Here’s another small collection of interesting stuff

Jay Leno’s 3D Printing set-up: An interesting little article showing how 3D tech is an integral part of the way Jay maintains his fleet of rare and luxury motors. Now obviously Jay Leno is a wealthy man, but his set up (scanner and printer) is less than $20,000 and from the perspective of a ‘fabrication shop’ specialising in the renovation of old cars that’s a fairly standard level of expense for essential machinery.

It’s an amazingly versatile technology. My EcoJet supercar needed air-conditioning ducts. We used plastic parts we designed, right out of the 3D copier. We didn’t have to make these scoops out of aluminum—plastic is what they use in a real car. And the finished ones look like factory production pieces.

 

 

Hartverdrahtet by Akronyme Analogiker is a three minute long audio-visual trip into a procedural fractalverse, compressed into a minuscule piece of software. No bigger than 4096 bytes – less than an empty Word document

I rather liked this comment on youtube, from some1namedjeff

Why am I waiting for this video to buffer when I could just download the original for 4k…

 

 

Geologic Time Includes Now

For Mr. Ralston, it referred to the fact that geological events, from our perspective, move incredibly slowly, yet they do occur, and the unpredictability of their nature puts everyone at some measure of risk

 

 

A reminder that sometimes it’s worth reading the comments (sometimes more so than the original piece). An interesting move in Brazil where Facebook likes have been incorporated into the hangers of clothes, in shop.

The very last comment….makes the whole thing infinitely more sensible and therefore considerably more interesting. Toes in water, and all that.

 

 

Here’s an interesting project from the MIT media lab, ZeroN. A floating metal ball, maintained in its position through computer control of magnets becomes an interesting new interface for computation.

ZeroN can remember how it has been moved. Physical motions of people can be collected in this medium to preserve and play them back indefinitely. When the users move and release the ZeroN, it continues to float and starts to move along the same path

Video

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