January 2020 brain dump

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Yet another brain dump post. (brain dump: snapshot of the internal state of a knowledge database for transfer or archiving purposes). Previous: Jun 2019, Feb 2019, May 2018, Nov 2018, May 2018, Jan 2018, May 2017, April 2017, March 2017.

Math / Geometry

  • Mathematical Models - Complete sets of Platonic solids and Archimedean solids as well as numerous other polyhedra, including a number featured in the designs of Leonardo da Vinci.
  • A Constellation of Origami Polyhedra - In this fascinating guide for paperfolders, origami expert John Montroll provides simple directions and clearly detailed diagrams for creating amazing polyhedral. Step-by-step instructions show how to create 34 different models. Grouped according to level of difficulty, the models range from the simple Triangular Diamond and the Pyramid, to the most complex Icosahedron and the highly challenging Dimpled Snub Cube and the magnificent Stella Octangula.
  • Calculating the Plane Angles of Platonic Solids - What is the angle between two planes of a tetrahedron?


Maker stuff




  • Simple Scraper - Browser plugin for scraping website and making JSON or APIs based on them.


  • RunwayML - Machine learning for creators. Bring the power of artificial intelligence to your creative projects with an intuitive and simple visual interface. Start exploring new ways of creating today.

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