Node.js: Develop on Mac, Run on Raspberry Pi

For me the solution for productive Node.js development on Mac, with code execution on a Raspberry Pi was usage of Samba. After following the steps you will be able to develop Node.js applications right on your Mac, execute them on your Raspberry Pi (just by pressing cmd+S) and see the console output and errors on your Mac, without much hassle. This tutorial covers the entire setup. Continue reading Node.js: Develop on Mac, Run on Raspberry Pi

Periodic Table Trainer (Android Wear)

Memorize the Elements of the Periodic Table Right on Your Wrist

This Android Wear app shows the chemical elements of the periodic table. Starting with Hydrogen you can continue with a simple tap on the center of the screen. Before you do that, you should think of the name of the following element. What comes after Hydrogen (H)? Continue reading Periodic Table Trainer (Android Wear)

Guided Tour at CERN

On August 24th 2016, I took a guided tour for individuals at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN, Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

This post is about that kind of tour. So what did we do at the research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world? Continue reading Guided Tour at CERN

Fuel Consumption in Neutral Gear

When a car is in neutral gear it still consumes fuel. The reason is that it has to keep the engine running which means keeping it above the engine’s specific min. revolutions per minute (rpm). For my testing car, a Toyota Yaris XP 90 (second generation; 3 doors; 1.33 liter 4 cylinder engine) this value equals approximately 600 rpm. Continue reading Fuel Consumption in Neutral Gear