I’m teaching a workshop at Toorcamp! Do you want to make an automated cat feeder? Have you played with Ardunio or a Raspberry Pi? Maybe you’ve never used either. This workshop aims to teach the basic skills of setting up a Raspberry Pi Linux computer and working with Input and Output (GPIO). Using a Raspberry Pi […]
For the Minnesota Roller Girls roller derby game in February they played in the Xcel Energy Center, which was awesome! The place holds a ton of people, which is great for MNRG, but presents a challenge for the T-Shirt cannon, as the calculations were set for the Roy Wilkins Auditorium. So, I went about changing […]
Woke up this Sunday (DST spring ahead in MN) and the cat feeder updated it’s time for feeding without my intervention! How cool is that? I call this the cats MEOW of feeders!
Last year I was asked to repair the Minnesota RollerGirls T-Shirt Cannon that failed mid-season. I created a temporary fix, just in time before the game. The repair got us talking about the future of T-Shirt launching technology. What would make this cooler? How can we improve this technology to make Launcher 2.0? Minnesota RollerGirls’ […]
Back in February 2013 I started teaching my Raspberry Pi 101 class. After the first class I think I had Pi on the brain, I was scheduled for a quick weekend trip out of town with my girlfriend, and she was due to leave her two cats behind. She said that she was going to […]