Electrical engineer creates "Frankenkindle" for sister with Cerebral Palsy – New Tech Gadgets & Electronic Devices. Back in March, an electrical engineer named Glenn decided to embark on a project to help his sister.
Glenn’s sister has Cerebral Palsy which is a physical disability that most commonly affects motor control. This makes it rather difficult to use modern electronics due to their tiny buttons and sensitive touch interfaces. So, the kind brother set about modifying a Kindle to transform it into something that his sister could easily use. Glenn, who has a degree in electrical engineering, said that engineering students usually choose their major for one overarching reason: to improve the quality of life on this planet.
He also said he loves building things, so he decided to create what he calls the “Frankenkindle.” He posted the finished product on Sunday, along with the YouTube video below that explains the technical parts of the device. Glenn took the controls from an e-reader for kids called the V.Reader (pictured above). Via Engadget. Handy Meter – Digital Meter for Liquids by Jeon Hwan Soo. Another Perfect Measure One of the secrets to great cooking is to measure out the ingredients as accurately as possible.
While dry ingredients are not so much of a pain, it’s the liquids that make me quiver. Handy Meter is a digital measure that goes around the faucet mouth or spouts of bottles and jugs, to pour out the right amount of liquid. It does away with the need for a measuring jar, hence increasing the accuracy. I suppose it has an inbuilt mechanism that terminates the flow of liquid, once the desired amount has been poured. DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet.
We’re nuts for nuts.
Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet. You’ll need:3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces18 small brass hex nutsa bit of dexterity! Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Good luck!! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)
Ten Common Fallacies Everyone Should Know. When a statement is considered true because it's made by someone who is considered an "authority" on the topic.
Structure: Source A says that "Q" is true. Source A is authoritative. Therefore, "Q" is true. Example: "My doctor says taking St John's Wart everyday will make me less depressed. He should know, he's a doctor! " a8a40314f38a69190b0e92a1977327c0.jpg (JPEG Image, 1200x886 pixels) - Scaled (58%) 46243.jpg (JPEG Image, 366x279 pixels) 46260.jpg (JPEG Image, 320x213 pixels) BibleContradictions-ReasonProject.png (PNG Image, 3327x4418 pixels) Shot Glasses « Welcome to F1SHCUSTOMS!!! CardSharp, A Folding Knife for Grammar-Nazis. I’m predisposed to love the CardSharp, just because of its name.
I’m no big stickler for the use of “correct” English, but when the meanings of words drift we often lose very useful expressions. “Infer” is often used to mean “imply”, for example, and “random” is currently mangled to mean “unexpected”. And “card shark” is, of course, an ignorant deviation from “card sharp”. The CardSharp is a knife that is created by unfolding a credit card-sized kit. The blade flips out, and the rest of the card folds over to make the handle. Neat, huh? Want one? CardSharp product page [Iain Sinclair via Mr. See Also: Boiled.jpg (JPEG Image, 1078x1400 pixels) MGqb7.jpg (JPEG Image, 399x400 pixels) Apple_water_page-1024x998.jpg (JPEG Image, 1024x998 pixels) 3073_slide.jpg (JPEG Image, 496x496 pixels) GothamHigh1.jpg (JPEG Image, 1600x746 pixels) - Scaled (69%)