There’s a lot of computing power into finding a solution for COVID-19, and Digital Ocean just featured a new way to get involved – make your own droplet (virtual computer) to run distributed computations.

Continue reading “One more way to fight COVID-19… with your computer!”## Analyzing Scott Flansburg’s Nines Trick

There’s an old math trick that goes like so – choose any number… say 171…. add the digits and subtract.

171-9 = **162**

Take its sum of digits and subtract them…**162** – 9 = 153

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## The only metric guide you may need

Kilometers, Centimeters… microfarads, farads… They units are all a multiple of 10, but that doesn’t make them that much easier as you are first learning them. What is 1.09km in cm? or 1205cm in km? With a quick jotted down note card you can very quickly see what any commonly used metric unit converts to!

## Think outside the box for the most optimal recycling solution.

Today we did some up-cycling of political ad signs. After elections these generally go in the trash, but Talent Maker City had a public event to build some cool stuff out of these corrugated plastic boards! *(Update- see the howto for version 2 of a durable cargo bicycle box here)*

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