From: John Soward
Subject: Teensy 2.0 project @macworld; teeasyButtons
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:27:35 -0500

I built some 'game show' buttons with the usual Easy Buttons. I didn't take a lot of pictures from the build, but included is a reference to the session and some photos.

There are 2 LEDs in each easy button, which show though the button top. The lights can flash or fade in and out in an 'attractor' style mode. A button hit in game mode and the light stays on.

They communicate via rawHID to a custom Cocoa application written for the game which, in addition to controller the buttons and their lights and keeping score, pulls appIcons and uses some CI filters to distort them to facilitate the guessing game.

One button has the LEDs and switch connection raw soldered and glued in place, the other has the Teensy affixed to a piece of perfboard cut into a circle, and positioned where the speaker was in the Easy button. This plus a little foam tape keeps it from shifting when the USB cable is connected.

TT866: Name That App

John Soward

From MacWorld:

Title: Name That App

Details: Today Icons are more than just a way to convey meaning through a pictorial resemblance to a physical object. Icons have become part of art or even art themselves. Join us for a game we call "Name That App". With a nod to that famous TV game show with a similar name, we have crafted an audience participation that should be an entertaining way to learn more about Mac/iOS applications. How does the game work? - contestants are picked from the audience - a clue is given - each contestant takes turns biding on how few parts of the App Icon are needed to guess the app - the partial Icon is shown and a guess is made

Speakers: John Soward
Research Initiatives Manager

John Turner

Date: Friday, February 1st (2013)
Time: 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM