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The very first funny Cat Video? (Video)
Just watched yet another funny cat video on Internet . I wonder when our fascination with funny cat videos began. It turns out that the earliest cat video dates back to the birth of motion pictures. Thomas Edison the consummate commercializer of his innovat...

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Getting started with Arduino Starter Kit
I have always been fascinated by electronics. Growing up I tried to learn electronics by reading radio repair guides and engineering textbooks in vain. Always got stumped by mathematics and dry tone of the books. The advent of Arduino changed all that. Now ...

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Animata Open Source Real-time Animation
In my efforts to explore the use of technology in art and social change. Looking at few ideas in creating new media installation art. Following my friend Prayas's advice I first looked at Animata developed by Budapest Kitchen . The software is not currently...

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Testing Unity3D editor on gnu/Linux
Few days ago Unity3D editor support on gnu/Linux reached an important milestone . Thanks to efforts of Na'Tosha Bard and her team, we now have mainline beta builds of Unity3D editor for gnu/Linux operating systems. This has been my long time feature request...

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Noisebridge Hacker Trip to China #6
If you are excited by my previous post about Shenzhen the silicon valley of hardware , then here an exciting opportunity to visit China with fellow hackers and makers. Every year San Francisco based Noise bridge hackerspace organizes a trip to China. This t...

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Blender missing shared library gotcha!
Here is simple solution to Blender missing 'libavcodec.so.54' shared library on Ubuntu Xenial (16.04.1 LTS) box. There are numerous posts about this problem but very few solutions. $ blender
blender: error while loading shared libraries: libavcodec.so.54: c...

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Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware (Video)
Follow maker and hacker extraordinary Andrew 'Bunnie' Huang to Shenzhen, China. This Wired.com documentary provides a rare insight into Shenzhen,the silicon valley of hardware. Understand what makes Shenzhen produce such innovative products at an incredible...

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Google Cardboard 360° Photosphere Viewer with A-Frame
In my previous post "Embedding Google Cardboard Camera VR Photosphere with A-Frame" , I wrote that some talented programmer would probably create a better solution for embedding Google Cardboard camera photosphere using A-Frame . I didn't know that Chris Ca...

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Early this year I started looking into the VR (Virtual Reality) web applications. Web browsers now natively support VR applications using WebVR JavaScript API. We can now design virtual worlds using markup language and connect them to devices such as Oculus...

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Eco City: Projection Mapping For Social Impact
Japanese artist Hidetaka Nakamura uses animation to bring about awareness about social issues in Cambodia. In this post, I talk about his Eco City project , he makes large screen projections of animations drawn by children on the wall of underground sewage ...
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