Firehazard set up the telescope that dirtworm had dropped off last Arduino Night. It was a nearly a full moon on a clear night and so we had a good look at the features of the big satellite. Thanks dirtworm!
What have we been up to? Wet-collodion process photography!
After acquiring an old camera, some lenses, chemicals, trays, lights, glass, safety gear and repurposing an old music stand as a tripod we proceeded to study the process. We read old books, new websites and youtube videos to learn the…
Prince Rupert’s Drop
A man caught the moment in slow motion video that a piece of glass known as the Prince Rupert’s Drop withstood a bullet fired at close range. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4450266/Bullets-fired-Prince-Rupert-s-Drop-does-nothing.html#ixzz4fT9HebeY
TENNESSEE TEACHER CRACKS ADOBE’S SEMAPHORE CODE
The secret code transmitted by the San Jose Semaphore has had mathematicians and puzzle fans stumped for over four-and-a-half years, but Jimmy Waters, a high school math teacher from Knoxville, Tennessee, just solved the mystery. The SJ Semaphore’s hidden message…
Before our regular club gathering on a fairly warmish winter evening, poozr provided barbecue and sides (thanks poozr!) and all settled in well fed for the discussion. The meeting opened with a moment of silence for the individual Radio Shack stores already lost. We had lost our local independent Radio Shack last year, a central […]
From Arduino.cc “After almost two years “in the making” we’re thrilled to announce the availability of the Arduino IDE 1.6.0. The latest version of the development environment used by millions of people across the globe brings about a lot of improvements. Since the day we started developing the first 1.5 version we have received a lot of […]
Will Sell Up to 2,400 Stores List of proposed stores to close here. Thanks N8! Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy. — NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and says it will sell up to 2,400 stores. The Fort Worth, Texas company […]
Description: We know what you’re thinking, “What’s the big deal? Looks like an SD card…” Well this is no SD card! The Electric Imp is a WiFi enabled development platform powered by a Cortex-M3 processor core. “Really?” Yup. In essence, the Imp provides an easy, integrated way to connect almost any hardware device both to other […]
This series of 3D printed sculptures was designed in such a way that the appendages match Fibonacci’s Sequence, a mathematical sequence that manifests naturally in objects like sunflowers and pinecones. When the sculptures are spun at just the right frequency under a strobe light, a rather magical effect occurs: the sculptures seem to be animated […]
As everyone began to arrive, we discovered that Professor Mayhem had spent the day converting a pile of empty boxes into an electric drum kit. Some piezos, an arduino, an old casio keyboard, boxes, pencils for drum sticks and some code and off we go. The build plus the definition of MIDI and how it […]