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CDM Create Digital Music

http://cdm.link [sonido]

Novation now let you Launchpad with just a browser #

Novation’s new Web interface means you can play with their Launchpad grid with just a browser, or just browser plus hardware. We talk a lot about making music more accessible through technology, but the truth is the reason we’re having this conversation is that technology has made things a lot less accessible. There are countless […]

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Fluid Radio

http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk [sonido]

IndieGames.com

http://indiegames.com/ [videojuegos]

Face The Meaty Megabeast In Rogueish Metroidvania A Robot Named Fight #

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You're a lone robot, trying to save earth by vanquishing an "unstoppable plague of meat," sent by the ominously-named Megabeast. That sounds a lot like the plot of some old-school, mid-eighties action game. And indeed, A Robot Named Fight mostly reminds me of old shareware titles with its big sprites and its neat pixels, silly powerups, and static cutscenes.

It also tries to mix the randomness of roguelikes with the fixed design and strict progression of the Metroidvania genre - and mostly succeeds.

While the level layout might best be described as semi-random (drawing from a pool of pre-constructed building blocks, I assume), it feels coherent. Even if it's not as tightly designed as the games it tries to mimic, you'll have a slightly different experience each time you play. Add to that the fact that you can find new items and unlock them for subsequent runs, and replayability is guaranteed.

The actual "running around and shooting at disgusting meat creatures" part feels slightly clunky in a very charming kind of way. The game certainly has its roots set firmly in the 16-bit era, so if you've been playing your fair share of Apogee's Duke Nukum and Bio Menace back in the day, you might feel right at home.

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You can purchase A Robot Named Fight from Steam for $9.99. For more information, visit the game's website and follow developer Matt Bitner on Twitter.

We Make Money Not Art

http://we-make-money-not-art.com [instalationes]

Blog – Hackaday

https://hackaday.com [hacks ,diy]

Home Brew Augmented Reality #

In July of 2016 a game was released that quickly spread to every corner of the planet. Pokemon Go was an Augmented Reality game that used a smart phone’s GPS location and camera to place virtual creatures into the person’s real location. The game was praised for its creativity and was one of the most popular and profitable apps in 2016. It’s been download over 500 million times since.

Most of its users were probably unaware that they were flirting with a new and upcoming technology called Augmented Reality. A few day ago, [floz] submitted to us a blog from …read more

ESP8266 Home Monitor Is Stylishly Simplistic #

It’s often said that “Less is More”, and we think that the chic ESP8266 environmental monitor posted by Thingiverse user [bkpsu] definitely fits the bill. Dubbed “Kube”, the device is a 3D printed white cube with an OLED display in the center, which [bkpsu] says was designed specifically for the approval of his wife. Weirdly, she didn’t like the look of bare PCBs on the wall.

Inside, things are a little more complex. The Kube uses the NodeMCU development board, and a custom breakout that [bkpsu] designed to interface with the display and sensors. For temperature and humidity monitoring, the …read more

Distributed Air Quality Monitoring via Taxi Fleet #

When [James] moved to Lima, Peru, he brought his jogging habit with him. His morning jaunts to the coast involve crossing a few busy streets that are often occupied by old, smoke-belching diesel trucks. [James] noticed that his throat would tickle a bit when he got back home. A recent study linking air pollution to dementia risk made him wonder how cities could monitor air quality on a street-by-street basis, rather than relying on a few scattered stations. Lima has a lot of taxis, so why wire them up with sensors and monitor the air quality in real-time?

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Acetone Smoothing Results in Working Motor #

Here’s something only ’90s kids will remember. In 1998, the Air Hogs Sky Shark, a free-flying model airplane powered by compressed air was released. This plane featured foam stabilizers, wings, a molded fuselage that served as a reservoir, and a novel engine powered by compressed air. The complete Sky Shark setup included an air pump. All you had to do was plug the plane into the pump, try to break the pressure gauge, and let the plane fly off into a tree or a neighbor’s rooftop. It’s still a relatively interesting mechanism, and although we’re not going to see compressed …read more

Can Commodity RC Controllers Stay Relevant? #

Visualize some radio controlled airplane fanatic of yesteryear, with the requisite giant controller hanging from a strap, neck craned to see the buzzing dot silhouetted against the sky. It’s kind of a stereotype, isn’t it? Those big transmitters were heavy, expensive, and hard to modify, but that was just part of the challenge. Additionally, the form factor has to a degree remained rigid: the box with gimbals — or for the 3-channel controller, the pistol-grip with the big pot that looks like a cheesy race car wheel.

With so much changing in RC capabilities, and the rise of custom electronics …read more

An Interview with Alex Williams, Grand Prize Winner #

Alex Williams pulled off an incredible engineering project. He developed an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which uses a buoyancy engine rather than propellers as its propulsion mechanism and made the entire project Open Source and Open Hardware.

The design aims to make extended duration missions a possibility by using very little power to move the vessel. What’s as remarkable as the project itself is that Alex made a goal for himself to document the project to the level that it is fully reproducible. His success in both of these areas is what makes the Open Source Underwater Glider the perfect …read more

The King of All Game Genies In An Arduino #

While Nintendo is making a killing on nostalgic old consoles, there is a small but dedicated group of hackers still working with the original equipment. Since the original NES was rolled out in the 80s, though, there are a few shortcomings with the technology. Now, though, we have Arduinos, cheap memory, and interesting toolchains. What can we do with this? Absolutely anything we want, like playing modern video games on this antiquated system. [uXe] added dual-port memory to his ancient NES console, opening up the door to using the NES as a sort of video terminal for an Arduino. Of …read more

Gamasutra News

http://www.gamasutra.com/newswire [videogames]

FlowingData

http://flowingdata.com [dataviz]

programming

https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/ [programación]

Digicult | Digital Art, Design and Culture

http://www.digicult.it [actualidad]

How Online Learning Technology Is Making STEM Careers More Accessible #

Science, engineering and technology careers are something that a lot of people would love to do, whether it is working in a research laboratory, becoming part of the innovative world of software, or even working in robotics. The Demands of STEM Courses While these careers have become vastly more interesting to young people in the […]

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Why You Need a Design Presentation Before You Redecorate #

Redecorating is always fun, but it should never be done without a plan. Without a plan and a style guide that you have created beforehand to help guide you, your redecorated room can go from fab to drab in a very short time. That is why you need to create a design presentation.

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Futureproof: a new exhibition focusing on futureproofing #

A new exhibition at Haverford College‘s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery focusing on futureproofing, presents works from contemporary artists with real-world images and archives from governmental and corporate scenario planners to explore how we have imagined and continue to imagine different futures.

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Sosolimited unveils Colorspace, the new interactive sculpture #

This unique artwork—commissioned by Boston Properties and located in the lobby of 200 Clarendon in Boston, Mass—uses custom software and LEDs to let tenants of the building change the color of their lobby simply with a text message.

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Neural Articles and Issues

http://www.neural.it [actualidad]

Yann Leguay – Headcrash #

12” vinyl, sleeve printed on polystyrene tracing paper – Vlek

The last work of Yann Leguay, Headcrash, comes to us under the form of a limited edition – only 300 copies – produced by Vlek Data, a Belgian label active

BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

https://www.booooooom.com [miscelánea]

“Trompe L’Oeil” by Photographer Eylül Aslan #

Our friend photographer Eylül Aslan has released her third book ,“Trompe L’Oeil”, exploring perceptions of beauty. Aslan met with 20 men through Tinder and asked each of them which parts of their own body they felt were the most beautiful and which were the least. She also asked them to do the same for her body, … Continued

Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/frontpage [código-abierto]

LVFS makes Linux firmware updates easier #

LVFS makes Linux firmware updates easier

Traditionally, updating a BIOS or a network card's firmware in Linux meant booting into Microsoft Windows or preparing a MS-DOS floppy disk and hoping everything would work correctly after the update. Periodically searching a vendor website for updates is a manual and error-prone task and not something we should ask users to do. A firmware update service makes it simpler for end users to implement hardware updates.

A firmware update service requires two things:


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Font licensing and use: What you need to know #

Font licensing and use: What you need to know

Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project.


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UCLA Design Media Arts / news

http://dma.ucla.edu [instituciones]

Arduino Blog

https://blog.arduino.cc [arduino]

Antique grandfather clock retrofitted with Arduino control #

When you see a mechanical clock, you know on some level that it took a vast amount of expertise and craftsmanship to get working, but you might also assume that this could all be swapped out very easily with modern electronics. While this might be the case with a clock that only tells time, as David […]

Building an 8-step keyboard sequencer with Arduino #

Sequencers, as YouTuber “LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER” explains, are musical devices that go through a sequence of tones one by one. While this can be done quite simply with a 4017 counter chip, if you instead substitute in an Arduino board for the counter, you can make your gadget behave normally, go backwards, or even act as a […]

Open Culture

http://www.openculture.com [cultura-abierta]

What Made Freddie Mercury the Greatest Vocalist in Rock History? The Secrets Revealed in a Short Video Essay #

I wasn’t always a Queen fan. Having cut my music fan teeth on especially downbeat, miserable bands like Joy Division, The Cure, and The Smiths, I couldn’t quite dig the unabashed sentimentality and operatic bombast. Like one of the “Kids React to Queen” kids, I found myself asking, “What is this?” What turned me around? […]

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An Artist with Synesthesia Turns Jazz & Rock Classics Into Colorful Abstract Paintings #

For those in the arts, few moments are more blissful than those spent “in the zone,” those times when the words or images or notes flow unimpeded, the artist functioning as more conduit than creator. Viewed in this light, artist Melissa McCracken’s chromesthesia—or sound-to-color synesthesia—is a gift. Since birth, this rare neurological phenomenon has caused her […]

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New “Women of NASA” Lego Immortalizes the STEM Contributions of Sally Ride, Margaret Hamilton, Mae Jemison & Nancy Grace Roman #

Earlier this year, the Lego company announced that it would produce a Women of NASA Lego set, based on a proposal it received from science writer Maia Weinstock. In that proposal, Weinstock wrote: "Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program, a.k.a. NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Yet in […]

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Helen Mirren to Teach Her First Online Course on Acting #

MasterClass remains on fire. In recent months, the new online course provider has announced the development of online courses taught by leading figures in their fields. And certainly some names you'll recognize: Martin Scorsese on Filmmaking, Herbie Hancock on Jazz, Dr. Jane Goodall on the Environment, David Mamet on Dramatic Writing, Steve Martin on Comedy, Ron Howard on Directing and Werner Herzog on […]

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Nine Tips from Bill Murray & Cellist Jan Vogler on How to Study Intensely and Optimize Your Learning #

Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons Would you take study tips from Bill Murray? After high school, he did spend some time as a pre-medical student at Regis University in Denver — before dropping out to return to his hometown of Chicago and get his start in comedy with the famed improv group Second City. […]

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Art21 Magazine

http://magazine.art21.org [educacion]

Colossal

http://www.thisiscolossal.com [diseño ,imagen]

3D-Printed Legos Snap Into Place in Hintlab’s Line of Playful Rings and Earrings #

Paris-based design duo Hintlab amplifies the nostalgia tied to Lego bricks by bringing the classic children’s toy to an older audience. Their line of earrings and rings are made to house small, interchangeable bricks, allowing their customers to customize their look depending on their mood or whim. Each piece of jewelry comes with a set of ten 3D-printed objects that can be either worn as a singular setting or stacked to create a multi-layer work. More

Hacker News

https://news.ycombinator.com/ [miscelánea]

Uses This

http://usesthis.com/ [setups]

Suz Hinton #

Suz Hinton

Who are you, and what do you do?

I'm Suz Hinton. I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, where I slowly learned to embrace the nerd that I am. I moved to the USA 7 years ago, and am currently based in New York City. I work as a software developer in developer relations at Microsoft.

I partner with both companies and communities to help them make the most of Azure Cloud Services and other Microsoft tools. It's a combination of pair programming, public speaking, documentation writing, and building interesting prototypes. It's fast paced learning and teaching; I never run out of projects that I want to do.

Off duty, I maintain several well loved JavaScript hardware libraries, and build electronic contraptions to delight others with. I really like reading technical papers, and geeking out about frontend performance and accessibility. I also live code on Twitch most weekends, with a quickly growing audience tuning in to watch.

What hardware do you use?

Suz's desktop setup.

I work from home, from my study. I have a cheap IKEA "desk" that I bought over 5 years ago. I sit on a half price refurbed Aeron Chair which supports my back really well during many hours of working. I stare at an Acer K272 27" monitor all day. I use a Perixx PERMICE-712 wireless mouse], and a much beloved Leopold 660M mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX brown switches. I currently have lavender keycaps installed. This keyboard is my pride and joy for writing software.

I use two different computers. My work computer is a Microsoft Surface Book, and my personal computer is a 13" 2016 Apple MacBook Pro.

For streaming, I use a Blue Yeti microphone, two Logitech C920 Pro webcams, and OBS Studio streaming software.

My 3D printer is a Printrbot Plus Metal with dual extrusion and a heated bed. I run it wirelessly using OctoPrint running on a Raspberry Pi. My soldering iron is a Hakko FX-888D.

My coffee grinder is a Bodum BISTRO, and the coffee making process is done with an Aeropress. I import Bonsoy soy milk because I am a weirdo about the taste of soy milk in coffee. It's my one food extravagance, because outside of coffee I'm mostly disinterested in food.

And what software?

I use vim as a code editor. On my MacBook, iTerm is my terminal of choice. On my Surface Book, I live in Bash on Ubuntu running within ConEmu. I use mostly Chrome and Edge as my browsers. OneNote contains my entire life. In there I store my daily task lists, blog post ideas, long term projects, career goals, and almost everything else you can imagine. I also can't live without my Outlook calendar, so I know where I need to be at all times. I listen to music daily with the Spotify app. My favorite headphones to listen with are Sennheiser PX200 IIs.

My favorite software languages to code in are JavaScript and Python.

What would be your dream setup?

Ideally I'd like to work from a room with very large windows and trees outside. I love watching birds and other animals while I'm thinking. I would love a minimalist, white desk (a real one). An additional, separate work desk for soldering and making messy things would be so amazing. I currently program and solder on the same desk, so it's not very roomy or practical. I really like the idea of having multiple screens, like in a clichéd hollywood hacker movie. Right now I don't have the space for many screens. I would fill the rest of the space with plants and the art of my friends. Most of all, I relish a quiet environment. I have adapted to noisy New York City, but love and miss true silence all the same!


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