@PaoloM: does that mean we're all in trouble now?
@Haacked: I'll cut him some slack on that one, now if he doesn't have a perfect score in Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3, I'm with you
So I have a thingomatic by maker bot and it is ok. I know the msft garage is going to get a make bot replicator and an Up 3d printer.
A lot of them are based on a reprap design as well.
I suggest checking out the software and how much tweaking you want to do to get it to print. If your area has a makertareq like seattle's create matrix or tech shop, check those out as well?
Print bed size is another big thing. I wish mine had a bigger bed almost right away.
Making the thing omatic was chances are one of the most confusing things ever. Just put that in context with some of the things I have built . Took 2 days and chances are another 5 to get everything adjusted
@gerdi: we have some ideas
Hey gerdi, the issue with doing advanced classes is the topics start spreading out like a tree. It is hard to say what topics we should cover since there are a TON of topics we could over. Doing an intro series on CS is pretty straight forward, past that the water gets murky on what to cover next.
Ultimately, what topics would you like to see covered? Also there are a lot of good tutorials out there on the internet.
My best bit of advice is to figure out a project you want to do and start working on it. I know doing projects for myself made me into a much better programmer for multiple reasons.
- I did projects that I wanted to be awesome. This meant everything worked and wasn't hacked together.
- The projects I did challenged myself into having to do research. Now you can throw me at something totally new and chances are, I can get up and going pretty quick by poking around.
- It is more enjoyable. You build something you want.
- Getting your hands dirty. The more you see how others do stuff and making mistakes, the better you get at being a better programmer. It is like riding a bike or driving a car, the more you do it...
@Zerutreck: it can detect up to 6 people at a time with 2 skeleton locks. Knowning a set of data is a person is basically tracking. You know those data points belong to that person.
6 people in the field of vision is a lot, believe it or not. Back with beta 1 and testing out tracking, having 4 people in my office was tight.
Have you played with the SDK?
Hey Hui Hui, I'm assuming you're referring to the my computer controlled disco dance floor. I used a single RGB LED per tile. For my project, it was 64 tiles per board, i had 448 total LEDs. You should also pay attention to things like the brightness and field of view of the LED. Super bright but narrow field may not be optimal for you.
I have on my blog my real time thoughts on building it out over a few months along with a post on Coding4Fun. With that said, I don't know if I'd do it the same anymore. That was built before things like netduino and arduino existed.