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IoTReX: Developing a New Platform for Hardware with Observables

First Published: March 24th, 2016

Some of my neighbors keep plastic dinosaurs on display in their yard (because Portland). I was starting to type out a title for this and realized that with the combination of IoT and RxJS it would just be irresponsible of me not to title it IoTReX. Plus, look at that symmetry, it's beautiful. Back in January , I wrote that I realized reactive…

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First Published: March 2nd, 2016

It's been a while since my last update, but it certainly hasn't been for lack of stuff to talk about. In addition to seeing both Talib Kweli and Godspeed You! Black Emperor in the same weekend and taking a quick trip to LA, I made some good progress in the rest of January and February on all of my making and crafting endeavors. To start with, I…

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Turns out mid-January is the perfect time to learn survival skills.

First Published: January 18th, 2016

So I've been pretty busy since I posted my Crafting Manifesto a couple of weeks ago. I made a few more lights blink on my Arduino, this time in relation to temperature changes. The Makey Makey kit arrived and I started tinkering with it and seeing how I can make music with it. I took the safety orientation at ADX and got to use a chop saw and a…

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First Published: January 5th, 2016

I've been thinking a lot about crafting - making things, both in tech and in the real world. I went to Node Interactive here in Portland last month and was really inspired by the Internet of Things talks. I've begun to play with an Arduino Uno starter kit, which has given me all kinds of ideas. I've already made my silly little spaceship…

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