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Rob Faludi

Rob Faludi
Chief Innovator, Digi International, NYU ITP, SVA IXD

Website | @faludi

Robert Faludi is the Chief Innovator at Digi International. His job is forging strong connections with the maker community, uncovering new innovation methodologies, supporting outstanding new work, and creating prototypes to spur new product development. Faludi also works as a professor in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and in the Interactive Telecommunications graduate program at NYU. He specializes in behavioral interactions through physical computing and networked objects. Rob is the author of Building Wireless Sensor Networks, with ZigBee, XBee, Arduino and Processing published by O’Reilly Media, 2011. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Good Morning America, BBC World, the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry and MoMA among others. He is a co-creator of LilyPad XBee wearable radios, and Botanicalls, a system that allows thirsty plants to place phone calls for human help.


Computing, Objects, Wireless Signals
Location: Imperial Ballroom Level: Novice
Rob Faludi (Digi International, NYU ITP, SVA IXD)
Average rating: ***..
(3.27, 11 ratings)
Objects are beginning to socialize. A new era of low-bandwidth, low-power wireless networks is enabling a revolution in device communications. In this DIY session we'll insert you into those conversations and introduce you to device communications technology that could change our homes, cars, and clothes. Read more.
Geek Life
Location: Empire Room Level: Novice
Rob Faludi (Digi International, NYU ITP, SVA IXD)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
A few words about monitoring your power; followed by a few more in regard to Lord Kelvin, gadget-driven tasks, behavioral fantasies, paradigm breakers and trying to pass the grandma test. Read more.
If your clothing could talk, what would it say? The LilyPad XBee is a radio transceiver that you can sew into your garments and accessories to create wireless wearables. From networked pajamas to tools for performance, these sewable radios are opening up a world of new possibilities.
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