Project Sonorous
       
     
BuildSquad - a project team network
       
     
Freelancer Starter Guide
       
     
Raptorsaur Team Slack Chat
       
     
Wireless Light Switch (Sketch)
       
     
Project Sonorous
       
     
Project Sonorous

A proposed navigation tool for the visually impaired.

Sonorous enables someone without sight to visualize their surroundings through sound. Inspired by folks like Daniel Kish who are skilled at tongue-click echolocation, we hope to design technology-assisted echolocation that could assist sight impaired folks around the world.

 

BuildSquad - a project team network
       
     
BuildSquad - a project team network

Build Squad is a proposed Project Network. It's a new way for organizations to hire a team perfectly fit for their project.

Today, if an organization needs to outsource a project, they might hire one or two freelancers, or they might hire recruiters to help build a small freelance team. But if they need a larger team, they will need to hire an agency -- a more expensive option. The Project Network offers a more affordable, and possibly higher quality option: it empowers them to curate 'squads' of high-caliber professionals who are vetted and immediately available.

Freelancer Starter Guide
       
     
Freelancer Starter Guide

Want to start your own Freelance business but don't know where to start? Curious about becoming an LLC? This guide will be for you.

More than just freelance advice, this will be an actionable checklist to actually sign up for all the services you need to get off the ground. For example:

Setup your accounting: Sign up with Xero

File to become an LLC: use incfile

Start tracking your hours: use harvest

The project will be open source so anyone can customize their own "recipes" for how they would start their business.

Raptorsaur Team Slack Chat
       
     
Raptorsaur Team Slack Chat

A slack chat for freelancers

When my friends and I left our day jobs to freelance, we missed slacking and hipchatting with our colleagues. We missed the daily camaraderie, the knowledge sharing, the business tips, the invitations to meetups and social events. Okay, the truth is, we were suffering withdrawal from cute puppy gifs and Chuck Norris memes. So we made our own.

Want to join? We'd love to have you! Just introduce yourself using the chat widget.

 

Team Lead: Eric Chaves, owner at Syllable

Wireless Light Switch (Sketch)
       
     
Wireless Light Switch (Sketch)

A beautiful wireless light switch + dimmer.

Wireless lighting is starting to go mainstream. Products like the Philips Hue light bulb are making it easy (if not cheap) for folks to control their home lighting through a smart phone.

But smart phones will never replace the humble light switch. I don't want to fumble for my phone to turn on the lights; especially, for example, when I get up in middle of the night for a glass of water. I want my home to feel cozy. I want the interface to my home to feel direct and familiar; a switch lets me ask my home for light with a chummy high-five.

You can already get wireless light switches on the market today. But I don't love the options like this and this. They're either very expensive or they feel cheap and plasticky. So I want to make a simple, beautiful one. It will be inspired by the beautiful hardware of vintage stereo equipment. It will be flat so you can mount it anywhere. It will use the classic interface of a toggleable radial dial which can be toggled on or off and also rotated for dimming.

 

Want to help me make it? Give me a shout.

Team Lead: Eric Chaves, owner at Syllable

Status: Ideation / brainstorming