Ron Ondrejka gave an amazing presentation at Where 2.0. Ron was Project Photogrammetrist for the imaging and mapping systems on CORONA, LANYARD, and KH-9 “Big Bird” (MAPPER). 1960-1983. His presentation had early imaging satellites with emphasis on their contributions to mapping and targeting. They didn’t use computers for spacecraft or payload design of CORONA, for navigation and commands, or for the early years of producing maps. Link.
Looks like iTunes can slurp in PDF attachments. While I’m not a big fan of PDF, everyone can usually read them and we often post chapters and MAKE articles in PDF. So, going forward I’ll try it out and see what happens. Don’t forget to add the MAKE feed to iTunes 4.9 (Click here and click SUBSCRIBE) Link.
TiVo announced the winners for its HME Developer Challenge contest today. The grand prize winner is AudioFaucet (nee iSee iTunes) and its author Kyle Copeland, who will be receiving a Segway for his work. AudioFaucet provides control over iTunes for people streaming music using an Airport Express (or a really long audio cable) using TiVo’s Home Media Engine platform. Link.Continue Reading
I’ll have a HOW TO and examples soon, but check it out– This is the hidden Gem of Google Earth. Adding a “Network Link” allows you to fetch KML data from remote servers. It does this in two ways, Time Based or Location Based. So *anyone* can add dynamic data to Google Maps. Geotagged Flickr, del.icio.us a more! Link.Continue Reading
Voice over IP is taking over the world and I also like the idea of calling for free… The problem I’ve experienced so far is the fact that you always have to use those cumbersome headsets. When it would be possible to use your standard phone for this application, the experience of VoIP would be much more like the real POTS (plain old telephone system). Link.Continue Reading
Building String Thing: Laser Pointers and Vibrating Rods: What’s great about the String Thing is two-fold: first, it’s an ingenious design, and second, Ben rigorously documents how he did it, including some false starts. The steel rods are a “stroke” of genius: using magnets, the rods “vibrate” as you play them for physical feedback, while a sophisticated combination of laser pointers and webcams calculate your finger position. [via] Link.Continue Reading