Cover photo
Rob Russell
Works at Google
Attended University of Windsor
Lives in Cupertino, CA
3,846 followers|1,146,638 views


Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
Space coffee cups are cool but it's interesting to think about how understanding capillary action better helps out on Earth too.
Add a comment...

Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
Neat demo of gravity
Rob Russell shared a video
Candace Nast's profile photoNoella Nast's profile photo
Now I'm totally confused .
Add a comment...

Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
Live action Space Invaders with drones. Looks awesome.

(Found via hackaday )
Add a comment...

Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
This article does a good job of framing a lot of the things I think about when I hear about cashless society. The language might get a little excited though.
Banks, governments, credit card companies and fintech evangelists all want us to believe our cashless future is inevitable and good. But this isn't a frictionless utopia says Brett Scott, and it's time to fight back​
bruce chia's profile photoRob Russell's profile photo
I like robots, I just don't trust all the people that run them. Cash isn't great but what we're replacing it with has a different set of issues that I haven't seen widely reported.
Add a comment...

Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
Santa Cruz today
Noella Nast's profile photo
Beautiful !
Add a comment...

Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
Assembled my MeArm robot kit tonight. Controlled from a Raspberry Pi v3. The servos sound decidedly unhappy. Kind of funny to watch it move though.
Rob Russell's profile photoJonathan Beri's profile photoLen Nast's profile photo
Yeah usually cheap metal gears are expensive.
Ask me about cost of H2 Hummer Gas door, And then ask me about wheels made of same stuff that can be fixed at only one dealer in windsor at 22.60 a crack and that's only buying time.So far 2 down.

Add a comment...

Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
If you use bash shell in Linux (or under some other OS) but aren't like way into bash, you might not know where to find keyboard shortcuts. Bash relies on readline to get the commands you type. So the keyboard shortcuts come from readline too.

Do yourself a favour and peruse the Editing Commands section in the manpage at . One more thing you'll need to know: where it says "meta" (or "M-") you can try the Alt or Option key. And if that doesn't work you can press Escape then the rest of the shortcut.

You can find the same information with the command "man readline" inside bash itself. It's not a thrilling read but it'll make your life easier if you have to use bash anyway. I've been using bash forever but just skimmed it again the other day and picked up a couple new tricks.
readline will read a line from the terminal and return it, using prompt as a prompt. If prompt is NULL or the empty string, no prompt is issued. The line ...
Squish Kingdom's profile photo
I don't know how to use g+ right. :p happy birthday big bro!
Add a comment...

Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
Conway's Game of Life implemented in … Conway's Game of Life. A few years old but new to me.
Rob Russell's profile photoStephen Rose's profile photoMatt McIrvin's profile photo
+Stephen Rose Golly is really worth checking out: many of these things that used to be just theoretical can actually be run on your desktop now. There are universal computers fully implemented in Life today, and even (arguably) a working replicator. Golly can also run John von Neumann's more complicated CA that he constructed to prove the existence of a universal-computer-based replicator, and it can run his pattern through full life cycles.

Golly implements hyper-fast algorithms that can be used to play patterns of mind-boggling size (in some cases, bigger than all the computers in the world could represent as a straight array).
Add a comment...

Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
Coming soon: reading ancient books without opening them. Enabled by increasing time resolution of terahertz frequency imaging.
Elaine Russell's profile photo
Sounds like magic to Mr 😄
Add a comment...

Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
Kebabs at the cottage tonight
Elaine Russell's profile photoNoella Nast's profile photo
Need wieners in there !
Add a comment...

Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
It's like somebody was watching me at work and wrote a paper on it.
Lots of details on Google's monolithic source code and how they make it not only work, but work very well.
Google's monolithic repository provides a common source of truth for tens of thousands of developers around the world.
2 comments on original post
Add a comment...

Rob Russell

Shared publicly  - 
A router that can follow a path when you move it in the right general direction. Nifty.
Add a comment...
Collections Rob is following
View all
  • Google
    Developer Progams Engineer, 2010 - present
  • Late Night PC
    Owner, 2008 - 2010
  • General Motors
    Software Engineer, 2001 - 2008
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Cupertino, CA
Mountain View, CA - Nepean, ON - Windsor, ON
Engineer at Google
  • Canadian transplant in silicon valley
  • physics spectator
  • into DIY anything
  • occasional amateur photographer
  • ENTJ
  • University of Windsor
  • Holy Names High School
Basic Information
Decline to State
Rob Russell's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Google Maps

Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

Models | 3D Resources (Beta)

3D Resources (Beta) web application

President Obama Is Waging a War on Hackers | WIRED

Ha ha. New York Times accidentally posted their employee database to their website: SSN, passwords, and salaries: —

Angular directives for Bootstrap

AngularJS (Angular) native directives for Bootstrap. Small footprint (5kB gzipped!), no 3rd party JS dependencies (jQuery, bootstrap JS) req

Crazyflie 2.0: LED-ring expansion | Bitcraze

A while ago we did a hack where we attached a NeoPixel ring to a Crazyflie. It was just a quick hack to show the concept, but we really like

Voidstar Labs Introduces StickyBud, A 3D-Printed Earbud Dock For Google ...

Google started offering the mono earbud along with Glass since they announced Version 2 in October last year. The mono earbud is really hand

Powerful Python One-Liners - Python Wiki

Powerful Python One-Liners. This is a page that is devoted to short programs that can perform powerful operations. The ability to write shor

New Jack Almanac: Day 1: Do you really want to do this?

I am on sabbatical. And I am going to share an important thing I have learned from this precious period of research and reflection: my sabba

The next generation – Crazyflie 2.0 | Bitcraze

It's been more than a year now since the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter was released and it's been a great journey! It's been great to see users

Comcast spreads cash wide on Capitol Hill

There’s little that tends to unite a leading liberal like Dick Durbin and a conservative firebrand like Ted Cruz. But when the two senators

Fractal: Make Blooms Not War

Come be enthralled by Fractal’s music puzzler experience. Push, Combo, and Chain your way through a pulsing technicolor dreamscape while exp

That time it was a hand

When we were kids, my grandparents had a farm on Pelee Island. In the summer, we'd often go over to the Island in my dad's boat to spend the

Wiping out Thousands

WoT derives it's name from the Alvin Toffler novel "Future Shock." Like a tidal wave consuming a densely-populated island of sentient robots

Build your own dinosaur: fossil models arrive for 3D printers

It's a decidedly 21st-century technology, but now 3D printing is being harnessed to highlight mesmerizing relics from the ancient past. A ne

About | Tears of Steel

We do this by inviting the best of the talents from the Blender community to work in Amsterdam for half a year or more, in the studio of the

Look of Disapproval

I can't stress this enough: It's ONLY FOR JELLYBEAN AND UP, because JellyBean accepts the proper Unicode characters that no other versions h


Now with FREE online MULTIPLAYER.The humanity had fallen. In the great robot uprising machines took the planet over. Empire of Machine is th

What the ...?

Dear Google users— You may be aware of press reports alleging that Internet companies have joined a secret U.S. government program called PR

1 review