Small Streams

Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire
June 24, 2012, 8:53 am
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I will be applying to be an exhibit to Pittsburgh’s Mini Maker Faire. I hope you are, too. Here’s

a site that tells you how to make an interactive exhibit

20120624-141639.jpgMore evidence of my hackery, Calcubot Jr. I’m going to have to make measurements soon. Will have to go to school on Belsey’s Instructable.

Another Monkey
January 16, 2012, 3:30 pm
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The slider is a circular arc. If you made a circle all the way around, there’s no telling where the multiplication ends.

Here’s what an article I’m reading says:

the entire multiplication table forms a 45 degree-45 degree-90 degree triangle formed by the factors


The Missing Linkage
December 20, 2011, 3:54 pm
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This is a picture of Consul, the Educated Monkey. There’s a backstory about an actual monkey at the turn of the last century making a big hit in the salons of Europe. I’m not as interested in that as the actual mechanics. Here’s my second or third attempt:


The position of the numbers has something to do with the angle of the links. I’ll be studying the monkey a little more, so I can make an addition and other tables to insert.

I’m also playing with my autocad app and drew this:


Percent Wheel Chart
November 6, 2011, 1:42 pm
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This is my first attempt at making a percent wheel chart from paperboard.

I keep making mistakes, so I keep referring to Make Magazine Phillip Torrone’s article on becoming or not becoming an expert.