- The Art of Making a Nixie Tube (video)
- How The World’s Most Beautiful Typeface Was Nearly Lost Forever
- A photographic tour of a Soviet Typhoon class submarine
- The BBC Creates Step-by-Step Instructions for Knitting the Iconic Dr. Who Scarf
- Sonicare toothbrush teardown by Ken Shirriff (complete with an interesting footnote about Bluetooth)
- Insulin pump teardown (video) by Mike’s Electric Stuff
- Repair and restore video of a 1980’s Armatron toy robot arm
- A series of ‘shopped pictures showing the relative scale of things
- Noodlefeet the robot: Progress on the gripping, tasting, and drooling mechanisms
- TED talk: An athlete uses physics to shatter world records in high jumping
- Ghost Minitaur: A quadruped robot that can leap and open a door
Windell will be giving a talk on Sunday at this year’s Maker Faire in New York.
You can catch the talk on Sunday, October 2, at 2:30 PM, on the Make: Show & Tell Stage.
Lindsay Wilson used a laser in a similar manner, first with long exposure photos, then with a UV laser and phosphorescent vinyl and then with a UV laser and cyanotype paper. The cyano print shown above is an example of his experiments drawing Lorentz attractor patterns.
- Reading makes you carsick because your brain thinks that it’s being poisoned.
- “Freshly ground sprinkles“
- High speed footage of past SpaceX missions
- The Moral Machine: Try to think like an (ethical) self-driving car.
- Hot-wheels POV video: As awesome as it sounds.
- The GIF is dead. Long live the GIF.
- Centro de Exposições do Centro Administrativo da Bahia: not a suspension bridge, but a suspension building. Exhibit hall in rising pyramid, auditorium in descending pyramid
- Apollo CPU Core 1, implemented in open FPGA code
- Tiny Caterpillar Robot Powered by Light
- Reverse engineering a real candle
- Teardown: Same Product, Fifty Years Apart by Steve Hoefer
- The center of our solar system (its barycenter) is located outside of the sun for the next few years, thanks to the motion of the planets.
- A Robotic ‘Burger Drop’ Machine to Capture One Slow Motion Shot
iron freezer paper to back of fabric to stablize, tape down. Use Sharpie ‘Stained’ fabric markers.
— Laurel Pollard (@MrsPollardprime) August 15, 2016
Hands-on exhibits are presented Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find demos of 1960s minicomputers, 1970s homebrew systems, 1980s eight-bitters, and a few oddities. Some exhibits contain pristine original machines, while others focus on unique modern hacks, and everything in between.
The MOnSter 6502 will be there, too!
- Birds-eye-view of Ruins of San Francisco from Captive Airship (via @rrmutt) and description of the technique used: George Lawrence: A Giant in Kite Aerial Photography
- LOGO Turtle for Processing by Leah Buechley
- Buechley Woodworking
- LEGO Calculating Machine
- Luminary Pendant — a lovely little LED project
- A giant scale model of the Mississippi river basin from the 1940s, used to design flood controls.
- pcb-stackup: Create beautiful SVG stackups to preview circuit boards, starting from gerber data.
- A creepy “lifelike” LEGO minifigure costume
- Fontastic: A Processing library to create your own fonts.
- A two-hour retrospective by the “Vid Kidz” who created the classic video games Stargate and Robotron: 2084
plotter vids as a service. pic.twitter.com/S0o0bUwe0s
— anders hoff (@inconvergent) July 21, 2016
We’re going back to pen and paper with our logo, with a little help from the EvilMadScientist #Axidraw. A video posted by Spies & Assassins (@spiesassassins) on
Spies & Assassins have been trying out different writing implements.
NO/R has been trying materials like leather (above) and canvas.
#envelope #casualcalligraphy #axidraw #wedding #invitation #jimandpamforever A photo posted by Bonnie Kingdon (@penandletter) on
Bonnie Kingdon posted this elegantly addressed envelope.
Adam Sontag posted several marker drawings on foil.
Moritz Stefaner discovered StippleGen, our stippling program.
Miki is using AxiDraw to create custom packaging.
Keep all these great pictures and videos coming! We always enjoy seeing the creative ways people use our tools.