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

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Thu Jan 19 11:36:26 PST 2012


oooOOOoooo... The arduino cape is pretty neat.

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 11:31 AM, Mike Turquette <mturquette at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
>
> I'll point out that for those interested in a dedicated Android
> development platform (e.g. not your phone) AND arduino hacking there
> is:
> http://beagleboard.org/bone
> +
> http://ninjablocks.com/arduino-cape-for-beagle-bone/
>
> Mike
>
> > 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
> > Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - 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
> > Keep It Simple Stupid - Kelly 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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