[Tiny-tux] Android Usability Workshop, for the user or the rooter: Feb 26th, 2012, 4pm, at Noisebridge
coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Thu Jan 19 11:26:19 PST 2012
Brandon just kicked down the board. It's still a little steep, owing to
the inclusion of the USB host chip AND an FTDI chip:
The phonedrone is steeper, but for a substantial upgrade:
I'm also researching USB On The Go (awakening the USB Host features of
android phones) and native FTDI compatibility of android.
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:
> To the people who attended. Who at the Arduino with Android
> compatibility? The Official ADK is PAINFULLY expensive. For the money,
> you might as well get a very pimp Phonedrone
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:
>> First meeting, SUCCESS!
>> We had a moderful meeting with lots of conversations about the state of
>> Android, many anti-cloud/how-do-we-unplug musings, discussions about
>> application development, and phone lots of phone root/modding!
>> But the question everyone asked is, when are we doing it again?
>> So, mark your calendars! Feb 26th, 2012, 4pm, at Noisebridge!
>> Writ large:
>> If you can't open it, you don't own it! How many times have we heard or
>> read that? Doubtless, we've heard it or read it on our most closed and
>> inaccessible possessions! The contracts make us feel like we are renting,
>> software that serves the carrier more than the user, but they are ours and
>> they should operate under our terms.
>> So, I would like to propose that NoiseBridge host an "Android Usability
>> Workshop" event where people of all skill levels and personalization
>> commitments gather to truly make people feel at home with their devices.
>> I invite people to talk about:
>> - Productivity
>> - App selection
>> - App development
>> - Customization
>> - Rooting
>> - ROMs
>> - Spyware, bloatware, nagware, and how to scrap it all
>> - Skirting the the boundaries of the ELUA and getting what YOU want
>> from YOUR device.
>> And a personal favorite of mine
>> - Android as an embedded platform
>> Among other things, I would like people, before the event, to talk about
>> what they want out of their devices. So, feel free to reply with how you'd
>> like to get the most out of your phone!
>> How can people help?
>> - If you feel like a resource but are worried about becoming over
>> committed, message me directly and we'll see if there are others with
>> similar or complimentary skills so that no single person is left fielding
>> all the interested users
>> - Tastebridge, care to help FEED people?
>> - Got some friends at Google working on Android? Anyone from
>> Motorola, HTC, Samsung, etc? Have a club, a bag, and a locking trunk?
>> GOOD! Kidnap them and drag them along! We have ways to make them talk.
> Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler - Albert
> Einstein <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein>
> Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo Da Vinci<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_Da_Vinci>
> Perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when
> there is nothing left to take away - Antoine de Saint Exupéry<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_de_Saint_Exup%C3%A9ry>
> Keep It Simple Stupid - Kelly Johnson<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Johnson>
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler - Albert
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo Da
Perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there
is nothing left to take away - Antoine de Saint
Keep It Simple Stupid - Kelly
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