Introducing viciLogic

Introducing viciLogic

Initiatives such as Codecademy, Khan Academy, Coder Dojo, Microsoft TEALS, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, and others have stimulated a great deal of interest and activity in Computer Science (CS) and Application Programming (AP). Engaging and enabling a global community, and in particular, a significant young audience, is surely leading to...

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POP: The Programmable Open Pedal

POP: The Programmable Open Pedal

As an engineer and amateur guitar player, I was looking for a device that allowed me to design my own sound effects and combine them, at a reasonable price. There are a number of amazing pedals and pedalboards out there; their prices are fair, and I would certainly like to...

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What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

The Hill of Tara is a grand stage, an ancient host of a mélange of ritual performances played out over millennia—perhaps 4,000 years or more—spanning the Neolithic to the early Christian period. Throughout its occupation, each incarnation of beliefs and practices subsumed into its worldview the expression of the former...

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Inside the Fluxgate Gradiometer

Inside the Fluxgate Gradiometer

This article aims to describe in simple terms how a fluxgate operates, its use as a component in a gradiometer or on its own simply to measure the Earth’s or other similarly low magnetic field. There is no such thing as a definitive fluxgate design, there being many variants, each...

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Will Virtual Reality be the Most Unifying Technology Ever?

Will Virtual Reality be the Most Unifying Technology Ever?

I’ve had a hard time getting comfortable with the term “virtual reality”. Most people’s mental model of VR contains too much sci-fi, dystopian future baggage. VR technology is often branded as isolating, gamers-only, and a gateway to a future of blind-folded zombies. Since the term VR is here to stay,...

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