[Newbies] Re: Beginners Digest, Vol 83, Issue 1

Kirk Fraser overcomer.man at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 18:03:15 UTC 2013


I have posted several project ideas for things
people want.  Your asking for money makes me focus on things I personally
want.  My main tech project is to build a robot.  I need a Cuis version of
the Parallax Propeller Serial Terminal so I can write Smalltalk to control
my robot.  The current software which is executable only is available

I don't know if the Linux version has source code to help.  For now I need
it to run on Windows.  A complete function duplication is the first
step. What is your bid?  Please consider I am also "floored" living in a
1987 RV, no cell, neighbor providing internet.

The next step will add a graphics display of the numbers sent and received
representing actuator positions and commands.  Then possibly a video
display of what the robot sees. By then I hope to have a joystick or other
control to interface.  All this can be published on the Parallax site,
Squeak site, or Sourceforge with the MIT license.

Kirk Fraser

> Hello Squeakers!
> My job search is turning up dead ends, hurry up and wait, and unfathomably
> boring prospects.
> Screw all that! I want to do something cool.
> I'm thinking about doing a KickStarter, but almost all of my ideas are
> either a) stuff no one else wants which only I could possibly think would
> be cool, or b) overly ambitious. The words Andreas used to describe my last
> idea: "a bit grandiose." Gift for understatement at times.
> So I'm looking for something which could be completed by one or two geeks
> in six months to a year, which people actually want, to be implemented (at
> least in part) using Squeak, and to be released at the end under the MIT
> license.
> I've floored my expenses, so I can make my own labor (relatively, for a
> guy living in Seattle) very cheap. By floored, I mean the room I sleep in
> isn't even tall enough to stand up in -- I do not presently meet the
> definition of a free-range chicken -- and I've disconnected my cellular
> service. I want to be an efficient engine for getting things that matter to
> me and other people done, rather than go on being some tool used to ship
> lucrative enterprise crapware.
> So here's the $x question: what do you want me to do? I have a Raspberry
> Pi on order, so bonus points if you can work that in somehow.
> The person with the best (realistic) idea will be credited for it.
> Inspire me! And thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this
> message.
> Casey
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