- September 27, 2012: Open Hardware Summit
The final word on this isn’t in, but I applied and have heard some good things back from the event coordinators of the Open Hardware Summit. I didn’t get to demo or even attend this event last year, and I hope this year to do both. I’ll be there with the Keyglove prototypes, even if I don’t get to participate officially.
- September 29 and 30, 2012: 3rd Annual World Maker Faire NYC
Like last year, I’ve signed up to exhibit at the 2012 World Maker Faire in NYC, hosted at the New York Hall of Science. This year promises to be much more impressive than last year for the Keyglove due to much more development and better preparation. Hopefully I won’t be sick this time around, either! Stop by the Keyglove booth and try some of the demos if you can.
- June 19, 2011: NextGen Science Fair in San Francisco
I was invited to exhibit the Keyglove at the Next Generation Science Fair, which is “the first and only event for Next-Generation Products, Technology, and Ideas, welcoming hundreds of consumers, thought-leaders, media outlets, buyers, speakers, partners, and more to San Francisco. For professionals and family alike, the The NextGen Science Fair ™ brings together under one roof some of the most exciting new and futuristic products, services, ideas, discoveries and content available now or very soon.” The event was a great success, especially in light of the fact that it was the first place the Keyglove was exhibited, and the first time I ever ran a booth.
- September 15, 2011: Bluetooth Innovation World Cup 2011
The Bluetooth SIG was “looking for innovative ideas for new applications and products that use Bluetooth low energy technology.” The Product Manager over at Bluegiga recommended that I enter the Keyglove into this competition, so I did! The finalists have now been chosen and the Keyglove wasn’t one of them, but . The current Keyglove prototype doesn’t actually use BLE, but I only made that decision for wide compatibility with existing products like phones and laptops. The wireless module is separate and removable, so I will be incorporating BLE technology to save space and power as soon as I’m ready to develop more with one of Bluegiga’s BLE112 modules.
- September 17 and 18, 2011: 2nd Annual World Maker Faire NYC
I was able to bring the Keyglove to the NYC Maker Faire, something I was very glad to do especially since a scheduling conflict prevented me from attending the one in San Francisco a few months earlier. You can read about how that went here (Kickstarter) and here (keyglove.net).
News Articles and Blog Posts
- October 19, 2010: Arduino Mega Based KeyGlove (arduino.cc)
- October 22, 2010: Keyglove, an Arduino-based controller (makezine.com)
- October 23, 2010: DIY keyglove functions both as a keyboard and a mouse (gizmowatch.com)
- October 23, 2010: Keyglove makes typing as easy as snapping your fingers (dvice.com)
- October 24, 2010: KeyGlove Flips Traditional Touch Typing the Bird (gizmodo.com)
- October 25, 2010: Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Typing with the Keyglove (tested.com)
- December 21, 2010: 2010 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide (isitedesign.com)
- March 26, 2011: Keyglove Wearable Input Device (kickstarter.com)
- March 29, 2011: Keyglove ditches QWERTY for one-handed computer control (engadget.com)
The above list is not comprehensive, but includes some of the major posts that spawned many other posts, re-tweets, etc. You can see a pretty comprehensive list of Google search results showing all backlinks to the Keyglove website here. Over 1,600 at last count—not bad!