SparkFun Live!: Random Pick-up Line Generator


Today’s the day! It’s time for another rousing edition of SparkFun Live! This time around, follow along with engineers Toni and Mike as they build a Random Pick-Up Line Generator - just in time for Valentine’s Day. The live video starts at 3:00 p.m. MT here:

You can learn more about the project and see the parts list in our preview video:

See you at 3:00!


Comments 12 comments

  • Here’s your Koala: http://goo.gl/BxiugD

  • I probably shouldn’t do this, my pick-up lines would be… Horrifying.

  • I’m ready, even got my new workbench put together. Lets hope I don’t stab myself to death sewing.

  • I would just like to take this time to say that your ear rings are awesome!

  • The video states that there should be information below relative to BOM and github instructions. Did this disappear after the broadcast?

    • It’s in the description on the Youtube page proper. The GitHub link apparently isn’t in there yet, but you can find it here.

  • I keep getting ‘question_table’ was not declared error. Am i suppose to rename the folder from github or put it in a certain spot? I see pickup_generator and pickuplines.h tabs in my arduino program

    • Download the latest code from Github. I fixed this but immediately before we went live.

      The problem was the syntax of the #include statement. pickuplines.h was included with brackets (<>) and should have been in quotes (“”). The latest version fixes that.

      • Thanks, that fixed it. I even re-downloaded it after you said this and i still get the one with brackets.

        • Now I just cant get the random part working. It always picks 0. I tried just the randomseed code on arduino site and that works fine by itself but in the program I can never get anything besides 0

    • Hmm, you shouldn’t need to, but it may not be reading the pickuplines.h as being saved and available. You can try copying that file into the Arduino Libraries folder, but keep in mind you’ll have to exit out of all instances of Arduino once you’ve done that before attempting to recompile the code. It’s a weird Arduino bug :/


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