Let’s play a game. I think this will be fun. So, a couple of years ago I had the duty of organizing the physics demo room (well, “demo” is maybe not the best term). This room is quite large and there is a whole bunch of stuff in here, some of the items are very old.
There were lots of items that I knew exactly what they were. But, there were other items that made me go ‘huh?’. So, here I will post an item. You post a comment regarding what you think it is and what it is used for. Some of these items I know the answer to, some I do not. Some of these pictures might just be part of a larger demo or it might be missing some pieces. Let me start with one that I think is rather simple.
Let the game begin.
Quick camera note
All of these pictures were taken with a Nokia N97 mini that the good folks at WOMWorld/Nokia let me borrow for a while. I have never really been a big phone person – you know, cuz I don’t move around too much. However, I have found that if I carry this, I have a very nice camera and a not so bad video camera with me. Very nice for those pop-up blogging ideas. Some other things about the N97.
- Like I said, I don’t really use phones that much – especially not smart phones. This N97 mini is nice in that it has gps, and a camera. The only thing I really have experience with is the iPod touch. The user interface for the iPod is super simple to get used to. With the N97, at first it took me some time to figure things out. After using it for a few weeks, I am getting more used to it.
- The camera is really nice. It takes good enough pictures that I wouldn’t need to crank out my wife’s nicer camera.
- Built in keyboard. This could be a huge deal for some people. The learning curve on the iPod virtual keyboard takes some time – but after 2 years, I am super-fast. Actually (because of my experience) I can type faster on the iPod than the N97.
- Python. Yes, I said it. I saw somewhere that you can run python on the N97. Haven’t played with that yet, but this could be awesome.
That is it. Going back to physics instead of a tech blog.