Unicode Fancy Font Converter

Ⓣⓗⓔⓢⓔ 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝔸𝕣𝕖 𝓐𝓵𝓵 𝕴𝖓 𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝚂𝚊𝚖𝚎 ⒣⒯⒨⒧ 𝓕𝓸𝓷𝓽-𝓕𝓪𝓬𝓮

Invisible in most major operating systems until recently, the unicode specification defines a bunch of weird tables which are intended to be used as mathematical variables, for people who are not satisfied with good old a to z, a′ to z′, a′′ to z′′, etc.

Many of these are composed of the full roman alphabet, meaning a fun hack is possible which allows you to type with a weird font in places where you cannot normally use formatting – such as a filename, facebook status, or anywhere you can type unicode text.

I’ve made a little script which allows you to enter some text and have it transformed into the silly font of your choosing.

Weird Unicode Font Converter – just copy and paste the outputted red text into somewhere inappropriate.

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img2braille

I’ve just made a little php script which renders an image as braille, using the unicode characters 0×2800 – 0×28FF. Here’s some sample output:

⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡿⠻⠻⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿
⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡟⠀⠀⠘⠿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⠿⠿⣿
⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡧⢀⠀⠀⠉⠀⢸⡟⣿⣟⡿⠻⠛⠛⠋⠁⠠⣾⣿
⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠘⣴⡿⡼⠋⠀⠈⠀⠀⣀⣴⣿⣿
⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡟⢀⣤⠆⡶⣶⡄⠀⠛⠛⠀⣀⣀⠀⠀⠀⢡⣿⣿⣿
⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣷⠉⠄⠀⠀⠛⠓⠀⠀⠀⡼⠻⡫⠁⣦⣀⢸⣿⣿⣿
⢿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡏⢶⠗⠿⠀⠀⠀⢲⠶⠀⠀⠠⣀⣀⣾⢻⣾⣿⣿⣿
⣼⣿⣿⣿⡿⣹⣿⣿⣿⢏⣿⣿⢳⣌⠑⠤⣦⣤⠔⠚⠦⣀⣀⡄⠛⠛⢻⣾⣿⣿⣿⣿
⣿⣿⣿⣿⣵⣿⣿⣿⣯⣾⡿⣿⡘⣿⣿⡲⢼⣿⣿⠷⢶⠾⡿⠷⠒⣀⣩⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿
⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡿⢧⣿⣯⣿⣽⢿⣮⡙⠿⣶⣽⡿⣧⣀⠀⠈⠙⠛⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿
⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡏⣱⣿⣽⣿⡿⣅⠀⠉⠙⠲⣤⣝⣻⣷⣦⣥⡀⠲⠿⣛⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿
⣿⣿⣿⣿⡟⣠⣿⡿⣿⣿⣷⡿⠿⣶⣶⣿⣦⣤⡈⠉⠊⢍⡛⠗⣛⣋⣵⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿
⣿⣿⣿⣿⢮⣿⣿⣥⣤⣿⣦⣶⣿⢿⣿⣿⡟⣟⣻⣟⡦⠀⣉⣉⣠⠄⠻⠿⣿⣿⣿⣿
⣿⣿⣿⣷⡀⣿⣿⢿⣿⣿⠉⣩⣴⣟⣿⣟⣥⢹⡿⠠⠻⠚⠋⠉⠁⢀⠀⠀⠀⢀⠀⠈
⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣾⣧⣾⣤⣤⣴⣶⣶⣶⣦⣾⣷⣶⣿⣿⣷⣾

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Arduino Etch-a-scope

Over the xmas break I bought myself an Arduino Mini, which was a wonderful distraction from all of the revision I was supposed to be doing.

One of the things I did with it was to hook it up to an oscilloscope, in order to draw stuff on the screen.

Someone’s just asked me how I did it, so I figure now’s as good a time as any to write it up.

I rendered my face as a raster image on the oscilloscope

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