While working with a prosthetist (someone that designs, creates and fits artificial limbs) to record and analyze the behavior and performance of of amputees wearing prosthetics, we discovered that we could do more than just capture the information with gyroscopes and accelerometers… we could display it in real time. But that was too much for the human eye to handle. Using a programmable LED strip we were able to strobe different colors representing different axes and motions. And by taking a long exposure photograph in an otherwise dark room we were able to capture rather striking images of the exact data we were seeking to plot. It was real life data visualization.
I dub thee: The Total Pratt Knot
Since I consider this is closer in affect to the Pratt than the Half-Windsor why should it be called the co-half-windsor
Notice how my 1337 photoshop skills
The co-half-windsor ( Li Ro Ci Ro Li Co T ) is the cousin to the Half-Windsor knot ( Li Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T ). In swapping two moves it remains similar in that it is tied right side out and absurdly considered “mathematically” asymmetrical (same number of L and R moves), but different in that it is visually symmetrical, self-releasing… and completely dismissed everywhere. I believe the visual symmetry is achieved through the obvious symmetry around the first Centring move – Li Ro Ci Ro Li – nearest the center are Ro moves on either side, followed by Li moves. Note that all knots end with “Co T” (some do have extra loops and are written “Co T T” or even “Co T T T” ) and so that doesn’t affect symmetry (except that it actually does – the final Co creates visually balancing “ear” on the left (skinny) side of this knot). Also interesting (and wrong) is that Fink considers that the half windsor to have a balance of 0 (number of times the running part switches from clockwise to counterclockwise or vice versa) and the co-half-windsor to be 1 – this is clearly backwards as the co-half-windsor only moves counterclockwise and never reverses.
Sadly there are no pictures or diagrams of the co-half-windsor and we have to settle for diagrams of the half-windsor – which in my opinion is an entirely different knot:
The capital letter denotes where the running end moves to – Left, Right, or Center (between the both the running end standing parts hanging down from the neck) . The lower case letter denotes if the movement goes Into (i) the page or Out (o) the page. That’s part is just dumb – it’s backwards unless your are looking at a book. Over (o) or Under (u) would make more sense to me – works if it’s on a page, in the mirror, or… wait for it… hanging around your neck! Rewriting the co-half-windsor with over or under notation and putting the Over/Under instruction first (as you might speak it) looks like this:
oL uR oC uR oL uC T
And would be verbally stated as:
First move the fat part of the tie OVER the LEFT part (oL)
Next move the fat part of the tie UNDER the RIGHT part (uL)
Next move the fat part of the tie OVER the CENTER of the knot (oC)
Next move the fat part of the tie UNDER the RIGHT part (uR)
Next move the fat part of the tie OVER the LEFT part (oL)
Next move the fat part of the tie UNDER the CENTER
Last move the fat part of the tie THROUGH the loop
I often think this might be similar to the “Pratt Knot” / “Shelby Knot” ( Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T ) or the “Nicky Knot” ( Lo Ci Ro Li Co T ). It is definitely not like the four-in-hand knot ( Li Ro Li Co T ).
This cousin of the half-Windsor has the advantage of self-releasing (unknotting) when the thin end is pulled out through the knot.
7 Li Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T half-Windsor
If a man claims to know a second knot in addition to the four-in-hand, it is likely to be the half-Windsor, the third of the four classic tie knots. This symmetric knot is medium-sized, with the silhouette of an equilateral triangle. It can satisfactorily be worn with collars of most sizes and spreads. Although the name of the half-Windsor suggests it is derived from the Windsor, there is little direct evidence for this claim. Moreover, the half-Windsor is not half the size of the Windsor, but rather three-quarters.
Keep in mind that the half-Windsor is sometimes a victim of the erroneous naming convention used to describe both it and the Windsor, calling them the Windsor and double-Windsor. There is no such thing as a double Windsor, and the Windsor should be used to refer to knot 31 only.
COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF KNOTS
Here is a list of all possible knots, regardless of their aesthetic value. The columns are as follows:
- Number is the number of the knot, and, along with any subscripts or superscripts, a unique identifier (e.g., FM7 is the half-Windsor, where FM refers to the Fink-Mao notation). Knots are ordered first by size, then by the number of centre moves C, then by symmetry s, then by balance b.
- Size is the number of moves, not including T. Higher values correspond to bigger knots.
- Centres is the number of centre moves C. Higher values correspond to broader knots.
- Sequence The instructions for tying the knot, using the notation described at the top of this page.
- Symmetry (s) is the absolute value of the difference between the number of R and L moves.
- Balance (b) is the number of times the winding of the wide blade switches from clockwise to counter-clockwise, or vice-versa.
- Knotted status (k) Whether, when the tie is removed over the head and the thin end pulled out of the knot, a knot remains (y) or does not (n). If a knot remains, it is said to be not self-releasing; if no knot remains, it is said to be self-releasing.
- Name Standard name of the knot.
- 3on The subscript on is short for Onassis, and it indicates his particular style of bring the wide blade behind and through the center after tying a four-in-hand. This variation can be applied to any knot but the results are all much the same.
- 32, 62, etc. If a knot ends with two Ts, it is subscripted 2; if three Ts, it is subscripted 3; and so on.
- 32r, etc. The superscript r means the tie is worn in reverse, that is, back-to-front. While this is of course possible for any knot, with some it gives unusual and pleasant results. The tie itself should be reversed before tying.
|1||3||1||Lo Ri Co T||0||0||y||Oriental|
|2||4||1||Li Ro Li Co T||1||1||n||four-in-hand|
|2on||4||1||Li Ro Li Co T Ri Co||1||1||Onassis|
|3||5||1||Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T||0||2||y||Kelvin|
|32||5||1||Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||0||2||cross Kelvin|
|32r||5||1||Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||0||2||diagonal|
|4||5||2||Lo Ci Ro Li Co T||1||0||n||Nicky|
|5||5||2||Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T||1||1||y||Pratt|
|6||6||1||Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T||1||3||n||Victoria|
|62||6||1||Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T T||1||3||cross Victoria|
|7||6||2||Li Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T||0||0||y||half-Windsor|
|8||6||2||Li Ro Ci Ro Li Co T||0||1||n||co-half-Windsor|
|9||6||2||Li Co Ri Lo Ri Co T||0||1||y|
|10||6||2||Li Co Li Ro Li Co T||2||2||n|
|11||7||1||Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T||0||4||y|
|112||7||1||Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||0||4|
|113||7||1||Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T T||0||4|
|12||7||2||Lo Ri Lo Ci Ro Li Co T||1||1||n||St Andrew|
|13||7||2||Lo Ri Co Li Ro Li Co T||1||1||n|
|14||7||2||Lo Ri Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T||1||2||y||co-St Andrew|
|15||7||2||Lo Ri Co Ri Lo Ri Co T||1||2||y|
|16||7||2||Lo Ci Ro Li Ro Li Co T||1||2||n|
|162||7||2||Lo Ci Ro Li Ro Li Co T T||1||2|
|17||7||2||Lo Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T||1||3||y|
|172||7||2||Lo Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||1||3|
|18||7||3||Lo Ci Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T||0||1||y||Plattsburgh|
|19||7||3||Lo Ci Ro Ci Ro Li Co T||0||2||n||co-Plattsburgh|
|20||7||3||Lo Ci Lo Ci Ro Li Co T||2||2||n|
|21||7||3||Lo Ci Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T||2||3||y|
|22||8||1||Li Ro Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T||1||5||n|
|222||8||1||Li Ro Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T T||1||5|
|223||8||1||Li Ro Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T T T||1||5|
|23||8||2||Li Ro Li Co Ri Lo Ri Co T||0||2||y||Cavendish|
|24||8||2||Li Ro Li Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T||0||2||y|
|25||8||2||Li Ro Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T||0||2||y|
|252||8||2||Li Ro Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||0||2||Christensen|
|26||8||2||Li Ro Li Ro Ci Ro Li Co T||0||3||n|
|27||8||2||Li Ro Ci Ro Li Ro Li Co T||0||3||n|
|272||8||2||Li Ro Ci Ro Li Ro Li Co T T||0||3||co-Christensen|
|28||8||2||Li Co Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T||0||3||y|
|282||8||2||Li Co Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||0||3|
|29||8||2||Li Ro Li Co Li Ro Li Co T||2||3||n|
|30||8||2||Li Co Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T||2||4||n|
|302||8||2||Li Co Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T T||2||4|
|31||8||3||Li Co Ri Lo Ci Ro Li Co T||1||0||n||Windsor|
|32||8||3||Li Co Li Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T||1||1||y||co-Windsor 1|
|33||8||3||Li Co Ri Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T||1||1||y||co-Windsor 2|
|34||8||3||Li Ro Ci Lo Ci Ro Li Co T||1||1||n|
|35||8||3||Li Co Li Ro Ci Ro Li Co T||1||2||n||co-Windsor 3|
|36||8||2||Li Ro Ci Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T||1||2||y|
|37||8||3||Li Ro Ci Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T||1||2||y|
|38||8||3||Li Co Ri Co Li Ro Li Co T||1||2||n|
|39||8||3||Li Ro Ci Ro Ci Ro Li Co T||1||3||n|
|40||8||3||Li Co Li Co Ri Lo Ri Co T||1||3||y|
|41||8||3||Li Co Ri Co Ri Lo Ri Co T||1||3||y|
|42||8||3||Li Co Li Co Li Ro Li Co T||3||4||n|
|43||9||1||Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T||0||6||y|
|432||9||1||Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||0||6|
|433||9||1||Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T T||0||6|
|434||9||1||Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T T T||0||6|
|44||9||2||Lo Ri Lo Ri Co Li Ro Li Co T||1||3||n||Granchester|
|45||9||2||Lo Ri Lo Ci Ro Li Ro Li Co T||1||3||n|
|452||9||2||Lo Ri Lo Ci Ro Li Ro Li Co T T||1||3|
|46||9||2||Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ci Ro Li Co T||1||3||n|
|47||9||2||Lo Ri Co Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T||1||3||n|
|472||9||2||Lo Ri Co Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T T||1||3|
|48||9||2||Lo Ri Lo Ri Co Ri Lo Ri Co T||1||4||y||co-Grantchester|
|49||9||2||Lo Ri Lo Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T||1||4||y|
|492||9||2||Lo Ri Lo Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||1||4|
|50||9||2||Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T||1||4||y|
|51||9||2||Lo Ri Co Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T||1||4||y|
|512||9||2||Lo Ri Co Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||1||4|
|52||9||2||Lo Ci Ro Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T||1||4||n|
|522||9||2||Lo Ci Ro Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T T||1||4|
|523||9||2||Lo Ci Ro Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T T T||1||4|
|53||9||2||Lo Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T||1||5||y|
|532||9||2||Lo Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||1||5|
|533||9||2||Lo Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T T||1||5|
|54||9||3||Lo Ri Co Li Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T||0||0||y||Hanover|
|55||9||3||Lo Ri Co Ri Lo Ci Ro Li Co T||0||1||n||co-Hanover 1|
|56||9||3||Lo Ri Co Li Ro Ci Ro Li Co T||0||1||n||co-Hanover 2|
|57||9||3||Lo Ci Ro Li Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T||0||1||y|
|58||9||3||Lo Ci Ro Li Co Ri Lo Ri Co T||0||1||y||co-Hanover 3|
|59||9||3||Lo Ri Co Ri Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T||0||2||y|
|60||9||3||Lo Ci Ro Li Ro Ci Ro Li Co T||0||2||n|
|61||9||3||Lo Ri Lo Ci Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T||0||2||y|
|62||9||3||Lo Ri Co Li Co Ri Lo Ri Co T||0||2||y|
|63||9||3||Lo Ri Lo Ci Ro Ci Ro Li Co T||0||3||n|
|64||9||3||Lo Ri Co Ri Co Li Ro Li Co T||0||3||n|
|65||9||3||Lo Ci Lo Ri Co Ri Lo Ri Co T||0||3||y|
|66||9||3||Lo Ci Ro Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T||0||3||y|
|662||9||3||Lo Ci Ro Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||0||3|
|67||9||3||Lo Ci Ro Ci Ro Li Ro Li Co T||0||4||n|
|672||9||3||Lo Ci Ro Ci Ro Li Ro Li Co T T||0||4|
|68||9||3||Lo Ci Lo Ri Lo Ci Ro Li Co T||2||2||n|
|69||9||3||Lo Ci Lo Ri Co Li Ro Li Co T||2||2||n|
|70||9||3||Lo Ci Ro Li Co Li Ro Li Co T||2||2||n|
|71||9||3||Lo Ci Lo Ri Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T||2||3||y|
|72||9||3||Lo Ri Lo Ci Lo Ci Ro Li Co T||2||3||n|
|73||9||3||Lo Ri Co Li Co Li Ro Li Co T||2||3||n|
|74||9||3||Lo Ri Lo Ci Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T||2||4||y|
|75||9||3||Lo Ri Co Ri Co Ri Lo Ri Co T||2||4||y|
|76||9||3||Lo Ci Lo Ci Ro Li Ro Li Co T||2||4||n|
|762||9||3||Lo Ci Lo Ci Ro Li Ro Li Co T T||2||4|
|77||9||3||Lo Ci Lo Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T||2||5||y|
|772||9||3||Lo Ci Lo Ci Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T T||2||5|
|78||9||4||Lo Ci Ro Ci Lo Ci Ro Li Co T||1||2||n||Balthus|
|79||9||4||Lo Ci Lo Ci Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T||1||3||y|
|80||9||4||Lo Ci Ro Ci Ro Ci Lo Ri Co T||1||3||y|
|81||9||4||Lo Ci Ro Ci Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T||1||3||y||co-Balthus|
|82||9||4||Lo Ci Lo Ci Ro Ci Ro Li Co T||1||4||n|
|83||9||4||Lo Ci Ro Ci Ro Ci Ro Li Co T||1||4||n|
|84||9||4||Lo Ci Lo Ci Lo Ci Ro Li Co T||3||4||n|
|85||9||4||Lo Ci Lo Ci Lo Ci Lo Ri Co T||3||5||y|
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This was a nice little up and under kick. He wasn’t set far back, and the defender is on top of his just as soon as he gets the ball. But he manages to get a short high kick away. The he has to fight and weave his way through a crowd to get under the ball. He’s got just a bit of a bobble in contact as he makes the catch… but breaks through and runs in his own kick for the try. Nicely done!
At the time Hackerspace Charlotte created the World’s Largest Permanent QR-Code! We even got it certified by the Guinness Book of Worlds Records. Years later the paint is starting to fade, but you can still see it on Google Maps if you switch to satellite view.
When it comes to electronics, soldering is essential. You can only go so far until you have
mastered learned how to solder at lease little. More essential than a screw driver, is the soldering iron. Remember: If it smells like chicken, you’re holding it wrong.
I made my own CNC or Computer Numerical Control machine. I started with nothing but a set of plans I downloaded from the internet and only a vague idea of what it was. There was no kit for the parts – I had to buy every nut, bolt, and piece of wood myself. I spend an embarrassing amount of time building the bed which looked suspiciously like a pallet. The sad part was when I was finally finished (mostly) – tightened the last nut… I wasn’t even ready to use it. Someone made the first cut because I didn’t know how.
Carbonated fruit? Of course! But if you happen to break a bunch of glass vessels in the process of pressurizing the C02 and you want to research other pressure vessels – like an actual pressure cooker, to see how much pressure they can hold before they explode… Don’t do that search ahead of the Boston Marathon bombing. Outside of that, you should be fine.
Basically we dropped dry ice into a container full of fruit and sealed it. The dry ice (solid CO2) sublimated (turned to gas from a solid, skipping the whole liquid phase – that’s why they call it _dry_ ice). Since the gaseous from of C02 wants to spread out, but can’t… the pressure increases. And with no where else to go, if forces its way into the fruit. Emerging as effervescent froot!
I tried to take a few pictures along the way. Mot but not all are mine. Endless thanks to all the other people that took pictures and shared them.
Some of the pictures are on Google Photos, Flicker, and other photo sharing sites. Some are perhaps lost forever (looking at you Google Plus).
The age of the pictures reflect the journey through time and places.
- First is mostly family only
- Hackerspace Charlotte (HSC) in NoDa (between the railroad tracks_
- Community outreach via HSC
- Discovery Place – [mostly] children’s science museum
- Imaginon – CharMeck Children’s Library
- CharMeck Library – mostly the main branch
- Hackerspace Charlotte at “The Spot”
- Clairborne Prosthetics
- Visiting other spaces
- Working with City of Charlotte
- Charlotte Junior Rugby Association (CJRA)
- Makerspace Charlotte (the great divide – HSC banned kids… seriously?!)
- Clairborne Prosthetics
- 100 Gardens
- The craziest summer camp ever!
- Atlanta again
- Gyomo ( cyber security startup )
- Alpharetta Rugby
- East Cobb Rugby
- Roswell Rugby
- Makerspace Charlotte (the great divide – HSC banned kids… seriously?!)
- The iterim space
- The Netherlands
All of which to say, photos are all over the place and in various different collections. For the collections I have control over, I tried to group/categorize them and like to those photo groups appropriately above. If I couldn’t link to a group of photos it’s probably a link to the best website I could find. And if there are two or more links on one bullet point, each link probably goes to each bucket or site I could find.