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Which devices or platforms would you most like to program?

Survey period: 2 May 2022 to 9 May 2022

Imagine you had the tools and experience to mess around with any piece of code on any piece of hardware. What would be on your TODO list?

OptionVotes% 
Your car's infotainment and management system20232.53
Your home appliances (fridge, TV, HVAC)17428.02
Home connected devices (hubs, security, webcams, smoke / leak detectors, smart lights)25841.55
Elevators. (surely someone here can fix their code?)457.25
Traffic management systems (eg. traffic lights)17528.18
Autonomous robots22235.75
Attached medical devices (eg glucose monitor, pacemakers)9615.46
Cell towers518.21
Something else (Please comment)9314.98
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
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Amarnath S8-May-22 1:01
professionalAmarnath S8-May-22 1:01 
GeneralOther - Automatic Train Control on my Model Railroad!! Pin
Jalapeno Bob6-May-22 7:03
professionalJalapeno Bob6-May-22 7:03 
GeneralOther Pin
Slow Eddie6-May-22 3:32
professionalSlow Eddie6-May-22 3:32 
Generalmy sleep/wake cycle Pin
BillWoodruff5-May-22 20:45
mveBillWoodruff5-May-22 20:45 
GeneralECUs for midsize industrial diesels like those used in campers and school buses. Pin
honey the codewitch5-May-22 16:25
mvahoney the codewitch5-May-22 16:25 
GeneralRobots, PLC and CNC for special machines Pin
Joan M5-May-22 5:42
professionalJoan M5-May-22 5:42 
GeneralMy brain Pin
haplokuon4-May-22 13:11
haplokuon4-May-22 13:11 
GeneralI thought it would be fun to program elevators to stop at random floors, but then I realised... Pin
Johnny J.3-May-22 23:42
professionalJohnny J.3-May-22 23:42 
GeneralMedical Software Pin
Alois Kraus3-May-22 9:59
Alois Kraus3-May-22 9:59 
GeneralCable DVR Pin
Rich Shealer3-May-22 7:06
Rich Shealer3-May-22 7:06 
I want a TV streaming/DVR that works well and won't trash my records when it needs replaced.

My first DVR was from a regional cable company and made by Scientific Atlanta. It worked and worked well. My second was a TiVo with a cable card it also worked and worked well.

My regional cable company was purchased by Comcast. The at some point in the middle of the night they performed an update to the cable DVR. It resulted in a loss of features, features that did work well, and of course loss of recorded programs. Comcast denied the issues for months and months. They slowly fixed a lot of the issues but it was still a suckfest. There was a Comcast rep that was being honest on a site someplace that was helpful until he fell suddenly silent.

Over the years I had several new model replacement boxes from Comcast. They all had their own unique level of suck until they failed and got replaced. And each time I lost my shows and the recording settings. Comcast Sucks long live Xfinity. More new hardware that fails to be robust.

Then I moved to a new state. Now over he last seven years I have had Spectrum (was Time Warner now Charter Communications). They too have proved they can't make a bullet-proof DVR.

I had to replace my original TiVo to be able to use a USB device to demultiplex the channels. It works okay, not as clean as the original, can't jump 30 seconds anymore, and it looses connection with the demultiplexer regularly and things need rebooted.

Ruko was good to me for a while. With the regular updates by YouTube and other apps it also goes wonky and reboots. It has a watchdog so when it locks up it reboots itself.

Spectrum is offering a Cloud DVR. Based on the repsonce time of their other OnDemand services pausing and rewinding will be laggy.

Oh, and get off my lawn.

GeneralGas station pumps Pin
Owen Lawrence3-May-22 5:44
Owen Lawrence3-May-22 5:44 
GeneralRe: Gas station pumps Pin
rnbergren3-May-22 6:56
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GeneralRe: Gas station pumps Pin
Robotek235-May-22 18:34
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GeneralRe: Gas station pumps Pin
Owen Lawrence6-May-22 7:22
Owen Lawrence6-May-22 7:22 
GeneralTraffic lights Pin
k50543-May-22 5:25
mvek50543-May-22 5:25 
GeneralRe: Traffic lights Pin
sasadler3-May-22 7:00
sasadler3-May-22 7:00 
GeneralRe: Traffic lights Pin
MikeCO104-May-22 4:14
MikeCO104-May-22 4:14 
GeneralRe: Traffic lights Pin
pherschel4-May-22 3:51
pherschel4-May-22 3:51 
GeneralElectric piano, 88 key, sensitive to touch, realistic sound Pin
Bruce Patin3-May-22 4:52
Bruce Patin3-May-22 4:52 
GeneralOther Pin
rjmoses3-May-22 4:21
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GeneralRe: Other Pin
jmaida5-May-22 9:29
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GeneralOther: Pin
MarkTJohnson3-May-22 4:02
professionalMarkTJohnson3-May-22 4:02 
GeneralRe: Other: Pin
PeteMcNamee3-May-22 4:58
PeteMcNamee3-May-22 4:58 
GeneralCommunication Devices for assisting disabled Pin
Peter Kelley 20213-May-22 3:20
Peter Kelley 20213-May-22 3:20 
GeneralAnything Having to do w/ Audio and Music Loud Enough to Entertain My Neighbors Pin
BernardIE53173-May-22 2:32
BernardIE53173-May-22 2:32 

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