Author: Corbin Bowen

Water skiing is one of the most popular sports at summer camp and it is clear why kids look forward to their lessons. On top of the joy they feel just being on the water, kids are able to enjoy mastering a series of challenges as they go from being a beginner to learning expert tricks. While water skiing is just plain fun, kids also enjoy the following benefits every time they venture out on to the water. Learning to Work as a Team Every watersport requires multiple people on board for safety purposes. However, water skiing adds new elements…

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It would not be wrong to say that the era of 60’s was the era when fashion was at its peak. New trends were coming into existence and the old trends were also being polished and transformed according to the standards of the new time. Some of the fashion styles which were launched during the 60’s are still in vogue today. This article will point out these fashion trends which have withstood 50 years. As we all know that the hippy culture came into being in 1960’s, it brought with it many trends such as headscarves and headbands. Headscarves are…

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Halloween is here again- have you got your costumes sorted out for the big night yet? While many people will be turning  to the traditional ghosts and ghouls, there is a whole universe of movie related Halloween costumes out there that would  be perfect for every taste! Horror movies are the perfect place to look for inspiration for Halloween costumes this  year, and there are a wide range of horror themed Halloween costumes from the classics of horror cinema as well as the  latest gore fests. But which would be the right one for you? You must keep in mind…

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Play based learning is a concept that has been adopted by many preschools and kindergartens around the world. The theory is that allowing young children to learn through playing gives them many advantages and skills that they can use to build on their foundation of future learning. It allows kids to think creatively, to learn concepts at their own speed and to self regulate, explore, think creatively and actively problem solve. It also serves as the basis for literacy, math and language acquisition. So what then, does a preschool or kindergarten need in order to operate the play based learning…

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If you are looking for a killer car audio system and would like to build your own then there are some things to keep in mind. Building your own system can be very gratifying but very challenging as well. Many audio components are designed for certain vehicles which can make it difficult to get them into the spaces you want them to occupy. It will be totally up to you as to whether you want to replace a few of the various components as you can or if you want to do the entire thing at once. Your receiver (or…

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[ad_1] [Fraens] has been designing a number of fantastic 3D printed machines and making great videos that demonstrate how they work. The last installment was an automatic cigarette stuffing machine, and it’s got a number of pretty complex motions, and somehow manages to get the job done. While [Fraens] usually uploads STL files for all of his machines, this one is forbidden! Selling automatic cigarette loaders is illegal in Europe, and it’s not clear how close to the legal edge posting them up on Thingiverse is. So until the legal dust settles, you’re going to have to be content with…

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[ad_1] When it comes to building a split keyboard, you have a lot of options when it comes to the cable. Many will use a standard 3.5 mm TRRS cable, and others might use something more esoteric like RJ-45 to run between the halves. This only works if you’re using two controllers; if you only want one controller, you have to pass the matrix from one side to the other, which typically requires more than the four wires offered by the aforementioned choices. While rummaging around, [Joe Scotto] found a VGA cable and thought, why not use that? This lovely…

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[ad_1] Many of you will have heard of the esoteric programming language Brainf**k_. It’s an example language that’s nearly impossible to use because it’s too simple. It’s basically a Turing computer in code – you can essentially put characters into an array, read them out, increment, decrement, and branch. The rest is up to you. Good luck! What could be worse? Befunge, a language that parses code not just left-to-right or top-to-bottom, but in any direction depending on the use of ^, v, >, and <. (We love the way that GOTO 10 looks like a garden path in the…

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[ad_1] Open-source technology brings a world that laws and regulations are not quite prepared for. As a result, every now and then, open projects need to work around governmental regulations. In today’s news, KrakenRF team has stumbled into an arms-trafficing legal roadblock for their KrakenSDR-based passive radar code, and is currently figuring it out. There’s no indication that there’s been any legal action from the USA government – the team’s being proactive, as fas as we’re told. KrakenSDR hardware, to simplify it a lot, is five RTL-SDRs on one PCB – with plenty of work put in to do it…

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[ad_1] We’ve seen a lot of custom clocks here at Hackaday, many of which have pushed the traditional definition of the timepiece to its absolute limit. But for all their wild designs, most of them do have something in common: they assume you can actually read a clock and understand the concept of time. But what if you’re developing a clock for a toddler who’s only just coming to terms with such heady ideas? The answer, at least for [Riley Parish] is a set of 3D printed eyes that are illuminated with either yellow or green LEDs depending on whether…

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