Profile

Cover photo
Paul Szymkowiak (Paul Zee)
Works at collaborating with others to get great projects done. I have broad experience working with project teams as a leader, coach, facilitator and mentor. I understand building products and services, and I'm learning what it takes to build thriveable communities. I have lots of experience understanding and defining practices and processes that support flexible, agile work.
Attends Buccaneer Scholar
453 followers|81,057 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Paul Szymkowiak

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Great to see how far you've taken this Luke
2
Add a comment...

Paul Szymkowiak

Shared publicly  - 
 
If you haven't checked out Tangiers, it's worth a look. I liked it enough to back their KickStarter. If you like what they're doing, they could use your help:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1841885340/tangiers-surrealist-stealth
Tangiers - Stealth gameplay meets the darker avant-garde of the 20th century.
1
Add a comment...

Paul Szymkowiak

Shared publicly  - 
 
I thought Gareth Branwyn's Borg Like Me looked pretty cool  http://kck.st/110yljO 
Cyberculture pioneer Gareth Branwyn (Boing Boing, Mondo 2000, Wired, MAKE) presents a compelling collection of his work.
1
Add a comment...

Paul Szymkowiak

Shared publicly  - 
 
Nice!
 
UPDATED (NEW) PRODUCT – OLED Breakout Board – 16-bit Color 0.96 w/microSD holder

http://www.adafruit.com/products/684/

We love our black and white monochrome displays but we also like to dabble with some color now and then. Our new 0.96″ color OLED displays are perfect when you need an ultra-small display with vivid, high-contrast 16-bit color. The visible portion of the OLED measures 0.96″ diagonal and contains 96×64 RGB pixels, each one made of red, green and blue OLEDs. Each pixel can be set with 16-bits of resolution for a large range of colors. Because the display uses OLEDs, there is no backlight, and the contrast is very high (black is really black). We picked this display for its excellent color, this is the nicest mini OLED we could find!

This OLED uses the SSD1331 driver chip, which manages the display. You can talk to the driver chip using either 4-wire write-only SPI (clock, data, chip select, data/command and an optional reset pin). Included on the fully assembled breakout is the OLED display and a small boost converter (required for providing 12V to the OLED) and a microSD card holder. New! We’ve updated this design to have built-in logic level shifting so you can use it with 3-5VDC power and logic levels. Our example code shows how to read a bitmap from the uSD card and display it all via SPI.

Of course, we wouldn’t just leave you with a datasheet and a “good luck!” – we’ve written a full open source graphics library that can draw pixels, lines, rectangles, circles, text and bitmaps as well as example code and a wiring tutorial. The code is written for Arduino but can be easily ported to your favorite microcontroller!

In stock and shipping!

http://www.adafruit.com/products/684/

+Arduino  #arduino  
6 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Paul Szymkowiak

Shared publicly  - 
 
Things are moving along with the inaugural Eurisko Melbourne event. Check out the website, drop us any questions you have, and mark your calendar for 2 & 3 November 2013!

http://euriskomelbourne.com 
1
Noon Silk's profile photoPaul Szymkowiak's profile photo
2 comments
 
d'oh! thanks for the heads up :) (Fixed)
Add a comment...

Paul Szymkowiak

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
and @Cmdr_Hadfield wins the internet with Space Oddity, recorded on the ISS
1 comment on original post
2
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
453 people
Kean Maizels's profile photo
Peter Serwylo's profile photo
Tim Josling's profile photo
Naomi Creek's profile photo
Tresna Lee's profile photo
Evette Cordy's profile photo
Becky Fox's profile photo
Official Happy's profile photo
Jovir Amatong's profile photo

Paul Szymkowiak

Shared publicly  - 
 
You’ve probably heard that diabetes is a huge and growing problem—affecting one in every 19 people on the planet. But you may not be familiar with the daily struggle that many people with diabetes face as they try to keep the...
2
2
Damien Wise's profile photoAdmiralLadyPaula Rizzuto's profile photo
Add a comment...

Paul Szymkowiak

Shared publicly  - 
 
... and Tangiers looks pretty cool too  http://kck.st/191HdLb.
Tangiers - Stealth gameplay meets the darker avant-garde of the 20th century.
1
Add a comment...
2
J. Simmons's profile photo
 
Thanks for sharing this.  I had not heard about Ms Morgan before.  Book just went on my wish list.
Add a comment...
 
More developments in the MakerBot industries story:  http://apnews.excite.com/article/20130620/DA714EL00.html
1
Add a comment...

Paul Szymkowiak

Shared publicly  - 
 
The licensing of MySQL at Oracle appears to have begun to move away from the previous GNU GPL v2 open-source licensing, at least for the MySQL manual.

... and in making that change, it appears that the GNU GPL license for earlier MySQL versions may have been voliated in the process (see the linked comment thread )
1
Add a comment...

Paul Szymkowiak

Shared publicly  - 
 
Bamboo is quite an amazing material: just check out the beauty and strength in these arches. This is part of the ESE project on display in Fed Square, Melbourne, Australia
1
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
453 people
Kean Maizels's profile photo
Peter Serwylo's profile photo
Tim Josling's profile photo
Naomi Creek's profile photo
Tresna Lee's profile photo
Evette Cordy's profile photo
Becky Fox's profile photo
Official Happy's profile photo
Jovir Amatong's profile photo
Work
Occupation
I get stuff done, getting my hands dirty and also by leading, coaching, teaching, facilitating and mentoring projects. I've worked extensively in software development in various roles, industries and countries. Recently, I've been learning about building hardware products, and in social and environmental change projects. I can plan, manage, define, design, implement, test and deploy products and services.
Employment
  • collaborating with others to get great projects done. I have broad experience working with project teams as a leader, coach, facilitator and mentor. I understand building products and services, and I'm learning what it takes to build thriveable communities. I have lots of experience understanding and defining practices and processes that support flexible, agile work.
    present
Basic Information
Gender
Decline to State
Other names
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/case-pseudonyms
Story
Tagline
Explorer, Maker, Contextualist, Humanist, Collaborator, Mentor
Introduction
Workin on @euriskomelb@okfnau and @openPCR @ CSIRO.

#explorer #maker #contextualist #humanist #collaborator #hacker #mediator #mentor #coach
Bragging rights
Community Projects: Maker Ambassador for @OKFNau, @euriskomelb core team member, founding member of @spacegambit, team lead for Australia's first @makerfairemel, tech team-lead for @Gathering11, team lead for OpenLab entry in the @GGHChallenge inaugural Great Global Hackerspace Challenge 2011. Helped setup @HubMelbourne and @hackmelbourne. Contributing author for the Rational Unified Process (RUP), a scalable agile method for creating software-related products.
Education
  • Buccaneer Scholar
    present