Matt Richardson

Creative Technologist

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Make-an-Entrance Party Doorbell

Make-an-Entrance Party Doorbell

This project for Make shows how to use energy harvesting sensors with a Raspberry Pi to make a doorbell that's perfect for parties.

Getting Started with Intel Galileo

Getting Started with Intel Galileo

Getting Started with Intel Galileo, developed in collaboration with the Intel Galileo team, and in consultation with members of the Arduino team, this is the definitive introduction to Intel's new board for makers.

Getting Started with BeagleBone

Getting Started with BeagleBone

Getting Started with BeagleBone walks readers through the basics of creating Linux-powered electronics projects with Python and JavaScript.

Do you sleep with that thing on?

Do you sleep with that thing on?

This is a custom microblogging platform and Glassware client to log interesting reactions to Google Glass. Reactions can be dictated into the device and they're posted instantly to the site.

Dynamic Bike Headlight

Dynamic Bike Headlight

The Dynamic Bike Headlight is a Raspberry Pi-based bike headlight which displays dynamic information about the cyclist's ride in the beam on the ground in front of them.

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

My first book, Getting Started with Raspberry Pi, published by Maker Media about how to get started with the $35 embedded Linux development board.

Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire is a projected interactive display created for a pair of storefront windows in Manhattan. By calling a number a passerby can set birds perched on telephone wires into motion while listening to their flocking sounds on a cellphone.

Sidewalk Tetherball

Sidewalk Tetherball

Tasked with generating a double-take on the streets of New York City, Ben Light and I created this sidewalk intervention by turning a parking sign into a playground pastime.

Nerdy Derby

Nerdy Derby

The Nerdy Derby is a no-rules miniature car building and racing competition inspired by the Cub Scouts' Pinewood Derby. With no restrictions on the size of the cars or materials participants can use, the Nerdy Derby rewards creativity, cleverness and ingenuity.

Check 'N Chew

Check 'N Chew

A wireless, Internet-connected gum ball machine that dispenses a gum ball the moment someone checks in on Foursquare, rewarding them for their check in.

Descriptive Camera

Descriptive Camera

The Descriptive Camera is a prototype camera that works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, it uses crowd sourcing to output a text description of the scene.

Daffy's Times Square Peep Show

Daffy's Times Square Peep Show

For a retail window display in Times Square, I developed and deployed a hand sensor which actuates an "80% off" peep show.

Fade Away 1

Fade Away 1

Fade Away performs a twitter search for the term “fade away” and uses an ultra violet laser diode to write these tweets on a phosphorescent surface. Each character has been programmed into an Arduino microcontroller, which controls the servo motors and the laser.

Make: Live

Make: Live

A twice monthly live-streaming web show that I co-produced and hosted for MAKE Magazine.

Enough Already

Enough Already

Arduino-based solution to mute the TV so that you don’t have to hear about Donald Trump’s feud with whomever or Charlie Sheen’s most recent rant.

Awesome Button

Awesome Button

I overuse the word "awesome," so I used a little bit of hardware to help solve my problem.

Google Reader Pedal

Google Reader Pedal

A quick hack for an old keyboard to covert it into hands-free shortcut for commonly-keyed commands.