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The DAT500 – An odd, but intriguing bit of tech

September 27, 2010

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Quick disclaimer: I have not got my hands on one of these, so it may all be vapourware. However, the modest specs and clunky design makes me feel that it could well exist at a reasonable (for business hw) price. From http://www.4p-online.com/4p/dat500.html DAT500 is a robust ALL IN ONE palmtop pen based computer designed for […]

Hacked together IR shutter release for my D90

September 27, 2010

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(reposted from my ex-tumblr account) Quick weekend project (would’ve likely hacked on this at Fizzpop Howduino… if I could’ve got there!) Scenario: You like photography and DIY electronics but you begrudge paying £15+ for a remote control for your camera. Or you are just curious as to how to hack one together. Step 1 – […]

Conway’s game of Life displayed on an 8×8 LED matrix

September 27, 2010

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(Reposted from my tumblr account) Conway’s Game of Life on an 8×8 LED Matrix (powered by Processing, Arduinos and the good old serial connection 🙂 Processing code: ================================ /* 1. Any live cell with fewer than two live neighbours dies, as if caused by underpopulation. 2. Any live cell with more than three live neighbours […]

Edinburgh Informatics wall – code and solution

September 27, 2010

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(Reposted from my ex-tumblr account) The lightboard from the Forum of Infomatics at Edinburgh. Most natives, when asked, replied that the dots and gaps were the sponsor names rendered in ASCII or some varient. I have yet to crack this or see how to read in numbers from the board such that I get sensible […]

The Turing Memorial code – the mystery remains.

September 27, 2010

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I have managed to contact Richard Humphry, who was the founder of the Alan Turing Memorial fund, with regards to the code on the banch and whether he could shine any light on what it was intended to encode. Unfortunately for those wanting a definitive answer, this was his response: I wish I could assist […]

What does the code on the Alan Turing Memorial actually say?

September 23, 2010

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From wikipedia: The Alan Turing Memorial, situated in the Sackville Park in Manchester, England, is in memory of a father of modern computing. … The cast bronze bench carries in relief the text ‘Alan Mathison Turing 1912-1954’ and the motto ‘Founder of Computer Science’ as it would appear if encoded by an Enigma machine; ‘IEKYF […]