for some time now, donating my time and experience to put together a new kick@ss RFID reader geared for OEMs, DIYers, and home hobbyists. Here’s the feature shortlist; Great range, even with 3×13 and 2×12 glass tags! Low power consumption (great for battery […]

Keyless motorcycle ignition diagram

Keyless motorcycle ignition diagram

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

A while back I posted a video of me starting my ’05 Hayabusa using my RFID implant. I had always intended to post a diagram but never got around to it. Finally I was prodded into action by a forum member looking for advice setting up his own GSXR. My actual wiring is a bit […]

Two pages out of H+ magazine have me contemplating...

Two pages out of H+ magazine have me contemplating…

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

A friend of mine sent me a link to a couple pages (PDF) in H+ Magazine… a transhumanist publication. The first page covers the phenomenon of “self-tracking” and CureTogether, an open source health research platform where people collaboratively posit hypotheses and track anecdotal results. The “power of many” in this forum far outweigh the relative […]

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