Brainstorming - Creativity Techniques from MindTools.com How often have you used brainstorming to solve a problem? Chances are, you've used it at least once, even if you didn't realize it. For decades, people have used brainstorming to generate ideas, and to come up with creative solutions to problems. However, you need to use brainstorming correctly for it to be fully effective. Click here to view a transcript of this video. In this article, we'll look at what it is, why it's useful, and how to get the best from it.
The color of things - Build details for the Aurora LED wall Below is a somewhat detailed description of how the Aurora LED wall was built. (The high level description is here.) There are too many steps to go through each part of the build in depth, so I’ve kept it fairly high level. Step 1: The grid The core of the Aurora LED Wall is a 32 (width) by 17 (height) array of RGB LEDs (544). Blockchain Use Cases: Comprehensive Analysis & Startups Involved The concept of blockchain has energized the financial services industry globally. The interest of financial institutions on blockchain is quite evident considering that Santander Bank has identified 20 to 25 use cases for the technology. The bank also estimated that the usage of blockchain by banks can reduce the infrastructure cost by up to $20 billion a year. Other banks such as UBS have set up a blockchain research lab in London, Goldman Sachs has invested in bitcoin startup Circle and NASDAQ is also experimenting with the technology.
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Unlock your team’s creativity: running great hackathons Creative, talented employees have awesome ideas, but chances are they rarely have enough time to actually try them out and find out which ones are worth pursuing. To allow their imagination to run free and spur creative innovation, companies need to create space and opportunities for employees to try out crazy new proposals. That’s why every so often, we regularly set aside some time to build a small, ad-hoc team around an idea, brainstorm, design, hack and share what we discovered.
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12mm LED Pixels 12mm RGB pixels come in two different shapes: “bullet” (thin) and “square” (flat). Both use the same type of LED, driver chip and data protocols…the main difference is how they can be mounted: bullets fit better into narrow spaces, while squares are better suited to shallow spaces. Both types use an 8mm diffused RGB LED (“12mm” refers to the size of the mounting hole for installation) — diffused pixels mix colors nicer. At 5 volts, they draw a maximum of 60 milliamps per pixel: 20 mA each for red, green and blue.
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Agile in a Nutshell poster – Translated to French A while ago I received a Tweet from Nicolas Mereaux that he had translated my free (the wonders of creative common 🙂 poster on Agile in a Nutshell, to French, as well as the blog post it self 🙂 Such a nice gesture. Hope you enjoy it too! Here you can download the French poster in high resolution (PDF)> DIY (Drone It Yourself) - Jasper van Loenen DIY (Drone It Yourself) The DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0 kit offers you the opportunity to turn any object into a drone*, simply by attaching four motors and a control unit – no technical know-how needed. The kit consists of multiple parts that are easy to assemble and can be attached to a wide range of different objects. For more advanced uses, you can take the original designs and alter the kit by making your own custom clamps or add-ons as needed.