Friday, April 28, 2006

Getting rid of Windows Media "Green Screen"

Well, it's been driving me crazy for months. I've gone to sites that recommend all of these complicated remedies. Then I found this and in 10 seconds it was fixed. Basically, start Windows Media Player by finding the program or Start - Run - mplayer2 Then go to performance.......and reduce the video acceleration.... Perfecto! green screen

Friday, April 14, 2006

Scientific Toys you can make from Scratch

I just posted about plans to make a solar cell. I've now looked at the rest of this site and it's amazing. If you've got kids that are in anyway interested in science, electronic, engineering or computer programming this is a GREAT rainy day site. Tons of neat things to do. Science Toys

Make a solar cell at home

Well, you could never power your house affordably this way but it's a neat experiment for the kids to learn from. I've read other plans and this looks to be the easiest I've seen. Now if we could only figure out a way to make it more efficient so we could power our homes and save the environment. Solar Cell at Home Plans