Setting Up Your Python Environment with Pip, VirtualEnv and PyCharm (Mac)

This tutorial will cover setting up a Python Environment from scratch on a Mac. Install Python Python comes installed on the latest Mac OS versions. To see if you already have Python installed, type Command+SpaceBar to bring up search, and search for “Terminal”. Locate your Python installation on the command line by typing: $ which […] more…

Setting Up Your Python Environment with Pip, VirtualEnv and PyCharm (Windows)

This tutorial will cover setting up a Python Environment from scratch on a Windows Machine. Install Python You are welcome to use either Python 2 or Python 3, but for the sake of this tutorial we are using Python 2.7. Download Python 2.7 for Windows from the official Python website here. Once the download is […] more…
The CRASH Space Super Ultra My Little Pony Donation Box

The CRASH Space Super Ultra My Little Pony Donation Box

All files for this project are open source and available on github | GPL-3.0 license Turn your sound on for this one As the 2015 CRASH Space Vice President and an alumnus of the 2010 CRASH internship program, it’s fair to say that I come from a long line of donation box experts. CRASH Space […] more…
My Hamstrometer was Featured on SuchWowTV!

My Hamstrometer was Featured on SuchWowTV!

If you love the video, you can support SuchWowTV with a bitcoin micropayment!   Annnd here are two of my favorite screenshots: You can literally see the fabric of my reality crumbling here   more…
How I Open Sourced My Hamsters for Science

How I Open Sourced My Hamsters for Science

Github | GPL-3.0 license Last year, I brought two new Roborovski hamster pups into our home. They looked identical at the time, so I named them both Hamtaro. (Fast forward the 1.5 years I’ve owned them, and one has grown significantly tubbier than the other… So I’ve nicknamed her Hamtaro Grande.) Hamtaro y Hamtaro Grande […] more…
Hamstrometer Live Data Feed

Hamstrometer Live Data Feed

Watch my roborovski hamster’s daily activity in realtime more…
Emergency Quick Prototyping Pack

Emergency Quick Prototyping Pack

Between my home lab, the hackerspace that I co-run, the booths we set up at various events, and my day job, I find myself packing and unpacking electronics supplies pretty often. To cut down on wasted time (including the time I spend running to RadioShack to pick up that tiny-but-oh-so-important part that I forgot), I’ve […] more…
2014 CRASH Space Annual Report

2014 CRASH Space Annual Report

Today, April 26th 2015, is the day of the CRASH Space Annual Meeting. As the Vice President and a Board Member of the 501(c)3 non-profit CRASH Space, I’ve put together our official Annual Report for the organization’s year 2014. To all CRASH Space members, supporters and friends: please allow me to offer you our sincerest […] more…
SASL Authentication Failed using Mutt and Dreamhost

SASL Authentication Failed using Mutt and Dreamhost

Last night, I decided to set up Mutt on my Trisquel machine at home as one of the many steps towards getting my environment set up to contribute to the Linux Kernel. Sadly, of all of the steps involved in setting up that environment, getting Mutt configured with my personal email account (which I host […] more…
Robotics for Kids: Crashspace at LACMA for NextGen Art+Tech Family Sundays

Robotics for Kids: Crashspace at LACMA for NextGen Art+Tech Family Sundays

Carlyn Maw, Levi Simons and myself are leading a multi-week family-friendly workshop at LACMA this August as a part of LACMA’s NextGen Art+Technology Family Sundays program. Families are welcome to come explore the intersection of art and technology by learning how to build DoodleBots: fun, creative robots that produce their own unique works of art. […] more…
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