The good folks at Element14 got in touch after they read some of the Raspberry Pi tutorials on this website. They offered to send me some parts for a project, so I decided to start with a networked baby monitor. I’ll post progress as I go!
Google has instructions on how to do this, but they kept confusing my students. Here’s an attempt to make the process clearer (and more useful – we’ll be sharing folders instead of pages). Note that this feature will cease working as of August 31 2016.
- Log in to Google Drive. This may not work from an institutional account like those we have at Columbia College. Safari can also try problems, so maybe try Chrome.
- Create a new folder
- Right click this folder and select “Share”
- then “Advanced”
- then “Change”
- the “On – Public on the Web”
- click Save, then copy the “Link to Share”
- Paste this link into a plain text editor, then delete everything to the left of “=” and the right of “&”. Delete = and & as well.
- This is your Document ID
- Now put www.googledrive.com/host/ in front of your Doc ID
- Now you’ve got a live URL! Type it into a browser and see if it works.
Every time I update WP I lose the changes I made to the WPBC plugin. I know there’s a better way to do this with theme children or something, but here’s a note to self for now. Maybe you’ll find it useful.
Plugins > Editor > Select Plugin > WP Bootstrap Carousel
Comment out the following:
$carousel .= '<h3 class="carousel-post-title">' . $item->post_title . '</h3>';
Textiles are the original digital medium – It’s no coincidence that the Luddites were named for artisans that protested against the mechanization of textile production in 17th century England. Unlike their predecessors, today’s Luddites are associated with a distaste for the virtuality of modern devices. However, with the arrival of affordable 3D printing and the Internet of Things, it’s becoming clear that the technologist need not choose between digital and actual. Machine knitting is a great example of this overlap.
Dieter Kirkwood and I will demonstrate a useful modification (originally exploited by Davi Post and Becky Stern) to the Brother KH-930e knitting machine at ISEA 2015. These devices were originally released in the 1980s, so they are available relatively inexpensively on sites like eBay. The KH-930e features an early digital input capability, meaning that users could purchase patterns to communicate to the device via floppy disk. We will show how to spoof this connection, upload custom patterns, and “print” them into actual knit shapes.
Each workshop participant will get to design and knit their own custom beer koozie. Is there anything more Canadian than that? Space is limited, so
email me or Dieter see this link to reserve your seat today!
Dieter Kirkwood and I are building an OpenKnit this summer with financial support from Columbia College Chicago. OpenKnit is an awesome open-source project with a really generous instigator, so we’ve been emailing back and forth with project leader Gerard in Madrid to get things off the ground. We’ll be converting the BOM for Americans, making design improvements, and having a good time. All the data we generate will be redistributed online.
Fun fact! Gerard initially got a takedown notice for the video above because his project documentation included visible commercial logos. He contested and the video was restored. Fight the power!