Finished project: here is a simple animation that has a moving block of green lights that leave a trail of random color behind them. Each RGB LED is individually addressable, so the possibilities for different light animations are endless. This ended up not looking at all like what I had intended to make when I began but I think it turned out pretty well and the total cost for materials was less than $15!
One of my favorite websites is John Sisson’s Dreams of Space, which is singularly focused on vintage non-fiction children’s books and ephemera about space travel. Most of the stuff he posts is from the 1950s through the 1970s, a heyday for pie in the sky visions of humans breaking free of earth’s wicked gravity. This […]
This 1991 television commercial for the Nintendo Game Boy looks like it borrowed a bit of Terry Gilliam’s look from Brazil. It’s interesting that the Game Boy was being marketed to adults and not kids and teenagers. Image: YouTube
Considering the state of our world, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to find lots and lots of people pushed to their breaking point. Anxiety and stress are often constant companions during the best of times. But now, with fear and frustration running rampant, it’s easy to be subsumed by all the distractions and […]
Most of us aren’t constantly beset by poor posture. But all it takes is some subtle misalignment while you’re doing serious hours behind the wheel driving or working away at a desk to do a real number on your back. In fact, most of us are so unaware of the mechanics of good posture that […]
From ordering from Amazon to paying bills over the web to something as simple as bottled water, we’re all hooked on modern convenience. We can’t help it. There are just too many modern world advances that save us too much time not to become a creature of comfort and go the easy route. Even if […]