Backyard Brains in the Press
From time to time, we get all Hollywood. Below you will find a collection of stories about Backyard Brains that has been in the popular press.
Condorito is a Chilean Comic very popular throughout Latin America. The writer visited the MakerSpace where we work to speak with the "Corazon de Chile" Student FIRST robotics team that also works there. When he heard about the RoboRoach, he incorporated elements into the December 2013 issue.
Two summers ago, we sat down with Emily Anthes at a cafe in Woods Hole, MA, (site of our favorite lab the Marine Biological Laboratory) to chat about the RoboRoach and show her a demo. Her recent book on animal-human interaction, "Frankenstein's Cat," was just released in Spring 2013 and is a nice read on humanity's continually evolving relationship with other creatures of the earth. She writes about our demo in one of her chapters.
The Next List
In January, 2013. Backyard Brains was featured on Sanjay Gupta's show "The Next List" on CNN. See where the SpikerBoxes are made, how they are used in the classrooms, and a profile of one of the co-founders (the other was down south doing demo's).
In the summer of 2012, our RoboRoach was featured in the newsstand issue of MAKE Magazine. Word from the editors is we almost made the cover, but we lost out to a cute dog.
We are big fans of Science Friday. So it was an honor to have this writeup in Jan 2013. In his article, "Playing Music -- Through a Squid?" Andreas Von Bubnoff asks "What happens if you play music through squid cells?"
In Dec 2012, Popular Science published an article on our RoboRoach called "How To Build Your Own Cockroach Cyborg". The artist took some liberties with our design, but over all it's a nice teachnial writeup. One day, our roboroach will look this cool.
Backyard Brains was on the front page of CNN with a piece entitled "On neuroscience and cockroach legs" By Matthew Gannon, in October 2012
Tim sat down with Robin Miller of Slashdot at the Backyard Brains HQ in Ann Arbor, MI and did a live demo for the slashdot. The result was a slashdot post entitled "Backyard Brains Can Help Satisfy Your Inner Frankenstein". Enjoy.
BBC World Service
Greg Gage sat down with John Stewart of the BBC for a demonstration on the BBC Radio Program "Science in Action" in April 2012. The BYB Segment starts around 6 minutes into the program.
Ewen Callaway wrote a Nature News Blog about Backyard Brain's effort to bring Optogenetics into the highschool. The post is entilted "Optogenetics on a budget" from Nov 2011.
A local Ann Arbor Blog, focusing on technology, start-ups, and the arts in SE Michigan, paid a visit to All Hands Active, the Hackerspace and production headquarters of Backyard Brains. Get to know Dana and Josh, founding members of All Hands Active.