I've just got a new macbook and a) can't seem to connect my old camera to it, and b) haven't installed photoshop yet, so these are all taken using the webcam. As a result, they are poor quality and for reasons I don't understand, mirror image.
First thing I opened was this splendidly geeky clock. I'm an Engineering/Computer Science PhD which involves a lot of maths, and I said I needed a clock, so this is perfect!
The mirror imaging means it is hard to read the numbers, so here's a transcript (the bracketing is meant to represent binomial coefficients, I couldn't get it to typeset right...):
1: a 4x4 identity matrix
4: sum from i=0:2 of
6:base 2 log of 256
7: 5th root of 16807
8: 2 to the power 3
9: (sum from i=1:2 of i)^2
10: 10 x limit as mu tends to infinity of mu/(1+mu)
Next, a little box decoupaged with what looks like a miniture version of an old scientific magazine cover:
And in that:
Beautiful earrings and necklace - made out of resistors! This is really beautifully done - and such a clever idea!:
haha-ignore the gormless expression, it was early in the morning when I took that!
There was also a ring in the box - which I have put somewhere *really sensible*... ie I can't find at the moment! Ooops. I'm sure it's made from something scientific that I can't recognise! It's a pretty blue crystal on a loop of thin wire. I'll post a picture when I find it. Oh! And there was a cute button with robots dreaming on it - I forgot to photo that and now it's at my house and I'm at my parents'.
And finally, my absolute favourite... This is the most unbelievably awesome bit of knitwear I have ever seen - a PI-HAT! with pi to 10 sig.fig. round the circumference. I hope you can see how clean the lettering is, it's so neatly done. Random strangers have commented on this hat, it's that ace!
Thanks Lizzie, for such an awesome swap package! xx