Ideas and Engineering

The OLPC laptops will arrive in 10 days!

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On Monday things cleared up when I spoke with Adam Holt from the OLPC Foundation, situated right across the street in Kendall Square. Yesterday I sent the check for the 15+15 Laptops to the foundation: I was ensured that I will receive the laptops in 10 business days. Just in time, when I will be […]

Ideas and Engineering

INvenTERVIEW – Stephen Steiner

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Stephen Steiner at Los Alamos National Laboratory holding a silica aerogel in his hand Birthday: 26th of March, 1982 Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin “Talk about some extreme chemistry! As if aerogel weren’t exciting enough, here we are in our fourth year of making the world’s lowest density solid in zero-gravity. So what’s the big deal? Why […]

MIT

Strobe-Kit Intro

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In the next weeks my students and I will show you, how to build your own Multi-Flash. Here, a great example of a multi-flash photograph (Harold E. Edgerton): Tennis Player The famous "Piddler" also relies on a built-in strobe! STROBE KIT – Intro Components: · Printer board · 3 potentiometers · 1 LCD · 1 […]

Network

Where is the mouse?

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Clay Shirky: http://lifehacker.com/385296/where-you-find-the-time-to-spend-online Don’t miss this and it is a video, so you can do three things at the same time, don’t worry! ;_) Clay Shirky: "I was having dinner with a group of friends about a month ago, and one of them was talking about sitting with his four-year-old daughter watching a DVD. And […]