Posts Tagged "awesome"

Jenga Pistol

Perhaps the reason why you suck at Jenga is that you’ve never had the right equipment. You wouldn’t play tennis using just the palm of your hand, would you? Of course not – you’d get a racquet. The same logic applies. The Jenga Pistol is the creation of Matthias Wandel, an engineer who has taken his math-y and science-y skills…

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Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Helmet-Cam Commercial

This is a collection of some seriously amazing video clips, featuring people skiiing, snowboarding, surfing and flying with a squirrel suit. FYI it’s an ad for a camera (the HD Hero from GoPro). But as far as ads go, I have to say… this is some pretty stellar footage. Most of the clips are based off of a helmet-mounted camera,…

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Old Grey Bonnet: Elderly Couple’s Piano Duet

Fran and Marlo Cowan have been married for 62 years. They played an impromptu song on a piano in the Mayo Clinic atrium in 2008, and YouTube fame arrived soon after. I like to think I’m someone who keeps pretty current on the latest online memes, but I had no idea about this video until just today. Really glad I…

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How Ink is Made: Visually Stunning Video

This is a visually stunning video from The Printing Ink Company, showing how ink is created out of powder and varnish. I started watching this thinking I’d return and finish it later… but got sucked right in. I’ve never seen a YouTube video look this good before! My favorite quotation from the short film: “Well you can see there’s a…

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I’m a Finalist for Month at the Museum!

I’M ONE OF THE 5 FINALISTS!!! WOO HOO!!! Ok. Whew. Just had to get that off my chest. I’ve been keeping all that bottled in for some time now. Ever since the SemiFinal round, I’ve had to keep a lid on things for a few weeks now. I’m finally, officially able to say something and I have to tell you……

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Stunning Kinetic Wave Sculptures – Reuben Margolin

Artist and Maker Reuben Margolin has an uncanny ability to create sculptures that capture the feel of natural movements. Looking at his work, it’s hard not to be mesmerized both by the water-like motion of his pieces… but also by the incredibly complex mechanical components that make the motion possible. It’s fascinating to get a tour of his workshop, and…

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Indian Pole Gymnastics

From Wikipedia: Mallakhamb or Malkhamb is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses while hanging from a vertical wooden pole or rope. Mallakhamb also refers to the pole used in the sport. The word “Mallakhamb” is composed of malla which denotes a gymnast or a man of strength and khamb which means a pole. Mallakhamb…

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Alone With Giant Soap Bubbles

YouTube user toubaboo has some incredible videos of him making some enormous soap bubbles. He also has a lot of photos, posted on his Flickr account. This is so incredibly awesome and mesmerizing, I can’t even begin to articulate it. I now have a new project for the summer. Although I’m thinking my first attempt will be something a little…

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Lagoa Multiphysics Trailer

This teaser, showcasing a variety of physics simulations, is jaw-droppingly amazing. And as cool as the beginning of the video is, the behind-the-scenes views (starting at 1:49) are even more amazing. [via MetaFilter] Related:Ronald Mallett – Physics Professor, Son and Secretive Time Traveller

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Celebrate Pi Day (3/14) with a Pi Day Song

Normally on Pi Day (3/14), I tend to get a fair amount of traffic to this site. A link to an old Flash project of mine gets passed around, and lots of folks tend to come by for a visit. About 8 years ago, I made a Flash experiment called pi10k, where people can assign musical notes to specific numbers……

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Puppet Bike, Downtown Chicago

On my way in to work yesterday, I was walking up Jackson and spotted the Puppet Bike parked on the corner of Jackson and Wabash. At the time, there were a few people lingering around. I’ve seen the Puppet Bike a few times in the area, but for whatever reason never got around to taking some photos for the blog….

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Lucky Dragons: Music via Electronics and Skin Contact

Luke Fishbeck (also known as Lucky Dragons) does some amazing stuff with electronics, music and the variable of skin contact. Make sure to stick with the video for about a minute, as the really magical moment happens at 2:14. ‘Make A Baby’ is the generic term for an ongoing series of experiments into the possibilities of using skin contact between…

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