Writing Sprint in Sofia – Creating Guides for the Tinusaur Project

Tinusaur Writing Sprint Sofia

Last week we held 2-day (on November 10th and 11th) technical writing sprint.

The goal was to write some of the missing technical documentation for the Tinusaur project and more specifically the guide how to assemble your Tinusaur Board. 14 people participated – THANKS A LOT for helping us!

Tinusaur Writing Sprint Sofia
Assembling the Tinusaur Board

The documentation is not quite finished yet but it was a good start.

The final version will be available at tinusaur.github.io.

We would like to have the guides and the tutorials copied from the Tinusaur GitHub repository over to this blog here that is hosted at WordPress.com. Any suggestions how to do it more efficiently (without copying and pasting files and content from one website to another) will be really appreciated.

Who helped us:

Tinusaur Writing Sprint Sofia

GitHub repository for the guides: https://github.com/tinusaur/guides

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/216119712260357/


Introducing the BLOCKTINU – programming with blocks for the Tinusaur and ATtiny85

Blocktinu for Tinusaur

Dragging and dropping blocks on a web page that generates real C code which gets compiled on the cloud and then uploaded locally to your microcontroller.

Does that sound interesting to you?

Well, we’ve done it. Kind of. We called it Blocktinu.

A couple of weeks ago me (Neven Boyanov) and my friend Geroge (Georgi Marinov) participated in the #BG10xEU hackathon in Sofia and the idea that we developed and presented was just that. Within the given 24 hrs we managed to develop the initial version of most of the modules, including a browser extension for Google Chrome for handling the communication between the cloud and the local machine. At the moment the only missing part is the piece that invokes the avrdude from within the browser extension.

IMPORTANT: Please note that this is just the beginning and there is still work to be done.

We will have the source code (free and open) at this location: https://bitbucket.org/tinusaur/blocktinu.

The project will be located here: https://tinusaur.org/projects/blocktinu/.

The Blocktinu is using the Blockly library for handling the block in a browser.

Below is a high-level architecture diagram.

Blocktinu for Tinusaur Architectural Diagram
Blocktinu for Tinusaur Architectural Diagram

PS: We did not get any prizes, the judges did not find the idea interesting enough. 😦