StrixA

Member Since: December 19, 2009

Country: United States

Profile

Bio

Hi

Role

Student, Mentor

Organizations

Team 668 Apes of Wrath Pioneer and Los Gatos High Robotics, Reed Elem. FLL teams

Spoken Languages

English, some Japanese

Programming Languages

Java, C

Expertise

soldering iron burns

Interests

robotics

  • News - January Caption Contest | about a year ago

    Solder between the lines.

  • News - New Product Friday: Hot N… | about a year ago

    It may just be by chance but I’ve only seen and used mini A to OTG A and not micro.

  • News - USB Buying Guide | about a year ago

    I think it would be worth noting the difference between OTG and regular USB. Physically OTG has pin 4 of the b side grounded (in mini and micro) while regular has it terminate.

    From my experience, there are things that require one over another. I know the connection between my gumstix and a usb hub is picky so it’s probably safe to assume the beagleboard and similar boards may have that as well.

  • Product DEV-11286 | about a year ago

    I just purchased a Leonardo and I’m having issues with it on 7. I plug it in and for about ten seconds it recognizes the device as an Arduino Leonardo under “Other divices”. Then it switches to an unknown device under usb controllers. I rush to check the hardware ids before it changes and get USB\VID_2341&PID_0036&REV_0001 USB\VID_2341&PID_0036 When I try updating the drivers windows tells me it already has the best drivers for it. I’ve tried the 1.0 and 1.01 ide’s drivers and none work. Could it be a bootloader issue?

  • News - New Product Friday: Some … | about 2 years ago

    Haha, I gave up on the YouTube cc after trying to watch a video of a guy with a heavy accent demo his gumstix.

    I really do like the demo though. It has a very personal feel to it. You seemed to really enjoy the project which makes it a lot more interesting to the viewers. I know I’m not the only one who saw it and thought “I wonder how big of a speaker I could make like that.” Instructables and similar sites with mostly pictures are great but they lack the enthusiasm.

  • News - New Product Friday: Some … | about 2 years ago

    “Don’t do that at home.” @5:14. Just the way you said it made me laugh. Great demo.

  • News - Playing Doom on the Raspb… | about 2 years ago

    “a world where every child has access to cheap programmable computers”

    Anyone else thinking Megaman BN?

  • News - Modkit Micro | about 2 years ago

    Exactly as you said, my issue with such programs is completeness. I do not dislike the GUIs, the ones available just did not have specifically what I needed. For most people it has plenty to get started and if enough time is put in, some pretty amazing things can be made.

  • News - Modkit Micro | about 2 years ago

    For a few years I helped teach programing, physics, and algebra using scratch and other similar programs. They were having difficulty with placement of blocks and the limitations of certain blocks. We switched to a basic text IDE and they got a lot more work done.

    While using Scratch, I had to find a lot of workarounds to a lot of things. It’s been a while but I think one example was “keyPressed.” If I remember correctly, this is the only keyboard input in Scratch whereas Processing has quite a bit more options. It is possible to do most things with it, and the logic solving is good for the students, but it took time away from some other important topics.

    I had the same issue with EasyC and Mindstorms. The “text” programming is extremely restricting in EasyC in that it only allows text input into premade “mad libs” like lines; and the students learned a lot faster when we switched to NXC from Mindstorms for the NXT brick because variables are a lot easier to work with in line code.

    Ease of use in a GUI gives up a lot of the freedom that I wanted to show the kids.

    I also found that the kids actually comment by themselves when using line code even though it wasn’t a requirement.

  • News - Modkit Micro | about 2 years ago

    Oh god, my nightmares from teaching Scratch are returning.

    edit: I didn’t mean it in a bad way, and the hardware part of the program is a nice feature. It’s the perfect marriage between EasyC and Fritzing.

No public wish lists :(