Using Eco-drone Sensors To Map Water Quality

Posted by on March 4, 2014 at 12:04 am

The recent Lake Merritt Bioblitz organized by Nerds For Nature was a huge success from several angles. Besides the amazing biodiversity that was observed and documented there, and the scores of kids and families digging in the mud flats and otherwise discovering the nature around them, a few of us Nerds For Nature demonstrated a brand-new method […]

N4N Takes Flight For Nature

Posted by on October 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Reposted from the Nerds For Nature Blog: [Don’t miss N4N Project Night on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Oakland] N4N Takes Flight For Nature A new Nerds For Nature working group is on the wing! Flight For Nature is bringing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle enthusiasts and remote imaging, GIS, videography, and other technology experts together with biologists, geologists, and […]

Nature Nerds, Crowdsourcing, and the Bioblitz Explosion

Posted by on October 22, 2013 at 12:13 am

My last post left me walking blissfully in the park, but I’m an electronics engineer, right? I’d better get back to my workbench, those circuit boards aren’t going to solder themselves. Except that I started noticing things in the park I hadn’t noticed before… Wildflowers, in particular. Not all that many years ago, I happened […]

Actrino Says “Hello World”

Posted by on February 8, 2013 at 2:56 am

If it looks like nothing’s been happening here on the KSF blog, it’s because we’ve been insanely busy inventing a brand-new twist on open source hardware.  On Thursday, Feb. 7, I presented Actrino proof-of-concept prototypes to the tech community for the first time at the SF Hardware Startup Meetup. The event was held at IDEO‘s […]

2012 Big Tech Events Calendar

Posted by on December 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm

  There’s an overstuffed techno-nerd gift box of don’t-miss conferences and trade shows coming around the bend, along with some early bird discounts if you act soon. If I’ve missed any good ones (and I’m sure I have), please pass them along and I’ll update the list. I expect to attend most if not all […]

Medtech startups hear dour diagnosis

Posted by on December 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Medtech startups hear dour diagnosis - by Rick Merritt, EETimes Here’s another angle on the BIOMEDevice Conference that I wrote about a few days ago, which expands on the points about regulation and VC investment trends. – Ken

BIOMEDevice San Jose 2011 – Trip Report

Posted by on December 8, 2011 at 1:53 am

- by Ken McGary, KSF Labs New international safety standards for medical equipment are on the way, namely revised IEC 60601 software validation and testing requirements, so Tuesday and Wednesday I attended the BIOMEDevice San Jose conference to get up to speed. Here’s a good background article on the new rules, which extend the concept […]