Friday, May 8, 2015

On GenghisIO

More than eight months have passed since I announced GenghisIO, my attempt to remove the installation barriers for real world robotics programming.

Since then the project has progressed significantly. Unfortunately progress has now slowed significantly.

The long and the short of it is that with a full-time job and family I simply don't have the time to commit to developing such a large undertaking. It has also become clear that whilst I am solving some "really cool technical problems" with this platform, my sales pitch was actually more of a 10-minute sales show-and-tell/essay.

This was making it very hard to convince people of the project's worth, which in turn was making it really hard to keep motivated. Frankly, if the "need" of this project is so hard to explain, maybe it doesn't exist as much as I'd like it to.

With all that in mind, GenghisIO is going on the back burner for now and I expect I will shortly opensource the development done so far so others may benefit.