A Note on Privacy Protection for Passport, Key Card, and Credit Card

The following information is for the readers of our book Switch Craft. However, if you are interested in making your own privacy passport cover, key card holder, or wallet that may prevent unwanted RFID (radio-frequency identification) sniffing, you are welcome to read on.

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Tech-Themed Fashion Photographs for LANVIN Paris

French photographer/illustrator Elene Usdin created a series of tech-themed fashion photographs for LANVIN Paris by incorporating Post-it, LEGO, Pacman, and Space Invaders imagery. Very cool. But how did Post-it notes get into the mix, you ask? The ubiquity of Post-it may make it abstruse that Post-it is actually a piece of outstanding office technology, and it didn't become widely available until early '80s—just in time for big hair, shoulder pads, and neon leggings.

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Camo Cable to the Rescue!

My cables are running amuck in my apartment and while looking for cable covers, Fang-yu pointed me to this leafy contraption. "VINE!" done by MicroWorks, the studio of designer Shunsuke Umiyam, is a cell phone charger concept that looks more like your mothers' geranium than a cold piece of plastic.
Talk about making technology second nature!

Via: DWELL

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Vibrating Motor Hack

Here are some supplemental instructions for those of you working on the vibrating motor hack from the Switch Craft Basics section. For those who don't have the book, you can still use the same hack to create a handy motor set for your own projects with vibrating motions.

1. Remove the Oral-B Pulsar toothbrush from the package (skip this step if you are recycling a used Pulsar).

2. Find the parting line at the bottom of the brush and twist off the bottom “part” of the brush off.

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