We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where we can interact with empty space, a world where we can 3D print our own shower curtain rings and bionic ears, a world where we’ll be sending people to space for vacation, how do we find the next ‘big thing’? Maker Galaxy is a show that explores the crossroads of Design, Technology, and the Future of Making. In this episode, we’ll be talking with Ali Kashani and Jon Hallam of Energy Aware about their new product that aims to make ordinary homes Smart. Their Neurio platform enables users to monitor their home’s power use in real-time as well as automate processes through a home’s breaker panel. Currently, Neurio is available on Kickstarter with 14 days left of funding—and they’ve already met their goal so go get yours.

We’ll be discussing:

  • What is Neurio Home Intelligence?
  • What are some things that people can do with your open API?
  • How did you develop the Neurio platform?
  • What will Smart Homes look like in five years?
  • …and more!

Stay tuned for next week’s episode where we’ll be talking to a couple of guys who are redefining Smart Home.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.