[Tiny-tux] Android Usability Workshop, for the user or the rooter: Feb 26th, 2012, 4pm, at Noisebridge

Corey McGuire 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:
http://shop.moderndevice.com/products/freeduino-usb-host-board

The phonedrone is steeper, but for a substantial upgrade:
https://store.diydrones.com/PhoneDrone_Board_p/br-phonedrone.htm

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
> https://store.diydrones.com/PhoneDrone_Board_p/br-phonedrone.htm
>
>
> 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
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>
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