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LA Hackerspaces and Intro to Arduino talks slides up on Slideshare

by Carlyn Maw on April 21, 2014, no comments

So it is time for me to start putting up presentations as I do them. I make highly visual slides without many notes, so I’ve assumed they wouldn’t really be useful to anyone else. However, I did a quick talk at the Intel Experience store in December.  It came up that someone wanted to see them, […]

Intel Galileo and Bee Mail Part 6: c string to int on an Arduino

by Carlyn Maw on March 31, 2014, no comments

NEW! There will be a Part 7. I’m splitting the wrap-up off of this post. The last few posts have been very unphotogenic and I have one last unphotogenic step to get through before the step with more to see. Instead of burying the pretty, I’ll give the project glamor shots their own day. This […]

Intel Galileo and Bee Mail Part 4: Working with Libraries

by Carlyn Maw on March 3, 2014, 4 comments

This is Part 4 of creating the BeeMail project. Previously I got the Galileo up and running, designed the Bees themselves and built the motor circuits. See the Table of Contents for this series at the bottom of the post. “All” that was left was to rework the code in the example project to suit […]

Intel Galileo and Bee Mail Part 3: The Object

by Carlyn Maw on February 28, 2014, 5 comments

Most of the other parts of this series will be about the Galileo Board and the software driving the project. This installment is about the object itself, which to me is the most important. The Bees The visible parts all come from my work as a Tech Disrupter at the Intel Experience store. – The […]

The Intel Galileo Board and Bee Mail Part 2: Blink

by Carlyn Maw on February 16, 2014, 6 comments

This section of the write up covers: Intel Galileo Board out of the box to first sketch Retaining a sketch through reboot Wiring up an external LED I will be assuming familiarity with making Arduino projects. The goal is to point out potential gotcha’s for Arduino/MacOS users and to have record for myself in the […]

The Intel Galileo Board and Bee Mail Part 1: Overview

by Carlyn Maw on February 11, 2014, 5 comments

One of the benefits of working at the the Intel Experience Store was an excuse to play with an Intel Galileo Board. As a happy little AVR based Arduino programmer, the Galileo is not something I would have checked out otherwise. I’m glad to of had the opportunity because this project opened my eyes to […]

Free Arduino Class at Intel Experience Store Tonight

by Carlyn Maw on December 12, 2013, no comments

So at the Intel Experience Store they’ve decided to do some more technical programming in the evening for Computer Science Education Week.  Tonight I’m on the docket with a free Arduino class. I’ll be preambling a little with a “What’s a Hackerspace,” but largely I’ll be walking through the Intro to Arduino Class I’ve done at […]

Intel Experience Pop Up – Day 2 Recap

by Carlyn Maw on December 1, 2013, no comments

TLDR: Saturday I rewired the DPDT circuits, soldered and broke lead wires, programmed an Arduino, wired up a transistor and desoldered a colorful array of resistors from a circuit board.  (In pictures and short videos). Next time I plan to either mount more motors to the box or set up an H-Bridge. Also I’ll be […]