Hackaday | Hackaday Hyperlinks: March 24, 2019
It has come to my consideration that a couple of of you do not know about Crystalfontz, a web based retailer the place you could find shows of every kind, from USB LCD shows to I2C OLEDs, to ePaper shows. Because of [arthurptj] for that tip. Sure, Crystalfontz is cool, however have you ever ever heard of Panelook? Oh boy are there some shows at Panelook. This is a 1024 by 768 decision show that is lower than half an inch throughout.
The feedback part of Hackaday has been fairly tame as of late, so here is why Apple is the king of design. It is a query of fillets. There are a couple of methods so as to add a fillet to the nook of an icon or a MacBook. The primary is to attract two perpendicular strains, then add a hard and fast radius nook. The Apple means is to make the whole lot a squircle. The ‘squircle’ means of design is that there are not any sudden jumps in curvature, and sure, you are able to do this in Fusion360 or another design software. That is additionally a type of issues you may’t unsee as soon as you recognize about it, just like the arrow within the FedEx brand.
The ESP8266 merely appeared someday, and it modified the whole lot. The ESP32, likewise, additionally simply arrived on the Web someday, and proper now it is the perfect answer for a microcontroller, with WiFi, that additionally does issues actually quick. Somebody over at Espressif is dropping hints of a brand new microcontroller, with a potential launch on April 1st (the identical date that Apple launched their competitor to the Raspberry Pi). Is it RISC-V? Is it 5V tolerant? Who is aware of! (Editor’s observe: it is not RISC-V. Although they’re saying that is within the pipeline.)
The Verge received their palms on an authentic iPhone engineering validation unit. It is a breakout board for an iPhone.
There is a screwdriver in your toolbox that has a solid clear deal with, a blue ferrule surrounding the shaft, and pink and white lettering on the aspect. Go test, it is there. It is a Craftsman screwdriver. It is an iconic piece of design that is so ubiquitous that it is unnoticeable. It is simply what a screwdriver is. It is a prototypical screwdriver. Because of the rise of resin and turning craftsmanship, there’s now a huge model of this screwdriver.
[The 8-Bit Guy] posted the next message on his Fb on March 19th: “Simply FYI – any person hacked and completely erased my web site. So, it’ll be down for some time.” On the time of this writing, the whole lot seems to be okay, which brings up the bigger query of why Fb remains to be a factor. We’re on a gradient of coolness right here, and the earlier you delete your Fb, the cooler you’re. I, for instance, deleted my Fb through the Bush administration, and everyone knows how cool I’m. I will by no means get to the singularity of coolness of children who by no means had a Fb within the first place, however the level stays: delete your Fb outdated man.
[SirEdmar] desires to carry Fusion 360 to Linux customers. Autodesk desires the identical, and so they tried a web-based model of Fusion 360, however… it is a net model of Fusion 360. Proper now the perfect answer is Wine, and due to [SirEdamr] 360 works in Wine.
Bing translate does Klingon! How properly does it work? Not dangerous, it may use some work, largely with non-standard vocabulary: