Posted by Pree Walia on July 13, 2015 at 7:00 AM
During Caitlyn Jenner’s mainstream interview with Diane Sawyer, it was casually revealed that Bruce Jenner looked forward to ‘wearing nail polish’ the most when completing the transition to Caitlyn. The interview has accelerated profound conversations about gender identity.Read more
Posted by Casey Schulz on July 01, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Disassembling things is one of my favourite activities! I love to see how things work. I began tearing into various electronics at a young age. Now, that wasn't originally a pretty process! It always involved a hammer and lots of breaking the plastic enclosures and ripping electronic parts off of pcbs (printed circuit boards).Read more
Posted by Pree Walia on June 29, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Marne, our amazing community manager, has pushed me to share advice with all of you Preemadonnas on how to master July 4th festive nail art. I wish I had instructive YouTube tutorials on how to get the best star spangled, chevron or tuxedo manis, but the truth is that while I love sporting nail art, I have had a hard time being a maker or creator of it without the Nailbot. I am terribly coordinated, can’t paint with my non dominant hand, and (before inventing the Nailbot) often used stickers to get designs on my nails.Read more
Posted by Pree Walia on June 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Note: If you missed Part 1 of our HAX story, check out my previous blog post!
HAX Demo day was the culmination of the hardware accelerator, and Preemadonna’s adventures in China. On May 11, 2015, we participated in HAX Demo Day in San Francisco where we showcased all of our efforts over the past several months (and years!) to create the best Nailbot, a nail art and nail painting robot, possible.Read more
Posted by Pree Walia on June 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM
HAX is the #1 hardware accelerator program, and Preemadonna’s guardian angel
When I first got the news that we got into Hax, Batch 6, I was ecstatic and inspired. HAX (formerly Haxlr8r) is the world’s first hardware accelerator - they take 10-15 global based teams to Shenzhen, China for four months where they give the lucky few some initial capital, and significant mentorship & engineering resources to bring the teams’ hardware concepts to advanced prototype form.Read more
Posted by Casey Schulz on June 08, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Maker Faire is called the "Greatest Show and Tell on Earth" and I can’t think of a better way to describe the experience. This year as a Preemadonna co-founder, alongside my partner, Pree, I participated as a booth attendant for Maker Faire Bay Area 2015 instead of just a regular participant. It gives a different perspective.Read more
Posted by Pree Walia on May 11, 2015 at 6:33 AM
I am a student of history. I learn through real world tales of extraordinary triumphs and heartbreaks.
At 29 in 2012, I was on an uncharted path. I had nothing (so I perceived) ‘tying’ me down – no children, boyfriend, employer, or huge responsibility. Instead, I had a crazy idea. I wanted to build a nail painting robot.
This robot, “The Nailbot”, would eventually define the next two and half years of my life (and counting).Read more