BasicTutorial – LeoCAD This tutorial is designed to show you the basics of LeoCAD. You will learn how to browse the pieces list, add pieces to a model, move and rotate pieces, create a model with multiple steps and change the camera position. Through these exercises, you will create a race car and driver. Tags & Folksonomies - What are they, and why should you care? Tags, or folksonomies are actually a lot simpler than much of the acedemic debate surrounding them. Put simply, they are a user defined method for organizing data. Im going to try to explain what they are, why they are important to marketers and web devs and suggest some ways you might use them. Follow the title link above for the full post. Free eLearning Books - The Ultimate List This article highlights 54 free eLearning and instructional design books from the industry's top talents. The insight and advice offered by experienced eLearning professionals give you the opportunity to create winning deliverables for both private and professional learning audiences. The hallmark of a successful eLearning professional is a constant thirst for knowledge, and always wanting to learn more about how and why learners acquire information. However, this constant pursuit of knowledge can often come with a hefty price tag, thanks to rising book costs. The good news is that there is a variety of online books that can help you design and develop successful online learning experiences. If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the eLearning community.
Kiss Your Keyboard and Mouse Goodbye With The Leap Since Steven Spielberg expertly crafted it a decade ago, the world has been clamoring for a user interface similar to what was found in sci-fi thriller Minority Report. Even the inkling of flipping through applications and swiping screens in mid-air made geeks tingle all over, but aside from expertly developed hacks on the Xbox Kinect, nothing definitive seemed to break through and truly give the public that enticing functionality of the future. That is, until now. After more than five years of development, a proprietary technology has emerged that synthesizes the shape and movement of the human hand to produce movement onto a computer. Ultimate GPS Breakout V3 The Ultimate GPS Breakout V3 is a hard to find good, reliable GPS module for microcontroller use, which is why haven’t carried one. Most are complicated to use, power hungry and require a completely clear view of the sky to get a decent fix. But when we tested the Adafruit Ultimate GPS, we knew it was worthy enough to be in the Maker Shed. Not only is this module easy to use, it comes fully loaded. The Ultimate GPS breakout is based on the MTK3339 chipset which can track up to 22 satellites on 66 channels, has a high-sensitivity receiver and a built in -165 db antenna. It’s capable of 10hz updates, has a position accuracy of 1.8 meters, a velocity accuracy of .1 meters per second, and it only draws 20ma of current.
A laser-cut wooden record that actually plays music If you've ever been curious about the materials that can be used for making a record, you can add a sheet of wood to the list. Instructables user amandaghassaei shows us exactly how to use a laser cutter to make functioning music records out of a piece of wood. And the results are as visually beautiful as they are aurally beautiful. The creator, Amanda Ghassaei writes: These records were cut on an Epilog 120 Watt Legend EXT to a theoretical precision of 1200dpi (the kerf of the cut and some tricks I used to avoid crashing the laser cutter dropped the actual precision down by ~1/6).
Bad Ads and Zero-Days: Reemerging Threats Challenge Trust in Supply Chains and Best Practices - Security Roundup In the beginning of 2015, we were faced with a paradox: none of the prominent threats were new—the schemes and attacks we saw used very common cybercriminal tactics—and yet they were all still so effective. Regardless of how well individuals and organizations implemented basic security measures, the simplest of blind spots had left them exposed. Who knew online and mobile ads, over-the-counter transactions, and even basic Word documents could still cause so much trouble? Online advertising attacks shatter trust in the "supply chain" Complete and blind trust in third-party vendors or service providers can put online users at risk. Cybercriminals used infected online ads to inject the BEDEP malware, which automatically downloads itself when the ads are displayed.
The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources and maybe even used some in your classroom. But the world of OERs is growing constantly, with more quality resources available every day. If you aren’t taking advantage of them yet, now is a great time to take a closer look. What’s so great about OERs? 47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself I’ve decided to start a series called 100 Things You Should Know about People. As in: 100 things you should know if you are going to design an effective and persuasive website, web application or software application. Or maybe just 100 things that everyone should know about humans! The order that I’ll present these 100 things is going to be pretty random. So the fact that this first one is first doesn’t mean that’s it’s the most important.. just that it came to mind first.
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