To: Jesse Andrews
You sent me a note some time time ago about wanting to build a hardware project and not quite knowing what the next steps were.
The project you listed was a note taking device with the following capabilities
There’s an important question from me to you: What’s your goal?
Those are all just the sorts of questions that would guide recommendations either toward or away from “first principles” sorts of approaches.
You mentioned that you might be able to build this with a raspberry pi and a bluetooth keyboard. My gut is that is correct and definitely in your wheelhouse but that you wanted something more. What was the "more".
I’m not the sort of guy who thinks that in order to take a note you must first mine some graphite and pulp some paper, ya know? But if you want to learn about that stuff, I do think that making a notebook might be an interesting approach.
24th February 2020
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I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.