Tech Kids Blog Returns!!!

Hi Tech Kids Blog Readers,

After the failure of my new site,  I have returned to Tech Kids Blog. But now, I am opening the site up to a wider audience. Tech Talks will be the new site name. Tech Talks will provided tutorial videos, coding updates, projects, and computer tips. I am excited to return to WordPress and I have also created Alexander Parsan – Gifted Air(giftedair.wordpress.com) as a personal blog.

I would like to hear your feedback, and please spread the word.

Alex

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Goodbye Tech Kids Blog, Hello Tech Talks!

Hi Everyone,

I have been very busy in the past 3 months. Recently I started gifted school and I have had little time to blog.When I found time to blog, I realized Tech Kids Blog was not doing very good. It didn’t turn up in Google searches under “Alexander Parsan Tech Kids Blog”, “Kids Tech Blog” or even just “Tech Blogs by Kids”. WordPress.com was limiting and I couldn’t do as much as I hoped. For the past 2 weekends I have been attempting to move my blog to be a sub domain of my new personal site, alexanderparsan.tk. I have now renamed the site Tech Talks for Kids and when the site is ready it will be at the following link http://techblog.alexanderparsan.tk.

-Alexander

J.A.R.V.I.S comes to a home near you(AND MORE….)

Well, with the main part of my social network done, I am taking a long break from it and focusing on my new project: The Offline Coder Computer. When I looked into the project, I noticed that I would have to get the 7.4V Lithium Ion battery to both the Raspberry Pi and a LCD which would be a little over my skill level.

Modifying the idea a lot was a good idea, and in my opinion more fun.
Instead I will be making a J.A.R.V.I.S(from the Iron Man 3 movie) type smart computer using my Raspberry Pi. I have been wanting to do this since I watched the movie. It will use the same battery that was meant for the portable computer and can fit in a backpack. It will use a bluetooth headset so you can tell it commands via voice and it will reply.

The cool thing is it will only respond to your voice!!! You can also ask the computer respond to someone else if you want.

You can control it from the web using a Ruby On Rails Web App.
It will be like a human, with a robotic arm and it will learn like a human and not be programmed. It will know how to do basic functions, but it will piece together words to make commands, based on prior knowledge.

-Alexander

The Offline Coder Computer

While I was working on my social network project, I came across one issue:
When there was no internet it was hard to write the code.

For my social network, instead of coding it locally on the Raspberry Pi, I chose to do the majority of my coding on a freemium type site called Cloud9IDE (www.c9.io) and later deployed to Heroku(www.heroku.com). The solution was excellent, since Rails was slow and buggy on the Pi .

Sometimes, I need access to my code at a family members house and they don’t have a modern internet connection(That is another story for another time). Anyway, my iPad isn’t much help without wifi and neither is my Pi in this case.

Using a few things I already have around the house plus some things from Adafruit, Raspberry Pi Swag Shop, ModMyPi and the local home hardware store, I think for less then $100 I can put together a computer that is capable of running Python, Ruby, Rails, C, C++ , HTML5 and a few other languages using a Pi.

When I get this done a tutorial will be posted.

My Social Network Preview

Hi Everyone,
I thought you might like to see a sneak peak of my social network. If you want to see the code, go to www.github.com/blueexpert11/Bounce.

Here are some screen shots:

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This is the profile page.

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Here is the messaging inbox.

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Here is me logging in.

This is the home page.

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As I said before, tutorials in a book format will be coming soon!
I would first like to finish the major development of Bounce before writing a new social network just for this blog.

-Alexander