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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Laravel: my first framework. Chapter 5 – Understanding Controllers

The following content is the fifth 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 5. Understanding Controllers This chapter covers Default controllers Creating new controllers Controller routing RESTful and Resource Controllers When the code of the application […]

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Laravel: my first framework. Chapter 4 – Views

The following content is the fourth 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 4. Views This chapter covers Basics of views and templates Passing data to views Blade template engine View layouts HTML helpers Most modern […]

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Laravel: my first framework. Chapter 3 – Routing

The following content is the third 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 3. Routing This chapter covers Basics of routing Passing parameters to routes Route filters Grouped and named routes Redirects When you come to […]

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