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Building Robots with Multiplo

This was originally posted order essay to Grand St. on May 28, 2013

Tablets, phones, and PCs are being introduced to kids at a very young age whether at home or in school. A friend of mine’s toddler phone spy software mumbai even has “play time” several times a week in her kindergarten class which simply involves an hour of iPad use (don’t worry, they still have outdoor recess for those that I’ve now terrified). This is not a bad thing, tablets can be fantastic learning aids and a spy phone calls free great way to entertain your kids during a car trip and other mundane activities for children. You can browse wikipedia or reddit for hours and can come away with new knowledge on a given subject or just as easily as you can find pictures of cats for your folder titled ‘LOL’.

With this new prevalence of mobile and PC technology in the classroom, schools across the spectrum from the most

well-off to the deeply impoverished (thanks to the beautiful efforts of groups like the Edubuntu team and the OLPC Project), are able to provide kids with the ability to learn about the code and software that drives the tech they have been using for most of their lives. In fact, here in New York several high schools dedicated to learning computer science have begun to open their doors this year.

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hacks things and practices open sourcery. Engineer.

MindWave Mobile

This was originally posted to Grand St. on March 18, 2013.

I originally got the second generation MindWave during my sophomore year of college in order to do two things: first, make pretty fractals with my brainwaves and second, prove the point that you don’t need to drop upwards of 200 dollars to collect meaningful neural feedback. I ended up doing both and here’s what happened.

Thought as Data
People very rarely consider that “thought” can be collected and measured. I think a lot of people assume an EEG is some sort of

mystical device, where if you think about a chair, it will do some heavy math, maybe run some special algorithms, and slowly scribble “chair” out onto the big dot matrix printer spool that all cognitive scientists use. Sadly this is not (yet) the case.

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