Disrupt SF will light up on San Francisco on Oct. 2-4, and as usual weve designed the show to be unmissable for founders, investors and just about anyone in the global startup scene. In a post two weeks ago, we spelled out five of the best reasons to attend, including the amazing speaker agenda, the […]
The persistence of vision (POV) optical illusion is pretty common in cheap toys nowadays, but how cool would it be to have your own programmable POV message board? German electronics grad student [Matej] has luckily created an open source fidget spinner with a fully customizable POV display that lets you …read more
The next time you get pegged with a Nerf dart, it might be from an incredible 120 feet away because Hasbros new Ultra One blaster, coming October 1st for $49.99, is boasting ranges weve never seen from an unmodified blaster thanks to a completely redesigned dart with new stabilizing fins.
It could be the single most important change to Nerf blasters in years, since range has always been a limiting factor in Nerf wars. When Nerf introduced the Elite dart with its 75-foot range in 2012, and its 90-foot Elite XD* blasters in 2014, players scrambled to get an advantage over their foes whose darts didnt shoot nearly as far.
But the new blasters come with a catch: DRM for darts, it sounds like! If the blaster detects an…
If you’ve worked in any high-performing engineering lab, you already know about MATLAB. This computing environment and the language that powers it is perfectly suited to science and math, with an interface that makes it easy to express and visualize complex algorithms – not to mention an infrastructure that lets it easily work with other go-to languages like Python, C++, and Java.
Now that sound data analytics have become a necessity for nearly any company, MATLAB and its associated platforms are in demand for a growing number of fields. If you want to get ahead of the next wave in technical computing, the Essential MATLAB & LabVIEW Mega Bundle is the crash course you need.
In this nine-lesson bundle, you’ll not only learn how to create custom apps in MATLAB and navigate its data structures. You’ll also dive into LabVIEW, a crucial development environment for managing and testing equipment and workflow in the industrial sector. Put the two together, and you’ll be able to build a network that will make you invaluable in the tech world.
Glass arms are so much more magical than glass slippers. A woman whose daughter was born with one arm asked professional costume designer and cosplayer Mandy Pursley for a bit of photographic inspiration. Pursley, who also has one arm, sent photos shot her modeling a fantastic Cinderella costume she made that is leveled way up with an exquisite “glass” prosthetic arm by artist Gilbert Lozano and fabricators Cemrock. From Pursley’s Facebook post:
This costume is dedicated to all the little girls learning to navigate the world with their “lucky fins” or other challenges. I hope you know you are beautiful, and that you are UNSTOPPABLE!!! Write your own story, and be your own kind of princess. ?
I use these little round magnets in my 3D printing and laser cutting projects in lieu of screws. They are strong for their size. A fair number have ended up on the refrigerator as well. They come in a clear plastic box. Read the rest
We’ve all seen cheap welders for sale from the usual online sources, small inverter stick welders for a very tempting price. But are they any good? When my local supermarket had one in its offers aisle, I took the plunge and placed it in my cart alongside the usual week’s …read more
One of the highlights of House Houses Untitled Goose Game, the slapstick-stealth-sandbox game in which you play a terrible goose wreaking havoc in a lovely English village, is the adaptive soundtrack of Debussys Preludes. The playful piano music almost provides a kind of insight into the gooses mind the melody plays in quiet, short bursts when its up to no good, creeping up on its next victim. When the goose is in full chaos mode, waddling away from the gardener who just wants his keys back, the piano tune plays out in full, encouraging the player to keep up the shenanigans.
Surprisingly, the studio had originally leaned toward having no music in the game until the first trailer was released in 2017. Composer Dan Golding, who…
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We can’t all be coding superheroes, but we can all be good at what we do
The web development sphere and the IT world in general is a great area to build your career and spend many years of adult life in. Here, smart and driven people gather together to build great products. To build great products, however, we as the developers need to stay high-performant and motivated so weve built our work culture around these qualities.
In this be a genius and work hard culture, we start to feel that were not up to the high standards imposed by the software industry; we have shortcomings, we make mistakes, we dont know everything. Our mentors, peers, and friends, however, dont seem to have these issues and so the imposter syndrome is born.
Join us on Wednesday, September 25 at noon Pacific for the High-Speed PCB Design Hack Chat with Bil Herd!
Printed circuits have become so commoditized that we seldom think much about design details. EDA software makes it easy to forget about the subtleties and nuances that make themselves painfully obvious
Best Buy is hosting a new promotion that will give you a free Google Nest Hub if you purchase a Nest Hello video doorbell, or a free Amazon Echo Show 5 when you buy a Ring Video Doorbell 2.
Neither video doorbell is discounted, so the Nest Hello costs $229.99 while the Ring Video Doorbell costs $199.99. But smart displays are great as far as freebies go, especially since they serve as good companions to smart doorbells. Whether you buy the Google product or the one from Amazon, youll be able to use the smart display to see whos ringing the doorbell, and talk with visitors via two-way audio. The displays also make for good digital photo frames and smart alarm clocks.
To get a free Echo Show 5, add the Ring Video Doorbell 2 (or the more…
These days, my 13-year-old son and his friends are all about playing with their Tech Deck fingerboards during lunch at school. This 1999 video “Fingers of Fury!” is from 1999 yet two decades later, kids (and adults) are still fanatic about fingerboarding. From Consumer Time Capsule:
Famous fingerboarders Darin Langhorst, Damien Bernadet and Tony Pauthex showcase their skills on a variety of obstacles, such as a mini railing, a wooden box and, well, more railings and boxes.
After a two minute and thirty second compilation including all three athletes’ arsenal, we’re treated to a feature dubbed, “learning how to do what you want your fingers to do,” featuring Darin Langhorst. In this section, Darin explains the succession of tricks that you should learn, each supported with slow motion illustrations. After covering the basics, Langhorst describes the importance of ollies: a lifting of the board, using the “g-forces” exerted by your fingers.
Do you own a LightBlue Bean or Bean+ from Punch Through? If you don’t have one now, you probably never will, as the company has recently announced they’re no longer selling or supporting the Bluetooth Low Energy microcontrollers. The company says that after selling more than 100,000 Bean devices, the …read more