I’m off to NYC today for the Open Hardware Summit. Yeah!
I just submitted (5 minutes before the deadline! Phew!) my entry to the Open Hardware scholarship contest. Here’s the description I included in the contest entry:
Bitbeam is an experiment to combine my two favorite prototyping tools: balsa/basswood and Lego. The idea is to miniaturize grid beam and make it Lego Technic compatible. As with Lego, you can build anything with bitbeam. My first bitbeam project is to build a CNC machine, but with a twist. My background is in software testing, so I’m building a machine out of bitbeam that can test applications on actual mobile hardware, using the Selenium automation API.
[Update: Voting is over. Results are at OHSummit. Bitbeam didn't win. But thank you to all who voted! ]