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Unity is the little game engine that could revolutionize animated movies – The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/30/15899446/unity-cinemachine-unite-europe-2017-animation Use game engine for animation? It looks feasible soon. The new Cinemachine component that’s coming to Unity’s 2017.1 release  promises to allow that: directorial and cinematography powers. Unity’s Asset Store is full of free 3D models and environments — including the hugely impressive Adam character. Unity is adding a timeline view: Your entire game or animation can sit on multiple layered

The fun and semi-useless toys of Linux

https://opensource.com/life/16/6/fun-and-semi-useless-toys-linux?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY There are several minor tools and applications out there that keep popping up in my toolkit. You might not call any of them “killer apps,” but darn it, they’re fun to play around with and they sometimes take you in interesting directions. This collection has computer art, image manipulation, fractals and music.

DMX-512 decoder for RGB LED

I have earlier written on using DMX-512 controlled dimmer to control mains powered lamps. It works, but is expensive and traditional incandescent lamps are going out of fashion. LEDs are the future, so a cheap easy to use board for controlling low voltage LEDs with DMX-512 signal are needed. To experiment with LED conrolling I

Halloween hack ideas

Halloween is coming, so here are some interesting links to decoration hardware hacks. Gravesend Inn is an attraction that mainly instead of scaring the audience, it’s meant to inspire high school students to go to college and study technology. CNN has made video report The haunted hotel that breeds engineers. Control Geek blog has lots