JUNE 21, 2018 THE FIRST PLAYGROUND in the United States was a pile of sand. Built — or maybe dumped is the better word — in 1885 on a churchyard in Boston, the pile was paid for by a group of what Alexandra Lange describes as “female philanthropists” who believed …Read More »
Jaguar Change comes hard. And sometimes, it’s slow. Until recently, no industry played closer to that model more than that of the automobile. Ever since the first series-produced cars of the 1900s placed the big internal combustion lump of iron at the front, the drive wheels at the back, and …Read More »
Georgina Gooley was tired of shaving with men’s razors. “I did it out of principle because I didn’t want to pay the ‘pink tax,’ ” she says, referencing the higher price many companies apply to products for women. As Gooley watched brands like Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club catch fire, both …Read More »
The developer of hugely popular online game Fortnite is being sued by a rival studio for copyright infringement, the latest blow after it was criticised by ministers for its “addictive” qualities. The designers of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) have filed an injunction in Seoul Central District Court against Fortnite’s publisher Epic Games. Both are …Read More »
Peter Bright Since Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 proved that there was a market for tablet-sized PCs sporting detachable keyboards, we’ve seen an abundance of minor variations of the concept from the major PC OEMs. For the most part, they’ve stuck pretty close to Microsoft’s basic formula, with tweaks in screen …Read More »
Before Harry Potter was a character in a play, an attraction at a theme park, the hero of eight films, he was, of course, the protagonist of a series of books. Now that he’s on Broadway — all grown-up as a devoted dad and a working wizard in the two-part …Read More »
Time Travel Tuesday #timetravel a look back at the Adafruit, maker, science, technology and engineering world « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!
760 – Fourteenth recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet. Halley’s returns to the inner Solar System have been observed and recorded by astronomers since at least 240 BC. Clear records of the comet’s appearances were made by Chinese, Babylonian, and medieval European chroniclers, but were not recognized as reappearances of …Read More »
Pioneering Mathematician G.H. Hardy on the Noblest Existential Ambition and How We Find Our Purpose #MakerEducation « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!
May 22, 2018 AT 9:00 am Pioneering Mathematician G.H. Hardy on the Noblest Existential Ambition and How We Find Our Purpose #MakerEducation Wise words! Via Brain Pickings. In considering the value of mathematics as a field of study and “the proper justification of a mathematician’s life,” Hardy offers a broader …Read More »
Unchained Melody – How to make (ghost) slime with Crickit @adafruit #crickit « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!
Unchained Melody – How to make (ghost) slime with Crickit (video). Code and guide. https://www.adafruit.com/crickithttps://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Learning_System_Guides/tree/master/Crickitshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOW4YvQEoRLmocKUuOgvI-wh HOW TO MAKE SLIME:Pour 1 cup of glitter glue into a ROBOT bowl.Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda.Mix well with ROBOT FRIEND.Add 1 tablespoon of contact lens solution.Mix well with ROBOT FRIEND. Ladyada was unable …Read More »
Japanese Designer Creates Incredibly Detailed & Realistic Maps of a City That Doesn’t Exist #ArtTuesday « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!
Interesting article Via OpenCulture When he first spent time in Japanese cities, urban design and history professor Barrie Shelton “was baffled, irritated, and even intimidated by what I saw. Yet at the same time I found myself energized, animated, and indeed inspired by them. The effect was liberating and my …Read More »