[yapc] I need your help with Perl and the Internet of Things at YAPC::NA
zak.zebrowski at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 07:56:20 PST 2012
Anyone interested in doing a group purchase?
For the dual usb port, w/ powersuppy & usb cable, cost would be about $94
per person (with ten people buying)... any takers?
On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM, Scott Walters <scott at slowass.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The Arduino is awesome and I don't want to create an NIH-fueled
> schism, but if you did want to do embedded programming in Perl, check
> out the Bifferboard: http://bifferos.co.uk/. It's a Chinese 486
> clone that will run a stock Slackware install (or various other
> distros). You can put something like OpenWRT on the on-board flash or
> run full install off of USB storage. I'll try to remember to bring
> one along with me. Incidentally, one of them got transplanted into a
> friend's toaster while she was gone on vacation over April Fool's.
> She came home to a joke telling talking toaster that runs Slackware.
> On 1/13/12, Gabor Szabo <gabor at szabgab.com> wrote:
> > Hi Robert,
> > On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 4:33 AM, Robert Blackwell
> > <robert at robertblackwell.com> wrote:
> >> Physical Computing, Internet of Things it does not really matter what
> >> call it. We are talking about controlling things. Maybe you just want a
> >> text
> >> message when your doorbell rings or maybe you want to print in 3D
> >> from Perl using a Makerbot. Maybe you just want more control over your
> >> Christmas lights, CheerLights. Maybe there are dirty words you want your
> >> TV
> >> to just mute.
> >> Arduino, PWM, servo motors, stepper motors, wii controllers, the list
> >> on and on. Have you ever wondered what it all means and how to connect
> >> them
> >> all?
> >> Many of you know I am working on getting the Perl community interested
> >> the Internet of Things and in getting CPAN stuffed full of Internet of
> >> Things code. To do that I need more people interested and enable to hack
> >> in
> >> the Internet of Things space.
> >> I know we can make Perl a choice language for scripting the physical
> >> together.
> >> What do you want to learn?
> >> What can I facilitate?
> >> What projects do you need help with?
> >> Would you pay for a class to learn about something non Perl like how to
> >> use
> >> an Arduino?
> >> What do you want to learn?
> >> What do you need?
> >> There is a lot of non Perl to learn in order to do things. But just like
> >> there is Baby Perl there is Baby Internet of Things. You can really do
> >> interesting things with out having an EE degree.
> >> Don't fear the connected future help build it.
> > I bought an Arduino a year ago and Martin Berends helped me get started
> > with it
> > programming it in it C-like language but quickly got stuck for two main
> > reasons
> > 1) lack of time
> > 2) 0, or even negative understanding in electronics - all the physical
> > part of it
> > Since then I accumulated a lot of junk - in preparation to the time
> > when I need various physical devices to hook up to my Arduino but that
> > time is still on its way.
> > I don't think you can help with (1) well, unless you help me get lot
> > of people buy my training classes :)
> > (and thank *you* for buying it) but (2) might be something interesting
> > fun
> > even if I don't see how is it useful.
> > It might be more fun to program my Arduino in Perl but I don't mind
> > playing with the C code.
> > The thing I would really need help with is understanding the electronics
> > part.
> > Oh and an idea. I'd love to see some robot competition at YAPCs.
> > Sorry if this wasn't much help.
> > regards
> > Gabor
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