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Hacking Skype for Better Teleconferencing

Photo: Randi Silberman Klett

David Schneider of IEEE Spectrum has an interesting article up about a system he set up to improve his Skype-mediated telepresence at their editorial meetings. Physically, the system consists of four oblong wooden boxes, distributed along their conference table, mounting ten USB devices between them (two webcams and eight microphones)... Read more »

Vim Clutch

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In an effort to shave off precious microseconds from the tedium of having to manually switch modes in his favorite multi-modal text editor, Aleksandr Levchuk fashioned a USB clutch pedal to do the job. Now, instead of typing an "i" to insert text or hitting to edit it, Aleksandr need... Read more »

Visible Physible Family Trees

The Thingiverse Heart Gears Phenomenon - A Physible Family Tree

Last September, I wrote about the Thingiverse “Cube Gears” phenomenon, briefly tracing the origin of user emmett’s Screwless Cube Gears through its evolution from Haruki Nakamura’s papercraft geared heart sculpture via user GregFrost’s printable Broken Heart thing. At the time, I really wanted to exhaust the graph of the cube... Read more »

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