National Park Maps – just free maps, period.

View and download any high resolution national park map: 1,486 free PDF and image files of maps from park brochures and handouts, no strings attached.

Source: National Park Maps | NPMaps.com – just free maps, period.

Cloud Desktop

I was having a discussion with a co-worker about the future of office computing… How we are basically stuck with one OS due to the application stack that the modern office space requires and possible options for the future.

I was reminded of GlideOS, a web-based “OS” that folded several years ago. I used it […]

Aerotwist – Creating Particles with Three.js

WARNING!!! RABBIT HOLE AHEAD!

Particle Games in your browser.

Source: http://haxiomic.github.io/GPU-Fluid-Experiments/html5/

Source: Aerotwist – Creating Particles with Three.js

Goodnight, Mr. Garibaldi

One of my favorite TV Sci-fi shows, Babylon 5, has lost more cast members than they deserve. Today I became aware of the loss of Jerry Doyle, who (most expertly!) played the role of B5’s security chief Michael Garibaldi. Years later, long after B5’s end, I found him on my AM radio waves as […]

Death from above!!

Apparently the hawks in my neighborhood aren’t happy with my new drone!

Aurous – Free Music, Whenever, Wherever. in your dreams…

Source: Aurous – Free Music, Whenever, Wherever

 

The Pelleteer, wood pellet firebasket for wood stoves.

Burn wood pellets in your wood stove.

Source: The Pelleteer, wood pellet firebasket for wood stoves.

More arduino / rgb led links

Here are some more links regarding ardunio and leds, including several software options.

– WELLER SP25NKUS Marksman Lighted Solder Iron Kit – SP25NKUS – Rakuten.com

– pixie tube solder iron – Google Search https://www.google.com/search?q=pixie+tube+solder+iron&biw=1192&bih=949&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0CAUQ_AUoAGoVChMIxoXj-MbNyAIVQzY-Ch2UyQcn&dpr=1

– steampunk solder iron – Google Search https://www.google.com/search?q=steampunk+solder+iron&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CCAQsARqFQoTCImtj8y5zcgCFQZpPgodfqcNRA&biw=1192&bih=949 – arduino led strip software – Google Search https://www.google.com/search?q=arduino+led+software&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=arduino+led+strip+software&tbm=vid&start=30

– Glediator http://www.solderlab.de/index.php/software/glediator […]

MER Notebook – Opportunity Mars Rover data

MER Notebook – Opportunity Mars Rover data.

Ambient Lighting for computer monitors

One of my first arduino projects was adding ambient lighting to some of my computer monitors – something I’ve been doing for years with LED strip lights. However, using arduino, I want to extend the concept with responsive lighting based on what the monitor is displaying. There are several projects / products on the market […]