Kickstarter Alert – SAM: The Internet of Everything for Everyone

The prototype SAM modules

SAM is a new project which has just launched on Kickstarter, taking the idea behind individual electronic components that connect together – pioneered by littleBits – and freeing them from the need to be physically connected by adding a battery and wireless chip to each module. Continue reading

Powerful Yet Affordable Personal Scanner – Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100

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I’m not a neat freak, but as a rule I just don’t like clutter. Especially paper clutter. Whether you’re a fan of cloud storage or you’ve taken advantage of one of the extremely low-priced hard drives offered these days (3TB for $100, for example), for example), it’s just too easy to move anything and everything possible to a digital storage location. For a number of years now, I’ve had a serious fascination with personal scanners… and I’ve used a mix of brand and models to get where I am today — a 99% paper-free home office. Continue reading

Protect Your Kids With the Jolt Concussion Sensor

Jolt Sensor details

My daughters play roller derby, which means they’re at risk of concussions. The thing about concussions is that it’s not always obvious: they don’t occur only when somebody has been knocked unconscious. The Jolt Sensor, now on Kickstarter, aims to make potential concussions easier to detect. Continue reading

An Introduction to the VTech VM333 Video Monitor

Vtech VM333

This month, GeekDad is sponsored by VTech. Chances are, you’ve heard of VTech before—they sell household electronics (like phones), as well as a lot of kids’ toys. Since I’m a stay-at-home dad with a baby (just over a year old), they asked if I’d like to try out their VM333: Safe&Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Monitor, so I’ve been putting it through its paces this summer. Continue reading