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December 30, 2015

For the Love of the Game: Going All Digital on Xbox 360

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For the Love of the Game: Going All Digital on Xbox 360

Since I keep an Xbox 360 around solely for the Call of Duty games that aren’t available on Xbox One, I decided to start over and go all-digital with these games on the older console as well. Here’s how it went.

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ESP8266 WiFI LED controller hack

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — ketan @ 9:18 AM

Andreas Hölldorfer of ChaozLabs wrote an article detailing how he hacked the cheap WiFi LED controller: This pictures show the PCB. As you can see there are pins labeled as RX,TX,GND,3.3V. I simply connected an USB-Serial converter to the pins. The two … Read more

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December 28, 2015

New Book Features 100 Crafty Upcycling Projects for Kids

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Monster Feet made from tissue boxes.Macaroni, kleenex boxes, candy wrappers, and more! This craft book is packed with projects using items you already own.

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December 23, 2015

10 Tips for Organizing Your Workshop

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firefly3Here are some of our favorite ideas for organizing your workshop and workflow

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December 22, 2015

Microsoft Posts Developer Videos for Windows 10 Version 1511

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Microsoft Posts Developer Videos for Windows 10 Version 1511

Microsoft’s Channel 9 has posted a new series of videos dedicated to getting developers up-to-date on the changes in Windows 10 version 1511. These videos are essentially an on-demand version of a live event that Microsoft recently held.

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December 16, 2015

TI Releases New Edition Analog Engineer’s Pocket Reference

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We aren’t sure that a PDF with 100 pages in it qualifies as a pocket reference, but TI’s Analog Engineer’s Pocket Reference is certainly a good read. You do have to register with TI (use a disposable address if you are too paranoid to do that), but the free download is well worth the effort. The document’s been around for awhile, but TI recently released a new 4th edition.

The first few pages might underwhelm you. You probably know the standard decimal prefixes and are more likely to ask Google to convert circular mils to square millimeters, for example. The …read more

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December 14, 2015

Amazon Dash Button Pwn3d

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If you haven’t heard about the Amazon dash button yet we’re glad you quit watching cat videos and have joined us. Just to get you up to speed: the Amazon dash button is a small wireless device that lets your lazy ass order more laundry soap by pushing the “dash button” which should be affixed to something near your washing machine. The pushing of the button will set in motion the gut wrenching process that we used to know as “buying things we ran out of” but thanks to Amazon we can now just cover our entire lives with an …read more

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The LED Roundsystem

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — ketan @ 11:27 PM

Gavin Morris has been working on his awesome sound responsive LED sculptures for a while. Technically the sculpture is an interesting application of WS2812 RGB LEDs, Raspberry Pis and a load of styrofoam cups and flower pots. However the artistic development, and inspiration for this project is equally interesting. Gavin shares his thoughts and a brief technical description of the project below.


This year I’ve been artist in residence at the Eastville Project Space, a new art space in Yeovil, Somerset UK. During the residency I created The LED Roundsystem, a series of lighting chandeliers. They were inspired by the …read more

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December 6, 2015

3 Nerds + 2 Days = Little Big Pixel

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Two days at a company sponsored hackathon? Sounds like fun to us! And productive too – the end result for [GuuzG] and two of his workmates from their company’s annual “w00tcamp” was this festive and versatile 16×16 pixel mega display.

From the sound of it, [GuuzG] and his mates at q42.com are not exactly hardware types, but they came up with a nice build nonetheless. Their design was based on 16 WS2812 LED strips for a 256 pixel display. An MDF frame was whipped up with cross-lap joints to form a square cell for each pixel. Painted white and topped …read more

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Article: Why Agile Fails in Large Enterprises

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Agile software development has proven to be a major benefit to various teams, but it can affect businesses differently depending on their size and how they integrate the methodology into their operations. Some of the challenges are particular to large organisations, this article provides advice on how to avoid the pitfalls.

By Sanjay Zalavadia

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