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If this then that

lw —  January 3, 2013 — Leave a comment

I’ve been using If This Then That for over a year now. The service harnesses api’s from the likes of twitter, facebook, evernote, linkedin, instagram, dropbox, as well as integrating push notifications to SMS and email. It basically puts the internet to work for you by automating a variety of tasks. This is accomplished by selecting from thousands of recipes or by creating your own.

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Using 3D printers to make records

lw —  December 28, 2012 — Leave a comment

From everyday objects to surgical breakthroughs tons of amazing things are being made thanks to the democratization of 3D printing. But I’d never seen anything like this…

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Over at instructables Amanda Ghassaei has provided an exhaustive tutorial on how to 3D print your own records.

Wired magazine tagged along to document Ghassaei’s process. Watch the vid here.

Self Balancing Unicyle

lw —  December 17, 2012 — Leave a comment

Built from spare parts — a chain driven wheelbarrow wheel powered by a 350w geared motor, a pair of batteries wired in series, some PVC and polycarbonate, an IMU gyro and an Arduino UNO — all hobbled together to form a one-wheeled electric mount. Read More

Sitegeist

lw —  December 15, 2012 — Leave a comment

The Sunlight Foundation has released an interesting open data discovery app called Sitegeist. Working from a host of open data sets, the app helps to provide another view of a neighborhood, town or city.

Here’s a few of the data points the app provides.

    Age Distribution
    Political Contributions
    Average Rent
    Popular Local Spots
    Recommended Restaurants
    How People Commute
    Record Temperatures
    Housing Units Over Time

Smart Notebook

lw —  August 27, 2012 — Leave a comment

Evernote ventures into a partnership with Moleskin to produce a special “smart” notebook. A marriage in paper and bits that is intended to streamline productivity and creativity.

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