[dorkbotpdx-blabber] Fwd: FooCampers Digest, Vol 266, Issue 1
dhuckaby at paasda.org
Mon Nov 1 13:17:55 EDT 2010
I can concur to some degree...
I know what I want something to do, and when I first came to DorkBot,
Paul S. was able to(in 15 minutes or less) hack something up in code for
the Arduino such that I was able to modify it to do what I wanted.
I had spent about 12 hours in programming trying to figure out how to do
it myself and was achieving nothing short of an epic failure!
On 10/29/10 7:11 PM, Ward Cunningham wrote:
> Friends -- This particularly insightful post got me thinking about our
> groups productivity. Discuss.
> Best regards -- Ward
> Sent from my mobile
> Begin forwarded message:
>> Date:* October 29, 2010 12:00:02 PM PDT*
>> I'm a hardware guy and I struggle to make the electronics
>> work. The 'secret' to many an awesome Maker Faire display is
>> collaboration. Most of the really neat stuff seems to come out of places
>> where folks with diverse knowledge sets collaborate to make something
>> fantastic. Neverwas Haul is one example that comes to mind but there are
>> numerous others. The best teams have software skills, electronic fab
>> skills, a welder and a machinist.
>> --I managed to have a friend skilled in the electronic arts who
>> could design and fab a circuit for my particular Faire project; had that
>> not been the case I'd still be scratching my head and reading manuals. I'm
>> getting pretty good at welding but for me the Arduino is still black
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