Magnitude and Direction, Issue #2 | 16 Mar 2018

Hardware, Prototyping, and Fabrication

A 3D printer was employee of the year at advanced robotics company Kuka.

Anool Mahidharia has a really cool Hackaday project up on how to build a verbose world clock (in a morning!)

Multi-material 3D printing allows for the creation of moving parts made out of solid materials. This 3D printed CNC jaw coupling, made from ABS and NinjaFlex SemiFlex, is a good example.

Software and Programming 

It turns out everything really is interconnected.
Six degrees of Wikipedia proves it.

In a seminar on artificial intelligence last week, I learned that most people can't tell the difference between Bach and a computer.

If you're like me, you've wanted to get more involved in machine learning. Now you can take a crash course in it, taught by Google.

Launch your very own DDoS attack, just like the one that hit GitHub, using code posted on... GitHub.

Science, Engineering, and Biomedicine

Using computer modeling and 3D printing for stroke prevention.

Your brain responds to music differently if you're a musician.

Go from roadkill to biology skill, all from the comfort of your own home!

Mapping and Data Science

NYC residents can have a say in how their money is spent thanks to the Participatory Budgeting process. Now, it's easier than ever to get involved thanks to the beta launch of MyPB.

Many affordable housing units in NYC aren't actually affordable for the people who live in those neighborhoods.

The geography of Millennials shows a more diverse distribution - and demographic - than is typically imagined. It also highlights disparities between working-class and creative-class America that I believe must be torn down.

Events and Opportunities

Map of the Month

A 3D, whole-earth model of current weather conditions. This is one of the most mesmerizing maps I've ever come across.

Odds & Ends

Please don't like this.