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21 JUNE 2013

1980s chiptune easter egg rediscovered in NZ washing machines

"Twenty years of patriotism on the part of Fisher & Paykel has been revealed thanks to a viral social media video that shows its washing machines can play the national anthem. A video posted on YouTube by a woman on Tuesday has received more than 165,000 hits. The woman explains how to make the washing machine play the New Zealand national anthem.

Fisher & Paykel marketing manager Sonya Aitken said the machines, which can also play the United States and Australian anthems, were programmed to play tunes by the company's engineers for demonstration purposes. ... While the singing machines were used to draw customers' attention in stores 20 years ago, it was no longer part of sales techniques, so the feature had essentially been forgotten and then rediscovered, she said."

(Laura Walters, 21/06/2013, Fairfax NZ News)

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1980s8-bit • Advance Australia Fair • anthem • Aotearoa New ZealandAustralia • Beverly Hills Cop (1984) • chiptunecultural significance of objectsdigital archaeologydigital artefactsdomestic material objecteaster egg • Fisher and Paykel • God Defend New Zealand • hidden feature • Home of the Brave • how to do thingsmusic making technology • national anthem • obsolescenceordinary manufactured objectoutgrownpatriotism • power surge • rediscoveredremainderremains of the past • sales technique • social media • Sonya Aitken • tune • United Statesuseless machinesviral video • washing machine • what is left of the pastwhimsical interactions

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Simon Perkins
16 MARCH 2013

Jesse Desjardins' You Suck At PowerPoint!

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Simon Perkins
03 NOVEMBER 2012

Assembling the SparkFun MegaShield

"The Arduino is a popular, in–expensive, open–source microcontroller board and software development enviroment. Arduino boards come in a variety of styles and are available from numerous suppliers including SparkFun Electronics. One recent version of the Arduino is the ArduinoMega. The 'Mega', just as it's name suggests, is an Arduino, supersized. More digital I/O pins. More PWM outputs. More Analog inputs. and 4 UARTS (hardware serial ports). And, if that wasn't enough, more memory."

(Robert Gallup, atomicsalad)

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analogue inputs • Arduino • Arduino Mega • ArduinoBoardMega • ArduinoMega • Cycling 74device • Diecimila • digital I/O • DIY • Duemilanove Arduino board • electronicshaptic device • hardware serial port • how to do things • inexpensive • LEDMax (software)Max/MSP • MegaShield • microcontrollermicrocontroller boardopen source • ProtoShield • prototypingprototyping and testingprototyping platform • PWM output • software development enviroment • software prototyping • SparkFun • SparkFun Electronics • technology • UART

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Simon Perkins
18 JUNE 2011

Instructable web-based documentation platform

"Instructables is a web–based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others."

(Eric J. Wilhelm)

Fig.1 Kipkay (Kipkay Videos) Blu–Ray Laser Phaser http://www.facebook.com/kipkayvideos/
Fig.2 SaskView "The Most Useless Machine EVER!" http://saskview.com/?page_id=11
Fig.3 Randy Sarafan. "Lunchtime Clock" http://www.instructables.com/id/Lunchtime–Clock/?ALLSTEPS
Fig.4 kaptaink_cg "Bacon Roses"

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bicycles • Blu-Ray Laser Phaser • cell phones • DIY • documentation platform • energy company • Eric J. Wilhelm • gadgethackinghacksterhand-held • hand-held generator • high-altitude wind • how to do thingshow-to • Howtoons • innovation • innovation consulting • Instructables • instructionlaptopslaserlearnLED • lens-fabricating devices • lighting systems • Makani • MIT Media Lab • MonkeyLectric • OptiOpia • Playstation 3 • Potenco • products and servicesproject-sharing websiteprototype • research and design firm • share • Squid Labs • Star Trek • Star Trek Phaser • technology tinkeringtinkereruseless boxuseless machines • vision-correction business • vision-testing devices • web-based

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Simon Perkins
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