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As gimmicks go, this one from diver and photographer Andreas Franke is pretty smart: The novelty of an "underwater gallery" is likely to bring lots of attention to his work in the press (heck, it worked for me), and the situation ofShow More Summary
"His works look like randomly-generated parts for high-performance machines that don't work in our universe."
London’s abandoned, underground mail train @ Silent UK – Urban & Underground Photography via io9. Originally designed using a pneumatic system in 1855, after years of testing, tunnel construction and usage its limitation began to show. The Post Office who were already unhappy with its high running costs, coupled with the fact the scheme only [...]
It took this crew the short span of two weeks to “fly the house” in this National Geographic project to create a real life version of the house in Pixar’s Up– lifted into the sky by balloons. “The real Up! Scientists recreate floating house from Pixar movie… and prove it really CAN fly” at dailymail: [...]
My pal Alan Dove has thoughtfully suggested that these guys might've done better to build themselves a trebuchet.
That was written in 2009. Rog has an impressive collection of Karsten steam engines, most of which seem to be based on the aeolipile. Gintschel-Modelbau now has a German-language website, but Rog's page shows many older models not included there.
When I was a kid, I had a copy of dog-eared copy of Shep Paine's How to Build Dioramas that I carried almost everywhere and spent countless blissful hours poring over and dreaming about.
And When I'm a Man is an unassembled, life-size, 12-piece plastic model kit version of its creator, artist Wayne Chisnall. [via Geekosystem]
From reddit user jabo27. [via Geekologie]
When I was a kid, I had adog-eared copy of Shep Paine's How to Build Dioramas that I spent countless blissful hours poring over and dreaming about. Lori Nix's work enthralls me in just the same way, and for most of the same reasons. Our own Arwen O'Reilly writes: I'm blown away by Lori Nix's post-Apocalyptic diorama photographs. Show More Summary
Yesterday's post about artist Wayne Chisnall's life-size model kit of his own body actually marks the second time I have posted about a life-size plastic model kit version of something, and the second time a commenter has responded by mentioning James May's life-size Airfix Spitfire model from the first episode of his 2009 BBC series Toy Stories. Show More Summary
From reddit user jabo27. [via Geekologie] More: How-To: Snow hand @Makezine.com blog Book on building snow shelters Buffalonians create giant ice maze, no snow minotaur in sight Lego minifig snowperson Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Green | Digg this!
Blue LEDs on top, gold underneath. I love the shout of glee at 11 seconds when the image first appears. Mziwisky hits it out of the park with this one. Hats off to you, sir. [via Hack a Day] More: Faux-POV HDD clock POV fun: The Propeller Clock How-To: Ceiling fan POV display Elegant POV clock Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Electronics | Digg this!
Well, OK, it's actually a prosthesis. And I stole the Terminator joke from Minnesotastan over at Neatorama. This object is one of literally thousands of remarkable items in the online Brought to Life exhibit at the UK's Science Museum, where it is labeled, apparently incorrectly, as a "right" arm. Show More Summary
Spotted at Marcello Pizzaria & Ristorante in Vancouver by Adam Lindsley of This is Pizza. [via Neatorama] More: How-To: Build a temporary wood-fired pizza oven Pizza cutters of the gods HOW TO - Pizza earth oven Make a pizza box solar oven Homemade pizza cutters DIY Brick Pizza Oven Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Furniture | Digg this!
Dave's AMAZING Home Made Laminar Water Jet he made for under $300.00, made with hundreds of drinking straws! Thanks Simon! Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Made On Earth | Digg this!
Made almost entirely from machined aluminum by Kuba_T1000. It feeds plastic BBs from an electric ammo pack that holds 16,000 rounds. Check the embedded video for an impressive live-fire demo. [via Hack a Day] Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Gadgets | Digg this!
Born in Ohio in 1885, Ernest "Mooney" Warther took work in a steel mill at age 14. In his spare time, he whittled, and developed great skill. At 28, he built a modest workshop in the backyard of the family home and undertook what would...Show More Summary
Guy makes an island... out of plastic bottles, it's taken 2.5 years and he's happy with the progress. Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Made On Earth | Digg this!
Grand Central's multimillion-dollar secrets @ Geek Gestalt - CNET News... When FDR was president in the 1930s, the White House put a simple demand on the owners of Grand Central: protect the secrecy of Roosevelt's polio. They weren't...Show More Summary