Lab Update Arduino BCI

Tuesday in the Lab Eric showed his upcoming Brain Computer interface. He has tested the BCI before in videos with great success. Stay tuned for full tutorials and testing coming up soon!

MKME Community Making A Difference

MKME Community Kiva Loans

Here in the MKME community we like to make a difference for people. Eric received notice that one of the  Kiva loans was repaid so the funds have been flipped back in for a farmer in Mexico this time. He’s using it for a bio gas recovery system to pasteurize his milk instead of propane fuel. We will continue to make a difference in the world whenever we can no matter how small.

You are the reason I love what I do!

Monday I went live on Persicope to talk about a few things that have been on my mind a lot lately. I want to share with you some of my favorite YouTube channels from some really great people!

Here is the replay of the live Periscope show:

Channels I like for inspiration:

Gary Vee:




Some standards for everything Maker, electronics and otherwise “hobby-ish”:

Dave Jones:










A bunch more channels of makers, inventors, hackers and members of the MKme Community! Some you might not have heard of…













I’m sure I have missed a tonne so my apologies. These are just some of the people who make me truly love what I do. The world is full of awesome people doing awesome things- I really enjoy when I get to share it a bit.


Tech Talk Live with Eric Show #29 June 01 2015

Tech Talk Live with Eric Show #29 June 01 2015. This week we cover the weekly news from the #Maker and #Tech world. As well we cover some news from the MKme Community as a whole.

Here is the live broadcast video:

Here are the show notes/links to the content discussed this week:

Tech News:

Crave – Vote now: What are those bright spots on the surface of Ceres?

Upgraded Google Cardboard brings VR to more phones

Google Photos update: Tech News 2Night 347

CNET News – Google’s new products from I/O 2015 take aim at Apple

Judge Makes Example Of Silk Road Founder With Life Sentence

Viewer Challenge- What are you Making???

G+ Community here:

DIY Mega Zoom Security Camera with Arduino! – Part 1 Proof Of Concept

Concept Using 2 Ultra Sonic sensor for distance warning display

Homemade Electric Bike with DIY 18650 Pack: Overview and Speed Tests!

3D Printer News/Projects:

Robyn Inmoov pressure sensors on the forearms part 1

Inctroduction of exiii’s prosthetic hand (ENGLISH)

From the Community:

Join the Vertical Farming Design Challenge, with free DevKits & Equipment !

Hydroponic Greenhouse Update – The First Golden Berry – 25th May 2015

Favourite Baofeng Accessories

How Welding Transformers Work. Teardown and Explanation

eevBLAB #10 – Why Learn Basic Electronics?

FPV Drone Racing in Rural Canada

Setting off 300 Rockets ALL AT ONCE

The Future of Medical Technology

Update Video 2: Upcoming Projects

What is a schottky diode?

Jet Engine Backyard Ep1 Widescreen

HariFun #110 – ESP8266 Matrix

Julian’s Postbag: #41 – AD9833 Waveform Generator

Lets Make Something – RS232 to TT

Rotor DR1 – Episode 01 – Normal Life

Closing Thoughts-

Greta: Let’s toast Anheuser Busch for helping flood victims

3D Printed Prosthesis Outperforms Commercial Unit

I ran across this video this week and had to share. This is exactly why I started the DIY robot arm with brain interface project. Mine is not suited for this application but the concept is the same. As makers and creators I think we have a unique perspective on certain things. With the advent of affordable and semi-reliable 3D printers- we now have the tools to quickly fabricate components in a matter of minutes- not weeks.

This is just pure cool:


Work on the InMoov Robot Arm

Did some work on the InMoov 3D printed robotic arm recently.  I had been meaning to get around to fixing a servo issue I have had since I initially assembled the arm.  Basically for my setup- I need to ensure all servos stop before their limits to avoid buring them out.

I concluded some time ago that this particular arm would not be suited for assembly into the entire robot build (which I’m not sure I will do yet).  The arm has a few pieces with strength and quality concerns so I decided I would use it exclusively for my DIY brain/robot interface project.  The arm and brain interface may work out well for a DIY medical recovery/training type tool or some other application.

Here is the video of my servo adjustment.  Some fingers have some travel issues but the adjustments in the code prevent any harm to the servos as a result.