Marco's Corner

Just another Software Developer's Musings

Browsing Posts published in March, 2014

   OK, nobody knew what to expect for our Arduino Day event. But about 20 makers had a good time @ Robot Garden😉 Most knew their way around. But we also had a couple of kids who were new to the idea of `hardware hacking’ and liked the idea of an easy start. So instead […]

We will have our own event @ Robot Garden in Livermore, CA to celebrate the 10th Birthday of Arduino – The little computer that can;-) I brought it up, so naturally, I got to organize the event;-) More information is available at the meetup page for the event. I hope, we will have some interesting […]

OK, the “Compound Machines” event @ Science Olympiad is a closed event comprised of a written part and a more practical part, where the team needs to use a pre-built “scale” to determine an unknown mass with the help of a known mass. So I don’t have a real video or images of the event. […]

OK, this year, it was the second place for our team in the Maglev event in the San Joaquin County competition. I only saw the runs of our vehicle and there the problem was, that it was way too fast. The target time was set at 12 seconds. The successful runs were around 3.7 seconds:-( […]

Last night Paul Zander, Bob Smith, and I gave a presentation/demo for the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group on little computers ranging from Arduino to Raspberry Pi and friends. I believe the audience had a good time and we had interesting discussions afterwards. My slides are here SBC_SVLUG_mw (PDF)and most of my demos are described […]