accidental marbling found in injection-moulded recycled plastic microphone cup in a 1984 Western Electric 2702 (Princess) telephone handset
When you fix a thing and it just works …
When both clips broke within a week on my Timbuk2 messenger bag, I knew I had to do something. This coincided with me fixing my 3d printer (it was the extruder feed: it was too loose all along!), so I was able to prototype a new clip.
Bet you can’t get the film, though
This one’s been nipping my head for *years*
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I made this two-colour plotted card for the MeFi “holiday card exchange – v.e.” thing. Pen plotter is a Roland DG DXY-1300 (1990s) using Roland 0.3 mm fibre-tip pens. Plot size is 123 × 91 mm, and is driven entirely from Inkscape 0.92.
Quite enough of this sort of thing #plotter
Before tightening filament feed on left, after on right
I might not have Amiberry — an optimized Amiga emulator for Raspberry Pi — running quite yet, but the build instructions at midwan/amiberry are a bit lacking. If you want to compile it under Raspbian Stretch, you’ll need the following packages:
sudo apt install libsdl2-dev libxml2-dev libxml2-utils libsdl2-ttf-dev libsdl2-image-dev
This will at least allow you to get it to build correctly with:
make -j2 PLATFORM=rpi3-sdl2-dispmanx
More later when/if I get it working.
Now *that’s* a public library …
This is going to get messy …
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Hello yes I’m just repairing Arduino Micros
pre-amalgamation bookplate, East York Public Library
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(original birb is here, not scanned from a book: )
Raspblocks is a new Blocks-based web programming environment for Raspberry Pi. You don’t even need to write the code a Raspberry Pi, but the Python 3 code it produces will need to be transferred to a Raspberry Pi to run.
For maximum authenticity (and slowness), I fired up http://www.raspblocks.com/ on a Raspberry Pi Zero over VNC. It took a minute or more to load up the site in Chromium, but creating a simple program was all easy dragging and dropping:
The code it produced was pretty much exactly what you’d write by hand:
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import time GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) GPIO.setup(26, GPIO.OUT) while True: GPIO.output(26,True) time.sleep(1) GPIO.output(26,False) time.sleep(1)
And, as you might expect, the code make an LED connected to GPIO 26 turn on and off. Science!
Raspblocks isn’t as polished as its more established rival EduBlocks, but Raspblocks doesn’t need any software installed. Edublocks installs its own Node.js-based web service, which would be painfully slow on a Raspberry Pi Zero. Raspblocks’ code needs to be run manually from a terminal, but I’d put up with that any day over having yet another Node server distribution installed under /opt.
It got difficult to take any more away from this
Printing a bottle opener for @makersmakingchange