2011.04.29

Weekly Metapost : 2011.04.22 - 2011.04.29

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from April 22nd, 2011 to April 29th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh84g8rC2oA&feature=player_embedded
Tagged : animation cartoons Disney history insightful mashup videos youtube

I know animation by its nature calls for duplications, but it's interesting seeing how scenes from one movie are pasted into other films. Particularly how long it can be continued. I see 8 Disney animated movies in this mash up, ranging from Snow White (1937) to Beauty and the Beast (1991)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jYC4weL-2Qswq77qRU1-gwc1jwlg?docId=c91d8cdfedb84a2d8d6967006d468c94
Tagged : AP articles dreams google hackerspace tools workshops

I'll admit it, while I'm content with my personal workshop, I love the idea of hackspaces and well equipted public workshops to play with the tools I can't afford or would rarly use, but a Google one? I love it except it's probably take a miracle to get hired there AND get approveal to use the shops. [via AdaFruit]

Eye Candy [list of other movies]

Spirited Away (2002) Rated 5.0 stars for Spirited Away (2002)

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2011.04.08

Weekly Metapost : 2011.04.01 - 2011.04.08

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from April 1st, 2011 to April 8th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP0AvA35UM4
Tagged : amazing barn moving toolmonger video youtube

Cool little video where 344 people moved a existing, fully assembled barn across a field. [via Toolmonger]

http://robotik.dyyyh.de/wecker.htm
Tagged : art electronics ideas sandbenders

Another PCBless electronics project, this one's an alarm clock. I wish there was some more details on it, I would love to make one. [via HackADay comments thread]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCYZTg3jahU&feature=player_embedded
Tagged : binary funny make math numbers videos youtube

I've been able to count binary on my fingers for years, out of need or desire to confuse friends, but this youtube video lightened my day. [via MAKE

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2011.04.02

Modern Sandbenders

11.00.35 - Mark

"I like your computer," she said. "It looks like it was made by Indians or something."

Chia looked down at her sandbenders. Turned off the red switch. "Coral," she said. "These are turquoise. The ones that look like ivory are the inside of a kind of nut. Renewable."

"The rest is silver?"

"Aluminum," Chia said. "They melt old cans they dig up on the beach cast it in sand molds. These panels are micarta. That's linen with this resin in it."


Years ago I read that bit of text in William Gibson's Idoru, and it's been an idea kicking around in my head ever since. I love the idea of casting a 3d circuit holding itself together in the air. The joy of functional art, from recleamed materials and repurposed parts.

It's not the sole reason I bought an Arduino to build a 3x3x3 LED cube, but the whole idea was rekindled by seeing an Arduino Skeleton [via HackADay]. While it's not the aluminum cast circuit Gibson talked about, a steel wire framed arduino is pretty close. I also like how there are some hints on how to make your own substrate less circuit. So tempting...

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2011.04.01

Weekly Metapost : 2011.03.25 - 2011.04.01

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from March 25th, 2011 to April 1st, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.roundshot.ch/xml_1/internet/de/application/d438/d925/f934.cfm
Tagged : cameras gadgets hardware lust panoramas photography seitz

I love taking panoramic pictures, but I always find stiching them to take time and effort, so there's a desire in me to own some dedicated panoramic camera gear. However seeing a $40,000 digital panoramic setup, shooting 160 million pixels, I don't think I have the money to merely dream of that sort of equiptment. However it does make $200 tripods and $500 lens I want seem a lot more attainable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP0AvA35UM4
Tagged : amazing barn moving toolmonger video youtube

Cool little video where 344 people moved a existing, fully assembled barn across a field. [via Toolmonger]

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