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Cooper Hewitt Museum Lets You Save Images with its Pen

I went to the Cooper Hewitt Museum recently and played around with the Cooper Hewitt digital Pen that you can borrow free with admission. The Pen lets you “collect” specific images from your visit to look at later. Here’s what the Pen looks like (image from Cooper Hewitt site): You just click it to a […]

Met Museum Makes 375,000 Images Freely Available

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just made over 375,000 images digitally available for download and use under a Creative Commons license. Any images that the Met says are in the public domain are available “for unrestricted use, at no cost.” That means you can use them for personal purposes (computer desktop wallpaper, printing to hang […]

Maker Faire: Works of Art

Some booths at Maker Faire were showing off projects that were a cross between technology and art. Here were our 3 favorites. Popcade This half-scale arcade game console plays any MAME game you want to install on it. Takes up way less room than a full-size console. Cost is $2000. Not-A-Camera This handmade piece of […]

Maker Faire: Music Makers

Check out these music items we saw at Maker Faire that are well designed as well as functional. Either one would be a cool gift for the right person. Ototo This British company’s site says “Make music from anything!” and it’s true. Buy their kit which costs about $100 and then you can set up […]

Maker Faire: Machines for Making Things

There were dozens of 3D printers at Maker Faire this year, at various price points and with different specialties. But it wasn’t all about 3D printing. Here are 2 other machines for making objects that we found and liked. The Othermill Computer-controlled desktop 3D milling. What does that mean? You can use your Mac computer […]

Maker Faire: Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a very small (Altoids-tin-sized), very inexpensive ($35) computer that uses an open source, free operating system and has been embraced by the DIY/hacker community because of its price and versatility. The Pi was everywhere at Maker Faire this year. Representatives from the Raspberry Pi nonprofit organization were onsite and spreading the […]

Maker Faire: Clubs and Events

The NYC area has lots of maker-type groups and events. Here are some of the ones we learned about at Maker Faire this year. NYC Resistor This shared workspace in Brooklyn offers classes in soldering, Arduino, Python and iOS programming, and more. Hack Manhattan A community hackerspace on 14th Street; they have open house every […]

Maker Faire: 4 Cool DIY Projects

We went to Maker Faire this weekend, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. We saw a lot of exciting projects, ideas, and objects; we’ll share those with you over the next few blog posts. Today we’re sharing 4 cool Do-It-Yourself projects we saw at Maker Faire. Sugru This self-setting rubber means you […]

The best way to read the New York Times digitally

The New York Times has a bewildering panoply of options for reading the paper digitally, including an almost-unknown but very awesome “Replica Edition” in which each page of the daily paper appears exactly as it does in print. (Hat tip to Dan Okrent for telling me about that, as I almost certainly would have not […]

Lots of iPads at Delta’s LGA Terminal in NYC

I recently flew Delta out of La Guardia airport in New York. It may be true what Joe Biden says, about La Guardia being like a third-world country, but Delta is looking to improve the gate-waiting experience by having an iPad at every single seat, whether at the food and drink bar or at one […]

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