While everything is going electronic, sometimes you just need a hard copy.
Whether you’re printing handouts for a meeting or you proof-read your own work better in hard copy form, a new printing technology is just around the corner. The question is, however, will it be functional enough to catch on?
What would you think if you could print using water instead of ink?
Before you answer, let me tell you exactly how it works.
For the next church social or youth group party, you might consider transforming your Mac, iPad or iPhone into a full DJ system!
I remember using iTunes to quasi DJ at church, but this? If I could have had this app, it would have been a whole different thing.
For the beginner or advanced DJ, here’s a DJ system you need to check out:
First off, projector lamp bulbs aren’t cheap.
And in the case of churches that attach their projector’s to the ceiling, changing bulbs can require scaffolding to reach!
Here are several tips to help you extend the life of your church projector lamp life, especially projectors that are moved regularly.
3D printing is awesome, but there are some other cool ways to print.
I remember working on vinyl signs a long time ago, and seeing the large printers take graphic art and cut them out of a sticky backed plastic, giving you the ability to create some really cool and custom stickers. We’re talkin’ HUGE stickers, people.
The DIWire is just as simple, but feeds on one wire—about the diameter of a coat hanger. It’s a very simple design, but the results are far more creative and curious to me than a 3D pinter.
Check it out:
A great church technology team member needs to know how to use the equipment that they are using in and out. When something goes wrong, what do we do? We blame the tools, right? Not my fault, it’s your equipment or software.
The reality is that you need to not only know how to use the equipment, you need to be masters of it. How do you fix it when it breaks, what caused it to break in the first place, and how can you prevent it from failing next time?
My undergraduate degree was in Computer Engineering which meant that by my senior year, spending the night in a computer lab of compiling code, testing the execution, and debugging the program was a common occurrence. I loved spending that time in the lab as I have fond memories of finding solutions to complex problems and eventually creating a final program that has a very specific use.
One of my most favorite memories is when I unintentionally knocked out the power of the whole university building.
You want to know what’s in my bag? Okayyyy, but remember…you asked for it. Cause I’m like the church tech version of Mary Poppins—my bag is bottomless, ya’ll.
Why would you want a USB like this?
This series of What’s In Your Bag? has contributors opening up their own tech bags and sharing with the world actual devices that they regularly use within their own blogging and professional lives from various backgrounds all over the world. The hope is that we can give you guys some great insight into some useful tools that we already are using in the day to day.
Here is what is in my bag in the photo above from the top-left to the bottom-right: