Controllable Bubbles

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Part of the fun of bubbles is not knowing what you’re going to get.  Not knowing how many, or how large, or how long the bubbles are going to be.  They are unpredictable.  Gordon Kirkwood decided to take the unpredictability out of them.  He made what he calls the CNC Bubble Iris.  The entire thing … Continued

Gears

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Gear reduction is pretty basic mechanical engineering.  It’s used everywhere and in everything.  It’s a great way to give a person an introduction as how various machines work, and how to increase torque, or speed.  The above contraption, made by Oskar van Deventer, has an astonishing gear ratio of 11,373,076 to 1.  That means, the … Continued

Computer Control Panel

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Have you ever wanted a borderline useless master control panel for your computer?  You know, something that looks like the controls from Star Trek, or Star Wars.  Well, reddit user smashcuts has built his own.  Why, because he wanted to, that’s why. If you ever wanted to hang something very heavy that served almost no … Continued

Army Man Bowl

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Instructables user N36 has put together a short Instructable on how to make a fruit bowl out of Army Men.  It’s only 7 steps long, two of which are gather supplies, and add the fruit.  I like the idea, but sadly, these bowls are kind of useless for anything that’s not small enough to fit … Continued

online Silk

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There are an infinite number of useless online tools and proofs of concepts.  Silk is one of them, it even has an iPad app.  It is a cool abstract drawing tool.  But it’s very ink-blotty.  I wonder if they save some/all of the pictures made to a giant database somewhere so that they can figure … Continued

Freezing SCIENCE!

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Yea, this video serves absolutely no purpose whatsoever.  Kind of like our Microwave Science videos.  Anyway, Liquid Nitrogen is cool, pun intended, this giant koosh ball is strange, and even if it were half-price, I could think of a bunch of other things I’d rather put in liquid nitrogen then a plastic koosh ball.  Anyway, useless … Continued

Manual Bitcoin Mining is Useless

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Computers really are magical machines.  Unfortunately, it’s not until you do some things by hand that you truly appreciate it for yourself.  Ken Shirriff can now appreciate computers better than anyone I know.  You see, he decided he wanted to mine his own Bitcoins, by hand.  Using a paper and pencil.  At first glance you’d think … Continued

Bookshelf II

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Remember The Most Usefull Bookshelf ever?  Well meet it’s younger brother.  This one takes a loft area and turns it into a circular bookcase.  It’s harder to use because you need a ladder to get your books, but it’s still just as cool.  I would think of putting one of those in a room in … Continued

Wisdom from Cmdr. Riker

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If you ever need to be cheered up, or need a quote to get you something, take a quick trip and Scroll Down to Riker, you won’t be disappointed.  Just scroll up and down and get some out of context quotes from Bearded Riker, with his great smile. For those of you who don’t know, … Continued

Type Paintings

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What can you do with an old typewriter?  Well, besides teach yourself to type better, faster, stronger, you could convert it into a psychedelic art work generator.  That’s just what Washington based artist Tyree Callahan did. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to make any actual paintings with it, or, if you did, it would take a … Continued