Overtracking vs. The Simplified Self


The NY Quantified Self group has recently posted a number of fun show & tell talks. Ben Ahrens shares some personal experiences in his talk “The Simplified Self: Misadventures in Overtracking“. Ben improved his life by tracking less and reducing his routines to help him focus. He suggests that it helps to review what we are tracking with someone else in order to determine what really matters. Less is more.

via Adafruit

Marielle V. Jakobsons’ New Macro-Cymatic Instrument #MusicMonday


Awesome instrument from Marielle V. Jakobsons via The Creator’s Project:

As Jakobsons tells The Creators Project, the macro-cymatic instrument takes sound and turns it into fluid motion, which is captured at the macro-photographic scale. The sound vibrations directly move a small layer of water, with wave variations appearing in reflected light on and through the water. It is, as Jakobsons explains, inspired by cymatics, the art of making patterns appear on fluids with sound vibrations.

Read more and see more from Marielle V. Jakobsons

via Adafruit

Global Space High Altitude Balloon Challenge

A wonderful gallery of pix from the recently concluded (April) High-Altitude Balloon competition, with entrants from around the world, from young makers to university students to engineers to old DIYers.

Gallery — Global Space Balloon Challenge via Adafruit.

Suit Jacket that Swipes Payments — Priceless #WearableWednesday « adafruit industries blog

Suit Jacket that Swipes Payments — Priceless #WearableWednesday « adafruit industries blog.

NSA-proofed Pi?

Thumb Your Nose at the NSA With Raspberry Pi
Roberto Baldwin, wired.com

Adafruit has created a handy how-to to help you build a wireless access point that anonymizes your internet browsing using Tor and a Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi boots with Adafruit 2.2″ LCD display

Raspberry Pi boots with Adafruit 2.2″ LCD display