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How smart is your beer?

It was a cold December morning. I could see the frost smoke rising from the ice-cold water of the Berlin canals …and a man from the US greeted me at the door and welcomed me in. His name was Jackson, and he was one of the founders of a hardware startup in Berlin, called Relayr. […]

Yesterday I waved to 100 people

Which seems like a strange thing to do =) At least when you don’t have the context. But the thing is, I was at this event in Berlin. Yesterday was the opening of a new electronics lab, that aims to attract both hobbyists and startup companies within hardware. I thought it was going to be […]

A thing I do, that you should not do

I was browsing the Internet and found something… I came across a story about someone who had gotten solder into his eyes. He didn’t wear protective glasses when soldering. He turned blind on one eye, suffered from so much pain that he was unable to continue his job – and was left in a position […]

10 things you can build with electronics

“What can you build with electronics?”, she asked me… “Anything!” I said. She looked at me with a blank stare. Apparently that was not a satisfying reply. This happened to me a few days ago. Sometimes I get too deep into electronics that I forget “normal” people don’t necessarily understand what you can do with […]

Support our mini-display project

My friend and I built a mini-display. We bought a replacement screen for an HTC smart phone, added some electronics and a multi-touch panel, and made it HDMI compatible – so you can easily plug it into your computer, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone Black and such. This means you can build gadgets with really nice graphics, […]

Can you charge a cell phone in 30 seconds?

No way! That was my first reaction when I started researching this. The editor of, which is the biggest tech-channel in Norway, asked me if I could write an article where I explained what supercapacitors are and what they can do. I knew about the concept – supercapacitors are capacitors with a lot of […]