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Links and thoughts about protecting humanity
Science and Religion Are Different
Who cares about astronomy?
What does a scientist look like?
Physics is a lie?!
Are you a math person?
Do you want to major in math or physics?
Physics and Life
Physics and Math
Deepest mysteries of science
The essential skill of thinking statistically
Getting a PhD in physics
← Dr. Dick Solomon was an extraterrestrial physics professor on the classic show 3rd Rock from the Sun
"I don't know how to teach. I'm a professor!" - Professor Farnsworth
A photon checks into a hotel, and the bellhop asks him if he has any luggage. The photon replies, "No, I'm traveling light."
Wanna have fun and learn computers?
Python is a wonderful programming language that can be extended using the VPython module, which allows us to easily make 3D animations! Check out my GlowScript VPython scripts (GlowScript runs VPython code in a web browser)!
If you sign in to GlowScript.org, you can copy and paste my code into your own projects so that you can play around with it! I briefly explain the physics and math of my codes here.
Open-source puzzle games are great! I made these sites to provide solutions to several of them...
https://www.youtube.com/user/bradeli3 (GNU Robbo, Magicor, and Epiphany)
I made a game, some useful stuff, and a fun graphics program on my TI graphing calculators!
Click the magnifying glass to the left of the programs for more info.
I give some ideas to get you started programming here.
MATLAB is a popular program. Here are my various for-fun projects...
Even though GNU Octave exists (a free-of-charge open-source MATLAB imitator), I no longer love the idea of publishing MATLAB code because GNU Octave is slow and limited. I prefer Python for exploring an idea, and then, if necessary, converting the code to C++. Converting MATLAB code to Python or C++ helped me learn about these great languages! Here are my results so far: Hex_a_hop.zip (C++), TicTacToe.zip (Python), and ColorfulVidAndPics.zip (Python and C++). See the readme files for more info!
Making LEDs light up to a song or reenact scenes from Stranger Things using an Arduino!
After doing this, you may wish to control mains electricity using a relay and Arduino (over WiFi!)
Finally, the easiest (and most expensive) project of them all: control Christmas tree lights using an Arduino!
I made the supreme guide to controlling an Arduino using WiFi!
Wanna do audio with an Arduino?
Doing all the above with a Raspberry Pi!
Making a good water-bottle rocket is simple if you take a moment to actually think about the design!
A dream of mine is to find the logical structure of the human brain. Here are my speculations on what I call fundamental psychology. Having my ideas be tested or getting expert feedback would be a dream come true for me, so please share them with anyone who could help! I can provide more detail if requested. I have the hunch that my ideas are mostly correct, but testing them may be currently mostly impossible.