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Jennifer Campbell
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Re: Synchronized beanies
Jennifer Campbell   5/2/2013 4:44:22 PM
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Better luck next year, TJ! I wasn't at the show, but the videos I saw were very cool.

TJ McDermott
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Re: Synchronized beanies
TJ McDermott   5/2/2013 4:39:17 PM
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Jennifer, sorry, no pictures.  I did not win the propeller beanie:

From an email announcement I just received from the manufacturer

Congratulations to Olyvia of East Aurora, NY, on winning the CapNet propeller beanie contest

mrdon
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Re: Synchronized beanies
mrdon   4/21/2013 4:55:16 PM
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Charles, I just thought of another question based on the beanie controller driving a small dc motor and the LEDs, what's the power consumption of the CapNet Beanie?

mrdon
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Re: Synchronized beanies
mrdon   4/21/2013 4:27:13 PM
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Charles, I agree. The Synapse Wireless Mesh Network tech is quite easy to use. I wanted to implement a new wireless hand remote for Hunter Fans using the Synapse Wireless Mesh tech but manage felt the piece price was too steep for their customers. The programming language of choice used in Synapse Wireless Mesh Network technology is Python. CapNet is another example of wearable technology and the fun devices that can be implemented with it. I can see cool apps being develop with CapNet. Nice article Max!!!

daveladd
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Re: Synchronized beanies
daveladd   4/12/2013 6:36:56 PM
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MEMS sensing the fow of ideas from the keyboard (or other HMI). It seems likely that the greatest aggregate rate would be achieved if all were thinking independantly, or synergizing off other trains. There's no need to waste time on meetings if everyone's thinking the same.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Synchronized beanies
Rob Spiegel   4/12/2013 1:15:24 PM
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I like that idea, Daveladd -- that s unless the engineers can think differently while running their beanies in unison. The wonder of the nerd is the different think. 

Charles Murray
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Re: Synchronized beanies
Charles Murray   4/11/2013 8:19:29 PM
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I think you're onto something, daveladd. As the brain cells in the room heat up, the beanies could use little energy harvesting systems to harvest the energy from the heat and drive the propellers.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Synchronized beanies
Rob Spiegel   4/11/2013 1:10:44 PM
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That's darned cool, Jenn, quite a step forward from our beanie propellers. I've been braced for all types of technology advances, from pharmaceuticals to cars, but I never thought they're improve on the beanie cap.

daveladd
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Re: Synchronized beanies
daveladd   4/11/2013 10:43:22 AM
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I imagine a development team meeting where all the participants are wearing them.  They're driven by servo motors, all running in sync with an anonymous iphone in the room in control.  They speed up and slow down together to the tempo of the discussion.  When the ideas start to flow, the blades start spinning cooling all those over-clocked brain cells.  No wonder they call us nerds...

 

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Synchronized beanies
Rob Spiegel   4/11/2013 10:35:55 AM
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That may be a good stereotype to cement, TJ. I have propeller caps for me and my kids. They're acoustic -- not fueled. They work in some instances -- like going to the zoo -- but I'm not sure I'd recommend wearing one to work.

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