Back in the day, before color printers (or printers at all), people still had to make good data visualization. One way to do that was by using patterns instead of solid colors to indicate changes in scale or category. For example, take a look at this set of pie charts, using different patterns for different […]

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In the first post in this series, I walked through inventory, preparation, calibration and assembly of the SumoBot Kit that was provided to all attendees of this year’s RobotsConf. From there, I showed how to control the bot with an Arduino Uno, Electric Imp and Spark Core. In this article, I’m going walk through two […]

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In the previous article, I walked through inventory, preparation, calibration and assembly of the SumoBot Kit that was provided to all attendees of this year’s RobotsConf. In this article, I’m going introduce a simple program to for controlling the assembled SumoBot with an Arduino Uno. This entire article will assume that the you have already […]

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In the previous article, I walked through inventory, preparation, calibration and assembly of the SumoBot Kit that was provided to all attendees of this year’s RobotsConf. In this article, I’m going introduce a simple program to for controlling the assembled SumoBot with a Spark Core. This entire article will assume that you have already read […]

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In the previous article, I walked through inventory, preparation, calibration and assembly of the SumoBot Kit that was provided to all attendees of this year’s RobotsConf. In this article, I’m going introduce a simple program to for controlling the assembled SumoBot with an Electric Imp. This entire article will assume that you have already read […]

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At this year’s RobotsConf, the theme of the event was “Everyone Builds a Robot”. Creator and curator Chris Williams facilitated this by including a SumoBot Kit (designed and produced by Paweł Szymczykowski) and an ARDX Starter Kit for Arduino in the “swag bag” that every attendee received at registration. The bag also included an Arduino […]

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Many of us use npm on a daily basis to manage our server-side and client-side dependencies, but do we know what goes on behind the scenes? What does the npm ecosystem look like from 10,000 feet? We set out to answer some of those questions in September of this year and are really excited to […]

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Every time I contribute to JSHint, I learn a little more about JavaScript. My most recent fantastical knowledge adventure led me to the behavior of the name attribute of function objects. JSHint has an interesting but lesser-known feature: code analysis reports. When used programatically, JSHint will return an object with some data about the code […]

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The RICG’s work is starting to wind down, but we’re just getting started at the same time. We’re a weird sort of web standards organization. We’re nebulous by design: a rallying point for anyone that wants to get involved in the kinds of new standards that most impact their daily work. We aim to prevent […]

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Earlier this year, I published an article that announced support for running Johnny-Five programs directly from an Intel Galileo Generation 2 single board computer. Since then, a lot of work has gone into fine tuning Galileo-IO, including a complete internal redesign that takes advantage of native I/O bindings and processing capability improvements whenever possible. Over […]

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