Month: August 2013

Shake Torch / Flashlight

These torches became very popular in south Africa a couple of years ago when we were plagued with blackouts. It consist of a coil of copper wire with a magnet in the centre that slides through the copper coil when shaken. This action creates an electrical current in the coil, which in turn charges a …

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How NagaSkaki plays chess

Take 2 During my final year exam at varsity, the chess bug bit me again. By now I’ve learned the C++ language and had access to the Internet (where I discovered the beauty of the Alpha-beta algorithm and better ways to represent a chess board.) My hardware was also much better (a Pentium 120MHz) and …

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