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Month: August 2016

Digital Koi pond in Tokyo

Digital Koi pond in Tokyo

Wading calf-deep into what looks like an infinite pool of water, visitors to Tokyo’s Odaiba Minna no YUME-TAIRIKU 2016 festival walk slowly through teamLab‘s latest light mapping installation. A shallow pool of water is completely surrounded by mirrored ceiling and walls. Thousands of computer generated koi fish that are projected around the viewer’s feet. The fish change speeds as they navigate the waters, often crashing into observers and bursting into scattered flowers upon contact.

Using puTTY with usb serial ports on Fedora/Ubuntu/Linux/etc

Using puTTY with usb serial ports on Fedora/Ubuntu/Linux/etc

Serial ports are a thing of yesteryear, but never seem to go away. If you have a USB adapter that exposes serial ports to your favorite Linux branch, knowing how to get to them isn’t intuitive.

puTTY is a great terminal emulator, and you can connect to whichever port is exposed using the following format:

sudo putty /dev/ttyUSB0 -serial -sercfg 115200,8,n,1,N

If it’s on a different port, use /dev/ttyUSB1, etc.