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I left with more love for myself, my fellow humans, the Earth, and all its creatures.” To get a glimpse into the Sustainable Living Expedition experience, watch the video here or below. To create a custom expedition for your group, please see the info page here . For more information about the venue, visit DiamanteCenter.com . Article by: Zander Hathaway
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Even with all the hamster wheel trackers out there (and on this site) there’s room for improvement. [Bogdan] upgraded his hamster wheel from an Arduino and datalogging shield to an ESP32, and unleashed some new capabilities one does not ordinarily associate with hamster wheels. [Bogdan]'s project logs distance in feet, duration of current session in time, RPM, overall revolutions, speed in MPH, and overall number of sessions, as well as a couple of system monitoring stats. It also tracks multiple wheels, as [Piontek] (the hamster) has two. However, thanks to the ESP32, [Bogdan]’s wheel tracker tweets its stats and updates a ThingSpeak dashboard with [Piontek]'s workouts. In addition to its functionality, [Bogdan] made a point to make the project look and feel FINISHED. He designed custom 3D parts including a front plate, hooks for attaching the control box to the cage, and mounts for attaching the sensor to the wheel.
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That means that marketers will soon have a better understanding of what marketing tactics are most effective at moving prospects through the customer journey. ( Google Adwords Blog ) Introducing Location and Hashtag Stories on Explore For users interested in what’s going on around them, Instagram now displays stories happening based on your location. Additionally, users can also search interest based hashtags to find groups of stories related to that specific topic. ( Instagram Blog ) Snapchat Adds Collaborative Stories, Which Could Help Boost Exposure Through the App Story collaboration on Snapchat just got a whole lot easier. Snapchat’s new custom stories features lets users invite other people to contribute to a story without having to host a takeover. The stories will remain on the Stories page until no one has added for 24 hours, or the creator deletes it.
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There are PCBs available from OSH Park if you want to attempt it yourself. There are also a few YouTube videos showing the custom firmware, one of which appears below. In addition to the controller change, [Gabse] shows you some optional tweaks to make the handpiece more robust, change the power plug, and make the cradle sensor more reliable. Worthwhile changes and all well-suited for the processing power of the Arduino. We have gotten used to having the handpiece fixed on the bench, that's another easy hack . You can also try an unholy union of soldering iron and articulated lamp . Filed under: Arduino Hacks , tool hacks
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You know what they say: this fidget spinner craze isn't over yet until the cookie crumbles. Clearly Cookies , a Dallas based custom cookie company, has created a cookie fidget spinner. It looks exactly like the original toy and it even spins. Image: clearly cookies/facebook SEE ALSO: Fidget spinner nail art is a thing now so there's no where left to hide "The idea for the fidget spinner cookie came from the guy I am dating," said Jessica Grose, the woman behind Clearly Cookies. "He has been asking me to make one for a couple weeks now. I honestly had no idea what they were until I saw him playing with one the other week. Needless to say they are mildly addicting." Read more... More about Watercooler , Food , Trends , Culture , and Cookies
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Surface Pro specs Before the launch, Paul Thurrott, who often breaks Microsoft-related news, tweeted that sources have told him that the "Surface Pro 5" will indeed use an Intel 7th-generation Kaby Lake processor. This is unsurprising for a device launched this far into 2017, though he also made a point to liken the upcoming tablet to a Surface Pro 4.5 of sorts, leading us to believe his source wasn't talking of a true Surface Pro 5 at all its likely they were talking about the Surface Pro. At the launch of the Surface Pro, we learned more about the device, with Panos Panay, head of Microsofts Surface division, telling The Verge that there are about 800 new custom parts in the new Pro. So, we know that the new Surface Pro will come with a range of seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors from Intel, including Core m3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
Daily Mail - Science
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Snapchat has introduced a feature that lets userscreate a whole new story’. ‘Custom Storiesenables users to craft a collection of Stories for a group event by allowing friends to contribute.
Mashable
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Overwatch 's first anniversary event is here and it's introducing a whole bunch of awesome new content to celebrate. The Overwatch anniversary event , running from today through June 12, includes an anniversary loot box with a chance of dropping new hero skins, dancing emotes for every hero, and other cosmetics. Plus, there are three new arena maps for arcade mode along with some changes coming to the arcade. SEE ALSO: 3 highs and 1 low from Jeff Kaplan's first year with 'Overwatch' The new arena maps (teased last week) are called Castillo, Black Forest, and Necropolis. They will be in Overwatch permanently and only playable in arcade and custom game modes. Read more... More about Gaming , Anniversary , Overwatch , Blizzard Entertainment , and Entertainment
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Managing your Bash Profile or /etc If you use Linux, you have a lot of files that configure your environment. Things like your .bashrc , .emacs , and so on are hard to keep the same if you use multiple machines. Sure, you can rsync them, but if they ever get messed up, it can be hard to go back and figure out what happened. That's why I wrote a system for managing this problem using Git . Once it is configured, your machines will automatically pick up any changes you push to the remote host (I keep mine on GitLab). The system is flexible enough to allow for custom configuration per machine and even keep random files in sync for you with just a little setup. There's a similar package called etckeeper for keeping track of your system-wide configuration in the /etc directory. You could argue that configuration files are essentially just code, but the intent isn't coding but keeping version control and synchronization between machines.
CNET News
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Now you can have a group of friends adding snaps to one giant Story.
Windows Blog
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The design, the clean lines and curved edges are beautiful to see and touch. Surface Pro continues the iconic look and feel of previous Surface Pros, but has been completely redesigned from the inside out. We’ve optimized every millimeter, with over 800 new custom parts and used 99% of the space inside the device to give people exactly what they need to work and create anytime, anywhere. You can leave your charger at home because Surface Pro is packed with up to 13.5 hours of battery life.*** That’s 50% more than Surface Pro 4 and 35% more battery life than an iPad Pro. From home to work and back again, Surface Pro is there for you. This is a powerhouse laptop with 2.5 times more computing performance than the Surface Pro 3 and 1.7 times the compute of iPad Pro. The improved Surface Pro hinge has a full 165-degree range of motion, letting you immerse yourself in “Studio Mode”, an angle inspired by the Surface Studio, perfect for writing, sketching, and drawing on the go.
Hackaday
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A plasma cutter is probably top of every metalworker's short list of dream tools. From freehand curves to long straight cuts, nothing beats a plasma cutter for getting the creative juices flowing. Unfortunately, there's also the jet of superheated metal blasting through the workpiece to deal with, which is the reason behind this shop-built plasma cutting workstation . [Regalzack] looks like he had a couple of design goals in mind for his table. A solid work surface isn't a great idea for plasma cutting, so he designed the top as a grid of replaceable steel slats. Underneath is a hopper to collect the slag, both for neatness and for fire safety. The table top and hopper live on a custom-built wheeled steel frame, and the lower shelf provides plenty of room for his Lincoln 375 plasma rig. With hooks for cables and a sturdy ground clamp tab, the whole thing is a nicely self-contained workstation.
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Wilbur Ross is stoked about the bushels of dates the Saudis gave him. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join Like the shirt Cenk's wearing? Get one at shoptyt.com “Of the many millionaires and billionaires in Donald Trump’s inner circle, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stands out for his consistently convincing impression of a 19th-century robber baron. There are the superficial similarities, of course—his ominously bald pate, for instance, and his penchant for $500 custom-made velvet slippers embroidered with the Commerce Department logo. Others are almost too on the nose. Ross, who is worth an estimated $2.5 billion, previously served as the head of a secret Wall Street fraternity, whose off-color jokes, hazing rituals, and annual drag show he tried to protect by offering himself as a future source to help kill a story.
Mashable
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World, I guess it's time for you to meet Matt Ox . If you don't already know who this kid is, just consider him a spawn of Post Malone. It's hard to find much information about him, but Matt Ox is basically the more explicit version of MattyB, and goes as hard as you can get for a kid who raps. In " Overwhelming ," he reps his hometown of Philadelphia and boldly raps about getting moneyall while twirling some fidget spinners. If this is what the future of music is like, then well, we've got a lot to look forward to. workingondying/youtube ' data-credit-provider="custom type" data-caption="Twirl on, Matt Ox." title="Twirl on, Matt Ox." src="http://i.amz.mshcdn.com/ysB8yYnr8R5EuYZh00iTTnNGlHg=/fit-in/575x4096/https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F484443%2Fc0284acc-862d-4b85-8d86-e729149e1a8c.gif" alt="Twirl on, Matt Ox.
BMW Blog
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Techradar
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You get to customize how youd like to display on your TV. Google Assistant is being baked into the Android O TV experience (but also on prior versions of Android TV), using machine learning to bring up videos, photos and data that you ask for. Like everything else at Google IO, the company is trying to refine its TV operating system with Assistants natural language and provide a better way of display content that matters to you. You can create custom shortcuts in order to speak more naturally when talking to Assistant. The example Google gave had to do with the surf report. Instead of saying "Ok Google, ask Forecaster Joe what's the surf report for the Outer Banks," you can simplify it to "Ok Google, is the surf up?" Not life changing, but certainly helpful. Youll soon be able to watch 360-degree videos including live 360 videos on your Android TV or an Xbox One console.
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When your project needs power, you might need to turn to hydraulics. There is a lot of mystery about fluid power, but there is also a huge supply chain devoted to getting you the parts you need to power your project. Off-the-shelf components may not fit your application though, in which case it might be handy to know how to build your own custom hydraulic cylinders . While it's true that custom cylinder builds are pretty common, it's still interesting to see the process [MakeItExtreme] used. Starting with an off-the-shelf piston and gland, this double-acting cylinder build is a pretty straightforward exercise in machining. The cylinder is threaded at the rod end and a cap is welded onto the piston end. Threaded bosses for fittings are welded on, the business end of the rod is threaded, and everything is assembled. The cylinder turned out to be pretty powerful as the video below shows.
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The Arduino has inspired many a creative projects that can be beneficial to humanity. The Arduino Hamster Wheel Pedometer by [John Mueller] on the other hand is a creation that is meant for the cute furry rodent pets. When [John Mueller]'s daughter wanted to keep track of her hamster's night-time strolls, her maker-dad saw it as an opportunity to get her involved in technology. The project consists of a hamster-wheel with a magnet that triggers a reed switch on completing a revolution. The entire assembly is custom-made and [John Mueller] does an excellent job documenting the build with a lot of clear images. The wheel is affixed to a shaft with a ball bearing at one end and the entire thing is mounted on the side of the cage so that it can be removed with ease for maintenance. The reed switch is embedded in the wooden mounting block such that the connecting cables pass from inside the assembly.
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If you’re involved in the car and social media worlds in any way, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Jon Olsson, a Swedish skier who has created some of the wildest custom supercars in existence. Read more »
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The answer to this is a completely custom aluminum extrusion. Basically, the motor mounts at one end, the actuator itself pokes out the other, and you can mount this device via the t-slot tracks around the edge of the extrusion. Think of it as the linear actuator version of MakerSlide , except instead of using this extrusion in CNC machines, it's designed for moving shafts back and forth. Already, Deezmaker has a working prototype and they've already moved onto a Kickstarter campaign for Maker Muscle. It's a great idea, and we can't wait to see what this neat product will be used for. You can check out a short demo video of Maker Muscle in action below. The Hackaday Prize2017 is Sponsored by: Filed under: The Hackaday Prize
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Can a motorcycle ever be classified as a piece of art? The debate is endless, and there’s no right or wrong answer. For some, there is art to be found in the pure functionality of a race bike. For others, the pinnacle of creative skill and imagination is a build from Orange County Choppers. Many cars have been appropriated for artistic purposes—from the BMW Art Car project to Janis Joplin’s painted Porsche 356. The art-meets-motorcycle club is much smaller, but its membership has just expanded with this Moto Guzzi V7 from the British designer Tom Dixon (below left) and the Italian American bike builder Stefano Venier (right). ‘Tomoto’ is an official project supported by the Mandello del Lario factory : It’s a fascinating one-off prototype that is not for sale, and will not be replicated. Dixon got involved because he’s a longtime fan of the marque: “I’ve had the same Moto Guzzi for 27 years, and it was time for a new one,” he says.