Pew Pew Laser Blog

Code. Glass art. Games. Baking. Cats. From Seattle, Washington and various sundry satellite locations.

Past Blogs

Messages to a Girl.

7.22.2014

Watch this video of some messages a girl hears while growing up. Please watch it.

Here's a rough transcript of the messages she hears growing up:

"Who's my pretty girl?"

"Sammi sweetie, don't get your dress dirty."

"Sam, honey, you don't want to mess with that. Let's put it down."

"Samantha, this project has gotten out of control."

"Whoa, hey, careful with that. Why don't you hand that to your brother?"

Is it any wonder that she goes for the lipstick instead of the science fair? A lifetime of small changes can have huge results.

Additionally, here's an article about the creation of this video.

Content Generators (Serious).

7.12.2014

Do you need some temporary copy or images? What a coincidence - here is a collection of sites which will generate placeholder images or content for you.

Internet of Things "Hack and Tell" Review.

7.2.2014

Last week I went to an "Internet of Things Hack and Tell" at the Makerhaus in Fremont. The event was quite well attended; by my count there were over 80 people there. The hackathon was cleaned right out of sponsored pizza; I was glad I'd already had pre-meetup sushi. There is clearly enough interest here in Seattle to support a Nodebots group.

It was interesting to see all of the projects shown at the event. Here's a rundown of what was demoed:

For the record, many projects were only talked about. Some were too large to mobilize, some were missing parts ("the motor arrives tomorrow"), and some presentations were just a slideshow.

My apologies to those folks whose name / URL I did not get. A couple of folks were given Intel's Arduino-compatible board - the Galileo - at the conclusion of the event. Very jealous!

Last Month

Next Month