Interesting views of Light

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This is a pretty interesting experiment in art and light from Akinori Goto.  The short video below shows the process. It’s neat, sort of a modern version of the Zoetrope.  This wouldn’t be possible without 3-D printing.  Or at the very least, it would be insanely difficult to construct. This next video shows a much more … Continued

The Birth of a UFO

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Gone are the days when these things could be explained away as swamp gas reflecting off the planet Venus.  No, with the advent of cheap, highly maneuverable “drones” people can do all sorts of things.  At night, with a 1,000 watt LED bar attached to the bottom of it, and individually controlled and colored LEDs … Continued

1 Trillion Frames per Second

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Light is the fastest thing we currently know about.  It travels at 6.7 times 10 to the 8 miles per hour.  That’s fast.  Wicked fast.  Researchers at MIT have come up with a  hardware and software camera that can record at 1 trillion frames per second.  By firing a laser for less than a trillionth of … Continued

Making a Chandelier

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Crystal Chandeliers are kind of out of place in the modern home now.  Electrical light is cheap, and bright so there’s no need for multi-armed small lighted things to hang over dining room tables.  That doesn’t keep them from being pretty cool though.  The above How It’s Made video goes through the manual process of … Continued

Star Ceiling

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Instrucable user redsunsoft has created a nice simple how to on making a star field ceiling.  However, his instructions aren’t for something permanent, or difficult to build, he actually used relatively cheap materials and made something that can move with him (since he’s currently renting this place). He attached a cheap set of fiber optics … Continued

Sunburn

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Artist Christ McCaw uses the intense light of the sun to literally burn in the exposure of his photographs.  It all started when he overslept while taking a long night exposure and the resulting image had burn marks from where the sun was rising.  He used that idea, and decided to make dedicated exposures of … Continued

May the 4th Be with You

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The above lamp was made by redditor marveldeadpool.  Yes, they made it themselves.  It’s pretty rad if I do say so myself.  He said it was Spielberg vs. Lucas, but it’s only Jaws vs. Star Wars.  He should have totally added E.T., or a Raptor.  I mean, there are 2 things representing Lucas.  But, alas, … Continued

LEGO Lamp

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Imgur user baconeverywhere2 has created a LEGO Lamp.  It’s more of a LEGO Obelisk with some LED strips inside it than what you would consider a traditional lamp.  It measures just over a yard tall (37.5 inches to be exact), and uses a mind-boggleing 25,000 bricks.  That’s too many. It looks cool, and all the … Continued

Interactive Chandelier

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EDISON from IDEO on Vimeo. How would you like a Chandelier that’s not really a Chandelier, but more of a grid of light bulbs on strings that move up and down based on 3rd party input.  Be it custom code, or responding to live feedback from the room it’s installed in, or the internetz itself, … Continued

LED Perspective

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That’s a pretty cool lamp there.  Would it surprise you to know that it’s only 5mm thick?  That’s the wounder of perspective magic, this time using LEDs, instead of paper, and with clear acrylic, just like that Awesome Door. Here’s the Kickstarter, which has already achieved it’s $20,000 goal and then some. This one is … Continued