Success and failure, two sides of the same coin


Technology is speeding up, and makers of today already have little in common with the makers of yesterday. But one thing unites us: our passion for the new, for the untried
It is our biggest strength, as well as our most dangerous weakness. You work for months on that stunning project, and realize too late that no one really cares. Or maybe just mom
At the speed the world is going, you need to realize quickly if you are headed the right way, and build your product even faster
At BotFactory we decided to tackle part of that problem by building a rapid electronic circuit prototyper. Let me share a few tips I learned along the way.

Learning by Discovery


My book Make: Electronics encouraged readers to learn through hands-on projects that were fun and innovative. My new book, Make: More Electronics, extends this journey. It includes unique experiments with op-amps, comparators, logic chips, and sensors. The projects are entirely original and unlike those that you will find in most electronics-hobby books.

Cosmic Venus


Cosmic V is Musician, producer, composer, songwriter, poet and renounced dj. For more than a decade she has been producing electronic music in various genre's using live sequencing hardware and analog synthesizers and samples

Texas Instruments


Texas Instruments serves the world's most innovative electronics companies, as well as hobbyists just like you, helping to develop new ideas that change the way we live. By providing semiconductor technologies that promote greater power efficiency, enable more features, enhance performance and deliver more value, TI expands the possibilities every day for how we learn, connect, grow and discover.

Brain Hacking


New understanding of the brain is making it more hackable, launching us into the realm of sci-fi possibilities. We will talk about the brain's pinouts and wiring, along with its mechanisms for change (i.e. learning). We will then discuss various technologies and techniques currently being used to interface with the brain and augment human potential in amazing ways.

Hacking the Un-Hackable: How We Can Make the Entire World Interactive


With new electronic and rapid prototyping tools, cheap microprocessors and sensors, 3D printers and printed electronics the world around us can be hacked, twisted and extended with functionality that it is not supposed to have. Everyday physical objects, both living or artificial can be made interactive, responsive and digital: living plants that control music, human bodies that transmit sound, touch screens on water and 3D printed interactive eyes. We can enhance our world with new experiences and functionality that will educate, delight, entertain us and make our lives better in countless ways that are yet to be invented.