Month: August 2011

Streaming Aesthetics: Shape

Here's the code for Streaming Aesthectics: Shape . You can compile and run it in Processing. follows Twitter to see when people tweet shape names and then draws those shapes, packing them inside each other.There's some unused code for more complex shapes, but "star" and "cross" appear in the Twitter firehose more often than…
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This is the electronics for the Forepaw, my North Paw clone. It consists of a compass module, an Arduino microcontroller, a shift register, and eight vibration motors (such as you would find in a mobile phone). And a battery connector, battery case, some veroboard, some ribbon cable and some bell wire. You may just be…
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irc is an old text-based internet chat system that still gets used by many projects.irssi is a good client for irc. You can find out how to set it up, including how to configure it to automatically connect to servers and channels here .It's best to run irssi in a GNU screen session on a…
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