SAIC just posted a video and article, “Go-Go Gadget Community”, about MB Labs. Take a peek.

SAIC just posted a video and article, “Go-Go Gadget Community”, about MB Labs. Take a peek.

Catalyze Chicago is live and we’re accepting applicants!
Catalyze Chicago is a co-working space built around a digital fabrication studio. We aim to support early stage hardware-focused companies through prototyping tools, education, mentorship, a network of suppliers and manufacturers, and providing a focal point to Chicago’s hardware community.
Come work with us! 

Catalyze Chicago is live and we’re accepting applicants!

Catalyze Chicago is a co-working space built around a digital fabrication studio. We aim to support early stage hardware-focused companies through prototyping tools, education, mentorship, a network of suppliers and manufacturers, and providing a focal point to Chicago’s hardware community.

Come work with us! 

Scout Alarm, a product MB Labs is helping to develop, has a nice blog post with some pictures of the prototypes we built. Check it out : http://blog.scoutalarm.com

Scout Alarm, a product MB Labs is helping to develop, has a nice blog post with some pictures of the prototypes we built. Check it out : http://blog.scoutalarm.com

MB Labs won the Red Bull Creation Challenge 2013! I was out in San Francisco at WWDC and couldn’t make it, but the guys had a blast and did an amazing job out in Brooklyn.
Here’s a writeup from the Red Eye 

MB Labs won the Red Bull Creation Challenge 2013! I was out in San Francisco at WWDC and couldn’t make it, but the guys had a blast and did an amazing job out in Brooklyn.

Here’s a writeup from the Red Eye 

We just finished up a week long sprint on Persistence, a qualifying entry for Red Bull’s Creation 2013 event (http://creation.redbullusa.com). 

Persistance is a six foot long robotic arm that houses 96 ultraviolet LEDs. This arm hovers over a ten foot by ten foot canvas coated in glow-in-the-dark paint. Users are able to login to our website, www.mblabs-persistence.com, create a drawing, and then watch a live stream of the machine recreating their composition. 

staceyjoy:

BikeSpike:

  • Monitor your bike’s location on a map using your phone or computer, (native iOS and android app included)
  • Collision detection system can alert key members of your contact list and share the location of an accident.
  • Grant temporary access to local law enforcement, helping increase the chances of recovery.
  • Digitally “lock” your bike and receive a notification if your bike moves from its geo-fenced location or if someone even tampers with it
  • Share your stats (distance, speed, and courses…) with friends, coaches and spectators. 
  • Monitor your children and get notified if they ride out of their safe zone.
  • Our open API allows developers to create gaming and fitness apps that you can download and use with the device or use the data created from the BikeSpike to integrate with the existing apps you already love. Export a GPX file. 
  • PLUS, with the Hacker Pack, you can connect it to a motorcycle or other on-board batteries for a continual charge.

If you are a bike kid IN THE SLIGHTEST, you should kick these guys a few bucks.

For the past two years I’ve been slaving over this project. Our Kickstarter just went live: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1054587410/the-bikespike
If you’re a cyclist, and especially if you’re a cyclist whose had a bike stolen you’re going to love this.

Update : We’re fully funded! Thank you everyone for your support!

For the past two years I’ve been slaving over this project. Our Kickstarter just went live: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1054587410/the-bikespike

If you’re a cyclist, and especially if you’re a cyclist whose had a bike stolen you’re going to love this.

Update : We’re fully funded! Thank you everyone for your support!

Laser Light Plane Multitouch System Experiment

Have you had a bike stolen? I’d love to document your story for a project I’m working on. 

Email me at josh (at) threemanrocket (dot) com

Just a quick plug… My piece, Conversation Pool, is up at the Hokin Gallery through November 2nd.

Just a quick plug… My piece, Conversation Pool, is up at the Hokin Gallery through November 2nd.

WGN here in Chicago stopped by the lab to chat with us about Morphfield. Check us out Thursday night!

WGN here in Chicago stopped by the lab to chat with us about Morphfield. Check us out Thursday night!

Morphield by MB Labs was created for Red Bull Creation 2012 in a live streaming 72hour build contest. Morphield is the final project by team MB Labs. It uses 135 balloons to morph the surface of the playing field moving the ball. Gameplay is similar to soccer but can be adapted using the open API for any type of game or input. I hope you enjoyed our project and will vote for us oncreation.redbullusa.com/#/?page=MBLabs

Find out more about MB Labs at MBLabs.org

Red Bull Creators Project. We’re finalists!