Automated pattern drafting

When I learned pattern drafting (drawing ‘templates’ for cutting/sewing garments) I quickly realized that it was just an algorithm for drawing a shape. You take the measurements of the person it’s supposed to fit. Then using those and some rules of thumb that are based on common sense and (I suppose) centuries of experience with …

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CTF challenges.

I know that I normally write stuff about making things, but today I want to talk about breaking (or cracking) things and hopefully inspire you to do the same while you have some time during the holidays. For those of you who are not familiar: CTF stands for Capture The Flag and in this context …

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Shiny Shirt

Shiny Shirt

Ever since I found out about wearable Arduinos like the Lilypad and Flora, I knew I had to make _something_. I went around the internet and saw tutorials for all kinds of blinky LED things like tiaras, cyborg style face jewelery, and light-up skirts. So after some brainstorming the idea is to make a motion-sensitive …

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Home Automation: Christmas Edition

One of the somewhat recent tech buzzwords you may have heard everywhere is Internet of Things (IoT), referring to ‘smart’ appliances like internet connected refrigerators, baby cams, vaccuum cleaners, and egg freshness trackers (not even kidding, google “Egg Minder” for one of the most useless devices I’ve ever seen). Some of them are useful, most …

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