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A Stop-Motion Etch A Sketch Made of Dominoes Is Even Harder To Draw With

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

To help promote its online store that sells nothing but tiny plastic bricks, Bulk Dominoes enlisted the help of the extremely patient FlippyCat to build a giant Etch A Sketch that only works through the magic of stop motion. But it's the perfect way to represent just what a pain it is to draw anything recognizable on the classic toy. Read more...

Fail of the Week: Hair Dryer as Light Switch

Home electrical, it’s really not that hard. But when you’re dealing with the puzzles left for your by someone else things can get really weird. [Daniel’s] sister and her husband ran into this recently. The video demonstration of their...Show More Summary

Take a Terrifying Test Drive of This New 95 mph Mega Rollercoaster

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

An amusement park called Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, is putting the finishing touches on its new mega coaster called the Fury 325. The first hill sends riders plummeting down an 81-degree drop at 95 miles per hour and before the ride is officially open, you can now take a test drive from the comfort of your browser. Read more...

The BTTF clock tower scene perfectly recreated with Lego

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you needed any further proof that everything is better with Lego, the folks at Macro Lego Universe recreated the iconic clock tower scene from the end of the original Back to the Future movie. Given how successful The Lego Movie was, it's probably not a bad idea for Hollywood to just recreate every movie we've ever loved with Lego. Show More Summary

Do You Love Your Pup Enough to Buy It a $30,000 Doghouse?

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

What is billed as the world's largest dog show, Crufts 2015, is getting under way in England today. And to commemorate the occasion, Samsung tasked its designers and engineers with creating the world's most advanced and fully featured dog house. Does it matter that it would cost $30,000 to build? Most dog owners would happily spend that on their pup. Read more...

Teaching skills to robots helps children learn

Researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have just presented CoWriter, their new robotic teaching system, at the Conference on Human-Robot Interaction in the U.S. The system consists of a 58cm tall humanoid robot model plus specialist software that allows the robot to write words, and for its handwriting to improve over time. Show More Summary

Reverse Engineer a VFD after Exploring How They Work

[Dave Jones] got his hands on a really wide, 2-row Vacuum Fluorescent Display. We’ve come across these units in old equipment before and you can get them from the usual sources, both new and used, but you need to know how to drive them. Show More Summary

Hard Drive… Speakers?

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Speakers really aren’t that complex to make. In fact, if you’re clever about it, you can make a speaker out of just about anything. [Afroman] is kicking it old school with a hack he first did back in 2001, but now, in video form: Make...Show More Summary

Introducing the Solder Sucker 9000

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Using a regular plunger style solder sucker is tedious at best, and usually not that effective. If you’re trying to salvage components off a PCB, sometimes it can take longer than it’s worth to do — short of reflowing the entire board...Show More Summary

That Crazy Android Phone With an E-Paper Back Is Coming to the US

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

YotaPhone 2, the weird Android smartphone that's all AMOLED on the front and e-paper on the back, is finally coming to the US, says Phone Scoop. However, the launch will be more of a baby step into the US market; the phone launches this spring on Indiegogo for $600 (with backer incentives). Read more...

Retrotechtacular: Crystals Go to War

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

More than one of our readers suggested we highlight this beautifully-shot process documentary about the laborious and precise manufacturing of piezoelectric quartz crystals in the early 1940s. Just a few years later, Bell Labs wouldShow More Summary

Origami Busts a Move with Dancing Paper

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Origami cranes are cool, but do you know what’s cooler? Origami cranes dancing to the beat. That’s the challenge [Basami Sentaku] took on when he created Dancing Paper (YouTube link). You might remember [Basami] from his 8 bit harmonica hack. Show More Summary

Here’s everything you WON’T be rushing to buy after London Fashion Week

Fashion! Turn to the left! No seriously, there’s an art student just over your shoulder wearing a stuffed skunk as a bonnet. As we near the end of our biannual jaunt around the world’s four biggest fashion capitals, it’s time to sit back, take stock, and think about all the items from London Fashion Week that we’re definitely, 100% not... Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: March 1, 2015

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The somewhat regular Hardware Developers Didactic Galactic was a few days ago in San Francisco. Here’s the video to prove it. Highlights include [James Whong] from Moooshimeter, the two-input multimeter, [Mark Garrison] from Saleae,Show More Summary

I Don't Know What This Is, But It's So Cool You Should Watch It

Video: I don’t know what Italian animators Salvatore Murgia and Dario Imbrogno mean by this: “OTTO is a video created with the intention to talk in a metaphorical and abstract way about the natural circle of events, which often switches the rules of the characters involved.” But I know you should watch it because it’s great. More »      

This River Tidal Bore Makes People Surf For 15 Minutes Non-stop

This is the mascaret at the port of Saint-Pardon de Vayres, near the city of Bordeaux, a tidal bore that produces waves for 15 minutes of continuous surfing. One second the river is completely quiet, the next the waves break in, taking dozens of surfers with them. More »      

This clever furniture can assemble itself

Imagine a world where you’d never have to try to decode one of those Ikea or Argos self-assembly instruction sheets ever again. (“Is this diagram upside down?”) Where furniture doesn’t need you to make it because it can be shipped flat and then pull itself together. Show More Summary

If You Watch Only One Video Today, Make It This Time-lapse Of Dubai

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Oh Gizmo!

Dubai Flow Motion from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo. Holy jumping falafels, this video is mind blowing! I don’t know if I’m more impressed with how wonderful Dubai now looks (last The post If You Watch Only One Video Today, Make It This Time-lapse Of Dubai appeared first on OhGizmo!.

I Didn't Expect The Twisted Ending In This Brilliant Short Film

Video: I don’t want to spoil this brilliant short film by freelance London director Toby Meakins – starring Josef Altin, Pypar in Game of Thrones — so please watch it and try not to hold your breath. You won’t regret it. More »     ...

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