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Programming in the Small: Kids, Chickens, and Ruby

Jason R Clark
November 11, 2016

Programming in the Small: Kids, Chickens, and Ruby

After several years of programming in Ruby using Shoes, my daughter and I were hunting for a new project. Something more useful than a game. Something with a real-world connection. Then it struck us: Chickens!

Join us as we show you how we built our coop monitoring system. It’ll be a wild ride of hardware hacking, weather-proofing, and father-daughter bonding, with Ruby sprinkled throughout. You’ll learn how to modernize your surroundings, and about engaging the young people in your life in technology along the way.

Jason R Clark

November 11, 2016

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  1. Programming in the Small Kids, Chickens, and Ruby

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  4. The Problem

  5. 11 chickens

  6. Similar Eggs

  7. Different Laying Speeds

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  15. #dadtip Chunk It Up #dadtip

  16. #coratip fun to spend time with Dad #coratip

  17. The HARDWARE

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  19. #dadtip Try Things Ahead

  20. smile for the camera

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  22. REAdy to install

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  25. The Software (PI)

  26. Programming on the TV!!

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  28. #dadtip Terminal == Cool Give them real tools!

  29. #coratip Be Careful or the program won't work #coratip

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  31. #dadtip Fast Results

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  33. Thank You for Fairyfloss @sailorhg!

  34. #dadtip Don't get too hung up on doing things "Right"

  35. The Software (SHOES)

  36. #dadtip Draw It On Paper First!

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  38. #coratip experiment with how it looks #coratip

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  40. #dadtip Ask permission to type

  41. The Demo

  42. The FUTURE

  43. Better LIGHTING

  44. Better Date List

  45. Faster Pictures!

  46. OCR

  47. Optical Chicken Recognition

  48. Motion detection

  49. Door open/close

  50. Thank you!!! Questions? http://jasonrclark.com/kidscode/