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Python and the 555 Blinking Eyes in the Bushes

Python and the 555 Blinking Eyes in the Bushes

For Halloween, I had wired the bushes in front of my house with a dozen or so pairs of blinking LED eyes. Each pair of eyes blinked at their own rate–all powered by an Arduino. After building these centrally-wired daemonic bush entities I wanted to be able to deploy a few more in remote bushes and trees without having to wire them up to an Arduino. So I turned to my good friend the 555 …

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Hello World Update

Hello World Update

It’s been awhile since my last real update and a lot’s been going on. First, the good people of Popular Mechanics reached out to me earlier this year about the squirrel/sentry gun project and did a little write-up about it in their September 2012 issue. Having grown up on Popular Mechanics it was very cool and flattering. (I’m still tempted to send away for plans to build a flying ship out of ordinary household vacuum cleaners.) I …

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PyCarolinas Redux

PyCarolinas Redux

We just wrapped up the inaugural PyCarolinas conference. I know I had a good time and it was great to see so many people in attendance not only from the southeast, but from across the US with even some international attendees. Professor Gary Bishop of the Department of Computer Science at UNC Chapel Hill gave our first keynote on Saturday touching on accessibility and enabling technologies. It was an inspiring call to action. We as …

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