Ken Gilmer
BUG Update: Building open source gadgets with Linux, OSGi, and Web Services
Bug Labs

Ken Gilmer is the head of software development at Bug Labs and is responsible for the software platform to enable entirely new applications and gadgets. At the tender age of 11, shortly after probing the inner workings of the 555 timer, Ken discovered (with the help of an abandoned TI 99/4A) that building systems is easier in software than in hardware, and he's been hooked ever since (but not to his TI 99/4A). He firmly believes machines can have souls and he´s working hard at Bug Labs to make it happen (again).

Ken is involved in several open source communities including Eclipse, Jalimo, Concierge, and Poky and is a proud member of the FSF, and EFF. Between home and office he enjoys cycling amongst chaotic NYC motorists.


BUG is a collection of easy-to-use electronic modules that snap together to build any gadget you can imagine. Each BUGmodule represents a specific gadget function (ex: a camera, a keyboard, a video output, etc.). You decide which functions to include and BUG takes care of the rest, letting you try out different combinations quickly and easily.

With BUG and the integrated programming environment/online community (BUGnet), anyone can build, program and share innovative devices and applications.

* ARM1136JF-S-based microprocessor

* Connections: Serial, USB, Ethernet

* 128MB onboard memory (FLASH/DDR SDRAM),

* 64MB Memory expandable to 8GB with MicroSD card

* Photos: The talk will pick up from last year by diving deeper into the BUG architecture, demo new Python language support.

We’ll also be presenting a demo with our brand new modules:

* Von Hippel breakout,

* Audio

* WiFi

* 3G

* Xbee