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Sep
22nd
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Simple to build water-activated flashlight. Handy to have for emergencies!

(Source: youtube.com)

Sep
12th
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"Today, around 75% of all IKEA’s product images are CG, and they have a ‘bank’ of about 25,000 models." (via CGSociety - Building 3D with Ikea)

"Today, around 75% of all IKEA’s product images are CG, and they have a ‘bank’ of about 25,000 models." (via CGSociety - Building 3D with Ikea)

Aug
19th
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Self-folding origami robots are cool. This paper one uses layers of paper and heat-activated shape-memory polymer that bends when heated to create structural folds. This origami robot autonomously constructs itself, unlike the awesome Mobee also from Harvard.

(via Self-Folding Origami Robot Goes From Flat to Walking in Four Minutes - IEEE Spectrum)

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A thousand simple robots following simple rules self-assemble into complex shapes. Much a-life.
(via A Thousand Kilobots Self-Assemble Into Complex Shapes - IEEE Spectrum)

Jul
17th
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Soylent. The future of food? Also open for hacking… http://diy.soylent.me/
(via Soylent - Free Your Body)

Jul
10th
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Cat-lovers look away. Those who want to stop cats pooing in their garden then here’s a great Raspberry Pi project. Definitely on my project list!

(via Pi-Powered Anti-Cat Trap Soaks Felines and Other Animals)

Jul
2nd
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Interactive indoor thundercloud that streams music. Nice but if you can’t afford one at $3360 then make one for a tenth of the price… A raspberry pi, wifi dongle, decent speaker, bunch of LEDs, proximity sensor and a big bag of cotton wool. Hmm…

(via This Thundercloud Lamp Is Something Everyone Needs In Their Home Today)

Jul
1st
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A climb-inside and operate 12 foot tall walking, ‘fully’ functional steampunk golem
(via Infernal Studios- Prop designer, Costume Designer, Steampunk Design | Steampunk Rock Golem)

A climb-inside and operate 12 foot tall walking, ‘fully’ functional steampunk golem
(via Infernal Studios- Prop designer, Costume Designer, Steampunk Design | Steampunk Rock Golem)

Jun
30th
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An origami $1 microscope that can open up micro-biology to everyone, in particular schools across developing countries (although we could also do with them here in the UK too).

Foldscopes can provide up to roughly 2,100x magnification, providing a resolution of about 0.7 microns. Can be looked through or used to project.

(via Foldscope - The $1 Unbreakable Origami Microscope - Popular Mechanics)