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The Next Generation of the Tree House?


The childhood fascination of sitting, climbing, and even living among the trees has clearly not been laid to rest for some! It turns out that around the world there are many examples of modern, well-designed, and luxurious tree houses.

The houses range from simple, do-it-yourself constructions to sophisticated, expensive "tree mansions." Some of them are the traditional block-like structures that we remember from our youth, while some take the form of a sphere. Several manufacturers specialize in these designs, including Baumraum, Free Spirit Spheres, and Lukasz Kos.

Rope ladder? Maybe. 360-degree panoramic view? Often! Sometimes, the intention of the tree house is to live in harmony with the environment. Sometimes, it’s a tradition that has been carried on within ethnic groups for centuries. And sometimes, it’s just for spunk.

But no matter the purpose, all of these creative houses are architecturally inspiring…and go to show that childhood fascinations can sometimes turn into economically viable adult pastimes!

See more of these modern tree houses at .

Make your own guitar/bass pickup

Ever wanted to make your own guitar/bass pickup? Well, now it’s possible with the help of a tutorial found online. Project done
Required material Materials Needed: * A spool of insulated copper wire. Different gauges will produce different sounds, but you want something very thin. * Two Popsicle sticks. These can be new or used. * 8 neodymium magnets (2 for each string). These should be less then the width of the Popsicle stick. Again, different sizes will produce a different sound. You can see the rough size of what we used here. * Gorilla Glue
Go to their website now, and make your own guitar/bass pickup for ~5$.

LaTeX installed on server!

I was finally able to setup the latex wordpress plugin which will enable me to post mathematical/scientifical formulas through my post. Here are some simple examples: [tex]x_{1,2}=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}[/tex] [tex]\int udv = uv – \int vdu[/tex] [tex]\begin{matrix} 5050 \ \overbrace{ 1+2+\cdots+100 } \end{matrix}[/tex] [tex]\phi_n(\kappa) = \frac{1}{4\pi^2\kappa^2} \int_0^\infty\frac{\sin(\kappa R)}{\kappa R} \frac{\partial}{\partial R}\left[R^2\frac{\partial D_n(R)}{\partial R}\right]\,dR[/tex] I have yet found how to improve the image quality, but I’m sure I’ll find it soon or later (I hope it’s possible…) WordPress Latex Plugin is moving!

You might have noticed downtime in the last 5 days, here’s why: We are happy to announce you that we are changing of server. This change is due to a need in bigger webspace and bandwidth as the site becomes more and more popular overtime. You should not notice big downtime due to this server switch and dns changes, but be sure we’ll be back as soon as possible. We will also open up zarekBB Forums once again, posts were backed up so you’ll be able to enjoy the old forum (now under a phpBB form though). All modifications should be done April 7th, so if you have anything to do here before it goes, make sure it’s done before April 6th because backup will be done this day for the transfer. Thank you for your interest in, we hope to see you again on our new server!

First semester completed

I finally received my grade for the semester and they are great. I wish to all of you to get the best grade you could have and maybe we’ll see next semester. And before I forget once again, I wish you all to have a good time with your family and friends.