Monthly Archives: January 2016

Wanderers — a short film by Erik Wernquist

The film is a vision of our humanity’s future expansion into the Solar System. Although admittedly speculative, the visuals in the film are all based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. All the locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.

via erikwernquist.com

A Raspberry Pi powered Magic Mirror

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Blogger Dylan Pierce decided he wanted to give someone the gift of a smart mirror. He went with an affordable, DIY approach and with just a little bit of coding and some ingenuity, he was able to make a mirror that’s got people like me drooling all over it. Here’s how he did it.

via dylanjpierce.com

Design principles for reducing cognitive load

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Every time you visit a website, a process of learning is initiated in the brain. Whether it’s the navigation, layout, or that auto-rotating image slider on the homepage, your brain has to learn how to use the site while keeping track of the reason you came there in the first place. The mental effort required during this time is called cognitive load.

via the remarkable jonyablonski.com

Capacitive Touch HAT for Raspberry Pi

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Capacitive touch sensing used for stuff like touch-reactive tablets and phones, as well as control panels for appliances (which is where you may have used it before). This HAT allows you to create electronics that can react to human touch, with up to 12 individual sensors.

The main difference between this and something like the Makey Makey board is that there is no need for a ground wire.

via pimoroni.com