It’s time for our annual reminder that we love Halloween! Our Halloween Project Archives is a great resource for inspiration and ideas.
- Video shows florescence, showing how electrical signals move down the leaves of sensitive plant Mimosa pudica
- Reenacting wear patterns on recreations of medieval book illustrations
- E-ZPass reduced the rate of premature births to mothers who live near toll booths by 9.1%
- How to understand cough medicines, including why some cough syrups don’t really have active ingredients
- Python 3.14 Will be Faster than C++
- OpenRCT2 an open-source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
- The Peking Duck Exemption
- How shaders render bottles in the game Half-Life: Alyx (YouTube)
- How one unwilling illustrator found herself turned into an AI model
- About the “baseline” scene in Blade Runner 2049
- Fast line hiding with a WebGL shader for pen plots
- A linear stepper motor PCB racetrack
If you still need some inspiration, check out our Halloween Project Archives:
Windell, along with Eric Schlaepfer, was recently on the Embedded.fm podcast talking about their book, Open Circuits. You can listen to the episode or read the transcript. You can still sign up for the Embedded newsletter by the end of July and be entered to win a copy of Open Circuits or a Three Fives Soldering Kit.
- Reversible sequin clock
- How a man discovered that his wife was world’s best Tetris player
- Origami Cafe is a virtual meeting spot for folders
- A youtube playlist of Calculating Device Demonstrations
- Animations embedded in 3D printing
- Big Clive tells us about the “Most deadly project on the internet“, high-voltage art, made with microwave oven transformers.
- Is this the simplest (and most surprising) sorting algorithm ever? Preprint
- Fossil crinoid with its tracks
- Edible tape for your burrito
- Open source design for a magnet and piezo based stick and slip micropositioner
- Robocop on set and getting suited up for the 1987 film.
- Spigot: A command-line streaming exact real calculator.
- The Julia Roberts paradox of Ocean’s Twelve
- Weaving book with integrated loom
- History of salt production in the South Bay and the current state of wetlands reclamation
Scientists working on developing techniques for bioprinting used the AxiDraw with a syringe in place of a pen as part of their experimental setup. They recently published an article they shared with us, saying,
We finally achieved what we planned with the Axidraw. It worked well! We made small patterns of hydrogel, millimetric, that we intend to use for seeding living cells.
It is always exciting for us to see people finding new uses for the AxiDraw. Thank you to Dr. Fitremann for sharing your results with us!
- Signal Strength: NYC subway musicians collaborating via wifi
- Okuda Hiroko: The Casio Employee Behind the “Sleng Teng” Riddim that Revolutionized Reggae. (Supplementary music)
- A preprint of an academic overview of Culinary Fluid Dynamics
- Sponge communities thriving by consuming an extinct ecosystem on the peak of a dead underwater Arctic volcano
- A new KIM-1 simulator
- Bunnie Studios Fixing a Tiny Corner of the Supply Chain
- metalnes: Transistor level Nintendo simulator
- Dumping firmware with a 555
- DIY cryogenic Multi-Layer Insulation
- Parasnailing (Reddit): Aquarium snails, “falling with style”
- How does a player piano work? (YouTube), via the Ironic Sans newsletter
- Have you ever wondered how manhole covers are tested for endurance?