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Or the famous red barn in Stary Sobor (Lipová). It used to be filled with holes like the game variant, but seems to have been fixed today

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The place felt completely familiar with many recognizable places. It' was a surreal feeling to know an area so well without ever seeing it before. They even have many of the buildings in the game, e.g. this barn in Staroye (Český Bukov)

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This means that if you ever visit in real life, you can put the game map onto your GPS and use that for navigation! Two years back I was in the area and did just that

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And it isn't just "based on" the area, it literally *is* a map of the area, and it's accurate enough that you can easily overlay the game map onto the real world area with just a bit a georeferencing in e.g. QGIS
docs.qgis.org/2.18/en/docs/tra

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If you ever played Arma II or DayZ, the zombie survival game, you probably know that the Chernarus map is based on a real location in Nothern Czechia near Ustí nad Labem...
opentopomap.org/#map=13/50.706

Finally finished writing this blog post on how to visualize magnetic fields of nanoparticles using Python (and a transmission electron microscope).
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Have a look and let me know what you think!
Part 1: longcreek.me/blog/2021/hologra
Part 2: longcreek.me/blog/2021/hologra

And that's it! It's feels like a brand new device :kirby_happy:

Upgrades: Backlit screen, USB rechargeable battery, new power regulator, hardened glass screen protector, new rubber for buttons, as well as overall cleaning and de-yellowing. All changes are reversible and I saved the old parts just in case.

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For an added touch I found these new cases made to fit Gameboy cartridges and printed a few labels on glossy paper

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We brought this old bag everywhere back then and it needed cleaning and sewing. It's some good 90's nylon, it seemed like new after washing!

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It cleaned up nicely and I installed a new backlit screen as well as a USB rechargeable batterypack

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My first time using retrobrite! This is to remove the yellow color and restore the original gray in the plastic. It's simply 5% hydrogen peroxide in water then left for a day under UV light

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Here's an image of the nanoparticle itself with the magnetic field lines overlayed. It's an octahedron shaped magnetite particle roughly 50 nm big (the projection looks like a hexagon)

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An image of the magnetic field lines from a magnetic nanoparticle, imaged in a Transmission Electron Microscope. As electrons pass a magnetic field their phase is shifted slightly. With a special technique and careful analysis it's possible to "see" the magnetic field around nanoparticles!

Here's how it's meant to look. It's an image from a Transmission Electron Microscope, using a special method to image the magnetic field of a magnetite nanoparticle, the light and dark regions represent a phase shift of the electron wave after passing the magnetic field.
I'm working on a follow up to this post about it
longcreek.me/blog/2021/05/holo

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After too many hours of debugging and reasearch into other, more complex methods of image matching, I found my issue:
(x, y) was used as (y, x) when shifting the images. It was essentially working this whole time 🙃

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Today I received my Everdrive cartridges for the SNES, Megadrive and Gameboy so I can play ROMs from an SD card. Can't wait to start playing!

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