Bravo to LeafLabs' Eli who presented at the Association for Computing Machinery 31st Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) last week (April 4-8) in Pisa, Italy! His paper "Structured Gotos are (Slightly) Harmful" was co-authored with Yossi Gil of Technion (Israel).
LeafLabs is excited to announce our partnership with the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE), an NSF-funded Engineering Research Center made up of MIT, the University of Washington, and San Diego State University. The CSNE focuses on the development of Brain-Computer Interfaces, particularly for the treatment of stroke and spinal cord injury. As an Industry Partner, LeafLabs looks forward to the prospect of working with CSNE labs on exciting and impactful projects that can leverage the benefits of collaboration between industry and academia.
Murray Carpenter (Boston Globe correspondent) interviews Dr. Ed Boyden from MIT and LeafLabs' CEO Andrew Meyer about advances being made in neurophysiology, big data, and of course Willow. Follow the link to the read the full article "Glut of data from mice brains tests MIT’s computing power" on the Boston Globe website.
Now that it is getting dark at 7pm and we have broken out the bulky sweaters, it is nice to look back to August and our end of summer team activity, canoeing on The Charles. With thunderstorms in the forecast we almost had to cancel. In the end though we had glorious weather (despite a few showers) for a blissful afternoon of canoeing and sightseeing.
Photos courtesy of LeafLab's Perry Hung
"A direct-to-drive neural data acquisition system" by Justin P Kinney, Jacob G Bernstein, Andrew J Meyer, Jessica B Barber, Marti Bolivar, Bryan Newbold, Jorg Scholvin, Caroline Moore-Kochlacs, Christian T Wentz, Nancy J Kopell, Edward S Boyden.
Read and share the full article here!
Alas and alack the summer is drawing to a close and so our dear summer interns, Rin and Sara have left us. They did amazing work and were a blast to have around the office. We're sorry to see them go, but wish them the best of luck with their senior year.
Personal moon-shot projects:
- A headset/photo-booth/life-size diorama that assists people with poor communication skills to communicate
- Imaging technologies on par with MRI and EEG that can be used in deep brain visualization
- Sewing machine
- Origami whiz
- Ability to sleep through every alarm
"What I cannot create, I cannot understand." - Richard P. Feynman
How can one best approximate the perfect engineering of another's personal experience?
- Rad party organization
Undergraduate student :(
To our dear Maple & Maple Mini users,
It has come to our attention that "LeafLabs Maple Minis" are being sold on AliExpress. Please be aware that although they say "LeafLabs" on them, they are not made by LeafLabs. The Maple line was discontinued in March 2015. That said, the forum is still going strong and the designs are available on Upverter.
A few memories of our team cooking class last month at Shiso Kitchen.
In case you can't get-- enough here are a few more links:
Upverter: "We're on a mission to make hardware less hard; to empower engineers by equipping them with world-class technology, knowledge, and support.
We are making every step of hardware design approachable, pleasant, and productive.
We believe the tools should fade into the background, freeing engineers to be truly creative."
And now, Maple and Maple Mini designs are available on Upverter! Easily bake stm32 and libmaple into your next project. You can find the interactive designs at the following link: https://upverter.com/LeafLabs/ (both the Maple and the Maple Mini).
With the arrival of our new team members Mitch and Nick back in January our space was starting to feel a little snug. After some lightning fast moving and renovations we find ourselves still in our beloved Industry Lab just on a different floor with lots of room for us to grow! Some pictures of the move and our new space.
The time has come for LeafLabs to officially end-of-life the Maple product line. We know this will come as disappointing news for many of you, but the STM32 market these days is full of other options for the intrepid developer, and we can’t justify the resources necessary to support Maple in the way it and the community deserve.
As always, the design files for Maple and Maple Mini will remain available on GitHub, under a CC-BY-SA 2.0 license, for anyone who wants to recreate or reimagine these boards. libmaple will also stay on GitHub, and we will continue to take community patches. We will continue hosting the forums and the docs as well.
We here at LeafLabs sincerely appreciate all the time, effort, enthusiasm, and creativity you guys have contributed to Maple over the past five years. It’s been a great run, folks.
Keep on hacking.
The LeafLabs team trudged through the snow last week to make it to X-Fair at MIT. Here are a few photos of the fun!
Courtesy of Mitch!