Michael Gubbels



Open source community and tools dedicated to creating an ecosystem of complete, high-quality electronics projects that are easy to re-create, and therefore easy to distribute.


Tool to build basic package managers based on git and to create command-line tools and execution environments.


Modular computing interface for building distributed systems quickly with gestures.


Social media platform for tablets to support life-relevant learning and scienetific inquiry in everyday life.


Social media platform for scaffolding for everyday science learning through micro-interactions.

Power Searching with Google

Google's first massively open online course (MOOC). Tools for social search and supporting engagement and peer learning in a classroom setting.


Social search and collaboration tool to support social learning in synchronous environments.

Social Fabric Fitness

Wearable e-textile displays to support group awareness while running.

Budgeted Machine Learning with Bayesian Networks

C Toolkit and API for Budged Machine Learning with Bayesian Networks

Multi-agent Simulation of Market Bubbles

Agent-based simulation and visualization of economic bubbles used to explore the 2008 housing market bubble.


Touch-based adaptive kiosk games to support learning.

Peck Interface for Studying Bird Cognition

Interactive peck-based interface for birds that dispenses seeds when actions requiring specific cognitive skills are performed.

Teaching / Workshops

Connected Expression

One-week masterclass during Dutch Design Week at the Blikwisseling 2015 Festival.

Exploratorium Tinkering Studio Residency

Two-week residency developing exhibit content and guiding visitors through activities at the Tinkering Studio in the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Tomorrow's Toys

1-week workshop taught with FutureMakers on creative learning with electronics and programming.

Luminous Motion

1-week workshop on exploring light and motion with electronics taught at the American Visionary Art Museum.

Re-Inventing the Wheel

1-day workshop at the Sandy Spring Museum about combining old and new technology to create new things.


Normal San Francisco

Instruments are Ways to Be People (series)

Révolution (series)

Feedback Interpretations

Interpretations B Motion 1

Formations 1 + Sweep 1

Pickpocket Remixes


Swimming in Colorspace

Weird Egypt

Floor Face

Workspaces / Events

KID Museum

Children's museum dedicated to culture, community, and creativity located in the Washington, D.C.


36-hour collegiate hackathon at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Workspace for hackers and other creaters to experiment with creative space design, management, and operations.

Startup Shell

Student-run startup incubator at the University of Maryland, Collge Park.

Virtual Computer Lab

Cloud-based on-demand computer labs for use in classrooms.

Poetic Musings


two blue oceans

some materials

heels go to the laundry mat

old gun


outer space

DNA Sequencer


The Body

carrot juice time machine

natural alarms, problably