1. Hacker News Loves Student's Euclidean Drum Machine

    Marc Wilhite has long been interested in electronic music, so it didn’t take long for him to use his JavaScript abilities learned at Hack Reactor on a musical side project. In his spare time, Wilhite built the Euclidean Drum Machine, which allows people to quickly create beats based on an algorithm originally conceived by Euclid, the Ancient Greek mathematician. The project’s fun interface, mathematical intrigue and musical applications led to some quick popularity: last week, Wilhite posted the project on Hacker News, where it reached the front page and stayed there for about ten hours.