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Program your world with Arduino

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Arduino is a programming platform that allows anyone from a professional programmer to a DIY hobbyist to play around with electronics and make your world more interactive.

According to the website, Arduino is a “an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects.” According to me, this is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time. And I spend hours a week hunting for cool stuff on the Internet.


  • 09.17.14
  • Found In: Code, Inspiration
  • Tagged: coding, interactive, programming, tech
  • Posted By: Lindsay McComb

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All the flat icons

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Flaticon has a huge and quality collection of flat, vector icons. That are free and open source.


  • 09.15.14
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  • Tagged: design, flat, icons, vector, web
  • Posted By: Lindsay McComb

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An open source guide to working with light

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Learn to "light it up" manually with the Bastards Book of Photography.  Written and photographed by Dan Nguyen, the BBoP is designed to help amateurs learn how to make beautiful photographs without all the fancy equipment.


  • 09.10.14
  • Found In: Design, Inspiration, Tips
  • Tagged: learning, open source, photography, tips
  • Posted By: Lindsay McComb

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Symbolab

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Symbolab is a search engine for math and science and allows users to "search and solve equations, formulas and expressions using mathematical symbols and scientific notations as well as text."

Not only does it help you solve math problems, but it provides step-by-step solutions.


  • 09.08.14
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  • Tagged: algebra, calculus, code, equations, math, scientific calculator
  • Posted By: Lindsay McComb

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Chose your own coding adventure

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With Node School, you can "learn how to use node.js, npm and other related tools by writing code to solve realistic problems."

Lessons run in your terminal and work on Windows, Mac and Linux. Pick and choose what you want to do, and if you get stuck, you can ask for help - Node School is 100% open source and community based, so there's usually someone there to help.


  • 09.05.14
  • Found In: Code
  • Tagged: code, coding, learning, linux, mac, node, windows
  • Posted By: Lindsay McComb

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Dotmos

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Dotmos is a research tool that helps students and journalists alike, find complete summaries of various topics, by pulling in information from websites, social media and custom APIs.


  • 09.04.14
  • Found In: Business, Tips
  • Tagged: data, database, internet, journalism, research, search, tech
  • Posted By: Lindsay McComb

  • 09.03.14
  • Found In: Code, Design
  • Tagged: accessories, bag, c++, code, fashion, programing, tote bag
  • Posted By: Lindsay McComb

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Learn languages with Ba Ba Dum

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With 15,000 words, 11 languages and 5 games, Ba Ba Dum is a pretty impressive online language game.

The beautifully designed HTML 5 browser games help you learn words in different languages while having some fun. The different games are worth different points, based on difficulty level, and allow users to read and listen to match nouns, adjectives and verbs.


  • 09.02.14
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  • Tagged: education, games, html 5, html5, language, learning, tech
  • Posted By: Lindsay McComb

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The incredible 1-second website

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What if making a website was easier than making a Word document? Or actually easier, because Word crashes all the time.

With 42Pages, you can automatically generate your own website, add and edit content, even throw in a Facebook button and invite your friends to collaborate.


  • 09.01.14
  • Found In: Code, Design
  • Tagged: design, internet, web, website, website design, websites
  • Posted By: Lindsay McComb

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Palette Town

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Welcome to Palette Town. Population: every color ever.

Choose an image, drag and drop it in the box, and Palette Town will automatically pull out the different HEX and RBG colors for you.


  • 08.29.14
  • Found In: Design
  • Tagged: colors, design, hex, palette, rgb
  • Posted By: Lindsay McComb

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Lindsay McComb

Writer and Content Specialist at Q Digital Studio

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Lindsay McComb is a writer and content specialist at Q Digital Studio. She whips content into shape with her insightful (and keyword rich) edits. She’s plugged into the Zeitgeisty things happening on the Interwebs and on most forms of social media. She can be found tweeting on the clock at @themetaq and off-hours at @lindsaymccomb.

Lindsay is a wordsmith with a wicked sense of taste. She’s got both AP style and an eye for design. She’s also got a serious case of Wanderlust.

She has a BA in Technical Journalism and a BA in International Studies from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.


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