Circuit design app

Autodesk today expanded its suite of free 3D tools by partnering with Circuits.io to launch an electronics design tool: 123D Circuits. The program allows users to create virtual breadboard-based designs to build and experiment with circuits. A virtual Arduino board can be added to the design, and the code can be edited in a browser window and simulated. The code can also be edited collaboratively (“a Google Doc for electronics” Autodesk claims). The program also provides hooks that allow users to have the virtual boards professionally manufactured. http://www.123dapp.com/sandbox

Converting a 16/9 sequence into a 4/3 video

This is an old post from Larry Jordan, FCP instructor NOTE: This process changed since this was posted. See the update at the bottom. When working with PAL just use DV PAL settings in place of NTSC Tom Porett, from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, writes: I enjoy your newsletter greatly – thanks very much.   I have a question about converting a 16:9 format to 4:3 in letterbox format (with bars). If there is an issue of the newsletter that has that info I’d appreciate it.   I am uploading work to Google video and they require Read more

Google Spreadsheet Mapper 3

Spreadsheet Mapper 3 This tutorial shows you how to enter data in an online spreadsheet to generate a set of placemarks in Google Earth and Maps. Google’s web-based, collaborative editing allows you and your team members to simultaneously enter data and instantly publish updates. Using this tool you could: showcase your organisation’s projects, programme sites or partners; map your offices, volunteers or resources; or visualise your data on local, regional or global scales. Some of the new and improved features in Spreadsheet Mapper version 3 include: Create 1000 placemarks – add more if needed. Six simplified balloon design templates – Read more

Syncing with iCloud on older machines

It can be quite frustrating if you have computers that do not run Lion OS but you still want to sync with the iCloud. The answer, i found, is the software below. It can be installed on any machine running Snow Leopard, which can be installed on any intel machine. http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/sohoorganizer.html You can also use other services such as those offered by Google and Yahoo! to sync between devices as well Sam

Find PDF Manuals for your Electronics using Amazon

If you are looking to download the user’s manual of an electronic product that you own but it is nowhere to be found on the manufacturer’s website, you might as well try a search on Amazon.com. The site hosts PDF manuals of thousands of electronic products including those of items that have either been discontinued or are no longer available for sale on Amazon.com. The user manuals are primarily hosted on two Amazon servers – images-amazon.com and ssl-images-amazon.com – and here’s how you can find the one you are looking for. Go to Google and type the following query. Replace Read more

Mounting and Framing – London

For mounting please contact Tapestry   After many different jobs, our primary recommendation is Canonbury Arts: Canonbury arts 65 Halliford Street Islington London N1 3HF tel. 020 7226 4652 email sc@canonburyarts.co.uk Google Maps: http://g.co/maps/uvsau   other framers dealing with artists include:   Lock & Davies 89 Goldsmiths Row London E2 8QR Speak to Martin (at Lock & Davis). This place is good for smaller work. Good prices 020 7684 7390 info@lockanddavies.co.uk Simon Beaugié Picture Framers ltd Manor Farm Workshops, Hamstreet Road, Shadoxhurst Ashford Kent TN26 1NW Affordable quality framers as they are based outside of London. Pick up the work from your studio and Read more