Jan. 29, 2010

3 steps to getting cheap, easy and relevant product feedback (Step 1: Go get it)

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More handles are better, right? In my last post, I laid out three steps for gathering market data: Go get it. Share it. Live it. The idea, of course, is to collect information that helps you make a...

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In the fall of 2009, my good friend Tim Taylor and a squad of like-minded insane people decided to build a race car. This race car, to be precise: The car was built to compete in the 24 hours...

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Here comes the Blob 'Bot

Jan. 12, 2010

iRobot, makers of robots with such varied talents as vacuuming floors and defusing roadside bombs, has released a video of its latest R&D effort: the Blob ’Bot. The Blob ’Bot is a soft shape-shifting...

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Photo used with permission from Plimoth Plantation. This article from the Boston Globe talks about a crazy project to recreate a fancy embroidered jacket from the 1600s undertaken by Plimoth Plantation, a living colonial museum in Massachusetts. The challenges – figure out...

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