2006-08-28

Loads of Very Cool Tech Links

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"This is perhaps the most inventive human-powered device that's come across my desk this month. It's a design concept for a wireless yo-yo powered MP3 player. The inventors estimate that between 10-12 tosses per hour are sufficient for continuous music play. A wireless headset allows the user to listen to music while yo-yoing. Chris Aimone and Tomek Bartczak created the design, and recently took home the Pop Sci and Core77 award for best human-powered device."

Thanks to Mark Kiker for the following...
or, the cursor you get, the further you fall?
or, what's the point?

alright, I'm running out of puns :-/ moving swiftly along...

Hey, while I'm up here, check it out!
50 hits on AutoCAD videos on YouTube

40 hits on AutoCAD on google video.

27 hits on Revit

58 on Autodesk ( neat one on Design )

Duct Tape outfits can add up to cold hard cash for high-school students.


The ticket gate electricity generation system relies on a series of piezo elements embedded in the floor under the ticket gates, which generate electricity from the pressure and vibration they receive as people step on them. When combined with high-efficiency storage systems, the ticket gate generators can serve as a clean source of supplementary power for the train stations. Busy train stations (and those with large numbers of passengers willing to bounce heavily through the gates) will be able to accumulate a relatively large amount of electricity."

erm... Tele-airhockey-conference?

This just looks too handy... oh, and for the curious, my brit hubby doesn't know why the reviewer is snickering? Anyone care to enlighten us?

From 'trash' to 'flash'... recycled rubber purses!

Need to charge the battery for your portable electronic devices? Try this handy charge box!

And, finally, the most mind-wobblingly-useful class I've ever taken at Autodesk University (and that is saying A LOT!) presented by Daniel Abbott - 'Changing hundreds of AutoCAD drawings in a hurry'.
Be sure to check out all of the other handouts here... (this was under 2004 - Customization)
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Something that might also be of note... the ransom to free the maps (DRG) was successful! GIS-ers rejoice.

Happy CADding!
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