"A few weeks ago, while I was in our workshop, I had an idea: modify Snapchat’s Spectacles into a pair of safety goggles."
Dave Vondle

How We Did It: Snapchat-Enabled Safety Goggles

A few weeks ago, while I was in our workshop, I had an idea: If I could modify Snapchat’s Spectacles into a pair of safety goggles, I could document our projects without ever picking up a camera. The purpose for these hybrid safety specs is threefold: We can post images of our projects or build […]

"Tribute to Bill Moggridge - GRiD Laptop For Sharing Stories"
Dave Vondle

Tribute to Bill Moggridge – GRiD Laptop For Sharing Stories

With the passing of IDEO co-founder Bill Moggridge, we have been reflecting on the ways he has influenced our lives and made the world a better place.  Bill has had an enormous impact on the field of interaction design and professed the importance of making interactions delightful. For IDEO Labs, we wanted to do a […]

"You have the physical device, so why can’t it tell you where it's code lives?"
Dave Vondle

Arduino Tool That Connects Each Board to Its Own Source

If you create something with Arduino and put it out into the world, there is no well-established link to the source. If you personally made the device, the source can get lost over time. If you didn’t create it, you could have a tough time tracking the source down. You have the physical device, why […]

"Jaminators hacked with Arduinos, connected to Max/MSP patches."
Dave Vondle

Hacked Jaminator Girls Band!

A couple of weeks ago I happened to get an email from a professor at Shizuoka University named Yoichi Nagashima. Five of his students formed “Revolution-J” where they have created five prepared Jaminators hacked with Arduinos, connected to Max/MSP patches. Their detailed build log is in Japanese, but you can still get a basic idea of […]

"We love seeing when our work gets used or repurposed"
Dave Vondle

Our Arduino Mini Shield on SparkFun!

After requests for the Arduino Mini Shield to be made available for purchase, I spoke with SparkFun to see if they could produce and sell the board.   This way people won’t have to go through the hassle of making a board run and populating them themselves. Today I was pleasantly surprised to see the […]