I just bought this solar charged (7 hrs charge = 5,5 hrs use) flashlight from IKEA. The first impression is an rather inelegant flashlight, but it is intended to stand on its metal support. The main body feels very rugged and is quite heavy. No squeaking parts. The metal support however snaps off its pivot hinges without any help. The on/off button have a surprisingly good feel to it. It is now standing in my window, side by side with the Sun Jar (Picture coming up). See all pictures tagged Jäppling
Rechargeable Batteries with Solar Cells Project by Knut Karlsen
At home i always have some batteries lying around, either rechargeable or normal ones. Usually they are empty, but i'd like them to be always fully charged. I could use a normal charger and there is a lot of solar devices that charge rechargeable batteries. I wanted it simpler; why hasn't anyone made a battery with integrated solar cells? The idea of the "SunCat" batteries where born. The batteries should just bask in the sun like a cat and left for a while, in a sunny window, they would slowly recharge.
Prototypes During my research for my diploma i was in touch with scientists at IFE that experimented with the production of flexible solar cells. They where kind enough to send me some samples in the right dimensions that i could use for the prototypes (full set at flickr):
I had some older NiMH rechargeable batteries that i glued the flexible Photo Voltaic (PV) cells onto. The PV cells are rated at 1.8V and…
This is how I got the Connection Proxy from the Sony Ericsson Java ME SDK to work on Windows 7 64-bit version: Install your phones PC Suite to get all phone networking driversGet & Install 32-bit JDK Get & Install semc_java_me_cldc_sdk.2-5-0-5.exe (Place it in default location C:\)Get the eclipse SDK for win 64 as we need one file from this zip.Get RXTX library as we need additional files from this zip.Find "org.eclipse.swt.win32.win32.x86_64_3.5.1.v3555a.jar" in eclipse SDK & place it in the folder "C:\SonyEricsson\JavaME_SDK_CLDC\OnDeviceDebug\lib\devexp\plugins"Edit "connectionproxy.cmd" so that "org.eclipse.swt.win32.win32.x86_3.4.0.v3448f.jar" becomes "org.eclipse.swt.win32.win32.x86_64_3.5.1.v3555a.jar".Find "RXTXcomm.jar" in the rxtx package & place it in the "C:\SonyEricsson\JavaME_SDK_CLDC\OnDeviceDebug\bin" folderPlace "rxtxSerial.dll" in the "C:\SonyEricsson\JavaME_SDK_CLDC\…
Introduction by Baard Enoksen Teacher at NKF. Background in Film and TV.
People wanting to work with storytelling are a diverse group (Movies, Advertisement, Motiongraphics ..).
A way of using storytelling is to make people rembemeber routines. Just listing tasks on a sheet is a waste. The use of storytelling can put some drama and imagination into really boring stuff and make it easier to remeber.
In learning history the use of RPG like games has been tried to let people live like "Samer" to learn the history and their traditional way of life. But the pitfall is the expectations the kids would have coming into the game with experience from games like "World of Warcraft". And the authenticity is important to keep so that the "Samene" can feel at home as well. The game is called Siida. As for storytelling it is a struggel to keep people in the story when people can do what they want to. It is solved buy using the facts form history and their way of life to res…