links for 2008-04-16
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Physical Computing at ITP | Tutorials / High Current Loads Driving a DC motor from an Arduino. Lots more electronics stuff on this site. (tags: Technology Work HowTo)

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Tree-line house
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I liked the idea of these vinyl stickers for a house that helps create a little privacy, whilst also creating the pleasant illusion of a tree line for the neighbours. Design Idea: House Tattoo – Dwell Blog – dwell.com

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The snaps of strangers
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One of the articles in Issue 28 of The Plug shows the results of tying a disposable camera to a bench in Atlanta, leaving it to strangers to fill the roll. The results show the street life around, friends, strangers, dogs. All kinds of stuff. I don’t quite know what you’d call this research method,

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REAL woodblocks
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This makes my little bit of tinkering feel VERY small! Thanks Tim!

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HCI 2020 report on the radio
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A little bit of coverage of the HCI 2020 report launch on the World Service’s “Digital Planet” radio show. Here’s the points during the show where our coverage begins: 14:10 – Being Human segment begins 14:49 – Interview with Gary Marsden begins 15:50 – Interview with Abi Sellen begins 19:40 – End of segment “Digital

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links for 2008-04-11
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The Vulcan Project Mapping the CO2 emmissions in the US down to 10 square kilometers. (tags: Environment) Fear Hierarchy Scary list of fears from childhood to adulthood. Jan Pettit (tags: Random Madeline Family Richard) Arduino Tutorial – connecting a parallel LCD (tags: Technology Work HowTo)

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Photos of Americans commuting
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Nothing beats a nice bit of tilt ‘n shift.

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links for 2008-04-10
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LightUp for Sketchup LightUp for SketchUp is a SketchUp plugin that adds realistic, realtime lighting to your sketchup models. (tags: Architecture Design Software Technology Work) 10 Ways History’s Finest Kept Their Focus at Work Been thinking of ways of removing some noise from my daily routine. LifeDev (tags: Health HowTo Inspiration Work)

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Steve Zissou & friends.
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Steve Zissou by Dunechaser. Lovely set. Not sure how these custom lego characters are done. I’ve seen a lot of them in the last year. Are these figures ever hand painted, or is the challenge that they are all done with real Lego parts?

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YouTube – "Yes We Can" song – 2008
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My sister in law, Stephanie, is a brilliant songwriter, and a passionate participator in the democratic process, and the Democratic Party. She’s written the following song, “Yes We Can“, in support of Barack Obama. Really nice job, Stephanie.

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"This Chart Tells You the Best Months to Buy Any Vegetable" https://t.co/amYjKtygnT
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"Watch Star Wars: A New Hope by Simply Scrolling Through a Website" https://t.co/ABrydQVVUN
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"Guns replaced with selfie sticks" https://t.co/S99mWKbzrt
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How two industrial design titans are helping brands simplify tech https://t.co/biWulSAnUj by @DianaBudds via @FastCoDesign
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I just liked "When Objects Dream" by @ecal_ch on @Vimeo: https://t.co/FEWoH6MXeq
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Some thoughts on Identity from my sister https://t.co/CyZMwx44WG @workingfrocks
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