WIP: Thought about scanning objects in a computer to study them. You probably could at a museum with a portable laptop, and other items if they let you?
Looking at the free David 3D scanner software website: http://www.david-laserscanner.com/
If you already have some of the parts. I think by laser line you could also use a laser level — about 30 bucks? you need camera or webcam ($20), two boards to make a corner to put it in, a Windows PC and Free software.
Option 2: The SDK for Microsoft Kinnect has 3D scanner software…
Option 3: SceneCT or scenect a free app for Kinnect; might need a windows PC
Option 4: Reconstruct and Microsoft Kinnect
Reconstruct me: http://reconstructme.net/
It is used with the (approximately $150 dollar) Microsoft Kinnect
Found Simple 3D site: http://simple3d.com/
Make your own music
Saw on ubuntu (Linux)
Scolily score recorder – create scores on the fly. recording from mic
Internet DJ Console – Create your live radio show or podcast
Danys Virtual Drum 2.0 Beta 3 (DvDrum)- http://darktigerdevelop.altervista.org/portale/
Audacity – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Open Source Sound editor for multiple platforms, including windows and linux.
MIDI – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_Instrument_Digital_Interface
MIDI is in a way, a fake instrument creator, before they had cd’s.
info/setup – Timidity++ helps with windows vista and above compatability.
openmpt - OpenMPT is a powerful audio application that makes writing music fun, easy and efficient.
MusiScore – Create, play and print sheet music for free with MuseScore
Wavesaur- another audio editor
WIP – Ideas
3/13/13 getting used to pointerstick 2.02 http://www.softwareok.com/?Download=PointerStick
Apache Openoffice: http://www.openoffice.org/
If you right-click the top of the media center after installing you can set reverb effects
It will ask you about the ask toolbar when installing. You will need to install with admin rights. There are also other knockoffs/imitations on the web that charge money…
Alt+P for Preferences
I recently found out the difference between lossless and lossy audio files. With lossy format such as mp3 files are often converted to lower quality, sounds are lost is an easy way to think of it. With formats such as FLAC (and wav files if ripped properly) CD quality audio can be preserved, not lost: lossless. With using compression level 8 for flac you can save alot of disk space as well. People usually don’t use formats such as FLAC or WAV (which also can be audio recorded from a soundcard) because they consume alot of space. The highest compression level for FLAC is 8, 5 by default.
Other format that doesn’t request a fee in order to use (mp3~$20 last I looked?), are ogg vorbis and windows media.
You will want to be sure you legally own the rights to the CD, and are allowed in your country to make a copy, for archival/ fair use purposes. Sites such as Amazon can license(?) you the rights for mp3 files. You purchase them. Business also sell CD’s (new and used) online and at retail stores. Support the artists
Miscellaneous: For Fre:ac
Filename Pattern: <artist> – <album>\<artist> – <album> – Track – <track> – <title>
If you edit an image in gimp, say a text then move on to something else, for example a picture, you can go back to it by clicking its layer, I also make sure its the only one locked. Troubleshooting: if you get a blurred out image that is uneditable you can right-click it and select new layer. If you run into other problems you can also undo and redo actiobs you have taken.
Editing Note: When you edit an already created text it will rotate it to a position so you can edit it, but you will have to use rotate/move icons as necessary to put it back into position.
Logo resources blog post: http://www.thedesigncubicle.com/2009/01/all-the-logo-design-inspirational-resources-you-will-ever-need/
Slightly different topic — meetings (wip)
Planning for meetings, had to watch the video Meetings, bloody meetings for class back in the day. It helps to give others an agenda so they can prepare. Found an ok article on virtual meetings; http://www.winstonbrill.com/bril001/html/article_index/articles/601-650/article601_body.html Could keep track of minutes and design ways to make the meeting more effective.
Peices framework comes to mind
Google ebooks, This tip will help you get the public domain books without logging in:
1. Look on the left under where it says ‘books’ in red font. 2. Put your mouse over the rectangle with the lettering where it says ‘Ebook Free’
3. When the curser changes to a hand wait a bit and you can select pdf or epub if available. 4. You will then have to enter the captcha to make sure you are human.
This tip saved me alot of time.