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Sean Sheedy
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Maker, Coder, Developer Relations Guy, Dad
Maker, Coder, Developer Relations Guy, Dad

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My travelling buddy Maddie!
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A joshua tree along Pearblossom Highway, CA
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Time for another cross-country road trip! CA to VA!
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How to receive Bluetooth broadcast intents
This post about receiving Bluetooth broadcast intents, written for a series about creating a Bluetooth home screen widget, seemed worthwhile standalone, so here it is, in three steps. Step 1. Create a BroadcastReceiver to receive Bluetooth events Create a c...

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Android Studio code formatter for blogging
Copy on steroids  is a JetBrains plugin that can be used to copy code from Android Studio (or any other flavor of IntelliJ) and paste it into a blog post. I found it much easier to use, and better much better highlighting for cutting and pasting Android cod...

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Mindful selection of constant values (for uniqueness)
(I ran into this issue when trying to grok the Android Bluetooth API , and thought it was worthy of a post.) Say you have a value and need to know the name of the constant. For example, you are debugging some code, and things would be much more obvious if y...

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A nameplate on a sophomore student's studio, made from an Arduino, seen at the #clevelandinstituteofart  open house this weekend.
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Great studio space and inspiring student artwork at the #clevelandinstituteofart  open house this past weekend.
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One way to learn about a black box is to feed it inputs and look at the outputs.

To learn about how Bluetooth works on Android, I wrote a small app that lets you see the Broadcast Intents that Bluetooth generates when you do things like turn Bluetooth on and off, pair, unpair, connect and disconnect, scan for devices, etc.

The intents are shown in terms of what you'd see if you were reading the Bluetooth API docs.

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Got a great deal on a night vision camera at RadioShack. Taking it apart, it is really easy to mod it to show the image in reverse, so it will soon become a backup camera for the Sprinter. The mod should work on a lot of cameras that use the same sensor. A write-up:

http://blog.phonedev.com/2015/03/modding-samsung-night-vision-camera.html
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