Micro:bit Starter kit review

For this blog post, I will be reviewing “Microbit Programming Starter Kit Sensors Python with Mainboard” that I’ve received from Digitspace, a large seller of electronics for DIY and hobby. They carry a large selection of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Micro:bit and other kits, parts and accessories. The link to the kit that I’ve received is […]

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Flow Lines

Following my Rad Lines release, I wanted to take up another simple mathematical approach to build infinite number of SVGs: drawing streamlines (aka “flow lines”) of mathematical formulas. You can see my new open source tool called “Flow Lines” here: https://msurguy.github.io/flow-lines/ The tool’s features: – Generate infinite number of designs without being a math wizard […]

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Rad Lines – vector generator

After a few months of slowly working on this project, I am finally releasing Rad Lines, a free tool for generating vector line artworks for plotting / laser engraving / CNC machining or marketing purposes. The tool is available at https://msurguy.github.io/rad-lines/ The source code is athttps://github.com/msurguy/rad-lines What can you do with it? This tool is particularly good […]

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Elegoo Robot Mini Car Review

In this post I’d like to review another product from a company that’s been making tons of products for makers, engineers, students and tinkerers like me. Elegoo, a company from Shenzehen(China), is known for its commitment to open source, a variety of products for STEM students, detailed guides in multiple languages and very low prices. They […]

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Google Summer of Code 2018

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that matches students up with open source, free software and technology-related organizations to write code and get paid to do it. For GSoC 2018 I was honored to work with Processing Foundation on an open source project. Google Summer of Code 2018 ran from May 14 […]

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The Most Complete Arduino Uno R3 Starter Kit from Elegoo – great STEM gift!

In this post I’d like to review a product from a company that’s been making tons of products for makers, engineers, students and tinkerers like me. Elegoo, a company from Shenzehen(China), is known for its commitment to open source, a variety of products for STEM students, detailed guides in multiple languages and very low prices. […]

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Project MYhouse, a smart dollhouse with gesture recognition

During the Winter Quarter of 2018 at MSTI / UW, my team developed MYHouse, a smart interactive doll house that people can interact with by moving a “magic wand” in the air to make it perform certain actions. The dollhouse was created from scratch by using Laser Cutting, 3D printing, creating an electrical circuit and programming […]

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Building Project BOTomazov

Project BOTomazov ( self-portrait drawing robot ) Named after Alexander Bogomazov (1880 – 1930), a Ukrainian painter and artist known for Cubo – Futurism and Spectralism artistic styles, and also for setting theoretical foundation of modern art.     DEMO:   Project Advisors: Gregg Wygonik (Microsoft)- @gwygonik, Andrei Kashcha (Amazon)- @anvaka   Project Motivation: Abundance […]

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Laravel: my first framework. Chapter 6 – Database Operations

The following content is the sixth chapter of my new e-book titled “Laravel: my first framework“. This writing is copyright by Maksim Surguy. Unauthorized copy and distribution of this material is prohibited. Chapter 6. Database Operations This chapter covers Configuring Laravel to use a database Introduction to Query Builder and Eloquent ORM Using Query Builder operators for […]

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