iPad 3 announcement next week?

So Apple have posted details of their much rumoured 7th of March event. It looks like an iPad 3 event to me, and not before time. In fact the only thing I really want answered is how long before I can actually get one? I most certainly don’t want to wait for months like with iPad 1, and what I’d really like to hear is something like ‘… and they’re available or order now with immediate shipping’, now that would be wonderful.

Aside from that I’m actually not too fussed about what’s in the next model. I’m sure it’ll be faster, with more memory, maybe a better camera and a retina display. I can’t think of anything else that’s been rumoured. I’d love to hear that they’ve brought something really amazing in the 3rd generation iPad. Something really unexpected, but I’ll settle for getting one quick as my iPad 2 is really unusable now, which is a real shame and I’m really missing it.

A sketch a day, day 1

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I decided that I’d go through the ‘Getting Started with Processing’ book and do all the example sketches (well most of them anyway) and post each of the sketches as I go through day by day.

So, day 1. Today’s sketch is pretty simple really. Just move your mouse around to make little circles and when you click your mouse they’re black.

This is not really very good at all

As I was getting hold of PDAs at the weekend I remembered that I had this Stylophone Beatbox. So I put some batteries in it and got it working again.

I shouldn’t have bothered. It really wasn’t worth it at all. The sounds are awful and it’s really hard to get it to do anything very musical.

I think it’s something I need to bend

Next project

This is another kit I’ve had for ages and haven’t gotten around to, so it’s next on my list of things to make.

It’s a solar theremin kit, we’ll see how this one goes at the weekend.