First Try with Anki Cozmo Robot’s SDK

Last night, I had my first look into the Anki Cozmo robot’s SDK that uses Python. It was a little nerdy to install and set up, but the videos were well put together. Now, the real fun begins!

My strategy for learning these programs is to alter them in some way, to be creative but also to get some hands on coding done, and maybe to do some independent things rather than just following instructions without having to think much. It’s one thing to repeat words and phrases to learn a language. It’s another to make your own, or at least tweak, the words and phrases you got taught. I learn much better the latter way.

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Introversion / Extraversion Assessment from Scientific American on Excel

introversion extraversion assessmentOn June 9th, 2014, the Scientific American blog Beautiful Minds had a rather in-depth article called Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up? about what introversion really meant (and extraversion as the opposite). The term is still highly misunderstood, whether from generic social definitions, or more precise and complex definitions through the works of Myers-Briggs and others following.

In the Beautiful Minds article, they had a 20 question quiz written out. Some score adjustments were then required after you answered, followed by averaging your newly adjusted scores, and averaging two halves of your score if you wanted more information. In this post with an Excel spreadsheet attachment below, I have made this test a lot easier to take. You just answer the questions and flip through the process to see your results! There is a minor summary of your results, but you’d then go back to the original article linked above for the full details.

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My Personality Assessment Now Available as an iOS App!

personality-assessment-appI’m very delighted to share the news that my Personality Assessment based on work by Jung, Myers, Briggs and Keirsey

is now available as a free iOS app in the iTunes App Store!

A huge thank you to Shawn Seymour, a student at the University of Minnesota, Morris, for creating the app for free so you all can use it for free!

Since it was his project and app, I pretty left it all to him and he did a fantastic job!

  • The design is simple and elegant.
  • The colour scheme is beautiful.
  • He kept the text short and simple.
  • He even randomized the questions which I had wanted to do but could not easily do in my Excel version!

I am just delighted with out it turned out, but I shouldn’t be surprised given what else Shawn Seymour has done as seen on his site.

I’ve been wanting to turn my test into an app for a few years now seeing where the tech interface of choice was going. However, I couldn’t find a good app programming course / diploma in my area so I’m very happy Shawn was able to do this for me, and made it freely available for everyone when I asked him to do so.

Please tell others about the app if they can access it, or if the Excel format had stopped you from being able to try it before.

Thank you VERY much, Shawn! 🙂