Another collection of amazing things on the web, lovingly gathered by the Webmaker community in our weekly community call. What’s the coolest thing you saw on the web this week? Let us know…
- on our “memes” newsgroup. memes [at] mozillafoundation [dot] org
- at the start of each weekly Mozilla Webmaker call.
- as comments to this post.
- The White House Science Fair. Mozilla Webmaker goes to Washington to launch Maker Party 2013. (Can someone auto-tune or Popcorn this Obama clip, please?)
- Geekphone. 16-year-old Javier Aguera started Geekphone, which is now selling smart phones that run Firefox OS.
- How to knit a Firefox costume for your Firefox OS phone.
- Buzzfeed does a post made entirely of Popcorn videos. 10 perfectly paired songs with animated GIFs.
- Lego school. Using Lego to teach critical thinking and logic. Wouldn’t you have loved this as a kid?
- Learn how to fix your own gadgets for free. This site shows you how everyday gadgets, how to fix them, and where to find the parts.
- Make Blocks. Design your own robot and they’ll build it for you. Check the download section for a complete part selection.
- Google I/O elucidated. “A series of mobile-first experiments and games focusing on touch interactions, generative audio and the joy of discovery. Inspired by the potential of code and the power of play.”
- “The Verbasizer.” David Bowie developed a text remixing app in the 90s to help create lyrics. (He used it to write ”Dead Men Don’t Talk.”)
- Acapella games themes from Smooth McGroove
- Lucas Pope’s beta of “Papers Please.” In this retro game, you play as an overworked, underpaid customs agent in the glorious people’s republic of Arstotzka.
- What It’s Like to Get Online After 25 Years in Prison. Michael Santos started his own web site while in prison by giving handwritten code to his wife.
State of the web stuff:
- The Internet is Drowning. Forbes magazine: “For 20 years the internet has been open and it is slowly drowning to death. Will you just stand by and let it die or will you dive in and help it out?”
- CISPA online spying law passes the US House of Representatives. Not cool at all. It would give companies the right to spy on communications and submit customers’ personal information to the federal government. More on this here and here.