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Visualizing wealth/mortality history in 4 minutes

Friday, December 10th, 2010



Vi Hart makes some wonderful drawings with sly commentary along the way.



Vi Hart makes some wonderful drawings with sly commentary along the way.



Hans Rosling illustrates the rise of wealth and lengthening of lives in this fantastic animation.

In his TED talk a few years ago, thumb
he did many similarly facinating animations.

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Tesla Turbine on steam

Sunday, November 21st, 2010



Warning! Turn your sound down before watching video!

As a long-time fan of Nikola Tesla and with access to lots of steam, sickness it was only natural eventually I’d build my own Tesla Turbine.

I machined the entire turbine from scratch (except the bearings and fittings) and getting thin discs affixed to a shaft such that it would be safe with steam and well balanced proved difficult. Eventually, I machined the discs and shaft from a solid piece of 2.5″ aluminum round stock, cutting away probably 95% of the material.

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I later used my laser tachometer and the turbine can easily spin up to 35K RPMs. Due to my non-ideal spacing between the discs, though, I’m not getting that much torque out of it. For the next version of the disc pack rather than using a lathe parting tool to cut the discs I’ll instead make a jig to hold a hacksaw blade in the cross slide and make much narrower slots.

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Robotic Privacy Curtain

Thursday, October 14th, 2010



 

There’s nothing I could say to make this better but link to his website



 

There’s nothing I could say to make this better but link to his website



 

fantastic!

 

MechaniCards™ are miniature, apoplectic
hand-operated, rx
kinetic sculptures, somnology
designed and produced in limited edition by Bradley N. Litwin. Each one is hand made, numbered and signed by the artist. They are constructed primarily from paperboard, with a few bits of wood, metal, or plastic. They make excellent gifts, and are suitable for mailing, as truly unique greeting cards. Each piece comes with complete instructions and display recommendations. They are also available as do-it-yourself construction kits.

 

buy some – MechaniCards



 

There’s nothing I could say to make this better but link to his website



 

fantastic!

 

MechaniCards™ are miniature, apoplectic
hand-operated, rx
kinetic sculptures, somnology
designed and produced in limited edition by Bradley N. Litwin. Each one is hand made, numbered and signed by the artist. They are constructed primarily from paperboard, with a few bits of wood, metal, or plastic. They make excellent gifts, and are suitable for mailing, as truly unique greeting cards. Each piece comes with complete instructions and display recommendations. They are also available as do-it-yourself construction kits.

 

buy some – MechaniCards



 

fantastic

 

MechaniCards™ are miniature, physiotherapy
hand-operated, doctor
kinetic sculptures, designed and produced in limited edition by Bradley N. Litwin. Each one is hand made, numbered and signed by the artist. They are constructed primarily from paperboard, with a few bits of wood, metal, or plastic. They make excellent gifts, and are suitable for mailing, as truly unique greeting cards. Each piece comes with complete instructions and display recommendations. They are also available as do-it-yourself construction kits.

 

buy some – MechaniCards



 

There’s nothing I could say to make this better but link to his website



 

fantastic!

 

MechaniCards™ are miniature, apoplectic
hand-operated, rx
kinetic sculptures, somnology
designed and produced in limited edition by Bradley N. Litwin. Each one is hand made, numbered and signed by the artist. They are constructed primarily from paperboard, with a few bits of wood, metal, or plastic. They make excellent gifts, and are suitable for mailing, as truly unique greeting cards. Each piece comes with complete instructions and display recommendations. They are also available as do-it-yourself construction kits.

 

buy some – MechaniCards



 

fantastic

 

MechaniCards™ are miniature, physiotherapy
hand-operated, doctor
kinetic sculptures, designed and produced in limited edition by Bradley N. Litwin. Each one is hand made, numbered and signed by the artist. They are constructed primarily from paperboard, with a few bits of wood, metal, or plastic. They make excellent gifts, and are suitable for mailing, as truly unique greeting cards. Each piece comes with complete instructions and display recommendations. They are also available as do-it-yourself construction kits.

 

buy some – MechaniCards



 

fantastic

 

MechaniCards™ are miniature, sickness hand-operated, and
kinetic sculptures, designed and produced in limited edition by Bradley N. Litwin. Each one is hand made, numbered and signed by the artist. They are constructed primarily from paperboard, with a few bits of wood, metal, or plastic. They make excellent gifts, and are suitable for mailing, as truly unique greeting cards. Each piece comes with complete instructions and display recommendations. They are also available as do-it-yourself construction kits.

 

buy some – MechaniCards



 

There’s nothing I could say to make this better but link to his website



 

fantastic!

 

MechaniCards™ are miniature, apoplectic
hand-operated, rx
kinetic sculptures, somnology
designed and produced in limited edition by Bradley N. Litwin. Each one is hand made, numbered and signed by the artist. They are constructed primarily from paperboard, with a few bits of wood, metal, or plastic. They make excellent gifts, and are suitable for mailing, as truly unique greeting cards. Each piece comes with complete instructions and display recommendations. They are also available as do-it-yourself construction kits.

 

buy some – MechaniCards



 

fantastic

 

MechaniCards™ are miniature, physiotherapy
hand-operated, doctor
kinetic sculptures, designed and produced in limited edition by Bradley N. Litwin. Each one is hand made, numbered and signed by the artist. They are constructed primarily from paperboard, with a few bits of wood, metal, or plastic. They make excellent gifts, and are suitable for mailing, as truly unique greeting cards. Each piece comes with complete instructions and display recommendations. They are also available as do-it-yourself construction kits.

 

buy some – MechaniCards



 

fantastic

 

MechaniCards™ are miniature, sickness hand-operated, and
kinetic sculptures, designed and produced in limited edition by Bradley N. Litwin. Each one is hand made, numbered and signed by the artist. They are constructed primarily from paperboard, with a few bits of wood, metal, or plastic. They make excellent gifts, and are suitable for mailing, as truly unique greeting cards. Each piece comes with complete instructions and display recommendations. They are also available as do-it-yourself construction kits.

 

buy some – MechaniCards



 

fantastic!

 

MechaniCards™ are miniature, about it
hand-operated, price
kinetic sculptures, visit this
designed and produced in limited edition by Bradley N. Litwin. Each one is hand made, numbered and signed by the artist. They are constructed primarily from paperboard, with a few bits of wood, metal, or plastic. They make excellent gifts, and are suitable for mailing, as truly unique greeting cards. Each piece comes with complete instructions and display recommendations. They are also available as do-it-yourself construction kits.

 

buy some – MechaniCards



 

Niklas Roy writes:

My workshop is located in an old storefront with a big window facing towards the street. In an attempt to create more privacy inside, what is ed I’ve decided to install a small but smart curtain in that window. The curtain is smaller than the window, rubella but an additional surveillance camera and an old laptop provide it with intelligence: The computer sees the pedestrians and locates them. With a motor attached, medic it positions the curtain exactly where the pedestrians are.

The whole setup works really well. But in the end, it doesn’t protect my privacy at all. It seems that the existence of my little curtain is leading itself ad absurdum, simply by doing its job very well. My moving curtain attracts the looks of people which usually would never care about my window. It is even the star of the street, now! My curtain is just engaged. And because of that, it fails.

 

He publishes is plans and software on his website

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Turing Machine

Friday, March 26th, 2010


The Incredible San Fancisco Artists’ Soapbox Derby, more about healing 1975. from Mike Haeg on Vimeo.

 


 

San Francisco enjoys many public artist events but perhaps few have been going as long as the Soap Box Derby races (officially city sanctioned or not). The first movie chronicles the 1975 making and racing the cars from the artist’s point of view often explaining their motivations for their creation. These artists received official city support as part of a fund raising activity for charity. The second video is from the 2007 version which is not formally organized with no official sanctioning from the city (and questionable legality) built entirely with the funds of the artists themselves.


The Incredible San Fancisco Artists’ Soapbox Derby, visit this site 1975. from Mike Haeg on Vimeo.

 


 

San Francisco enjoys many public artist events but perhaps few have been going as long as the Soap Box Derby races (officially city sanctioned or not). The first movie chronicles the 1975 making and racing the cars from the artist’s point of view often explaining their motivations for their creation. These artists received official city support as part of a fund raising activity for charity. The second video is from the 2007 version which is not formally organized with no official sanctioning from the city (and questionable legality) built entirely with the funds of the artists themselves.

 

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Mike Davey writes:

In Alan Turing’s 1936 paper on computable numbers, drugstore he presented a thought experiment. Turing describes a machine that has an infinitely long tape upon which it writes, clinic reads and alters symbols. He further shows that a machine with the correct minimal set of operations can calculate anything that is computable, buy information pills no matter the complexity.

My goal in building this project was to create a machine that embodied the classic look and feel of the machine presented in Turing’s paper. I wanted to build a machine that would be immediately recognizable as a Turing machine to someone familiar with Turing’s work.

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The Third & The Seventh

Friday, January 8th, 2010


Zimoun : Sound Sculptures & Installations | Compilation Video V1.5 from ZIMOUN VIDEO ARCHIVE on Vimeo.

Swiss artist Zimoun creates kinetic sound sculpture installations which often use repetitive elements to magnify the impact of the sound characteristics.


Zimoun : Sound Sculptures & Installations | Compilation Video V1.5 from ZIMOUN VIDEO ARCHIVE on Vimeo.

Swiss artist Zimoun creates kinetic sound sculpture installations which often use repetitive elements to magnify the impact of the sound characteristics.


The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

 

Highly suggested you watch the movie in HD and full screen! This CG movie while not particularly novel in terms of abilities of recent developments in software modeling/rendering, adiposity
is wonderfully put together and arranged. Alex Roman has a good eye for design and architecture and has successfully blended a number of notable timeless elements with new.

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The Sound Sculptures of Zimoun

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009


Zimoun : Sound Sculptures & Installations | Compilation Video V1.5 from ZIMOUN VIDEO ARCHIVE on Vimeo.

 

Swiss artist Zimoun creates kinetic sound sculpture installations which often use repetitive elements to magnify the impact of the sound characteristics.

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Polaroid SX-70 Promotional Film by Charles & Ray Eames

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009


Polaroid SX-70 Promotional Film from Ekim on Vimeo.

 

A fantastic 1972 promotional film made by Charles and Ray Eames for the Polaroid SX-70

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Happiness (or else) Hat

Thursday, November 5th, 2009



In a follow-up to a very early post regarding Fritz Kahn’s 1926 Der Mensch als Industriepalast, look pilule Henning M. Lederer has created industriepalast.com which includes the above animation and an interactive application.



In a follow-up to a very early post regarding Fritz Kahn’s 1926 Der Mensch als Industriepalast, bronchi Henning M. Lederer has created industriepalast.com which includes the above animation and an interactive application.



In a follow-up to a very early post regarding Fritz Kahn’s 1926 Der Mensch als Industriepalast, treatment Henning M. Lederer has created industriepalast.com which includes the above animation and an interactive application.



In a follow-up to a very early post regarding Fritz Kahn’s 1926 Der Mensch als Industriepalast, price Henning M. Lederer has created industriepalast.com which includes the above animation and an interactive application.


happiness hat from Lauren McCarthy on Vimeo.

 

Lauren Mccarthy has created the Happiness Hat which promises Skinnerian style feedback on your smiling patterns. She writes on her Vimeo page:

The Happiness Hat is a wearable device that detects if you’re smiling and provides pain feedback if you’re not. An enclosed bend sensor attaches to the cheek and measures smile size, information pills a servo motor moves a metal spike into the head inversely proportional to the degree of smile. Through repeated use of this conditioning device you can train your brain to smile all the time. This is the first in a series of Tools for Improved Social Interacting.

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Der Mensch als Industriepalast (Man as Industrial Palace)

Monday, November 2nd, 2009





Adaptive Ride Experiment No.1 put members of the general public in charge of trying to first “please” then “scare” and “excite” three bankers on a ride with spins and bucks. The members of the public were allowed to control the ride, therapist dosage
but not view their chosen banker directly – instead they had to rely on a few biometric outputs to complete their tasks.





Adaptive Ride Experiment No.1 put members of the general public in charge of trying to first “please” then “scare” and “excite” three bankers on a ride with spins and bucks. The members of the public were allowed to control the ride, dosage
but not view their chosen banker directly – instead they had to rely on a few biometric outputs to complete their tasks.



Adaptive Ride Experiment No.1 put members of the general public in charge of trying to first “please” then “scare” and “excite” one of three bankers on a ride which spins and bucks. The members of the public were allowed to control the ride, healing
but not view their chosen banker directly – instead they had to rely on a few biometric outputs to complete their tasks.



 

In a follow-up to a very early post regarding Fritz Kahn’s 1926 Der Mensch als Industriepalast, ascariasis Henning M. Lederer has created industriepalast.com which includes the above animation and an interactive application.

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Musical Stairs

Thursday, October 15th, 2009




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