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Workshop with Energia and the Educational Boosterpack MkII

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Hi everyone!

So I've started something I wanted to make for a while, a workshop using Energia. And the educational boosterpack MkII release seemed a perfect excuse to start.
Since I am in the board of a student robotics club at my department I find that we needed something written, guiding students that come to us to start a bit in embedded systems.
I usually make some, not organized, tutorials for the TM4C. I tried to make something more workshop like but it just takes so long since I want it to be written, not needed for live attendance. Well making them for Energia is much easier and faster.

It's still under development. The idea is to make in formats of Labs. Each lab will be composed by questions, resolutions of the exercises and explanations/guidance. I have made already lab 1 as an example (still some updates could be made).
I intend to normally add just the exercises - basically to figure out the order on how I want everything as I go - then I'll add the resolutions and the explanations... the resolutions will probably be faster since I might get someone else to make them.


I will be putting them here: 
https://sites.google.com/site/luiselectronicprojects/tutorials/energia-tutorials/launchpad-educational-boosterpack-mkii---energia-workshop



Any feedback, suggestion or help is appreciated :)

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btw, I really didn't know where to put this since there isn't general Energia and ended up here - i saw projects, but didn't see it was just for MSP430

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Added the lab 4 exercises and some resolutions between my inercia to study.

But I have to start adding explanations or resolutions for the previous ones :P

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btw, I really didn't know where to put this since there isn't general Energia and ended up here - i saw projects, but didn't see it was just for MSP430

Nice work. I can move it to which ever one gets the best  exposure. There is TivaC-Energia and MSP-Energia.

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So far I've added the exercises until lab 6. (some are more complete than others). Some explanations are missing so some exercises could be added and modified.

lab 1 and lab 2 are pretty much complete and only need resolutions, at least the first version. 

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Hi @L.R.A,

 

Great work - I know how much effort it takes to develop this kind of material. Here is some feedback...

 

I don't have my computer in front of me this morning - I am using an iPad. The text is cut off at the sides - see below

 

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This does not happen with the first link you gave in this thread. All of your screen shots were usable (I like the detail) but some were borderline readable, at least to my old eyes.

 

Are you planning to use video at all?

 

I look forward to seeing what you do when you get deeper into using the boosterpack.

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Hi @L.R.A,

 

 

 

I don't have my computer in front of me this morning - I am using an iPad. The text is cut off at the sides - see below

 

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This does not happen with the first link you gave in this thread. All of your screen shots were usable (I like the detail) but some were borderline readable, at least to my old eyes.

 

Are you planning to use video at all?

 

I look forward to seeing what you do when you get deeper into using the boosterpack.

I think my whole website is really bad for mobile users :/. I really dont know how to solve that in google sites. I have to invest more time in adapting to mobile.

 

I try to do my best with some screenshots for the resolutions. When I print them they look fine. A bit small but fine, and in digital i try to have them with enough resolution to zoom in.

Are there any particular pic, besides the resolutions, which is too small?

 

Im really bad at speaking english :P making videos seems daunting even in portuguese.

 

This will be mostly the basics with Energia, the boosterpack easy connection and components are perfect for that. Only after this objective I will try to add neat chalenges.

 

Btw I also mostly finished lab 2. Just some resolutions are missing.

 

Thank u so much for the feedback and I am glad u like it :D

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If you use google chrome it allows you to emulate mobile devices using the developer options.

 

See this page:  https://developer.chrome.com/devtools/docs/device-mode

 

BTW: your page has the same issues on my android tablet as the ipad problem described above.

 

Here is a snapshot running your page using chrome and an android device:

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I am at my Windows 10 computer now and there is no clipping of the edges like there was on the iPad. Here is an example of one that is difficult to see clearly (i.e. has poor resolution)...

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I can assure you that your English is much better than my Portuguese and is pretty darn good ;) .  I think what you are calling a resolution I would call a solution, or maybe an answer.

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Google sites is prety limiting and I myself am not good with HTML.
I have to search what I can do... if all else fails, I will just have the link to my drive there...

You should be able to zoom in the file no? It's weird how google sites embededs the files.
Maybe I will try with a pdf.

My spoken english is really not that good :P

I meant resolution. Some images are high resolution so you can zoom in and still see the letters not very pixelated.

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Might be the width of one of the images. The text will be as wide as the widest image. The layout on smaller screens starts cropping elements if not everything fits, hiding parts of the image and text.

 

If possible, I'd use scaled images that can be clicked to view the full size version.

 

Generally I find images very unsuitable to present source code. Besides sabotaging copy&paste and search, it may make your tutorial unusable for the visually impaired. For code snippets you could look into github gist. I'm sure someone somewhere described how to include them into Google sites.

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