Electronics Night RIoT

I’ve been hearing about several attempts to foster “Robotics and Internet of Things” projects here in Utah lately, so I was happy to see a member bring an ESP8266 to ProVolt for electronics night. The ESP8266 is an extremely cheap programmable wifi enabled device that some refer to as an “Internet of Things enabler”.

ESP8266 Internet of Things programmable wifi module.
ESP8266 Internet of Things programmable wifi module.

The low cost (around $3.50), and easy programmability of this device make it a great starting point for an IoT project. We’ll probably order a bunch of these to have around to play with.


ProVolt Turns 1

Hey everyone, it’s been a year since ProVolt was incorporated!


Our main objective is still “To act and operate exclusively as a nonprofit corporation pursuant to the laws of the State of Utah, and to operate a space where members and people from the community can gather; learn from each other; ¬†use tools, equipment and supplies; and to create.”

Come celebrate with us!

Provo hosts StartFest!

StartFest is the largest grassroots startup event in Utah, and it’s happening downtown this week. Head over to StartFestival.com to find out more and register. There are quite a few influential business people speaking, and it’s a great opportunity to network and see what’s happening here in Utah. I highly suggest coming down if you can.

Of course Provo is trying to be supportive of business, so you’d think they’d love the idea of having the old jail converted into a startup incubator/makerspace. I hope the city leaders can see the trajectory we are on, and make the right choice.