Making a Dangerous Prototypes sign in Shenzhen

Shenzhen isn’t just about building electronic hardware, so many things can be created and customized inexpensively. One day we spotted an entire street of shops selling customized signs in Dongmen, the old market neighborhood. There’s a few dozen shops with hundreds of sample signs in different styles hung on the walls, most decorated with binky […]

Making wine in Shenzhen: four months into a three week tour

Where we’ve been Dangerous Prototypes has been around four years this summer. This internet gig started at the DIY Life and Hack a Day blogs when I was a poor student roughing it in Amsterdam. A couple hundred bucks for a feature piece bought a lot of ramen stampot, and paid for an otherwise unsustainable […]

Interview with Dangerous Prototypes at Open Source Hardware Junkies

Last week Ian did a Skype interview with Open Source Hardware Junkies. It’s up today, listen in if that’s your kind of thing: Need to figure out a chip…fast? Bus Pirate may be just what you have been looking for. Designed by Dangerous Prototypes, the Bus Pirate is a universal bus interface that can slash […]

Dangerous Prototypes: Interview with HotHardware

HotHardware has an interview with Dangerous Prototypes: Dangerous Prototypes is a two-year old organization with the stated mission of producing “one new open source project every month.” In its nearly two years in existence, DP has created about 30 projects, such as the Flash Destroyer. All are being sold by another interesting company, Seeed Studio. […]

Dangerous Prototypes: Interview with EDN

EDN published the first-ever article about Dangerous Prototypes. Open-source hardware suits kitchen-table start-up: Seeed Studio noticed an untapped need in the United States from engineers who have good ideas but lack the know-how and capital to start a production line. Seeed Studio’s first partner is Ian Lesnet, whose protocol debugger, Bus Pirate, became the first […]