Monday, May 30, 2016

The Pi Zero Simpsons Shuffler

Stephen Coyle has built a Simpsons episode shuffler which plays a random "good" Simpsons episode from a Raspberry Pi Zero at the push of a large yellow button.

See Stephen's blog for details of the build.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother technology

Turkish sons are often spoilt and pampered by their mothers. This electronics store's advert from a few years ago highlights some of the technological features of mothers.

Happy Mothers' Day!

Features include:
Stand-by mode
Identity verification technology
3ms reaction time
Optic zoom
Early warning system
Anti-virus program
Voice navigation system
Surround sound system
Search engine
Face recognition system
Voice recognition system
100000 Terabyte memory

Sunday, April 17, 2016

All-weather bike car

Outdoor adventure sport enthusiast, Mikael Kjellman, has a invented an all-weather velomobile called the PodRide.

Mikael is raising funds on IndieGoGo to take the project to the next level.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Watching the SpaceX launch live

Sometime in the 1980s I stayed up really late to watch one of the space shuttle launches live (possibly STS-61C. Due to weather or some other problem it was delayed and I missed seeing the launch.

Just now I watched the SpaceX launch live on Facebook!

Not only did CRS-8 Dragon mission successfully launch and deliver the Dragon spacecraft into space to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, but the Falcon 9 rocket returned to land upright on a barge floating in the Atlantic Ocean.

You can watch the replay of the launch video at

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Printed/Programmed Magnets

Destin from SmarterEveryDay explores some mind blowing magnets.