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Jul 06, 2011

A Stop-Motion Animation Making Machine for Kids...or Anyone

"Step-by-step" is a dedicated tool for helping children learn the basics of geometry through animation. It resembles an iPad with a lamp mounted to a beautiful wooden enclosure that allows kids to operate the tool on their own and film and view their own animated movies.

I know, it's kinda hard to explain. So, watch this video. It's pretty… read more

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Jul 06, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: July 6, 2011

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

I do this… read more

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Jul 05, 2011

Monkey Steals Camera and Takes Hilarious Self Portraits

It sounds like an Onion headline, but it's actually true!

"Visiting a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, award-winning photographer [David] Slater left his camera unattended for a while. It soon attracted the attention of an inquisitive female from a local group of crested black macaque monkeys, known for their intelligence and dexterity.Fascinated by her reflection in the lens, she then somehow managed to start the camera. The upshot: A splendid self-portrait."

Most amazing to me: these things are all… read more

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Jul 05, 2011

IKEA Stonehenge

 

We may not know its original purpose, but thanks to the IKEA-alike HËNJ instructions, we at least know how it was put together. 

Surprisingly enough, not with giant allen wrenches. Though I like the connections that can be made here. "Where the lingonberries live, and they do jam well?"

Keep reading, though. The best… read more

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Jul 05, 2011

How To: Make Superhero Garden Gnomes

Even the humble garden gnome has the potential for a full-on, justice-inducing, evil-butt-kicking alter ego. 

Clever guy Kris came up with a fun and easy way to transform everyday Winklebottoms and Figgleforths into slug-stomping, possum-punishing superheroes!

He used  bit of Sculpey clay, autobody filler, and some clever painting techniques for a very funny, very creative result.

File under "why didn't I think of that?!"

Superhero Garden Gnome Mod

 

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Jul 05, 2011

Video: Camera Mounted onto Fireworks

created at: 07/05/2011

Fresh outta last night's pyrotechnic displays (or, if you were the kids on my block, misadventures resulting into not two, but three visitis from the fire department), check out this fascinating video of a wide-angle camera mounted to the end of… read more

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Jul 01, 2011

LEGO Breakfast Robot Makes Tasty Pancakes!

If you thought PeeWee Herman's Rube Goldberg breakfast machine was impressive, check this thing out.

The Pancake Bot is built from LEGO bricks and gears, and uses air pressure to deliver pancake batter to the griddle in all kinds of designs.

See it in action in this… read more

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Jul 01, 2011

Amazing Photographs from Instagram's Most Popular Users

Instagram is a half iPhone app/half photo sharing way to spice up your mobile phone pics with Lomo-like filters, vintage colors, vignettes, etc. Mostly, at least according to my Twitter feed, people use it to "age" their pictures of their dogs and kids or themselves looking off to the side thirty or forty years, but in the hands of the right people (as with most things), it's a pretty great artistic tool.

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Jul 01, 2011

120 Year Old Suspension Bridge in Vancouver is Awesome, Modern

This morning, I'm mesmerized by the Capilano Suspension Bridge near Vancouver, BC. It was built in 1889, and I love how contemporary it still looks. Good design is good design.

"… read more

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Jun 30, 2011

12 Wacky Vintage Baseball Cards

As a kid, I tried to collect baseball cards. And by tried I meant, pretend like I knew what I was talking about when all the other kids and the neighborhood were going on about their collections, and then getting a .79 chewing gum pack once every six months in hopes there were some gems in there. (There weren't) 

So, of course, I can't speak with any authority on these funny finds from modernman.com, but they're plenty good for a… read more

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