Scientists have rediscovered a centuries-old procedure for supercharging your brain. Depending on how its used, it could improve anything from focus to motor control to mathematical or even moral reasoning. Its simple. Its relatively cheap. The known side effects are minimal. And its so easy that you can do it…
Alpha (untested) tDCS (trans-cranial direct current stimulation) circuit built on circuits.io. Great site for ee types.
Should deliver switchable 1ma/2ma current.
Yes, I’m going to shock my brain. Of course, 1-2ma is nothing and unlikely to cause any problems at all, but I’m going to be extra careful anyway.
Got a Raspberry Pi and have been playing with the I/O. This was the second “project”, using python and four GPIO pins to sequence a series of LEDs. Beginner stuff, absolutely, but cool nonetheless. Subsequently got it to output text to a 16x4 LCD display.
With shairport, a USB WiFi device, and a USB audio device, I got the RPi to catch Airplay audio from my iPhone and iPad. I think I’m going to turn it into a boom box with Airplay.
Last year’s hydrangea still hangin in there. (Taken with instagram)
I’m really digging instagram. I mean, I’ve got a DSLR, and most of the past images I’ve posted on this site were shot with thousands of dollars worth of equipment - and there’s still a place for that. OTOH, it’s been said that the best camera is the one you have with you, and I always have my iPhone with me.
Filters and faux polaroids can be seen as derivative and trite, I suppose, but in the end, I really love the way the images *look*, and that’s what photography is about, for me. The final result trumps all prior analyses.
I certainly don’t wanna be one of those people who confuse technique with art. You will (hopefully) never hear me say “It can’t be art, it wasn’t done with the right equipment or technique.” And if you do, feel free to kick me in the shins.