My son had only one night left to build a conveyer belt for school when he came to me. He had an idea but no plan how to build it. We took out an old Makeblock kit, an #Arduino clone Robot kit, and dusted it off, assembled a simple motor driven conveyer belt. Created a simple program, uploaded. We finished at 3am and concluded it was a good day. Never imagined that old kit would have a purpose again.
I guess not everything has to be digital.
New Zealand chooses Google Chromebooks over Microsoft Windows 10 for education - Don't just stick to what you have been used to... https://betanews.com/2018/10/22/nz-chromebook-linux-kiwi-edu/
The new European #CopyrightDirective is a threat for all internet creators in the #EU and a warning for all outside the EU. #Article13 of the directive will inevitably lead to uploadfilters. With this directive the EU parliament has demonstrated that the interests of the big IP holders are more important to them than representing the EU citizens. Having said that I wonder if the Fediverse could be the answer to this threat?
Just noticed #Slic3r has added adaptive layers (maybe it's been there awhile but I missed it):
So cool to see innovation continuing in this space even though the "buzz" around 3d printing has subsided a bit.
Added "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship" (2018), you can watch it here:
Feature-length documentary about the parasitic publishing companies that syphon off billions of dollars of public money by pointlessly charging scientists to read each other's research.
Had a wonderful day at the last day of the Dutch Design Week (#DDW). So much creativity packed together. Saw many new solutions to prevent pollution and recycling like this bag of Mycotex, a fabric made from micelium, the vegetative part of a fungus.
@art Just discovered your videos on PeerTube and they're great.
#introduction Hi, I've been using Google+ for having interesting discussions on mathematics and physics, particularly visualistations using 3D prints, animations. Since Google+ might be shutting down, I'm trying Mastodon.
I just salvaged all my old posts, and put them on a website:
Here is an example of graphics I do:
free/libre software, open data, open standards activist with a grudge against big tech, big IP holders and authoritarian governments.
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.