3D Print Your Invention: Learn 3D Modeling and Digital Fabrication 3D printing is exciting and new and awesome. You may have wanted to try your hand at 3D printing, but it can be hard to know where to start. This class will teach you how to jump in, create your own 3D models, and ultimately print your designs to hold in your own hands. Your first 3D print is ridiculously fun. If you could make exactly what you’ve imagined, what would it be? Inexpensively prototype the invention you’ve been dreaming up.Design your own wedding ring in silver or titanium.Build a new lamp for your house.Print your own custom, ceramic coffee cup. Who Should Take This Class? This class is for beginners, with no experience required. We will take a unique approach to learning: building up, cutting down, and manipulating your 3D model -- much like building with clay in art class. Win $100 and go nuts! On January 31, three students will each win $100 of 3D printing credit. This class is designed to give you a complete “3D printing startup package.” Cheers, -Lance
Pressing This Button Will Find Tweetable Sentences In Anything On The Web "Sharing. It’s hard work," writes Paul Ford on his cheekily named website SavePublishing.com. Don’t we know it: Any digital publication worth its salt has at least one full-time staffer devoted to picking and choosing and curating and sharing the most clickable snippets of its content for the hordes on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. (Okay, not that last one. That’s what Ford has created: The SavePublishing bookmarklet, when clicked, greys out everything in an article except for the passages that are pithy enough for the Twitterati. "I doubt it," Ford admits. Ford hacked the tool together in about week (spread over several months, he says), and it’s not exactly the HAL 9000 of social media: It decides what sentences are "tweetable" by checking their length, and nothing more. As a piece of interactive satire, SavePublishing is smarter than it seems. In other words, they want to grab the best part of the content and share that, not just the headline. [Image: Hands via Shutterstock]
The definitive guide to Reddit Enhancement Suite Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES) is like a drug, a steroid, a mutagenic goo, a super-powered exoskeleton. It changes the wildly popular social news site into something that looks like Reddit and feels like Reddit but is wholly different. The suite’s basic features—an in-site image viewer and a bottomless pit of Reddit pages that replaces the site’s old-fashioned pagination—fundamentally transform the Reddit experience. The browser plugin is incredibly robust, with hundreds of options and functions that, with enough practice, can turn a bumbling newbie into a beefed-up power user. Started by Steve Sobel, a director of technology for 15 Letters, an interactive media company in Chicago, RES has collected a huge following since it was first released in 2010. Sobel has spent countless hours coding, designing, and interacting with RES’s huge community of fans. One thing they don’t have time for, however, is documentation. Here’s everything you need to know about RES—in one easy-to-find place.
fullstackio/FlappySwift Introduction to Mobile Photography: Capturing on the Go Mobile photography was my gateway drug into photography. It is a phenomenon that has made taking amazing photos easier and more accessible than ever. Everyone from your sister to your grandma might be taking mobile photos but there is in fact a technical craft to doing it well that makes the best really stand out. I'll take you through my entire shooting, editing and sharing process - all of which I do with my iPhone - to show how I developed my style & built my Instagram up to 240,000 followers. What You'll Learn Scouting. What You'll Do You'll go to your favorite park or outdoor space and create an image using the techniques you've learned in this class.
A Typeface Where Every Letter Is An Optical Illusion A good illusion is a few different things all at once. Depending on how you look at it, you could say it’s a work of art, a puzzle, or a piece of graphic design (Or an old woman! Or a young woman! The typeface was created by Jacques Le Bailly, a Dutch type designer who works under the pseudonym Baron von Fonthausen (apparently not your typical stuffy aristocrat but rather one of those eccentric noblemen you occasionally read about who were into building secret passageways and joining science cults and stuff like that). At first, Le Bailly tried to base all his letters on a single shape--the rounded rectangle--but he found the results unsatisfactory. Some letters were easy to construct, others were far more complex. As the project developed, Le Bailly spent more time ensuring that the final product would be a cohesive, coherent typeface, rather than simply a collection of loosely related illusions.
JoeJoe's freeware utilities - [Interface Tour] Overview (v3.3 and above) (1) - Path Control Used for folder and drive navigation. (2) - File List Used to display, sort, and check/uncheck files. (3) - Display Options Used to change what is shown in the file list. (4) - Script Utilities Used to add new Steps to the current script, load a new script, and perform other actions. (5) - Script Buttons Used to update the preview, perform a rename, or undo one or more renames. (6) - Renaming Steps Used to set the renaming options used and to order them. (7) - Resize Splitter Used to resize the panels on either side of the splitter. File List - Columns Right-clicking on the columns in the File List will display a popup menu. Renaming Script - mouse clicks (v3.3 and above) The Renaming Script uses checkboxes to enable and disable each Step in the current script. Each step can also be dragged to be moved, instead of using the right-click menu. File List - Context Menu/File Tags Right-clicking on a file in the file list will show a context popup menu.
Become an Amazon Kindle eBook Publisher In this class you will learn the easiest way of getting started with online passive income; publishing Kindle eBooks on Amazon. The best part is you don't even need to be able to write at all. Interested? Great, read on. There are so many different ways of making online income now but as I found out myself, the majority of them require a lot of work before you see any return on investment. The delayed gratification makes a lot of people give up before they start making any money online - myself included. In this class I will give you a step-by-step plan to building a portfolio of eBooks that will provide you scalable passive income. The methods I teach in this class currently make me +$1500 a month in passive income. You don't need to be good at writing or know anything about publishing at all. Follow along on my blog and click here to sign up to my list.