Creativity Lives Here: An Interview with Jean Noel Lefebvre

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Jean Noel Lefebvre is an electronics engineer with a strong interest in how people interact with the electronic systems. A true outside-the-box thinker, started his company, Ootsidebox, right in the middle of the YouFactory fab lab in Lyon, France. He … Continue reading






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Adaptive Robotics: An Interview with Henk Kiela

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The Adaptive Robotics Lab at Fontys University in Eindhoven, Netherlands, has a high “Q” factor (think “007”). Groups of students are always working on robotics projects. Systems are constantly humming. Robots are continually moving around. Amid the melee, Circuit Cellar … Continue reading






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Interview: Massimo Banzi, Codeveloper of Arduino

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It’s no secret that the Arduino development board has changed the way we look at working with electronics. All over the world, the little board has enabled millions of engineers, students, artists, and makers to get electronics projects up and … Continue reading






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3-D Stacked Architectures

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Ayse K. Coskun is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boston University, where she is working on 3-D stacked architectures. She recently sat for an interview about her background, work, and research in the areas … Continue reading






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Raspberry Pi Maker: An Interview with Eben Upton

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About five years ago, a small group of enthusiast designers led by Eben Upton launched a small, inexpensive computer that looked nothing like a normal computer. The bare green PCB board appealed to makers and hackers and the option to … Continue reading






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The Flow Coder

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Products come and go. New products are developed all the time. So, what’s the key to success? John Dobson has successfully run Halifax, UK-based Matrix TSL 23 years. During that time, the company has gone through some changes. He recently gave … Continue reading






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Conductive Paint: An Interview with Bare Conductive

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Back in 2009, a small team of students at the Royal College of Art in London, England, began experimenting with a nontoxic conductive paint. That work laid the foundation for their company Bare Conductive, which inspires artists and engineers to take … Continue reading






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Boldport Club: Behind the Scenes

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We first met London-based engineer Saar Drimer in December 2015. At that time, his was running Boldport—a hardware and prototyping consultancy that specializes in circuit boards—from a workspace was in one of the characteristic arches underneath London Bridge Station. A lot … Continue reading






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Embedded Security Innovation

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Colin O’Flynn is a Halifax, Canada-based engineer (and Circuit Cellar columnist) who recently launched a company to commercial some of the research he’s done as a PhD student working on embedded hardware security. His Chipwhisperer Lite is a board that … Continue reading






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Hi-Fi Audio Engineering Workspace

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Jan  Didden is a talented audio engineer and author with a well-stocked lab in Turnhout, Belgium. He recently gave us a tour of space and talked about his current audio design projects. This is an excellent place to work. It … Continue reading






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Smart Tech for the Smart City at Fab Lab Barcelona

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Engineers Tomas Diez and Guillem Camprodon are leading the Arduino-based Smart Citizen project at Fab Lab Barcelona. In this video, they give us a tour of the lab and tell us about how they’re using the Arduino environment to measure and collect data with … Continue reading






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Produced in Spain: Startup for Hardware Security Solutions

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When you talk about a startup, you likely envision bearded hipsters drinking fancy coffee at their expensive Macs. But not all startups are cut from the same cloth. Consider the following case. We recently met with a small team of talented long-time … Continue reading






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Engineering, Consulting, & Nonstop Innovation

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Engineer and author Robert Lacoste has been designing and innovating for more than two decades. Fortunately for us, Robert is also an excellent writer who regularly publishes Circuit Cellar articles on the “dark” and difficult side of engineering. Over the … Continue reading






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Buying Electronics at Lamington Road, Mumbai

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Want to see what it’s like buying electronics (e.g., Arduino, displays, and general components) in Mumbai? Circuit Cellar correspondent and videographer Wisse Hettinga joins engineer Nishant Mittal on a tour of Lamington Road, Mumbai, India. This street is famous for the … Continue reading






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Industry 4.0: The Industrial IoT and the Future

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere. Industry 4.0 is becoming serious and many companies develop hardware and software solutions. Relayr is a company with an interesting focus on the IoT and bringing industry to the cloud. Wissa Hettinga interviewed … Continue reading






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