Rubik Cube Solver

Here is another fun project that doesn’t deal with project management, but it’s too cool not to show off.   The plans come from rcr3d.com.   It includes all the STL files for printing the robot parts, screen shot and help with building and software to solve. It uses a Raspberry Pi 3 running Windows Core plus the software.

The back side (left) uses a camera to analysis the cube and then front side (right) starts adjusting the cube for it to be solved.  Usually in less than a minute.

 

Microsoft Releases Project for the Web

The future of project management is built on the new Project for the  web.   More details to be presented at this years Ignite 2019 at Orlando Florida’s Orange County Convention Center.  Over ten sessions are slated for this years conference.

Microsoft has release a new version of Project Online called Project Web.   The user interfaces is simpler and integrates with many of online projects, such as Power Apps, Power Bi, Office 365, Dynamics and other tools using Common data Service (CDS) for apps.

Its slated to fill the gap between Planner and Professional.  Below is a screen shot of the simpler and easy to used form to enter task.  The number of fields presented are few at the start. Project manager can add or remove fields as desired.

In the example below, I am tracking the deliverable, assign to resource, number of days, start and finish date.  The last three columns were added because I am from old school, however, it can be a simple list of tasks (deliverables) and assignment.

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For those who require Agile, the “Board” few shows the tasks in a Kanban view, making it fit into agile environments.  Same task with the cards that make it easy for the team to manage.

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Finally, a “Timeline” view for predicting them the project will be completed.

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I’m building a InMoov Robot

Even though I spend some much time with SharePoint Server, Project Server, Project Online, Office automation, SharePoint upgrades, I do find time to work on my InMoov robot.  Started building this at the WSMIXXER (Maker Space in Winston Salem) on June, 2019.  3D printing is slow and  I figure it will take about two  years to complete. Plus there is the software and hardware needed to make it move.  Who knows maybe other robot nerds will come join me and help.  Is this the birth of the Terminator?

Check demo of InMoov robot that was done 5 years ago.  InMoov now has legs.

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Man, i got a lot on my mind. Above shows progress as of August 23, 2019 my head, hand and wrist parts are coming together.  3D printing is so slow.  Parts of the forearm are printed.

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Left hand printed and needs cords attach for finger movement.  I’ll be eating chicken once the fingers are working.

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Sun so bright, I got to wear shades.  “Dire Straits”

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Some of the head parts printed and on right is stand to mount the head on pedestal.  The little blue man is scaled version of InMoov when fully printed.  He’ll be about six feet

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Above shows progress around June 2019.  The head is printed. Notice the eyes had issues, and will be printed again.  On the right side is a Steam Punk cube.  All the corners spin causing the other corners to spin.

 

Upgrading to SharePoint Server 2019

I’m speaking at SharePoint Saturday in Charlotte, NC on August 10, 2019.  Below is an outline of things covered.

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  1. Envisioning
    1. Vision / Requirements
    2. Cleaning up
    3. Be Familiar with new SharePoint 2019 Server
  2. Planning
    1. Migration or Upgrade?
    2. SharePoint / Project Server Architect
    3. Upgrade Path and Strategy
  3. Building
    1. SharePoint Installation / Upgrade Scripts
    2. Upgrade Discovery and Issues
  4. Stabilizing
    1. Finding and fixing SharePoint / Project Server Issues
  5. Deploying
    1. The final upgrade

SharePoint Saturday Charlotte 2019