London Day vs. Night

London based photographer Matel has come up with a creative way to show the passage of time in London.  Instead of a typical time-lapse with day to night transitions, he took two sets of videos shot in the same location, hours apart.  Then using hours of post processing and maliciousness alignment, he produced the above video.  I like it.

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4k Weather

Because humans see in more then 4k.  You should watch this though, it’s 3 minutes long, and the music is pretty good and fits the mood well.  It’s making me want to travel to the midwest to set up my camera and try and record something like this myself…One day perhaps.

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The Pokemon Card Card

Pokemon Card

As you may have heard, Pokemon turned 20 years old this past month.  That’s right, can you believe it, 20 years and we still haven’t caught ’em all.  That’s gotta be a record.

Well, Englishman Quentin Devine has made a mosaic of the iconic Pikachu out of 12,987 individual Pokemon Trading Card Game cards.

pokemon edge

As you can see, there are individual cards making up the whole thing.  What I find coolest about this is that it’s not just a mosaic of all the different Pokemon making something, it’s the physical.  I find that to be the best.  Physical is so much better then virtual, or computerized.

I’ve made mosaics before, but I tend to use hundreds, or thousands of photos from my trips, or stills from movies to make them.  They come out good sometimes, but I never do much else with them unfortunately.

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DIY Flipbook

Flip Book

On my trip to Yosemite last month I let my sister take some pictures of me with my camera.  She got trigger happy and took some rapid fire photos as I tried to scale a tree that was in our way.  It turned out that those 14 photos when printed out made a perfect flip book!  So, I got to making one of those out of it.

Check out the jump for how I actually put it all together:

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Epoxied Wire Art

Epoxy is a magical substance.  You can make all sorts of cool things with it if you’re willing to experiment.  Using some old wires, cat-5, telephone, and plain copper.  They actually look pretty good, especially with the randomness of the wires as they are placed within the epoxy.

I like the Bowl better then the bracelet, which is why I’ve embedded to that video instead of the bracelet.  Look at the distortion through the curved edges of the bowl.  Isn’t that cool looking?  I think so.  It’s not the most environmental friendly way to get rid of this type of stuff, but it is re-using it.

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The City Music Machine

This is a pretty novel way to make a music box.  Instead of having a drum flick metal posts, Akko Goldenbeld build a city on a drum.  As the drum turns, the raised cityscape hits hammers that hit keys to a piano.  It’s quite giant, and looks unwieldy.  This isn’t just some random city either, it’s a scaled version of Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, where he’s currently in school.

One of the more interesting bits of this piece is that he designed and built the machine all within a month for his graduation project at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.

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36v Plasma Cutter

Did you know you can use 4 9v batteries some foil, and a piece of graphite/lead from a mechanical pencil to make a mini plasma cutter?  I didn’t.

plasma supplies

It turns out that you can, and it’s quite straightforward too.  In case you don’t believe this will work, here’s a video of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEodKYjoy_M

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Magnet Fishing

magnet finds

Did you know of this “sport”  I never heard of it until I stumbled upon this imgur album.  Basically, people attach a strong magnet to a rope and throw it into rivers and bodies of water hoping to find sunken treasure, or murder weapons, or un-exploded ordinance.  In reality, all they seem to find is rusted crap, but hey, they’re cleaning up the environment, so good on them.

magnet finds 2

The sport is pretty dull, the commentary on the photos is what makes it fun.  I can’t say the same for the rest of the subreddit dedicated to this sport, but there are some interesting finds in there.

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Landscape Art

landscape

Artist Stand Herd uses the land as his canvas, creating giant “crop circles” except, they are rarely circles, and are sometimes advertisements.

The above is a recreation of Vincent Van Gogh’s Olive Trees, it took a massive effort of weeding, planting, digging, mowing, and other earthscaping techniques to get the work of art visible from the Minneapolis airport and covers 1.2 acres.

I like the State Quarter of Kansas one he did:

Kansas Quarter

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