This infographic shows the number of lines of coding some things have. It includes apps, browsers, games, machines and even organisms.. One example: Photoshop v1.0 had about 100,000 lines of coding, Photoshop CS6 has about 4.5 million lines of coding.
Sounds weird and tacky, but this article talks about an app that lets you send hugs. Their definition of a hug is to put your phone to your chest and when it detects that proximity, it vibrates to simulate a hug. It sounds boring but this article describes how something so simple and straightforward can actually create an emotionally pleasant feeling.
It’s as if the warmth and presence of your partner has been magically transmitted through the phone. Pressed against your chest, an Avocado hug feels almost like a heartbeat.
It’s nearing the end of the semester and yet with the many deadlines coming up, we still manage to procrastinate. This article talks about how procrastination may not necessarily be a bad thing and how it might actually make you more productive.
This quote is interesting:
No matter what you work on, you’re not working on everything else. So the question is not how to avoid procrastination, but how to procrastinate well.
Time to procrastinate well for the next few weeks!
Another cool Kickstarter project that lets you ‘paint’ with light. It’s basically a stick filled with 198 LEDs that lets you load images from an SD card to create an image out of light.
An interesting TED talk on “How art, technology and design inform creative leaders”
Another PCB project, but this one focuses on being able to create music by connecting the synthesizer to any conductive material. Pots and pans literally become drums, and a cardboard guitar with tinfoil becomes a fully functional guitar. Even pencil drawings become musical instruments too.
This is a pretty cool Kickstarter project that uses Arduino and electronic paint to create different interactive..things. Like a light switch, a cardboard boombox and an alphabet wall. The project is called a “Touch Board” and it’s a tool that lets you create interactive stuff literally everywhere, with just sensors and electronic paint. Watch the video and you’ll see!