Danish Christmas TreeLate November I made this Wooden Dowel Christmas Tree with advent-style felt ornaments (with some talented friends helping with all the ornaments). The tree is collapsible (you just pull the branches out) which is useful for the rest of the year when its not Christmas! Lessons learned Dowel is cheap 25 hand-stiched ornaments can take a while Once you’re half way through you have to finish! Resources and References Nalle’s House Blog Filigrantre
Even Steven - available for downloadEven Steven is now available as a free download on the App Store Feedback welcomed via Twitter Thanks to people that helped test it!
Even Steven - a group expenses app for iOSUpdate Now available on the App Store! Even Steven is a handy app that records group spending for events such as holidays and suggests who needs to pay what to whom in order to get even! Even Steven is designed for iPhone and: requires no signing up does not require an internet connection (ideal when holidaying abroad and not having data) Behind the scenes, Even Steven is a pure Swift3 iOS app and uses no third party libraries. ...
Walnut Tealight HolderWalnut Tealight Holder Still horrendous at making things with my hands but will keep trying! This is a tealight holder that is basically three bits of wood, two drill holes and glue. Band Saw Pillar Drilling Machine 1 1/2" Forstner Bit Sand Paper Wood Glue Circular Saw Lessons learnt Buying Wood Walnut is a beautiful dark hardwood Walnut is expensive A DIY Store will sell wood at fixed lengths, but will cut it into pieces for you. ...
Tensorflow 101Tensorflow seems like a pretty exciting alternative to scikit-learn that works just as effectively for beginners as it does for pros. For my team’s monthly drink’n’sync I wrote an interactive worksheet on using TensorFlow to build a handwritten number detector. Check it out on github!
Pong in < 250 lines of JS!This is a crude example of a playable game that can be expressed in less than 250 lines of code! Demo Code 1<!DOCTYPE html> 2<html> 3<body> 4 <canvas id="game"> </canvas> 5 <script type="text/javascript"> 6 var game = (function() { 7 var Width = 800, Height = 450; 8 var canvas = document.getElementById("game"); 9 var FPS = 1000 / 60; 10 canvas.width = Width; 11 canvas.height = Height; 12 canvas.setAttribute('tabindex', 1); 13 var ctx = canvas. ...
Reroku (Heroku on a Raspberry Pi)My team recently switched our applications from Heroku to barebones AWS. The experience made me truely appreciate just how effective Heroku is and how it has made deploying apps as painfree as could be. After all, what good is making an app if nobody can see it! I’ve also been a huge fan of my Raspberry Pi. Every time I look at it, I feel challenged to think of a cool use for it. ...