New Sensor Hardware from the N4N Air Quality Nerds

Posted by on February 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Reblogged from Nerds For Nature. When the EPA wants to know what’s going on with air pollution, they install a sophisticated sampling and analysis station that can cost upwards of a million bucks. Or they roll out one of their their high-tech air-sleuthing vans, crammed with more specialized mobile electronics than your typical Bond film. […]

Actrino X2 In The Design Pipeline

Posted by on October 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

The fact that this blog hasn’t been updated in a while is in part attributable to the fact that I’ve been busy updating everyone else’s blogs –I’m the cobbler whose children have no shoes. So just what is Ken up to these days? I’ve been busy, let me tell ya. I’ll play catch up with […]

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 […]