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  • ThaiR4 commented on URCogPsych's instructable Typing with EMG using MyoWare1 month ago
    Typing with EMG using MyoWare

    ...just a k-4th technology teacher trying to stumble upon a fun/interesting makey makey project. And I stumbled upon *this*.Nice. -keep them coming.-funny...I've been (trying) to teach myself basic electronics and arduino/raspberry pi programming; just out of curiosity. ( via random books from Amazon and youtube videos )Got a rather decently stocked Raspberry pi starter-kit.Subscribbed to Hackerboxes* for two months to fill in the gaps with some really fun variables to work with. * Are you familiar with Hackerboxes? It's like Loot Crate. It's a monthly subscription service that sends you theme-based arduino projects, and such.So now. I have ALL these new toys to play with ( that are WELL beyond my skill set) and I have a head full of ideas... And I want my first build to be somewha...see more »...just a k-4th technology teacher trying to stumble upon a fun/interesting makey makey project. And I stumbled upon *this*.Nice. -keep them coming.-funny...I've been (trying) to teach myself basic electronics and arduino/raspberry pi programming; just out of curiosity. ( via random books from Amazon and youtube videos )Got a rather decently stocked Raspberry pi starter-kit.Subscribbed to Hackerboxes* for two months to fill in the gaps with some really fun variables to work with. * Are you familiar with Hackerboxes? It's like Loot Crate. It's a monthly subscription service that sends you theme-based arduino projects, and such.So now. I have ALL these new toys to play with ( that are WELL beyond my skill set) and I have a head full of ideas... And I want my first build to be somewhat interesting and cool. Sure. I could turn a bunch of curious 4th graders on to coding leds to light up on command and such... But wouldn't it be cool to also be able to say, "yeah. But did you know that this little $20 device can also do 'T H I S' ?" ( and then control a LED screen, make a wifi connection, control and object or simple machine, make a simple game, make a sound, know the temperature, find objects with rfid and even be able to detect if YOU are there with sensors.) -and I am not just rambling about things that I could maybe do someday; no, a two month subscription of Hackerboxes has totally thrown all of these options into my lap. And my brain is in a bit of a whirl-wind at the moment.So. If there are any scary-smart people in here that might want to pitch a random thought about what they would do with any of those variables and 'toys', I would be grateful to here your thoughts. I'm not asking for schematics, ( Half the fun is figuring that part out ) . I am just fishing for ideas. A cool starting point. maybe a simple demonstration that might inspire a kiddo. *That one kiddo. A misfit-kiddo. A kiddo that has failed at everything else at school. Those misfit kiddos have unrecognized skills. Put them on fantasticcontraption.net or MinecraftEDU and they are ninjas! They think visually. And they are really good at making things. And their classroom teachers never notice, because it is not valued. I want to master basic electronics for those kids. They deserve a purpose. Someone in the know throw me a bone.I want to get this started, I just don't want to do it sloppy.Opps. I got off topic. My bad.

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