Ten Years of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

Ten years ago today, Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories went live. Happy birthday to us!

We started Evil Mad Scientist way back in 2006 as a blog to help us document and organize our various hobby projects. Since then our projects have been featured in print magazines, in books, on television, in newspapers, at the White Houseat museums, and on thousands of other blogs. We’ve built many friendships and many wonderful and bizarre machines, resurrected old computers and video games, and spent a lot of time playing with food, from 3D printing to fractal foods and on and on and on and on. We’ve published a bookreleased software, and published designs for physical things that people can make into their own. And of course, it all stopped being just a hobby about halfway through the decade.

As the years have passed, our projects have gradually gotten bigger— from a project every Wednesday (originally) to fewer but much more complex, multi-year projects. Along with big projects like the book and the 6502, we’re designing and producing families of soldering kits and art robots like the EggBot, WaterColorBot, and the new AxiDraw, which all bring joy to so many people.

What does the next decade have in store for us? Who knows! But we’re certainly looking forward to seeing what wonders it will bring.

To celebrate the anniversary, we are hosting an open house on July 21 at our shop in Sunnyvale, California, from 5-9 PM. Please come join us!

To all of you: Thanks for being such a great community, thanks for reading Evil Mad Scientist, and thanks for your continued support in all of our endeavors.

– Lenore & Windell

8 thoughts on “Ten Years of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

  1. Thanks for 10 great years of thoroughly enjoyable posts and here’s to many, many more to come.

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. by my tenth I knew which Engineering school I was going to.

  3. I have great joy in following EMSL over the past decade, and have delighted in a handful of lucky moments I’ve been able to spend with Lenore and Windell in person. Congratulations on 10 years of being excellent, and thank you for letting all of us share it with you along the way!

  4. This is one of the few sites I’ll regularly tell people about as a place they simply must visit – and mentions of Adafruit and other fantastic sources EMSL has pointed me to tend to follow as well. Congratulations on 10 years of great work and great fun!

  5. Happy 10th birthday EMSL!

    Thanks for being a great motivation in the maker movement and beyond. Always inspiring to see the detail you put in to *everything*. Incredibly super lucky to have your help with my projects!

    This is great, can’t wait for the next 10 years. Prediction: lab becomes a floating cloud-like shapeshifting robot that can drift to any location on Earth. (Then speed improvements in the following decade)

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