r42.cc

Lately I’ve been designing some little PCBs and thought it would be nice to add a short URL on it leading to a page about that particular PCB (or PCB series in the future). Also, adding the short URL to any other things I (or we, as a little maker team with a few of my friends) create. Although this will probably not have any sort of impact on the early designs (made in just one copy), it’d make them more personal, I guess.

So I had to come up with a short domain name – I already have one but that is under the .hu TLD – that gives away something about the purpose of itself… It was ridiculously challenging to find one that is not already taken in the .com/.org/.cc world. In the end I’ve chosen the r42.cc. The first part stands for revision42, something that is probably reached by a successful project (and of course, 42 is the answer), and the cc stands for creative community.

So if I put here some photos and designs in the future you should check it for this URL and open it to see some related content.

Random Idea: Moving Munzees

I’ve been playing Geocaching for a while now.

Lately I’ve started to play Munzee, a game that is the little brother of Geocaching in my point of view. It is working by the same idea, you’ve given the coordinates and you have to find the hidden treasure. Although here is no treasure at all, just a QR code stuck to a surface – usually at the back of (traffic) signs and bottom of traffic lamps. So finding it is not that great challenge after a while…

The idea is the following: what if we stuck the QR codes on non fixed objects, but moving ones? I.e. you could stick it on a train (somewhere hidden, not on a window or seat, so where you could only find it if you’re looking for it). It would be more challenging, and also you could track where the object travels (could be illustrated on a “spotted here” map) also you could meet something you met earlier at a different place.

I think this could add another layer of fun to the game.