CSNE Partnership

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.

Expedition on the Charles

Intrepid team LeafLabs ready to set forth

Intrepid team LeafLabs ready to set forth

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.   

Fearless leader

Fearless leader

Fearless intern

Fearless intern

Casual Friday

Casual Friday

eam Names: Team Agro, Team Struggles & Team Emily Dickinson

eam Names: Team Agro, Team Struggles & Team Emily Dickinson

Photos courtesy of LeafLab's Perry Hung

Fond Farewell to our Summer Interns

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. 

Rin:

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

Favorite inventions:

  • Bicycle
  • Clock
  • Sewing machine

Special skills:

  • Origami whiz
  • Ability to sleep through every alarm

Sara:

Favorite invention:

Headphones

Favorite quote:

"What I cannot create, I cannot understand." - Richard P. Feynman

Questions:

How can one best approximate the perfect engineering of another's personal experience?

Special skills:

  • Empathy
  • Rad party organization
  • Carpentry

Secret identity:

Undergraduate student :(

 

FYI: Knock off Maples

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.  

Yours truly,

LeafLabs

Team Cooking Class Extravaganza!

A few memories of our team cooking class last month at Shiso Kitchen.

The LeafLabs team before dividing in half for an all out cooking brawl/mandatory fun

The LeafLabs team before dividing in half for an all out cooking brawl/mandatory fun

Nick and Chris having never separated egg yolks before compete in a test of speed and agility.

Nick and Chris having never separated egg yolks before compete in a test of speed and agility.

At Shiso Kitchen we learned a trick for separating yolks: dump the egg in your hand and strain the whites through your fingers. It was very messy and very amusing.

At Shiso Kitchen we learned a trick for separating yolks: dump the egg in your hand and strain the whites through your fingers. It was very messy and very amusing.

Eggs separated: time to whisk! 

Eggs separated: time to whisk! 

Team effort cream pour

Team effort cream pour

Marti loses graciously to whisking champion Jess

Marti loses graciously to whisking champion Jess

Knife Skills: Neuro vs Ara with Justin and Eli!

Knife Skills: Neuro vs Ara with Justin and Eli!

Knife Skills: G & A showdown (guess who won...)

Knife Skills: G & A showdown (guess who won...)

Rin and Sara in the Risotto-Stir Intern Face-Off  

Rin and Sara in the Risotto-Stir Intern Face-Off  

Meal success: salmon en papillote and risotto milanese with saffron

Meal success: salmon en papillote and risotto milanese with saffron

Dessert: coconut pudding with mango and toasted coconut

Dessert: coconut pudding with mango and toasted coconut

Cheers!

Cheers!

Mandatory fun completed!

Mandatory fun completed!

Video of Project Ara Demo from Google I/O

Maple & Maple Mini Designs Now Available on Upverter!

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).

New Home!

New home!

New home!

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.

Mid move...

Mid move...

Maple End-of-Life Notice

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.