Teleo: Rapid Prototyping Toolkit

 Michael Shiloh, Making Things

Seminar on People, Computers, and Design
Stanford University November 12, 2004

Teleo was born out of the frustration of having to recreate hardware, software, and infrastructure again and again for different projects.
Teleo makes rapid prototyping of a variety of physical systems possible.

We will introduce Teleo, describe the architecture and design decisions, describe the different control methods available, and demonstrate some rapid prototyping scenarios

Michael Shiloh spent the bulk of his childhood taking apart household appliances and reassembling them. Eventually, this led to UC Berkeley, where he earned his BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and worked as a pioneering researcher on the then revolutionary RISC processor project.

After Berkeley, Michael's passion for invention landed him a job at Digital Micro Systems. There, he designed hardware and developed low-level code for the worlds first networkable microcomputers.

Michael expanded his hardware and software horizons at Teknekron Financial Systems, the market leader in designing & building large-scale check-processing machinery. As Senior Hardware & Software Engineer, Michael played a key role in producing large electronic and embedded systems and in integrating complex sensor networks.

Michael's interest in embedded control systems then led him to WindRiver, a premier provider of embedded operating systems. Michael played a leading role in the company's hardware group, which was primarily responsible for writing new device drivers and supporting new processors.

Michael brought his hardware and software skills to the consumer electronics industry when he joined Mediabolic. Michael held primary responsibility for defining the hardware platform and in developing the company's Ethernet-based media playback system. It was also while at Mediabolic that Michael met David Williams and Anne Swabb, with whom he would eventually form MakingThings.

As VP of Engineering at MakingThings, Michael plays a leading role in the design and development of the Teleo product line. He also serves as the company's chief evangelist, preaching to user groups and industry conferences about the joys of "physical computing."


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