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Hi guys, I made some Women Techmakers  3D CAD (for #3dprinting  on something like a +MakerBot  ) of the Women Techmakers icon as Badges, Signs, Earrings, and Keychains! Bunch of different variations, just something I did with my Sunday Afternoon.

Download Here (Many more variations and designs available):
http://www.thingiverse.com/childofthehorn/designs

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Meet Bender, the insulting, cigar smoking, drunk robot from #Futurama​ in #Pumpkin Form! #Fox #happyhalloween2014

CODE: https://github.com/childofthehorn/bender_insulting_pumpkin/blob/master/Bender_MP3.ino

OPERATION:
When you pass by, the LED flashes while he spits insults. LED flashes as he speaks. When no motion is detected, he is silent and the LED is doing an RGB sequence.

PARTS:
Mp3 Serial module, PIR sensor, Intel Galileo, Seeduino Grove Shield,and RGB led.

Programmed, carved, and decorated in 1 Hour with my team from work for company Halloween Party. Runs on Battery Pack inside pumpkin.

Made using SeeedStudio #Grove and Intel #Galileo #Intelmaker

Code will be posted on my website and such later this afternoon. Its cross compatible with all #Arduino – based boards.

Supported Wifi updates (since everything is INSIDE the pumpkin) and commands to remotely turn off functions (silence, volume control).

Android Ramdisks for the Practical Hacker

Feel free to grab my presentation from the Big Android BBQ 2014 Conference.

 

Stacy and Miguel from OnePlus

Stacy and Miguel from OnePlus

 

Finished BABBQ14 Hats!WIP BABBQ13 hats

This will install the true Spotify for Linux (no Wine!)

Just copy/paste these commands:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list'
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client-qt

You say this and I say that

Then What I think….

Stacy's App development

 

 

 

At first I was like: 
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Then, I was like: “I dunno ’bout this…”
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And finally…. WHATTT????!!!
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“No guys?!”

Google I/O 2014

I have had the pleasure of going to Google I/O this year and it was a BLAST!

I got to

– Have drinks with the GDE group (courtesy of Linda)

– Eat dinner with Women Techmakers

– Learn Stuff and talk to the Core Android Team

– Go to Pandora After party

– Google Afterparty

– Learn more stuff

– Big Android BBQ Meet and Greet Afterparty

– Geek out with Steve Kondik (Cyanogen) on Headphones and Amplifiers

– Yahoo Afterparty

– very short stint at Dropbox Afterparty  (so very tired…)

Women's Techmaker's Dinner (Linda Lawton on the left - awesome GDE!)

Women’s Techmaker’s Dinner (Linda Lawton on the left – awesome GDE!)

GennyBoy needed coffee

GennyBoy needed coffee

 

Protestors... there were many of these...

Protestors… there were many of these…

Awesome Seats for the Presentation

Awesome Seats for the Presentation

I was edmacated

I was edmacated

IO at Night

The main IO afterparty - went to many of these.

The main IO afterparty – went to many of these.

British guy brings his own Tea Bags to IO and the IO afterparty - thought we were supposed to drink beer?

British guy brings his own Tea Bags to IO and the IO afterparty – thought we were supposed to drink beer?

 

 

 

Just hanging with some of the CyanogenMod team

Just hanging with some of the CyanogenMod team

Inside the Moscone - last Day

Inside the Moscone – last Day

The Big Android Meet and Greet party at IO

The Big Android Meet and Greet party at IO

A few weeks ago I was in San Antonio working with the fine folks at Intel and my husband Stev-O ( @swebceo ) working with our friend Randal Arnold ( @texrat ). 

ON SOHACKS (School’s Out hackathon)

This was the world largest school-aged hackathon 550 kids were in a 24-hour coding lock-in at the world headquarts of Rackspace (who were just plain wonderful hosts!).

Ironically, I was the only Android expert on hand at the event… so you can imagine that I was very BUSY!

These were some of the best and brightest kids I have ever met or worked with and that is saying something. I think the one that I was most technically impressed with was a team of kids actually wrote a WINDOWS 8/ WINDOWS 8.1 LIVE WALLPAPER API and APP. This is a VERY technical item and requires that you find the right hooks and then make a DLL. They were actually forcing new DirectX frame into the windows front end screen engine. Because of this implementation, whenever the screen would be taken over by games and such, the wallpaper would automatically shut down as that process was shut down. Brilliant!

Here is an article on some of what I did at SoHacks to help them out: 

Some of the highlights form the article:

“Stacy is realllllllly good at Android development”

There were certainly a few hardware projects, including a team that turned a LEDgoes array into a Tetris clone, but the majority of projects were software.  We didn’t get anyone trying Intel technology, unfortunately, and that was largely due to unfamiliarity– most students had project plans going in, it seemed.   Still, we did manage to contribute!  In Stacy’s own words:

I did the ideation and technical direction for the team with the Bluetooth spacial based alerts. I had them use the Bluetooth APIs to listen for the dB’s of the radios connected and then knowing their class 2 radio capabilities, derive the distances not by feet but by generalization. Android has a way to gather this data using APIs. You just have to know that Bluetooth is an active protocol even in its ultra low power mode and acts similarly to cellular in its roaming (esp the roaming mesh in LE).
Also, I worked with many of those in the winners circle (just not that number one project or the Echoes app). Usually,  it was fixing code or working with them on weird solutions to weird issues.

 

The official prize for EOM at Rackspace

The official prize for EOM at Rackspace

Helped these guys make a custom android keyboard that you could send copy messages through to through the internet.

Helped these guys make a custom android keyboard that you could send copy messages through to through the internet.

Lots of People Awards presentations