Friday, May 24, 2013

“Inspired by Ghana” Photo Contest: Is an initiative to drive citizen participation in generating local content . We believe communicating visually is one of the best forms of bridging the problem of information gap in Ghana.

  • Creative
  • People ( Faces)
  • Structures (e.g. Buildings)
  • Everyday life
  • Things that make Ghana unique
  • Childhood memories

Who can participate:
Photographers , Enthusiast , Bloggers and Anyone

Submission Starts: 23rd May, 2013
Submission Deadline: 5th June, 2013

Photo Submission page:

Hashtags: #inspiredbyGh #pwghContest

Who can participate:
Photographers , Enthusiast , Bloggers and Anyone

PS: Go to the subscription link to read more about the contest.

Source: PhotoWalkGH 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

[Weekend Hack] Arduino + ADXL3xx Accelerometer

Do you remember I once told you I have an arduino uno board? I don't have enough accessories; a LED, a push button, 10 jumper wires, a  breadboard and an ADXL3xx accelerometer chip. Last weekend, I tried out the LED and the push button. 
This weekend, I set out to explore how best I can use my accelerometer chip. Though I could not understand most of the resources found, I resorted to this tutorial on the arduino site.  I wired up the chip and LED nicely to the breadboard and powered it with  5V. All I knew was, I will be receiving values from 0 to 1023 (0 at 0V and 1023 at 5V). I set my LED up to blink when the value of the x-axis exceeds 512.

board setup

I turned the board around, placed my phone underneath and introduced vibration to it. Luckily for me, it worked, seeing different values pop up. See my codes below:

Review and send in your comments.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Building Chrome Themes


I love themes, they beautify your browser. Since 2011, I have been designing cool chrome themes for myself and the world showcasing the rich culture and acts of the people around me. I have 13 themes on Chrome Web store to my credit. I hope to double it up by the end of the year with inspiring and charming African themes.

Though there are simple available tools to making chrome themes, understanding and writing your own from scratch is where the fun is. You make it how you want it. You get to know your browser and appreciate it.

Twine - inspired by @mutombodapoet

I wrote this pdf (revised) about two(2) years ago, and though the browser has seen updates, it has all the resources one needs to create a theme. It requires only a single json file to get a theme built.

Download, read and have a hands-on. Don't forget to send in your comments and reviews. Get in touch on twitter.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Finally Here!

Huh! I am finally here for good. I will not delete this blog, the third time I am creating a blog here :( Not my fault, tumblr caught me in her net. I love tumblr so much. It is simple and easy to use. I easily and quickly publish my stuffs and get other interesting posts reblogged. It's pretty much like twitter. You post, favorite/like and reblog. I am so attached to it.

Now, I am here for just two reasons; to frequently create and share content on my g+ page and to enjoy analytics. I want to reach the world through this blog; share thoughts on technology and social issues, give to the community what I have learnt and also to share the humors in my life.  With the stats tools here, I can easily know who my audiences are and where they are from. It will help me to be strategic in reaching out wide.

Welcome to Bigs' World, fasten your belts and hold on for a jolly ride from a -to- z of my raves and rants. Hey, beware of the ride! Follow me on twitter, @kobebigs and visit me on for some of my posts. It's past 4:00am, I got to take a nap.
See ya!