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Practiced Sketching
I've given myself the challenge of sketching once a day for a year. I've not done this properly for years. I feel like it should be something all creatives do to improve their skills and improve their bank of images.

Here are the first week of sketches: https://twitter.com/ChristineWilde/status/1479531772878729216
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used Figma
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Working with IoT
Practicing Electronics
Circuit Boards
Testing an Alpha Product
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The badge that does so many things you can make up your own stuff to do with it.
So what is the KareWare Badge?
It's a heart shaped electronic circuit board with a few electronic components that detect motion from pets/humanoids from about 5 meters or closer. (possibly works on zombies, not guaranteed). One motion is detected, two alert leds are triggered to flash for up to 5 seconds. (tunable)
As long as motion continues the LEDs continues to flash.
This sensor is much smaller than most PIR modules, which makes it great for unobtrusive projects. It's also fully-contained so no programming needed, just add the main components and you're good to go. 
Perfect as a desk gadget to let you know when people are walking up behind you while you're focused on work.
Great to let family know when you're in the middle of a project as a do not disturb sign on your door..
Friendly reminder to B.A. WARE before entering.
The KareWear badge was originally created as a project for folks to KareWear of how close you are standing to others, so you remember to social distance your self when in the middle of a crowd.
If you are vaccinated, it's a great talking piece to let others know that you care, and for others to B.A.WARE that the virus is real, and to do their part for getting vaccinated so we can all return to normal.
The coverage area is approx 130 degrees left to right and 100 degrees up and down.
Optionally, there is a large version of this sensor that can be used to cover additional areas if needed.
Have been involved in teaching IoT, electronics, to kids for the past few years, including local community centers, Meetup groups, MakerFaire events, and we are now about to produce our own kit device.
Order a fully assembled or order the bare board and learn how to source, solder the motion sensor and LED yourself to create your own custom design.
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Ever heard a #song on #math? Well, that’s precisely what we will be discussing in our story #15.

There's a delightful mathematical moment in the movie #MerryAndrew, when Danny Kaye, playing an unconventional teacher Andrew Larabee, breaks into song to teach the #Pythagorean theorem.

The #lyrics goes like this:
“The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle (starts singing) is equal to the sum of the squares of the two adjacent sides.
Do not tolerate letting your participle dangle, so please effect the self same respect for your geometric slides.
Old Einstein said it, when he was getting nowhere. Give him credit, he was hurt to declare: Eureka!
The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the two adjacent sides.
Now that we’ve come this far men, let’s go through the rules again.
Parallel lines never connect, which is just about what you might expect.
Though scientific laws may change and decimals can be moved, the following is constant and has yet to be disproved.
The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares, not less not more, as I said before, is equal to the sum of the squares of the two adjacent sides.”

Well, it's so much #fun when you actually hear it!
Here’s the link for the song.

Start singing and learning mathematics now :)

<1> Merry Andrew - directed by Michael Kidd in 1958.
<2> Ivars Peterson's MathTrek.
<3> ‘Mathematics Goes to the Movies’ by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross.
<4> Jeff Clark YouTube channel- Jeff Clark's Math in the Movies (Merry Andrews starring Danny Kaye).

#mathstories #mathnmovies #mathnbooks #singing #story15
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How about a romantic story in mathematics for our story #14? :’)

Today’s story is about the 1965 animated short film ‘The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics’ - directed by Chuck Jones and co-directed by Maurice Noble, based on the 1963 book of the same name written and illustrated by Norton Juster.
The film was narrated by Robert Morley and produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (#MGM).

#What’s the story? - Well, it's math- so we can safely expect a #lovetriangle! (Spoiler- sorry!)

A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But he'll have to learn to bend before she'll notice him.

The story details a straight line who is hopelessly in love with a dot. The dot, finding the line to be stiff, dull, and conventional, turns her affections toward a wild and unkempt squiggle.

Willing to do whatever it takes to win the dot's affection, the line manages to bend himself and form angle after angle until he is nothing more than a mess of sides, bends and angles.

When competing again, the squiggle claims that the line still has nothing to show to the dot. The line proves his rival wrong and is able to show the dot what she is really worth to him.

When she sees this, the dot realizes that her relationship with the squiggle has been a mistake. The squiggle makes an effort to reclaim her love by trying to do what the line did, but to no avail, as no matter how hard he tries to re-shape himself, he still remains the same tangled, chaotic mess of lines and curves.

Fed up, the dot tells him how she really feels about him, denouncing the squiggle as meaningless, undisciplined, insignificant, and out of luck. She leaves with the line, having accepted that he has much more to offer, and the punning moral is presented: "To the vector belong the spoils”.

This is one such unique story that I came across that teaches us about how to write a captivating story and merge math with it.

<1> The dot and the line - book and movie.
<2> The dot and the line - wikipedia.
<3> The dot and the line - imdb.
<4> Google images.

#romance #mathematics #mathnbooks #mathnmovies #mathstories #story14