Monthly Archives: July 2010

Our cluttered minds

Most of the time I’m not a very concentrated person, my attention span can be very short (it can also be very long). I quite easily get distracted because I feel my senses are very open for impulses most of the time. I like reading on how a mind works, remembers, relives, lacks or gives […]

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Nice little tutorial on how to work with analog sensors in arduino

I was preparing for Dorkbot@iMal and one of the possible topics was going to be how to visualize some home made analog sensors, made with textile. This is a clear roundup on the topic:

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When cleaning up your hard drive

You rediscover lots of things. A bit more than a year ago I saw and filmed how they make cycling paths signs on the road. Here’s a little movie on how they do that in Brussels. Some summer zen..

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Tinkering versus engineering

I have just filled in a questionnaire by the excellent difference between crafting and engineering was one of the questions asked. I realize that in my answer on this question I shifted the focus from crafting to tinkering, without a second thought as I do not consider what I do as to be crafting. […]

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Open Hardware definition

When the Arduino people decided to make Arduino open (put the plans online for example), there was no specific license which was applicable to hardware. Open licenses started out in the software realm – they have for example been adapted and modified for text (GNU Free Documentation License) and art (the Free Art License). The […]

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