NEW Way To Learn Programming & Electronics?

Checking out the new maker kit from Swift IO which allows hobbyists and makers to use a powerful processor and run Swift programming language in their projects.

This is a new way to learn programming Swift language on some easy hardware. Check out the swift kit here:

Gear I use in these videos➢

Board Features:

i.MX RT1052 Crossover Processor with Arm® Cortex®-M7 core @600MHz

Micro SD card slot, supporting standard and high capacity SD cards

Micro USB connector for power

On-board USB to UART for serial communication

46 GPIO on left and right edges

On-board GRB LED

Community Update

I thought it time for a quick update and share some things going on with the YouTube channel and MKME Community lately.

The last few months have been extremely busy. A lot has gone on in the “background” and I’m excited to say that the next few months should bring more updates, announcements, new initiates and video development than any time in the history of the MKME community.

Sometime in late Q3/early Q4 2016 you will see this work start to be published.  As always, it will involve all community members as often as possible.  I truly love where things are headed thanks to all you amazing people out there.  Full details will come as I pass through some of the “gates” required to make my plans a reality.

I have also updated the store with new product lines and a new back end interface to Amazon which should make finding project parts and components easier for those interested.  Many times people ask for an Amazon parts source as they do not trust eBay- the MKME store fills that gap.

I’m currently travelling on business in Europe and due to some circumstances beyond my control- two weeks of videos cannot be published.  Once I return next week the normal schedule will resume.

Huge thanks to my Patreon supporters who make the MKME Lab videos possible.  Thanks to your support I have invested in the full Adobe software suite which will enable me to create higher quality content for the channels.  The monthly payment for the Adobe Suite would not be possible without the support of people like you.



DJI Phantom- Cinematic Video Right Out Of The Box!

DJI Phantom 3 Standard

Recently I purchased the DJI Phantom 3 Standard quad/drone for getting some better footage for my YouTube videos.  I was very impressed with the results right out of the box.  As I have a history in the RC hobby it was really easy to get flying in a few minutes with the only setup of note being the basic firmware update.

mkmeorg got a new Phantom 3 standard drone

One thing I will cover in a later video- If you have R/C experience with planes, helicopters or quad copters like me, you might actually have a harder time with the Phantom than someone who has never flown before. There are a few nuances that need to be “re-learned” before the video footage really starts coming out great.

I decided my first video on the DJI Phantom would be just a basic overview of what a person can truly expect from the video footage when they first buy this machine.  There are a pile of videos out there and some of which can truly mislead a person’s expectations in my opinion.

I made this video on my 3rd flight with the Phantom. I then added a bit of easy editing (I will do a full video on how to apply these edits on the MKme Media YouTube Channel next week). I also left a portion of the footage completely unedited (raw from the camera) at the end of the video.

Check out my Phantom 3 Standard video and let me know what you think.  If you are thinking about purchasing this quad copter for aerial videography– my only advice would be to go for it.  I’ll explain more in the next YouTube Video but I simply cannot recommend this drone enough. The results are staggering in my eyes.

Stay tuned for my Top DJI Phantom Tips and Tricks video coming soon on the MKme Lab YouTube channel.



Trip to Hackaday #SuperCon- Vlog

A while back I decided to make some Vlog videos for the channel in an attempt to get better at video making and editing.  Last weekend I made a trip to the Hackaday Super Conference in San Francisco so I took a pile of video throughout in hopes of making some Vlog coverage.

This is the first Vlog of the weekend on my way to the SuperCon and the party at the Supplyframe office on Friday night.

I hope you enjoy the video.  This one was a bit over 1.5 hours of footage cut down to a bit over four minutes 🙂

What a fun trip and can’t wait to finish editing the remaining days of the conference.  Let me know what you think in the comments.

Remember to subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of the upcoming videos.



Hackaday Prize- Supercon 2015

This weekend at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco the Hackaday Superconference attracted many people from all over the world (including me).


I was fortunate enough to have my Gas Sensor for Emergency Workers included in the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Hackaday Prize.  On Saturday night we all eagerly awaited the final announcement of the 2015 Hackaday Prize winners.

Hackaday 2015 Prize Ceremony

Here is the recap of the 2015 finalists in video form from Hackaday:


My entry placed fourth overall which is a HUGE honor!  Congrats to all the other prize winners and everyone who was involved with the conference this year.

The Hackaday staff and volunteers did an amazing job!  The talks, workshops and prize announcement went amazingly.  Everyone had a great time and I think we all look forward to the next Superconference.

Saturday night there was even a fireside chat with Grant Imahara during which he shared some of his amazing history and knowledge.  Afterward he stayed around so all could get a photo and have a chat.

Eric William of with Grant Imahara
Eric with Grant Imahara

I am thuroughly looking forward to the next gathering and am truly thankful I was able to participate in the event.  Thanks Hackaday!