September 22, 2013 /
It’s Sunday again, time to take a break from watching your favorite NFL team lose and learn something somewhat productive.
First up, you should fire up your 3D Printer and make yourself a set of these cool 8bit video game coasters.
Not in the mood for some video game coasters? Well did you know there are more places to get 3D models to print for your 3D Printer other than Thingiverse ? There’s Defcad which commonly has all those items that people are forced to take down other places, and Yeggi which seems to just scour the web hunting models. If you are making industrial designs like PCB layout, there’s 3dcontentcentral. That should get you going.
You’ve obviously heard of FFT or Fast Fourier Transform, you have it on your trusty O’Scope and when you look at it, you think you see valuable information. But what exactly is a Fourier Transform? Check out the interactive guide to Fourier Transform so you can learn something.
Looking for somewhere to host your software project, not a fan of GitHub? Srchub is just starting out, but offers subversion, git, mercurial, wiki, issue tracker. Lets you assign multiple collaborators and also make private repositories. Not a bad gig for free.
August 19, 2013 /
What I find really funny about new hardware coming out is people generally do three things first. First they try to root or jailbreak it. Second they try to put Linux on it. And the very next thing they do is port emulators to it. Following in succession here’s a Gameboy emulator running on the Google ChromeCast.
Source code and instructions available here.
July 29, 2013 /
The SoundBox synth is online synth tracker you can compose in your browser. It has your usual synth components, dual oscillators, noise, envelope, LFO, etc. You can do 4 notes tracks per pattern for chords, and has a cool distortion effect.
Crank it up to 11, and check it out here and start composing.
It’s open source, the code is available here.