For me, the wheels started turning when we set the dates for our product zone’s Chicago HQ onsite and decided to make a hackathon the focus of our 2 days together. I wanted to make this meetup a memorable one and create some kind of tangible reminder of the occasion. I also knew that our hackathon teams would work hard on their self-selected projects and that everyone who participated would deserve a fun reward.
As someone who loves Onewheel trail riding, I’ve often wished I could be more “locked in” on my board while cruising over rough terrain. Replacing the stock grip tape was really the only change I made that helped with that, but it’s still easy to get thrown off occasionally by the roots, rocks, and drops that are common on mountain bike trails. I wanted something more than increased surface friction to keep my feet planted.
A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to build something fun. My kids and I enjoy tinkering with maker projects here and there, but we haven’t made anything lately quite like our epic Twang LED Strip game build from last year. I really wanted another project that required some 3D printing and made use of an Arduino Uno and some Arduino starter kit parts we had sitting idle.
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Like most families with elementary-age kiddos, dinner time can be a struggle in our house. Eating out hits the weekly budget pretty hard and even though Ames and I both enjoy cooking, trying new or adventurous recipes becomes a game of “will they eat it?” roulette. For those reasons, we try to stick with tried-and-true family favorites, sneaking in something interesting now and then when we’re feelin’ lucky.