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How to Make Robots, Drones and Superhero Costumes

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Sunday 10th March, 2013

3:30pm to 6:00pm (CST)

RSVP Required - Want to learn how to build your own robot or real-life superhero costume that works? What about a camera that superimposes a mustache on your face?

The co-founders of BeagleBone, a credit-card sized Linux computer that provides laptop-like performance and expandability without the expense or noise of desktops, and BeagleBoard.org, an active open-source community for hobbyists, makers and DIYers that averages 50,000 hits per week, will lead an interactive workshop about how to build cool hardware using BeagleBone. They will showcase how current developers leverage the open-source platform to create innovative products such as an underwater robot, a 3D printer, BeagleBone mustache camera, a real-life superhero costume sensor-equipped platforms that make your life easier and a camera that spits out descriptions of a moment instead of the image. They will also provide key insight and tips on how to develop cool hardware using software like Android and Ubuntu and how to take your cool project and transform it into a prototype that can be taken to market.

Prerequisites:
Basic electronics and programming knowledge is desired, but not strictly required. Familiarity with tools like Arduino would be especially useful.

What to Bring:
Attendees should bring their own laptops that run Windows, Linux or Mac OS X.

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About the speakers

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Gerald Coley

Hardware Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments

Gerald Coley is the co-creator of open-source development tools at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and continues to oversee the design, support and manufacturing of these tools. During his 16-year tenure with TI, Coley designed more than 25 development boards that help simplify and speed up the design process.

The most recent development tool is BeagleBone, a credit-card-sized Linux computer platform based on TI's Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor that runs Android and Ubuntu. BeagleBone has spurred innovative projects worldwide such as underwater robots, 3D printers, a dirty dish detector and a real-life superhero costume.

An active advocate for open-source hardware and the creative possibilities it enables, Coley is also co-founder of BeagleBoard.org, a robust community where software developers and hobbyists share solutions, showcase new projects, ask questions and offer feedback. Launched in 2008, BeagleBoard.org averages 50,000 hits per week and is now one of the most active open-source communities in the industry.

Additionally, Coley has worked with several industry publications and universities to promote and share strategies, trends and tips for open-source hardware and software. He also has spoken at various industry conferences such as Design East and Design West.

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Jason Kridner

Software Architecture Mgr/Open-Source Platform Expert, Texas Instruments

A well-known open-source software architect, Jason Kridner is the co-founder of BeagleBoard.org, a robust community where software developers and hobbyists share solutions, showcase new projects, ask questions and offer feedback. Launched in 2008, BeagleBoard.org averages 50,000 hits per week and is now one of the most active open-source communities in the industry.
Kridner is also the co-creator of open-source development tools at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) such as BeagleBoard, BeagleBoard-xM and BeagleBone, a credit-card-sized Linux computer platform based on TI's Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor that runs Android 4.0 and Ubuntu software. BeagleBone has spurred innovative projects worldwide such as underwater robots, 3D printers, a dirty dish detector and a real-life superhero costume that works

During his 20-year tenure with TI, he has become an active leader in the open-source community. As such, he has engaged audiences at a variety of industry and hardware and software developer shows including Maker Faire, Embedded Linux Conference, Android Builders Summit, OSCON, CES, Design West, Collaboration Summit and Design East.

In his free time, Kridner uses BeagleBone to explore his creativity and most recently created the BeagleBone Mustache App, which uses a webcam and computer vision to detect faces and superimpose fancy mustaches.

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  • Jason Kridner
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When

Time 3:30pm6:00pm CST

Date Sun 10th March 2013

Where

Classroom 204, AT&T Conference Center

Session type

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Session Hash Tag

#Beaglebone

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