Liquid Chessboard

March 1, 2017

Chessboard under regular (day) light.

Chessboard under regular (day) light.

I used the computer controlled (CNC) Shopbot machine at the Techshop to drill out 64 square pockets in the shape of a chessboard. One of my students (Kathryn) designed and printed the pieces as part of an extra credit project for her Geometry class.

The pockets were then filled with a clear eqoxy to give a liquid effect. However, I mixed in two colors of pigmented powder to make the checkerboard. The powder was uv reactive so it fluoresces under black (ultra-violet) light.

Under a black (ultra violet) light bulb.

Under a black (ultra violet) light bulb.

The powder also glows in the dark.

Glowing in the dark.

Glowing in the dark.

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Paper Butterflies

March 12, 2015

Paper butterflies.

Paper butterflies.

Another one of this interim’s student-lead projects was a lesson in cutting out paper patterns. The colors were beautiful, the patterns elegant.

Drawing a pattern on folded paper.

Drawing a pattern on folded paper.

A finished pattern ends up on the inside of a locker.

A finished pattern ends up on the inside of a locker.

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Making Good Slideshows

June 15, 2013

Emiland De Cubber‘s excellent instructional on how to make good slideshows.

De Cubber also gives an excellent demonstration of how to fix a terrible slideshow by improving the NSA’s atrocious, leaked slideshow.

Sammy Medina

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Spring Concert

May 27, 2013

I just like this picture.

TFS Spring Concert.

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Levitation Photography

April 7, 2013

Photo by Natsumi Hayashi.

Natsumi Hayashi has a wonderfully addictive blog of levitating people (and sometimes, non-levitating cats).

Photo by Natsumi Hayashi.

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Campfire Silhouettes

March 25, 2013

Sitting around the campfire during the Eminence Immersion.

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Music of the Squares

March 23, 2013

Use Tone Matrix to generate music by clicking squares on a grid.

Screen capture from Tone Matrix.

Another good music app comes from Incredibox:

Created on Incredibox.

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Street Art

March 18, 2013

Street Art Utopia is a wonderful site that collects amazing photos of street art from around the world.

By David Walker, In London, England. Photo from Redshift via Street Art Utopia.

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