AngelaBlaster: Leap Motion + Processing

AngelaBlaster: Leap Motion + Processing

My first video game! This twist on Space Invaders is written in Processing, and takes input from a Leap Motion. You move the protagonist (Michelle) around the screen by moving your hand through the air, and shoot bullets at a flying flock of wicked Angelas via Leap Motion-recognized gestures. If you’d like to blast your […] more…
Gesture-Controlled Toy Car Prototype

Gesture-Controlled Toy Car Prototype

So I had this great idea the other day. I’ve told this idea to a few of my friends, each who gave me the “this idea you have, it is not great” look. You know the look. Anyway, I still think it would be a great idea to use the Leap Motion’s gesture recognizing abilities […] more…
Control an Individually-Addressable RGB LED Strip with a Leap Motion

Control an Individually-Addressable RGB LED Strip with a Leap Motion

x-posted on Crashspace.org Here, a Leap Motion is sending data to a Processing script, which is sending that data over serial to an Arduino script, which is sending it to my Arduino Uno to control an individually-addressable RGB LED strip. If you want to do this, too, you can grab my code from GitHub. This […] more…
LED Matrix Backpack Prototype

LED Matrix Backpack Prototype

I commute roughly 10 miles round-trip through Los Angeles each day for work. This is awesome (fun! exercise! no traffic!) and terrible (cars! nobody watches where they’re going! my body is made of soft meats and cars are made of terrible metal! oh god cars!). With the short winter days upon us, all of my […] more…
How to Set Up Desktop Launchers in Ubuntu

How to Set Up Desktop Launchers in Ubuntu

“Launchers” are icons that can be clicked to launch programs. On MacOS and Windows, you probably think nothing of them. They just appear. In certain Linux distros, this isn’t the case. If you recently downloaded a new program to run on your Linux machine, and are thinking “What do I click on to start this […] more…

You are not too _____ to succeed.

In light of another person in a position of power making another naive remark that discourages specific groups of people from daring to try something new, I’d like to take a moment to share some advice with everyone, based on my experiences in the tech industry. Here’s the tl;dr of my background, and why this […] more…
Pimary (/Secondary) IDE channel no 80 conductor cable installed Floppy disk(s) fail (40)

Pimary (/Secondary) IDE channel no 80 conductor cable installed Floppy disk(s) fail (40)

This morning, I dug an old PC out from the closet with hopes of spiffing it up for the Learn to Code with Us folks to use at Crashspace. After fixing it up a bit, I turned it on and was greeted with this: “Pimary IDE channel no 80 conductor cable installed” “Floppy disk(s) fail […] more…
Wasteland 2 could possibly be super awesome

Wasteland 2 could possibly be super awesome

A Reddit user named gamedeveloper posted this to /r/GirlGamers today: My 2013 New Year’s Resolution was to remove Reddit from my life because, let’s face it, that place can be a vile cesspool of preteen time-wasting bullshit pretty much 95% of the time. But today, someone recommended /r/GirlGamers to me, and I respect that someone, […] more…
Learn to Code with Us: Holiday Schedule

Learn to Code with Us: Holiday Schedule

Quick announcement, everyone! Holidays are coming up, so our regular Wednesday night Learn to Code with Us events will be slightly more sporadic. (If you’ve never been to Learn to Code with Us, you can learn more about it by clicking here.) We know you love to learn to code with us Here are the […] more…
Little Girls are Taking Over STEM

Little Girls are Taking Over STEM

(That’s me under the blue robot poster) Yesterday, I put on Coding Workshop for Young Girls (Ages 7 – 13) at Crashspace. Many of the young ladies had prior experience with Scratch (a language that allows students to drag and drop visual snippets of code), and were able to apply that experience to their first […] more…
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