ROS Melodic Morenia Logo and Tshirt Campaign

With each release of ROS we have a tradition of having a logo and making t-shirts. ROS Melodic Morenia is coming out in May. To let you show your ROS colors and support this tradition, we have setup a Teespring… […]

Beyond Kickstarter: The Rise of Equity Crowdfunding

Before Kickstarter and Indiegogo, which are what crowdfunding is all about these days, at least to most people. The way to raise money for your startup to was to sell equity. That funding model is on its way back. Read more on MAKE The post Beyond Kic… […]

On-demand butler taps multiple services to take care of every household chore

Photo: Vox Efx/FlickrAlfred is a service that crowdsources local helpers to act as a butler service for laundry, shopping and cleaning tasks.


Micro beacon stickers turn any object into a smart one

estimoteEstimote stickers are tiny adhesive beacons that can be attached to any surface to help unconnected objects interact with smartphones.

Food Cowboy locates nearby food banks to take unsellable produce

Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/FlickrFood Cowboy is a system that helps those in the food supply chain to find local nonprofits that can use the food they’re throwing away.

Instagram snaps turned into physical mail for inmates

pigeonlyPigeonly automatically turns smartphone snaps into printed photographs and sends them to incarcerated friends and family through the post.


App rewards homeowners switching off devices when dirty power plants serve their house

ohmconnectOhmconnect notifies customers of the best times to reduce energy consumption and offers cash rewards for doing so.


Micro meal recommendations help drop calories and fight national hunger

foodtweeksFoodTweeks is an app that gives users small suggestions to tweak their diet, with each calorie cut rewarded with support for local food banks.


Shirt detects epileptic seizures and immediately calls a doctor

wemuWEMU is a sensor-laden shirt that keeps track of epilepsy sufferers’ physiological signs and alerts doctors of seizures.


Pre-prepped ingredients delivered to the door help anyone make their favorite restaurant dishes at home

forageForage turns home cooks into pro chefs by providing all of the ingredients needed to make dishes culled from the menus of top US restaurants.