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Physics from Video?

August 22, 2016 — Leave a comment

Gotta love out-of-the-box thinking mixed with great math!

Check out this MIT research on how to learn how something moves just by watching video of it.

If you miss the days of playing Pong with old-school dial controllers but would rather not track down a vintage console or arcade cabinet, today’s your lucky day. Daniel Perdomo and crew have built a real-world Pong machine that replicates the pionee…

via Real-world ‘Pong’ might just beat the video game — Engadget RSS Feed

 

 

 

It’s fun to find some research that is technically very cool, but that will also (no doubt) generate a ton of really funny YouTube videos in the future.

Warning: Very “tech”.  (So it’s OK to skip to see the progress they have made.)

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2016 — Leave a comment

Firstly, happy St. Patrick’s day!

I’m at an event for Irish technology entrepreneurs.  (Silicon Valley 50 Global Awards.)

Forbes has covered the afternoon here: CLICK HERE

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I learned how to program making games, it’s by far the most fun way to learn how to program (after typing “Hello World!” on the screen).

I’m a big Arduino Fan for experimenting with electronics and this Kickstarter project (I hope) ends up in every school in the country.  I think teachers would be shocked how much creativity kids could put into this device and while making the games they would tech themselves how to code.  I’m shocked it’s under $30 as I’ve previously been a big supporter of Arduino Esplora and it’s nowhere near as cool as Arduboy.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/903888394/arduboy-card-sized-gaming

Arduboy Body

Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook):

“I do think this dynamic around kids growing up, building games and playing games, is an important one because I think this is how a lot of kids get into programming,” he explained. “I definitely would not have gotten into programming if I had not played games as a kid.”

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/let-your-children-play-video-games-mark-zuckerberg/1100-6427381/