I'm an Electrical Engineer graduated from Kettering University (June, 2011). Fresh out of school, I worked for Laird Technologies in Holly, MI, but now I'm starting my own company: Swiftlet Technology. I love tinkering with things and hacking my own property; I'm driven by solving problems and finding new ways to do things. I'm married to Shannon since July 1st, 2011 and couldn't be happier with her. Now we have a son, Bentley, and I'm pretty sure he'll follow in my footsteps in more ways than one. For more information about me, check out my twitter and blog. Thanks for visiting!

daniel's blog

Adventures of a "Disruptive Innovator"

New Business and Blog post

Things are really starting to come together for my new business, Swiftlet Technology. I’m very excited to be dedicating my time to this project: Open Source Wireless Mesh Networking. Check out my most recent blog post on that site (http://swiftlet.technology/blog/2014/10/hardware-specifications/) for more information about the hardware that we are building, and stay tuned for more [...]

Ikea Standing Desk Hack

Inspiration The inspiration for the project I am showcasing today comes from the book Make Space. This book is awesome! The authors bear an incredible understanding of how space affects the way that people think, feel, and interact. If you have a home or office where you have the power to change things around, you [...]

Asterisk 11 + Google Voice: Multiple Lines

Introduction: Coexistence My neighbor and I share an internet connection; we are very good friends and this affords us the opportunity to barter and share quite a few things. In order to help him slim his monthly costs, I’ve offered to set up the same service for him that I have: free “land-line” phone service [...]

Asterisk 11 + Google Voice

*** Update *** Unfortunately, Google has decided to end support for the XMPP protocol in May of 2014. This makes this entire post outdated. I will keep the post here in the hope that Google releases a new API, but also to share that information with any searchers. Introduction: History Earlier this year, the company [...]

Featured Engineer Interview

Just a quick word to let you know that I have been interviewed on EEWeb as a Featured Engineer! You can check out the interview here: http://www.eeweb.com/spotlight/interview-with-dan-kurin As always, please feel free to feedback in the comments. Thanks! ~Dan

Foray into Console Hacking

I feel compelled to open each blog post with “It’s been quite some time since my last blog post”, but maybe that’s just a sign I need to change my expectations. Regardless, today I want to tell you about my latest technological experiences. About 2 years ago (late 2009), I became interested in what it would [...]

Going Mobile (and first published Android App)

Hello dear readers, It has been about a month since I last wrote you, but that seems par for the course. A lot has changed in the last month; Shannon and I got married (I still need to update the “about me” on my main page), have moved to Flint, and both gotten jobs! It’s [...]

How to save a dying city

The following is a research paper that I wrote for my Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues course this term. This topic is something that I am very passionate for; I am moving to Flint with my bride-to-be after the wedding! This is primarily driven by a calling to ministry, but I also see Flint as [...]

Web Application Idea

  Good Evening! I haven’t blogged for a while so I decided that a good comeback post would be about an idea I’ve had for a web application. Need One of the problems I have come across quite a bit in my downloading and using of software (primarily open-source, but also some closed-source) is that, [...]

Google Calendar Windows Task Connector

Welcome, I’d like to share with you about a project I began working on recently. I originally read about the idea on Lifehacker when they posted a clever Linux hack for configuring the Linux Cron using a Google Calendar as a front-end (this project is called GCalCron, I give all credit for the idea to [...]

daniel's tweets

@altonbrown Do you have a recipe for cheese dip that doesn't call for Velveeta "cheese"?
Fri Dec 19 15:23:13 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: The Kickstarter campaign did not successfully fund, but that won't stop us, only slow us down: http://t.co/fBObtIHdNs
Mon Dec 08 16:51:09 +0000 2014

RT @KetteringU: .@dantheman2865 '11's startup @swiftlettech was featured by @thedresden of @mlive http://t.co/cPPHN3DDlz http://t.co/eKnMBu…
Mon Dec 01 14:56:41 +0000 2014

RT @flintjournal: Flint startup has ideas for controlling temperatures, lights all at the same time http://t.co/Th71jfmsOY
Mon Dec 01 14:34:22 +0000 2014

@PJoice Looking forward to meeting with you tomorrow!
Mon Dec 01 14:32:34 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: We just posted more information about the module software to our blog! http://t.co/uFAUubrCDi Check it out and add your f…
Wed Nov 26 13:29:50 +0000 2014

@ReinvestFlint @KetteringU Thanks! Every little bit of support helps!
Tue Nov 25 14:03:01 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: We posted an update to our Kickstarter Campaign, read it! https://t.co/q7J941PRg4
Mon Nov 17 02:02:30 +0000 2014

@jordanpuckett thanks! I'm really excited about it
Fri Nov 14 18:09:47 +0000 2014

RT @KetteringU: Dan Kurin '11 has launched a @kickstarter campaign to help start his business here in Flint http://t.co/PHkS2yeoyp http://t…
Fri Nov 14 17:24:26 +0000 2014

RT @KetteringU: "Kurin feels a moral imperative to help develop Flint economically." http://t.co/PHkS2yeoyp http://t.co/CoNcgwrZKw
Fri Nov 14 17:24:19 +0000 2014

RT @hackaday: The Official 2014 @HackadayPrize winners SatNOGS accepting the trophy with the @Hackaday and @SupplyFrame team. http://t.co/K…
Thu Nov 13 21:08:24 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: Have you supported our KS campaign yet? What?? Well, why not? There are reward levels for people who aren't nerds... http…
Wed Nov 12 15:48:41 +0000 2014

RT @Atmel: Swift01 is an open-source, mesh module for Makers: http://t.co/hXi2wMxR1X #IoT #Kickstarter (via @swiftlettech) http://t.co/OmDg…
Fri Nov 07 19:29:28 +0000 2014

RT @PascalBod06: Tried to gather a few links regarding #IoT standardization: http://t.co/nDe613eygz
Fri Nov 07 17:43:58 +0000 2014

RT @colindean: Hey #Pittsburgh! Learn how to make a WiFi antenna from @MetaMeshLLC at @HackPGH this Sunday, $20 to build your own! https:/…
Wed Nov 05 17:37:02 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: Putting the finishing touches on our Kickstarter Campaign to launch in the next couple of days. Be on the lookout!
Tue Nov 04 19:13:40 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: We were hoping to launch the Kickstarter today, but there are still a few more details to be brought together. Look for a…
Fri Oct 31 20:36:27 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: Posted a new blog post with details about the hardware part of our module: http://t.co/roREItiFCR
Thu Oct 30 13:55:53 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: We're pulling together the final details of the Kickstarter campaign (launching Friday) including pricing and video!
Tue Oct 28 17:28:54 +0000 2014


daniel's music

Antonio Vivaldi - Flute Concerto (RV441) - 1 - Allegro Non Molto Now Playing
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Largo from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra5 minutes ago
The Classic Crime - Closer Than We Think9 minutes ago
Vincenzo Bellini - Norma viene1 day, 1 hour ago
Justice - Phantom, Part II1 day, 1 hour ago
Jerry Goldsmith - The Vanishing: The Couple1 day, 1 hour ago
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in Eb, RV 408, 3rd1 day, 1 hour ago
Johann Sebastian Bach - St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Teil II. "Auf das Fest aber hatte der Landpfleger Gewohnheit" (Evangelista, Pilatus, Uxor Pilati, Chori) - Chori "Lass ihn kreuzigen"1 day, 1 hour ago
Giuseppe Verdi - Il Trovatore: Ah si, ben mio1 day, 23 hours ago
The Classic Crime - God and Drugs2 days, 17 hours ago
Robert Schumann - Piano Quintet in E flat, Op. 44 - In modo d'una marcia - Un poco largamente2 days, 17 hours ago
Justice - Phantom2 days, 17 hours ago
Vincenzo Bellini - Casta Diva2 days, 17 hours ago
The Classic Crime - You and Me Both2 days, 17 hours ago
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in A major, RV 159: I. Allegro2 days, 17 hours ago
Jerry Goldsmith - Welcome to Tsavo2 days, 17 hours ago