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The Boardrun – an Interchangeable Marble Run: 4 Steps (with Pictures)

June 18th, 2019 No comments

Source: The Boardrun – an Interchangeable Marble Run: 4 Steps (with Pictures)

Looks simple enough.  Perhaps a present for young (5-10?) kids?

Heck, my brother and I tried making “pinball” games on our ping-pong table (circa 1974-5, St, Thomas, grade 5).  Lots of cardboard and masking tape.  Barely worked, but occupied a lot of time.

Could be made into a challenging, puzzle-solving game.  Like make a peg board version of bells, buckets, etc.  Like a physical version of the “Rube Goldburg” machines.

If do, to make a template as large as possible, or a full horizontal line, to make holes accurate.

Con: no screens, no chat, no socials.  No one does this stuff now….

 

 

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Arduino just unveiled four new powerful and cheap Nano boards | ZDNet

May 23rd, 2019 No comments
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Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses Review: AR Fun Over Fashion – Tom’s Hardware

May 13th, 2019 No comments
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Vegabong – mason jar bong

May 12th, 2019 No comments

A mason jar bong that is simple, trendy, and incredibly functional. The Vegabong is the most practical bong in the World.

Source: Vegabong – mason jar bong

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How to build a house out of shipping containers – boing – Boing Boing BBS

May 2nd, 2019 No comments

Source: How to build a house out of shipping containers – boing – Boing Boing BBS

 

In a word: DON’T

Read the BB comments.

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Logitech K380 Bluetooth Keyboard – Notes

April 5th, 2019 No comments

Tiny.  Smaller than my laptop’s keyboard.

 

Major drawbacks:

  • lacks HOME, END, PGUP, PGDN
    • ?maybe ALT or CTRL with arrows?
    • good news everybody!  fn+arrows=these missing keys.  but ugh! this means 2-hands required!
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How TV-B-Gone’s Mitch Altman Created the ArduTouch Music Synthesizer – IEEE Spectrum

November 30th, 2018 No comments
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More café than racer: The Ural with an espresso machine | Bike EXIF

October 16th, 2018 No comments

Because motorcycles and coffee go together like eggs and bacon.

Source: More café than racer: The Ural with an espresso machine | Bike EXIF

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Build Your Own Altair 8800 Personal Computer – IEEE Spectrum

February 26th, 2018 No comments
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Just how smart is an octopus? – The Washington Post

January 10th, 2017 No comments

Peter Godfrey-Smith’s revelations raise questions about the creature’s consciousness.

Source: Just how smart is an octopus? – The Washington Post

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