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Welcome Jason Huggins (@hugs) from Tapster Robotics!
- There is a Chicago 3H Meetup happening Tuesday, November 28th
- He started the Selenium web testing project in 2004 at ThoughtWorks. In 2008, he started Sauce Labs, which makes cloud-hosted testing infrastructure based on Selenium.
- In 2013, Jason helped fix Healthcare.gov
- Early robots were on Tindie which was featured for playing angry birds
- Current robot is the “Sidekick 1.5”
- Different robots over the years have been cartesian, delta and now SCARA.
- Check out this robot sorting pancakes.
- All of the robotics was based on the idea Jason had for building a robot art project with linear actuators. In the mean time there have been examples like the Coca Cola billboard and the MIT inFORM project.
- Nadya Peek has talked about how MIT Media Lab is good at getting the paper and promo but not delivering thousands of a thing.
- pinthing.com was Jason’s software prototype.
- Lego technic
- Jason is a big fan of the ease of using Fritzing. Jason liked the “1 minute shield” video.
- He was also the reason Chris created the simpler version of KiCad tutorials called “Shine on you crazy KiCad“
- Backflip robot
- Robot operating system
- Jason doesn’t work with many languages that don’t have a REPL. We first heard this term when Tony DiCola was on the show talking about micropython.
- “Speed is always a feature”
- “As they say, go big or go home…I went home” (to Chicago)
- There was a singular investor from Indie.vc, Bryce Roberts. He had also been an investor in the Chumby
- The typical archetype of a user is “the boss of test engineer”.
- The testing is done via that web driver protocol.
- Jury sides with T-Mobile in federal lawsuit over theft of ‘Tappy’ robot technology by Huawei
- The Tapster is open source hardware and software! You can find the work on Github under the tapsterbot account and on hugs’ account
- He’d love to chat with you if you’re into kinetic sculpture or are a software or robotics expert. Ping Jason on twitter or via email
may I say, its better to surf the 4th industrial robotics revolution than have it wipe out your job.
may the nimble engineer retrain in time to catch the wave of the looming robotics revolution.
-an engineer, he who has an ear for the steam engine. from the first industrial revolution. 🙂
to contrive, devise cleverness is he that can fix or build one.
PS calling fellow humans – your comments are needed – otherwise the bots will generate comment text. – funny emoji
Carl Smith says
After listening to this episode I feel compelled to point out that the word “whatever” has been voted the most annoying word in the English language for 8 years running.
There was a great talk by Nate Silver on the Intelligence Squared podcast where he talks about (engineering) education and learning on a more practical level :
It’s similar to what Richard Feynman says in the Pleasure of Finding Things Out documentary.. there’s a youtube clip of it entitled ‘Feynman and Reading’.
Finally, Jennifer Doudna (CRISPR fame) was on Sam Harris’ podcast and mentions the importance of un-focusing, and how working on something that doesn’t have a direct application is often where the most important discoveries are found! (See 44m41s mark).