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Arduino Show and Tell at Pablo’s Fiesta

My favorite conference is coming up! (Shh, you’re all my favorites; now hush.) Pablo’s Fiesta has the most engaging density of relevant content because we make the content. You and me (and some other folks), on Friday evening, propose Saturday’s … Continue reading 

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Pin 13 Considered Harmful

The scariest thing about teaching is the risk of being wrong. Maybe you can relate? Written some blog posts, given a few talks, published an article, and then found out your spiel contained a piece of inaccurate—or even damaging—information? Hits … Continue reading 

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A Demo Of BoEBot, Johnny-Five And Bluetooth

I recently purchased and assembled a BoE Bot kit for Arduino. It’s a product from Parallax, but I purchased mine through SparkFun (my personal go-to site for Arduino and related stuff). After getting it assembled and calibrated, I started hacking … Continue reading 

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Let Me Teach You Arduino, With JavaScript!

Ever wanted an excuse to learn Arduino, but don’t want to learn C/C++? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.  I’ve published three articles on the Safari Books Online blog that show you how to take your existing JavaScript skillz and … Continue reading 

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Building A Better SlideChop With Teensy 3.0

My previous post showed a working prototype for what I’m now calling SlideChop (huge thanks to Eric Anderson for the name!) Since then, I’ve upgraded things a bit and now have a much more stable, much easier to use version. … Continue reading 

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Everything’s Coming Up ‘Duino

I just went to Barnes and Noble and bought a magazine with my name in it. :D Check it out: “Hello, Arduino” in CODE Magazine, an introduction to the programmable microcontroller designed to be approachable and fun. If you’ve ever … Continue reading 

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Slap-Slides: Arduino Powered Veggie Chopper Slide Deck Controller

A few weeks ago I half-jokingly tweeted about my desire to turn a SlapChop in to a presentation controller … like I said … “half-jokingly” I give you the Slap-Slides, proof of concept! (no audio) <iframe> The code is written … Continue reading 

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A First Look At My Arduino BBQ Thermometer

I’ve uploaded a first look at the Arduino powered BBQ thermometer and software that I’m building. It’s using an Arduino Uno with Ethernet shield.  The probe is a 100K “meat probe” (aka “thermistor”) that I took from a store bought … Continue reading 

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Presenters, Use Code Snippets for Live Coding

Creating code live on the fly makes a more compelling demo, but actually typing those curly braces and semi-colons can kill a presentation. As hard as it is not to say “um”, it’s nigh impossible to not make a million … Continue reading 

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Intro to the Arduino at CodeMash

I’m presenting an introduction to the Arduino microcontroller at CodeMash Friday morning at 9:30. Resources for getting started with the Arduino are on GirlWritesCode.com. If you’re at CodeMash, I invite you to the talk. It’ll be a blast, and I … Continue reading 

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