Rex St. John

Inventor Platform Manager, Maker and Innovator Group (MIG)

SPECIALTY: Android, Bluetooth® LE, Hacker League, API, Mobile, Ruby on Rails, iOS, Node.js*, IoT

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Rex St. John leads collaborative efforts with IoT cloud providers, startups, carriers, and makers with the objective of building a thriving ecosystem based on Intel's New Technology Group Inventor Platforms. This includes (but is not limited to) the Intel® Edison and Intel® Curie™ technology and Arduino 101* (branded Genuino 101* outside the U.S.). He also supports the production of custom sensor kits and expansion boards from third-party ecosystem partners.

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Enter the Tweet Monkey

This is @codefoster‘s Tweet Monkey built with Intel Edison #tweetmonkey #makesoftwarepic.twitter.com/bGVR4vaY8g — Rex St John (@rexstjohn) December 15, 2014 Sometimes something happens in the world of hardware hacking which is so momentous, so...

Bright Ideas with Intel® Edison Technology and SparkFun* Electronics

Thanks to Shawn Hymel from SparkFun Electronics for joining me on a Google Hangout earlier today. Many topics were discussed including Mars and potatoes!

Important Intel IoT Announcements from Amazon re:Invent

My team spent the last three months collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS)* on a new custom Intel IoT sensor kit from Seeed Studios. The new kit contains a variety of industrial sensors useful for prototyping new IoT solutions. We are very...

Edi-Expand Kickstarter* Goes Live with Intel® Edison Technology Onboard

The Tektyte* Edi-Expand Board just hit Kickstarter, aims to combine aspects of the Raspberry Pi* with Intel Edison’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. The Edi-Expand board offers 4 USB ports, an ethernet jack, MicroSD card as well as a...

Node.js for the Internet of Things Workshop @ Solid!

Today I helped run an Intel® Edison workshop at O’Reilly Solid on the topic of “Node.js* for the Internet of Things” with Ramesh Peri and Mike McCool. Thanks to everyone who showed up to tinker with Intel® Edison and Intel® XDK IoT Edition! Some...

App Stores Are Coming To The Internet Of Things

This week, Wind River (a subsidiary of Intel’s Internet of Things Group) announced a new app store for the VxWorks* RTOS. This announcement is the latest in a series of similar announcements from other Internet of Things companies including drones,...

Cold Gas Reaction Control System with Intel® Edison Technology

Mechanical Engineering students from Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State have posted an impressive Intel® Edison technology-based solution to greatly reduce the cost of Cold Gas Reaction Control Systems for rockets...

Meet Seattle’s Makers

  Hackster.io Roadshow Seattle, the first of many blow-out events Over the last year, Intel has participated extensively in the local Seattle community in the form of sponsorships, Meetups, hackathons and donations of employee time to non-profit...

May 22nd AWS Loft + Intel® Edison Workshop Highlights

Here I am back at the AWS Loft giving a workshop on the topic of connecting Intel® Edison to AWS. This time we got a little crazy and started incorporating some Johnny-Five and Node.js-based tracks for interested developers! .@awscloud solutions...

Join Intel at ACT-W Seattle on May 16th!

Being a Seattle native I love it when Intel sponsors community-focused events in the region. When we (Intel SSG, Seattle) learned that ChickTech, Women Who Code and Geek Girls Carrots were staging an epic ACT-W Seattle stop after their blow-out...

Robodub Rambot* MakerFaire Preview

The @robodubinc battle arena is shaping up nicely for @makerfaire @intel #intelmaker pic.twitter.com/SzyMI2ltNX — Rex St John (@rexstjohn) May 12, 2015 Seattle’s own Robodub Inc is set to appear at this year’s MakerFaire with a brand new,...

Evangelizing Your “Thing” At Hardware Hackathons

Evangelizing Your "Thing" At Hardware Hackathons from Rex St. John Here is my slide deck from my GoMoDev talk last year on the topic of how to evangelize hardware devices at hardware hackathons.

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