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View Strava workout maps in 3D thanks to Apple's ARKit

Strava has long been a popular choice for running and cycling enthusiasts to track and share their workouts. The service and app can be found on quite a few devices, including Apple Watch, Garmin fitness trackers and Peloton's stationary bikes for cycling classes. You can now view Strava data in …

Build an Electronic Audio Game with a Pencil, Paper, and Conductive Ink

Over the years there have been many electronic toys that let you play with and learn about electricity. Jay Silver’s Drawdio (<b>Figure A</b>) from 2008 combines a simple 555 timer circuit with a pencil to make squeals, beeps, and musical tones. When you draw, the graphite (carbon!) in the pencil conducts …

500 feet of posters, 100 artists — and a lot of graffiti

The walls surrounding Romaldo Esqueda were blank, covered in a layer of glossy gray paint. But in his mind, they already exploded with color.<p>“I’m looking at this one, bro,” 30-year-old Esqueda, who lives in Balboa Park, said to his friend. He shook a can of aerosol paint, emitting a metallic …

25 Ways to Have the Best Summer in Bristol

Bristol is such a vibrant and thriving city to live in (and visit). After living here for nearly 5 years, I think I’ve now discovered pretty much …

Arduino-Neopixel Traffic Map

This project displays live traffic conditions between two locations on a physical map, using an Arduino device that gathers data from the Google Maps API and then sets the color of a string of NeoPixels — green for good traffic, yellow for slower traffic, and red for bad traffic conditions, just …

Arduino

GoCamp Camper Van Rentals

Think AirBnB for camper vans. Always dreamt of heading out into the wild in a camper van but can´t afford one? GoCamp makes your dream more …

DJI Spark drone review: A powerful little flying machine for the average person

This mini drone brings advanced features in a small package.<p>Unless you’re a creative professional or need to inspect remote power lines without getting electrocuted, you probably don’t need a drone. That’s what makes buying one so tricky. The best consumer drone on the market right now—at least in …

Drones

A Foldable Dymaxion Globe

0011A Foldable Dymaxion Globe<p>A recent post on Hackaday inspired me to build my own wooden Dymaxion globe. But instead of fixing the parts together, I …

Laser Cut a Dymaxion Globe for an Accurate View of the World

I was playing around with map projections one day and became a tad smitten with Buckminster Fuller’s “Dymaxion” Projection. It’s able to unwrap a spherical map of the Earth onto a flat plane with surprisingly little distortion. The flat Dymaxion map can then be divided up into triangles and folded …

Easy Casting of Small Model Parts and Miniatures with Blue Stuff

The amazing model maker, David Damek, who runs the website and YouTube channel called <i>Plastic Models</i> posted this video last year showing how he casts copies of parts for his models using something called Blue Stuff. The video shows just how easy it can be to get very respectable castings of parts …

Turn an old monitor into a wall display with a Raspberry Pi

So you have an unused Raspberry Pi -- or five -- lying around and you don't know what to do with it. You're not alone, even if there are hundreds of projects at the ready.<p>You can turn it into a Minecraft machine, a music streamer for your living room, an Alexa speaker and many other things. But one …

The Mind-Boggling Math That (Maybe) Mapped the Brain in 11 Dimensions

Kathryn Hess can’t tell the difference between a coffee mug and a bagel. That’s the old joke anyway. Hess, a researcher at the Swiss Federal …

An impressive collection of circuit diagrams for Arduino electronics

"Oh my god, this is beautiful!," "What IS this?; this is SO cool!" It's not often you get such reactions (especially from non-techies) for a nerdy …

This Instagram Makeup Artist Creates The Trippiest Optical Ill...

Swallow Me Whole

• <b>Author:</b> Nate Powell<p><b>WINNER OF THE 2009 EISNER AWARD FOR BEST NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL!</b> <b><br>NOMINATED FOR THREE 2009 EISNER AWARDS INCLUDING BEST GN & BEST CARTOONIST!</b> <b><br>WINNER OF THE 2008 IGNATZ AWARD FOR "OUTSTANDING DEBUT"!</b> <b><br>ONE OF YALSA’S "GREAT GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR TEENS"!</b> <b><br>FINALIST FOR THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE!</b></i> …

Use Stepper Motors for Unique, Analog-Style Clocks

Ancient clocks were mechanical, and evolved with round faces primarily for that reason (Figure A). When electricity became widely available, clocks’ faces copied (and still copy) the old mechanical ones because it was easy and cheap to rotate the hands. So we’ve gotten used to it, and today most …

Arduino

Tips of the Week: Painting, Drawing, and Jumper Wires

There currently appears to be a trend among <i>YouTube</i> makers of doing a trio of tips videos where one of the three participating ‘Tubers creates a video and the other two contribute a tip or two. So, you end up with three chock-full tips videos, and fans of one YouTuber get exposed to other channels …

Arduino

How can you make your weekends more awesome?

What’s the research have to say about making Friday through Sunday that much better…?<p>Don’t Trust Your Instincts<p>Ever eat or drink too much, feel …

Happiness

Researchers Believe Depression Once Offered Humans an Evolutionary Advantage

Around 15 million US adults suffer from depression. 6.9 million American adolescents have been diagnosed. The condition is common. 10% of the …

Immune System

Use Arduino, Sensors, Servos, and LEDs To Create Life-Like Behavior

The challenge with creating life-like behaviors using Arduinos, sensors and actuators is that the final product usually look industrial and the behaviors robotic rather than natural and organic.<p>Our interdisciplinary team from the Interactive Environments Minor at the Delft University of Technology …

How to Create a ‘Double Exposure’ Using Photoshop

We love a good in-camera double exposure; done right, they can look as surreal as anything we can create in post. But if you don’t have the skills, …

Extremely Satisfying Video Tutorials on How to Create Realistic Models and Scenery

Model builder and artist Luke Towan of Boulder Creek Railroad creates extremely satisfying video tutorials on how to create incredibly realistic …

The Time-Pressed Entrepreneur's Guide to a Workable Website

You can set up your site in under 24 hours. No, really, you can.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you are looking to create a fully developed ecommerce store or a portfolio website to showcase your art pieces, you need only 24 hours to get your website up and …

Web Design

Mobile App Development Lifecycle Guide that Every Developer Should Bookmark

When it comes to mobile app development, every step ofThe post Mobile App Development Lifecycle Guide that Every Developer Should Bookmark appeared …

Apps

'Six Wakes' Is A Nerve-Tingling Interstellar Murder Mystery

Imagine waking up on a malfunctioning spaceship: The artificial gravity is disabled. Blood floats through the air. And the corpse that blood is coming from is ... your own. Kind of. You're a clone — and your original self, along with most of your crewmates, are dead. As your ship plummets through …

This Man Made an Entire City Out of Paper

Unlocking the Physics of Our Universe: Unusual Numbers Found in Particle Collisions

Finding Patterns<p>Mathematicians and physicists have noticed a strange coincidence occurring between their respective fields: the values computed from …

Scientists finally know what caused a mysterious fog to kill 12,000 people in London in 1952

The event in question is the "killer fog" that hit London for several days in 1952. First appearing on 5 December, it lifted four days later with an estimated death toll of at least 12,000 people, with around 150,000 hospitalisations and thousands of undocumented animal deaths. Although the Clean …

Particles

Why the World Can't Quit Dots, the Brilliantly Designed Non-Game

More than 100 million people have downloaded <i>Dots</i> or its sequels, <i>Two Dots</i> and <i>Dots & Co</i>. Ask them about it, and they'll probably say they aren't …