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3D Printing Models From Computer Games

Wouldn’t it be cool to extract 3D models from your favorite video games and then 3D print them? As it turns out, it’s pretty easy to do! In the following video tutorial he shows us how to extract the 3D meshes from a video game called Chivalry, Medieval Warfare. Show More Summary

The week in hashtags: #WakeUpCall, #NHSstrike, #ThorneTravel, #GBBOfinal

#NHSstrike Today, thousands of NHS workers from across six different trade unions are striking in protest at the government’s refusal to give all staff a one per cent pay rise. Messages of solidarity have spread across Twitter, with celebs including Sue Perkins, Rufus Hound and David Schneider all tweeting their support for the strikers. Show More Summary

Mechanical Bird Actually Flies by Flapping its Wings

Turns out you don’t have to be a multi-million dollar corporation like Festo to create a remote controlled, flapping bird robot. [Kazuhiko Kakuta] is a medical Doctor of Allergy, and in his free time he likes to build flying mechanical birds with his son. It has just over a meter wingspan, weighs 193 grams, and it flies by flapping its wings. Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: October 12, 2014

Remember in the late 90s and early 2000s when everything had blue LEDs in them? Blinding blue LEDs that lit up a dark room like a Christmas tree? Nobel prize. There’s a good /r/askscience thread on why this is so important. The TL;DR...Show More Summary

Build Your Own Stand Alone Web Radio

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

If you’re the type who enjoys passing idle time by keeping up with podcasts or listening to web stations but don’t always want to occupy your laptop or tablet, this Arduino based radio player will provide a base station for tunes. The...Show More Summary

Watch This BASE Jumper Parachute Into a Rooftop Pool

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I can't really think of a classier way to enter a party than to BASE jump off the 1,200-foot Kuala Lumpur tower, and then land in a rooftop swimming pool — assuming, of course, that he's got a Bond-approved tux under his skydiving outfit. Read more...

Dragon Tides: Because The World Needed A Bruce Lee Board Game

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

For me, the theme is a big part of what attracts me to a board game. Yes, I love good mechanics and I’ll gladly play Carcassone all day long, but building a cluster of tiny cities…

This Shot-For-Shot Empire Strikes Back Remake Was Made By 480 Fans

Star Wars fans are a wildly devoted bunch, and 480 of them just had their goddamn dreams come true. The Empire Strikes Back: Uncut is a shot-for-shot remake of Episode V, composed entirely of 15-second clips filmed and submitted by (very) creative enthusiasts. More »      

Michael Jackson's First Music Video and the Birth of Green Screen

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Everybody knows how the 13-minute-long, zombie-laden adventure that is the Thriller video shaped the history of music and saw the birth to a little phenomenon called MTV. Michael Jackson was primed to reinvent the medium from the start, though, with his very first music video. Read more...

This Shot-for-Shot The Empire Strikes Back Remake Was Made By 480 Fans

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Star Wars fans are a wildly devoted bunch, and 480 of them just had their goddamn dreams come true. The Empire Strikes Back: Uncut is a shot-for-shot remake of Episode V, composed entirely of 15-second clips filmed and submitted by (very) creative enthusiasts. Read more...

Beverly-Crusher, the Greatest Name for an Audio Effect

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Image © aliceazzo []. When it comes to audio effects, you have your delay, reverb, chorus, phasing, and the rest that were derived from strictly analog processes. Compared to the traditional way of doing things, digital audio is relatively new, and there is still untapped potential for new processes and effects. Show More Summary

shinyshiny’s 50 inspirational women to follow on Twitter

Since Twitter came along in 2006, its unquestionably become one of the go-to websites for people to form, challenge, and reinforce their views. One of its best (and arguably worst) features is that it allows us to create a bespoke news feed, so we can fill our minds with the knowledge, the humour and the issues we want to read about. Show More Summary

Burning artificial sweeteners releases some bizarre shooting webs

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Our favorite destroyer of objects, the red hot nickel ball, is back. This time it's torching artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet N' Low and Truvia. Splenda and Sweet N' Low put up honorable fights but essentially caramelizes. Truvia, however, starts shooting out these weird spider web looking things when burned. Read more...

Saying Goodbye To The Funniest Dysfunctional Mom On Television

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Aw, jeez. This is sad. Very funny human Jan Hooks passed away today at the age of 57. The Atlanta-born comedian and actress with the distinctive drawl was an SNL cast-member; regular voice on The Simpsons; and the smiling guide who told Pee-Wee there's no basement at the Alamo (amongst a million other roles). Read more...

The New Big Hero 6 Trailer Reveals Even More Ass-Kicking Animation

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I could not be more excited for the first Disney-Marvel mashup Big Hero 6, coming to theaters this fall. In a new trailer released today at NYC's Comic-Con, we get to see more of the action, backdropped by epic San Fransokyo views and superhero suits that were inspired by visits to real-life robotics labs. Read more...

Paper Plane Folding Machine Gun is a Mechanical Marvel

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

A German man has just finished a very impressive Paper Airplane Machine Gun, or a Papierflieger-Maschinenpistole, which just sounds so much cooler. It actually takes a stack of paper, folds it into paper air planes and shoots them. The...Show More Summary

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Jimmy Kimmel and Siri the waitress

Apple has continued to improve its voice-based iOS virtual assistant since launching it a few years ago, but Siri still isn’t perfect and might cause some unexpected headaches. In fact, a recent study from AAA and the University of Utah...Show More Summary

Toshiba’s made a new robot that can use sign language

Toshiba has invented a robot that looks like a human and can communicate using simple gestures (like waving) and sign language. And the good news is, it’s not creepy in the slightest. Just kidding: it’s pretty creepy. The company says...Show More Summary

The best Google Maps trick yet involves a Street View camel

Used by millions of people around the world, Google Maps is certainly one of Google’s best products, and the company keeps figuring out ways to make it more interesting. Google often adds neat Easter Eggs to Google Maps, and the latest...Show More Summary

Use a Flexible Touchscreen While Digging for Olaf

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Standard touch screens are so inflexible. [Grubm012] was tired of of glass touch screens, so at a recent company hackday, he came up with a solution. Digging for Olaf (PDF link) is a game which uses a flexible touch screen as an integral game mechanic. Show More Summary

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