Tag Archive: nexpaq

  • Why Modular Designs are Gaining Ground Into our Life

    February 1, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Modular design relies on a backbone of standardization. There must be a core or central design premise of structure that can be replicated across each design. This is joined by accompanying modules or units that can be customized according the purpose, price, location etc. There’s the scope for many items to be made modular as it offers numerous benefits. We’ve been considering our products in the bigger modular ecosphere which has given us cause to consider the benefits of modularity... View Article

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    Mini Series Part 2: The Temperature & Humidity Module

    January 24, 2017

    We rely on accurate, real time accounts of the weather on a daily basis and the most common measurement is temperature. From determining whether to go for a picnic or what clothing to wear that day we make on decisions on the temperature of the day. Humidity sensors can also be used as a monitoring and preventive measure for people with illnesses that are affected by humidity such as migraines and respiratory conditions. A humidity sensor (or hygrometer) senses, measures... View Article

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    Getting to Know Dan Makoski: The “MODfather”

    November 7, 2016 By Steve Safarowic

    One of the indicators of success in startup communities is the company that you keep. When you meet people that share your vision, especially when you are trying to do something that disrupts an industry,  you know you are really onto something. As you are no doubt aware, Google has pulled the plug on it’s modular smartphone, Project Ara. This was sad news for us at nexpaq as Project Ara went into development around the same time as us and... View Article

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    Dan Makoski Visits nexpaq Factory in Shanghai

    October 27, 2016 By Cate Lawrence

    Recently Dan Makoski traveled to our Quanta factories in Shanghai where nexpaq products are being manufactured. Whilst visiting, Dan has met with the on-site nexpaq engineers, collaborating and providing insight for the upcoming round of beta units being produced. He shared his thoughts with us: “I was struck by how well the team was working together to solve all the typical challenges that need to be overcome in the final stages of manufacturing, and how close we are to being... View Article

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    nexpaq x Maxim Integrated: Post Hackathon Report

    October 11, 2016 By Steve Safarowic

    Last month nexpaq and Maxim Integrated held a pilot hackathon based on Maxim’s new ultra-low power microcontroller with participants forming teams and competing to see who can come up with the best collaborative projects between the Maxim and nexpaq technologies. Maxim Ventures recently invested in nexpaq and this event served as a precursor to when we open up to hackers and engineers everywhere. The purpose of the hackathon was to pressure test nexpaq’s developer kits, the co-developed Maxim/nexpaq developer module,... View Article

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    nexpaq Receives Key Investment from Maxim Ventures

    September 19, 2016

    Hong Kong, September 6, 2016—nexpaq has announced an investment from Maxim Ventures, the venture arm for Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM), a leader in analog integration which designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. Maxim is collaborating with nexpaq to develop open-source IoT architectures that will be at the heart of nexpaq’s phone cases and modules. nexpaq’s vision of being a key player in the IoT market, coupled with Maxim’s innovative sensor and low-power microcontroller technology, provides a mutually... View Article

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    10 Crowdfunding Campaigns We’d Like to Go Modular !


    Here at nexpaq we are all about modularity and leveraging existing technologies to bring you the best of IoT devices wherever you go, right at your finger tips. As hardware technology is getting smarter and smaller, some of the most innovative concepts go from prototype to market thanks to crowdfunding. Some would be awesome in modular form for nexpaq. Imagine the ease of use, reduced cost and reduced ecological footprint. Here’s some of the most interesting possibilities: 1. CitizenSpring –... View Article

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    5 Crowdfunding Campaigns we would like to see as nexpaq modules

    February 17, 2016

    As you might know, here at nexpaq, we are all about modularity, while leveraging existing technologies to bring you the best of the Internet of Things, wherever you go, and right at your finger tips. With a gazillion of new ideas reaching us daily (#PYDM), we recently reflected on the best crowdfunding campaigns. What would be the top 5 hardware campaigns, that would make an awesome module. Most of them being complete standalone products, we believe while piggy backing the... View Article

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    Hardware, Software, She Does It ALL: Behind the Screen, who are we?

    February 4, 2016

    When you were supporting us on Kickstarter, when you were browsing our newsletter and blog updates, when you were asking questions in our forum, have you ever wondered  “Who is behind the screen designing, producing, and writing to me?” You are not talking to an AI robot of course, nor are you speaking with the next Einstein or Edison (well, maybe not). You are talking to a group of people who are not that different from the friends around you—people... View Article

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