We were given a couple of BSH Home appliances, Relayr WunderBars, Arduino, RaspberryPi, Seeedstudio Grove, Nest etc. – so all the Toys a hardware hacker only could think of.
Our idea was to bring FUN the to dull, boring household tasks. We solve this problem by gamify cleaning duties – regular household tasks are turned into a big game, you score every-time you fulfill a task, as sooner and thoroughly, as more points you get.
After 24hrs we presented a first prototype – including a dishwasher, a smart trashcan and a smart broom. The jury was amazed and we scored the 2nd price!
— relayr (@relayr_cloud) March 1, 2015
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There was recently a call on the Softwerkskammer Emailgroup for good sources to improve ones software development skills. Here a summary of all recommendations:
* Buch: Headfirst Design Patterns
* OOSE, Vielleicht hilft Dir das hier weiter: http://www.oose.de/training/objektorientiertes-design-mit-entwurfsmustern/
– OOSE für die Schulung ‘iSAQB’
* Videoreihe von Robert C. Martin: http://cleancoders.com
* Robert C. Martin – Agile Software Development, Principles, Patterns, Practices. In this book the notion of SOLID Principles is very well documented.
* Gang of Four – Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
* Apprenticeship Patterns http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596518387.do
* Skillsmatters Von ndc Oredev
* State: Tennis Kata http://garajeando.blogspot.de/2012/11/refactoring-kata-tennis-to-state-pattern.html
– Bsp zur Tennis Kata: http://blog.ploeh.dk/2011/05/16/TennisKatawithimmutabletypesandacyclomaticcomplexityof1/
* “refactoring to patterns” von joshua kerievsky
* Video-seite wurde ich alles von Kevlin Henney
* “Domain Driven Design” von Eric Evans für Einsteiger ist “implementing Domain driven Design”
* “Being the Worst” podcast
* m.feathers mit “working effectivly with legacy Code”
* “Refactoring – Improving the Design of Existing Code”. Fowler ist ein Meister des OO-Design und das Buch ist voller Beispiele. http://martinfowler.com/books/refactoring.html
I recently wrote a simple Android App which allows me to control my HarmonKardon Avr-35 stereo remotely via IR. Presenting: IrDude.
It uses the an undocumented Samsung IR API, so its unfortunately very much tight to Samsung galaxy note 10.1 tablet. Nevertheless, it does the Job for my, and is hopefully a good starting point for other to do similar. Check http://www.remotecentral.com to find hex codes to support other devices.
[image from IR PUCK]
Oh yeah, I can’t believe Dutch Pinball did it. They are building a Big Lebowski pinball machine!!! I features all the legendary Movie characters, and of course, a bowling alley below the playfield. Can’t wait to get my hands on that.
It’s soon the end of the year and time to say ‘thank-you’ to projects and people I profit from on a regular basis. This year it its:
* iTerm – http://iterm2.com
* SequelPro – http://www.sequelpro.com
* DaviCal – http://www.davical.org
* Serial Podcast – http://serialpodcast.org
* Logbuch: Netzpolitik – http://logbuch-netzpolitik.de
* Alternativlos – http://alternativlos.org
* MacTechnews – get the App to support the project – http://www.mactechnews.de
* Outbank – http://www.outbank.de
* Time Pritlove – https://flattr.com/profile/timpritlove
* Jack Conte – http://www.patreon.com/JackConte
* more to come…
More on my Flattr Page:
Related: open call with @Flattr @GetCentUp @Patreon @GitTip on Sustainable Crowdfunding:
OMG! its happening – The 90s are back!
Update: And even better, Silver Castle Pinball is building a real(!!!) Timeshock! Machine:
WunderBar – a great Internet of Things Starter Kit for App Developers:
[via Moritz, thx]