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#Google #io15 makes me think I might want to join. 
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So the one shown in the video won't do it but this one will: رً ॣ ॣ ॣ
 
So you can crash an iphone with an SMS... looks like apple is now filtering these messages. I cannot receive them either on iphone or imessage. 
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Ppl love robots! +Makeblock MSpider
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So google announced a new version of cardboard and added a new app called expeditions. It allows kids to go to places they couldn't have been to before like the moon or the great wall of china. They should have called it the Magic School Bus! can't wait to try it. 
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Interested in seeing what this will run on. Maybe +UDOO Board or +Raspberry Pi ?
 
Announcing Project Brillo, the operating system for the Internet of Things. Derived from Android and able to run on devices with a minimal footprint. Core functionality includes connectivity and scaled management. #io15  
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So you can crash an iphone with an SMS... looks like apple is now filtering these messages. I cannot receive them either on iphone or imessage. 
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Today I tried Sriracha eggs. Put a base of salt, pepper, and butter down the drizzled Sriracha all over before adding the eggs. It was very tasty. 
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Review of the mDrawBot kit from +Makeblock 

I purchased this kit from +Kickstarter having backed Makeblock in it's original crowdsourcing effort. I thought that it would be a neat teaching tool for the kids supplemental stem projects. After receiving the item just a couple weeks after the campaign closed I was shocked to see how well it was packaged.

Having backed other kickstarter robotics projects I expected a box with parts thrown in and maybe an instruction sheet with a QR code. But this product came well packaged and the inside of the box had pre cut foam surrounding all the little bits and pieces, even the screws were individually bagged. 

Just like with any of the kids projects I first test them out to see if they could complete them or not (and I get to play with them :) )

I took out the instruction manual and was well pleased with the layout, it listed the four robots and had step by step illustrations that would rival Lego or Ikea. I decided to build the mSpider (Wall drawing bot) since we have nice big dry-erase walls here at work and I thought it would be cool if I could draw something on one of them like the company logo. 

The build couldn't have went easier and I was done in about 1 and a half hours. I decided since I had already blew through my lunch I'd wait a couple hours to mount it to the wall.

The only difference between my mounting and the one depicted on the box is that my wall didn't have a top so I used command strips with velcro to attach to the wall instead of c-clamps. This worked well but made for a scary wobble every one in a while. 

After I mounted the bot to the wall trouble began. The bot would just stutter back and forth and not really draw what I had on screen. After a few minutes of playing with the configuration in mDraw (the software that came with the kit) I decided to call it quits for the day thinking I had a bad stepper motor or driver board. 

The next morning I took a close look at the driver boards and realized that it had A4988's on them. These drivers have to be tuned to the correct voltage in order to work, So I hooked up the Orion (arduino uno clone), modified the sample sketch for stepper drivers to turn both at the same time, and tuned the driver board's pot until the stepper did not stutter. I then remounted and voila! Pictures. However the image it drew was backwards so I flipped the SVG and tried again. Perfect!. 

The only suggestions I would make is to include a step in the instructions on how to tune the driver boards and in the software include a units selector so I can input values in inches or ft. Otherwise it's a great product and well worth the money. 
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Hi, David, the review posted on our blog here: http://blog.makeblock.cc/review-of-the-makeblock-mdrawbot-kit-from-davidbates/, let me know if you need any improvement.
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April 19
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davidbates, @davidbates, dlbates
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Hacker, Web Developer, Husband, Father, and INTP
Introduction

Technology is my passion. I spent the last 10 years perfecting my skill as an IT/Developer/Hacker and it shows in the work that I do. From microcontrollers to UX, C++ to C#, and solder to product I have been able to utilize my skills in the enterprise world building and integrating systems that boggle the mind. I am known for my swiss-army knife like ability to switch between systems and languages without a hitch in production. I am truly a hacker and love what I do.

Most recently I have been writing a book about my exploits in hacking the Microsoft Xbox 360 sensor and am well known in several industries for my other hacks.

You can find my author bio at http://www.amazon.com/David-Bates/e/B005Q9XBK6/

You can also find out about my most recent projects and connections from my various social media profiles

Twitter: http://twitter.com/davidbates

The views and opinions expressed via this channel are strictly those of myself. The contents of this page have not been reviewed nor approved by my employer(s) and should not be considered to have any relationship with the views and the opinions of my employer(s)
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Built a Kinect controlled robot over bluetooth, successfully hacked Sphero to make it a call alert system, Have brain controlled cat ears.
Work
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Author, App Developer, Web Developer, Hacker, Problem Solver
Employment
  • Modea
    Senior Web Developer, 2014 - present
  • BEM Interactive
    Web Developer / Technology Enabler, 2014
  • X9 Technologies
    2014
  • RFMD
    Lead Web Developer, 2013
  • Pearson
    Author
  • Engineered Software
  • Echostar
  • Dish Network
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Greensboro - Floyd, VA - Summerfield, NC - Stokesdale, NC - Greensboro, NC - Madison, NC
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Maker Faire: North Carolina celebrates things people create themselves -- from James Bond-worthy electronic gizmos to Martha Stewart-quality "slow made" foods and homemade clothes.

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A weeklong summer enrichment program for children entering grades one through six!

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Life after Kinect: PrimeSense's plans for a post-Microsoft future
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Best Kids Apps
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Mom-written reviews of iPhone, iPad, and Android apps for kids.

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Excellent sushi, fresh and on Tuesday it's half off! The itamae was great in explaining his style and history. Great atmosphere, will visit again.
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Make sure to check your bag before leaving, they have a problem including everything you ordered.
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Tim (Owner), is an awesome guy to work with on any mechanical problem. I have had four cars since getting him to service my vehicles and he has always been prompt and knowledgeable
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Since moving to Madison we dine here at least once a month. Daniel loves their popcorn shrimp and we love their combination plates. Clean and fun atmosphere, great food.
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