Wednesday, 26 March 2014

No twitter pics

People who know that I tweet directly into Fb and like to also just tweet pics taken on a cameraphone because its a good use of the technology have been dissapointed.
Lately, because it broke a few months ago, I was only able to tweet one pic and the had to reboot my phone for each pic. The tweeted picture would just stay stuck in a hung kind of way. Text only tweets worked fine, but pics just stayed "in progress". I got frustrated and after a few attempts found a hint and another - the result is all in this developer thread which was started by a number of non-developers. .

Monday, 17 March 2014

POV Wand kit

I built this kit with my 9 year old last weekend (he did all the work) .
Cool kit and great value - we built it in a class at a local museum for computers in Cambridge. Most of the people were new to soldering, and all built it in 1 and a half hours - and we all got ours working soon after that.
One thing to watch out for: The tact switch nearest the power switch shorted out the power on ours, there is no solder mask to prevent this:
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