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Geometric Sculpture of George W. Hart, mathematical sculptor

Geometric Sculpture of George W. Hart, mathematical sculptor
George W. Hart As a sculptor of constructive geometric forms, my work deals with patterns and relationships derived from classical ideals of balance and symmetry. Mathematical yet organic, these abstract forms invite the viewer to partake of the geometric aesthetic. I use a variety of media, including paper, wood, plastic, metal, and assemblages of common household objects. Classical forms are pushed in new directions, so viewers can take pleasure in their Platonic beauty yet recognize how they are updated for our complex high-tech times. Because my works invite contemplation, slowly revealing their content, some viewers see them as meditation objects. This page shows some of my own favorite pieces. Some of the above one-of-a-kind pieces are available for purchase, plus some limited edition acrylic sculptures. You can also buy a set of four postcards of my sculpture. Public and Corporate Artworks More Check out press clippings about me from the NY Times and other publications. Related:  Various

Type writer Robot hand by hairygael Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change! Type writer Robot hand by hairygael May 20, 2011 Description This is totally needless, although I had to build it. Give a Shout Out If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Instructions Print all parts once.

How to Make a Medieval Trebuchet Out of Cardboard The Materials that you will need for this project are as follows: Cardboard! - You will need A LOT of cardboard for this project unless you are lucky like me and find some quadruple-layer cardboard lying around. Glue - I used Gorilla Glue and suggest that you use the same. (Optional) Clamps - If you are using Gorilla Glue, you will most likely need clamps to keep your pieces together while the glue cures. Pipes/Rods - You are going to need pipes for the axles and joints. Washers - You will use these to reinforce the joints that will be holding the counterweight and the the "arm" of the catapult. Drill+Drill Bits - Depending on the size of your axle, you will need corresponding Drill Bits to make your holes. Newspaper - Newspaper works really well when you are making your patterns for the cardboard Rope/Cord - This will be for the "sling" that throws the projectile Denim/Canvas Fabric - Also for the "sling" You will also need something to cut your cardboard into shape.

creaturesfromel on deviantART Black or White: What Color Works Best for the Background of a Screen? Have you noticed that many business intelligence (BI) software companies have introduced black screens as the standard for mobile devices? Is this because mobile devices work better with black screens? If you look for the research, as I have, it isn’t likely that you’ll find any. Just as when dashboards were new and someone came up with the bright idea of using graphs that looked like speedometers and fuel gauges on cars and everyone else followed suit, the practice of black screens on mobile devices has been adopted for the same reason: someone did it and others followed. Few software vendors in the BI space do research or even read relevant research by others. I recently gave a keynote presentation at one of Actuate’s events and also led a separate smaller session to discuss data visualization best practices. No one seems to question the efficacy of light backgrounds for reading text. This leaves us with argument number 2 above regarding lighting conditions. Take care,

Five Amazing DIY Lip Balm Recipes By Troom Troom • MetDaan Lip balm is an important item that girls (and sometimes boys) have with them. They’re mainly used by people who have sensitive lips and they want to prevent them from turning into a crusty mess. You can buy lip balm from any store, but if you want to take things just a step further, Troom Troom has a few DIY lip balm recipes for you! If you are perhaps feeling just a little bit more creative, and you want to make some sort of crazy decorated or flavored lip balm, Troom Troom has got you covered. They have lined up 5 different DIY lip balm recipes, that are all different and unique, making sure your little EOS lip balm stands out the next time you open it up in front of your friends. The first one features a cute little red heart in the middle. The second one has an adorable white teddy bear in the center This third one will be a favorite amongst many: a Nutella flavored lip balm that actually contains real Nutella! This next one is an ordinary lip balm turned pearl white chocolate lip gloss.

Wooden combination lock In terms of neat mechanical things to build out of wood, I figured a single dial sequential combination lock would be a neat thing to make. It would be relatively simple, involve movement, and also show people how a combination lock actually works. I spent some time thinking about it, and the design I came up with was the simplest that would also be visually appealing that I could come up with. Unlike a real lock, my priority was to show how it actually works. Like most real combination locks such as a Dudley or master Combination locks, the core of this lock consists of three rotors. Each rotor has a notch in it, and when the three notches line up, some sort of bar can drop into them, and allowing the lock to be opened. The front most rotor is directly coupled to the dial on the front of the lock. To open the lock, one turns the dial to the right until the notch on the rear most rotor is aligned with the bar. After the back rotor is lined up, rotation is reversed. Larger image See also:

123D Fab! Cardboard Construction Kit This is the story of how I designed a cardboard construction kit and how a bunch of very clever people at Autodesk University 2011 used it to make things far cooler than I could ever have anticipated. I'll discuss the backstory of the construction kit, my thought process in designing it and what happened when it was unleashed on a test audience of designers, architects and engineers. The kit itself consists of an assortment of laser-cut cardboard pieces that can slot together in a regular, geometric fashion to form complex and weird structures. Here's one example of something that can be made with the kit, which is now available on the Instructables Store: Not convinced? Robot Fossils [photo intense] I've been working on this series for about 6 months now, and for whatever reason I was a little hesitant about showing them off until they were all done. The original concept was to create full 1:1 scale humanoid robots in correlation to a little storyline I had brewing in my head, but I didn't have the space, time, or money for such a huge endeavor, and since I am not really a fan or collector of miniatures I decided small but 1:1 scale robotic animals would be the next best thing. Additionally; somewhere on the other side of my brain I have been wanting to re-create the cover of the Alien 3 dvd but on a slab of stone simulating a fossil effect very much like the common Ammonite fossils. When the robotic-animals concept was conceived I saw it as an opportunity to combine the two projects into a much more interesting and original concept. So there you have it.

The Bizarre Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo What at first look like delicate works of carved porcelain are actually thousands of layers of soft white paper, carved into busts, skulls, and human forms by Beijing artist Li Hongbo. A book editor and designer, the artist became fascinated by traditional Chinese toys and festive decorations known as paper gourds made from glued layers of thin paper which can be stored flat but then opened to reveal a flower or other shape. He applied the same honeycomb-like paper structure to much larger human forms resulting in these highly flexible sculptures. Hongbo recently had a solo show at Dominik Mersch Gallery in Australia who made the videos above, and you can see much more of his work on their website.

Weekend Project: Turn Empty Eggshells Into An Indoor Herb Garden Even if it’s still chilly where you live, there’s no denying that spring’s in the air. I’m celebrating with ’s , planted in eggshells, a lovely combination of two symbols of this hopeful season. This project was featured last spring in Natural Home magazine. This makes a great hostess gift if you’re invited to Easter dinner or a nice gesture if you just want to say “happy spring!” • 1 dozen eggs • Thin towel • Organic planting mix • Tweezers • Seeds (any veggie or herb will work; check seed packet instructions) • Aluminum foil • Misting bottle • A little sunshine 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Don't color the eggshells; dyes could harm seedlings.

Cardboard Desk Lamp I started by designing a 3D model of the lamp using Autodesk 123D, which is freely available online. To make a cross section of the lampshade, I used the Draw tool and the 3-Point Arc tool. Notice the grooves on the inside of the lamp; they're carefully sized to hold the electrical lamp components in place once the lamp is assembled. Everything else was just roughly estimated and tweaked as needed. To turn the cross section into a 3D object, I used the Revolve tool. I made the stand using a combination of hand-drawn splines and hemispheres, adjusting it until it looked sufficiently lampy. I joined the two parts together using the Combine tool (set to Join mode), then exported the object as an STL file.

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