I realized that I never wrote my #introductions, so here it goes.
I'm a Python programmer working on open source. After hours I do whatever is my current obsession, so far I have gone through: #wiki, #drawing, #typography, #roguelike #gamedev, #pygame, miniature #painting, #tinwhistle and #ocarina music, #arduino, walking #robots, #rcheli, #electronics, #microbit, #micropython, #circuitpython, homebrew game handhelds.
Your mom is ad hominem!
Did you know that ants are basically wingless (most of the time) wasps?
Fine, I held on for a month. But another late evening, another PCB design, and I figured out why not, I will make a PCB for the large version of PewPew.
Added lanyard holes and two prototyping ideas just in case someone wants a badge for a conference or something...
The back side is completely empty (well, there are the extra pins broken out at the top, like with the original PewPew), so the conference logo and participant's name could be placed there.
I'm not saying you are wrong, I'm just saying you have no way to prove that you are right.
He's a very traditional revolutionary.
This is Kubik M0, a spider robot kit that I am developing that includes all the mechanical parts in its PCB. It's going to be programmed with CircuitPython, and it has a speaker and an accelerometer on board, with an expansion port for more sensors or actuators. I'm pretty happy with the mechanical design so far, but I still need to develop all the software for it.
The most secret of secrets of IT:
1. Everything is done by people who have no idea what they are doing. The people who know awe busy doing things *they* have no idea how to do. Once you learn how to do it, the thing is done and there is no point doing it again, so you move on to new things.
2. There are a lot of things that would be (relatively) easy to do and that would improve the lives of many people tremendously, but nobody has the time to do them, because they are all busy doing hard stuff.
Julia Evans is basically a superhero. https://jvns.ca/blog/2018/09/18/build-impossible-programs/
I'm really shocked at how non-intuitive d-pad buttons are to contemporary children. I had a few of the PewPew consoles lying on the table for them to play, and the first thing they did was always to completely ignore the buttons and instead try to touch the screen — even when the screen is actually just a bunch of LEDs. I guess that's the iPad generation :worried:
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if you happen to know tech folx im.. probably just gonna grit my teeth and find a tech-job
if you know anyone looking for a remote or seattle worker with 3 years of navy experience/honorable discharge and a knack for troubleshooting/problem solving/10 years of self taught programming in a good few languages, send 'em my way, please.
ideally they'll be willing to accept that im trans, queer, disabled, have PTSD, etc.
if not i am used to hiding huge aspects of myself to survive in this capitalist hellscape. 🤷 gotta make rent.
boosts wanted. shifted to my public facing account because reasons
At the Maker Faire Zürich we always had a couple of kids at our table playing the games, so they might be fun after all. Also, the devices lasted for 2 days on one set of batteries, and despite passing through so many hands and being dropped etc. none of them broke, so I think the design is actually sturdy enough. Next year I will hopefully run a workshop on programming them.
"Research shows that modal dialogs that can't be closed have the best conversion rate."
I started filming my electronics tinkering today. My first mini-project is putting together the Rainbow Jellyfish Kit by @deshipu
I'm new at this (electronics and web video production) but the plan is to do a little bit each morning and try to put out videos regularly. If this plan works, I'll have the first one out on Friday.
It doesn't matter how "successful" your hobby project is, if it's not fun for the participants. Hobbies are supposed to be fun.
Maker Faire survived, I'm too old for this.
Apple engineers: "What is the cheapest possible sensor we could add to this watch now?" "How about just two naked wires, we could say it measures the heart rate." "Good idea."
For Maker Faire Zürich this week I decided to try and let people control a MeArm with a PewPew. Got everything connected and the servos move, now to write the code to have them controlled with the buttons...
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The false-positive rate is configurable to allow for flexible response to any future legislation or pressure from big content lobbies.
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I wonder if it's possible to have a reverse terms of service. Something like this:
By accepting my account creation request and giving me access to your service, you agree to: [list of terms and conditions]