January 25, 2012
Today, I'm in San Jose at the Wireless Mobility Symposium, and while we were planning it, Stephen Foskett jokingly suggested that we needed a "geek-o-meter" to help gauge the technical level of the presentations. It sounded like so much fun that I had to do it. And since it's the Wireless symposium, it had to be wireless, too, right? Right.
So I went to the store and bought the cheapest R/C car I could find ($7), took it apart, attached a piece of foam to the wheel, attached an arrow to the foam, made a suitable geek-o-meter image, and had it printed out and mounted on a foam board last night at FedEx.
Today, I unveiled it at the symposium:
If you're curious, the things are, from left to right, a kid's toy computer, Milhouse from the Simpsons, Alton Brown, Adam and Jamie from Mythbusters, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, and Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory.
Yep, I built a radio-controlled Geek-O-Meter that the Wireless Field Day delegates can control from their seats in the audience. I suspect I'm a little too proud of myself.