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The Completely Fascinating And Rare Art Of Hand-Drawing Puzzles

Video: This is Robert Kirtley, and this is his workshop. Watch him artfully draw puzzles and manufacture puzzle die masters all by hand. It’s such a fascinating process to see, and it’s a skill that has grown increasingly rare in the world of puzzles. In fact, there are only a few other people in the entire world who hand draw puzzles like him. More »      

Awesomely Cute Baby Surfs With His Dad For The First Time

Before you stick the No Fun Federation of Parenting onto Jorge Tirado, an awesome dad and surfer, just look at how much fun his nine-month-old baby who was apparently born for the thirst of the ocean is having. And just think about how awesome he’s going to be when he grows up after having such crazy experiences. More »      

Over 100 Years of Popular Girls Names in One Bubbling Visualization

Why do people give their kids certain names at certain points in history? It's not always clear — but at least we can amuse ourselves with data about it. Abacaba created this strangely captivating bubble chart that contracts and swells with the popularity of U.S. girls names for every year since 1880. Read more...

Ultimate Skyrim Is Insane, Hilarious

Skyrim mods can be awesome and there are a ton that have been created. Everything from Thomas the Tank Engine and Super Mario to Randy “Macho Man” Savage have found their way into the PC version…

Hackaday Links: March 15, 2015

[Fran] and [Bil] are back again for the first Dinosaur Den of 2015. Highlights of this edition include a surprisingly young tri-power supply and Nixie display cards from 1965. The game of Go has been turned into a sequencer. That’s a project from [Kristian Gohlke] and [Michael Hlatky]. Show More Summary

Mini Robot Wars Looks Fun and Only Slightly Scary

“Ahhhh! They’re so cute! Wait a second, does that little robot have a spinning blade of death?!?!?”  Yes, yes it does. Welcome to Bristol University 2nd Annual Robot Wars Tournament. It’s loosely based on the old BBC show Robot Wars, where contestants would design and build fighting robots. Show More Summary

Nerdalert: German TV Producers’ Amazing Vectorscope Animations

German weekend late-night comedy show “Neo Magazin Royale” has a bunch of super-nerds behind the screens in the production studio. This is apparently what they do when they’re (not) working: making test screens that render as multiple...Show More Summary

This Waterproof Drone Floats And That's Awesome

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Drones and water don't get along. This tends to be a problem when you're trying to film aerial footage of, say, some rad surfers or when your battery dies above a pond. But the Splash Drone is designed specifically to solve your waterlogged quadcopter woes. Read more...

[darNES] Stores Cached Netflix on NES Cartridge

Let’s play a quick word association game: Peanut butter…jelly. Arches…golden. NES…Netflix?  That last one sounds like a stretch, but the [darNES] development team had a Hack Day and a dream.  They started with cached Netflix data and ended up playing it on an ordinary NES. Show More Summary

Video: Incredible Google robots know how to exercise and keep their balance

In late 2013, Google acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering company focused on pushing the envelope when it comes to advanced robotics. With each passing year, the sophistication of Boston Dynamics’ robots keeps reaching new, and at times, terrifying heights. Show More Summary

Video explainer: How banks took a good simple idea and turned it evil

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Kurz Gesagt's latest video explainer points his easily understood animation gun towards the evilness of banks and how they've transformed over time from a simple idea (helping people trade goods) into what they are now (big behemoth bullies who make money for themselves). It's not all bad though, Gesagt also shows how things have changed for the better. Read more...

Guy inserts himself inside a video game to fight video game characters

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I'm pretty sure every Cheetos eater on Earth who has ever played a video game has wished that they could play themselves as a character inside a video game. This excellently edited and riotously fun video from Keren Banget makes that dream come true, he "put" his real human self inside a fighting game to fight video game characters. Read more...

This bike rider riding along the side of the mountain is defying gravity

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here is Michal Kollbek harnessing his inner mountain goat and riding the White Line in Sedona, Arizona. It looks like a flat surface—that is, the wrong kind of flat surface that's next to you like a wall and not under you like the road— he's riding on and him not slipping down the steep slide is totally defying the laws of gravity. Read more...

[James] and the Giant Floor Sander

Hackaday contributor and new homeowner [James Hobson] had a dilemma on his hands. He had rented a commercial drum sander to begin a floor refinishing project. Like many before him, James was a bit too aggressive with the drum sander in places. Show More Summary

Retrotechtacular: The Early Days of CGI

We all know what Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) is nowadays. It’s almost impossible to get away from it in any television show or movie. It’s gotten so good, that sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between the real world and the computer generated world when they are mixed together on-screen. Show More Summary

2015 THP: Judges and Sponsors

And now it’s time to recognize a big part what makes the Hackaday Prize possible: our Judges and our Sponsors. First up are the Judges. We are fortunate again this year to be joined by top experts from around the world. We are goingShow More Summary

Hackaday Links: March 8, 2015

Nintendo is well known for… odd… hardware integration, but this video takes it to a new level. It’s a Gamecube playing Zelda: Four Swords Adventure, a game that can use a Game Boy Advance as a controller. [fibbef] is taking it further by using the Gamecube Game Boy Advance player to play the game, and using another GBA to control the second Gamecube. Show More Summary

Watch This Guy Troll London With a Super Long Selfie Stick

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Love our selfie-obsessed culture or hate it, this video of a man walking around the bustling streets of London trying to photograph himself and his fellow pedestrians with an absurdly long, hand-crafted selfie stick is sure to make you smile. Read more...

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