The Levitron Revolution: Magical Floating Device The Levitron Revolution is one of the sweetest gadgets to have around the house or office. The device features EZ Float Technology which allows you to float pretty much any object you can think of mid-air as long as it weighs no more than 12 ounces. You can even slowly rotate the object in the air with this cool device. The Levitron Revolution comes with a small magnetic disc which is where you place an object weighing up to 12 ounces on so that it may float in the air. Getting an object to float is actually pretty simple. This sophisticated system is constantly adjusting the strength of magnetism to compensate for changes in weight which prevents the magnetic disc from falling. The Levitron Revolution in action! Posted on November 21, 2011 Got something to say? Comment Rules: Keep it civil, and please do not use your site URL in either your name or the comment text.
20 Images That Can’t Be Unseen Some of these will enlighten you, others will frighten you, and this one right here will ruin your childhood… via via via via via via via via via via via via via Lego domino row building machine Way back in 1985, I built my original domino row building machine out of Lego. I thought it would be neat to have some video of it to post on YouTube, but of course, the original machine was long disassembled. So this gave me reason to pull out the old Lego again and build a new domino row building machine on a visit to my parents at chrismas 2009. The new machine is an improvement on the original one. The machine works by having a magazine of dominoes that is dragged along the table and a slider that moves back and forth sliding one domino out of the magazine at a time. The key idea that makes the machine work is that the magazine is just a row of dominoes dragged along the table. I used an old tape deck motor for the drive. The tape deck motor is fairly heavy, which helps give the machine enough traction. The domino releasing mechanism is a little bit tricky. But I hadn't thought this part fully through when I made my blocks. The machine's gearing is very straightforward. See also:
STAR WARS Characters Re-Designed as 1980s High Schoolers Artist Denis Medri has created this insanely cool series of art that re-imagines several Star Wars characters as 1980s high school teens. It's like these characters came right out of a John Hughes movie. I love all of these designs, the characters were captured perfectly, but I think Han and Chewie are my favorite. Medri is the same artist who brought us Steampunk Spider-Man and Batman Rockabilly. I think this latest series is his best so far, and now I would love to see some kind of John Hughes style Star Wars movie parody. Look over all of the art and tell us what your favorite character design is! Here's the note from the piece above, and you'll find artist notes under the other character art as well. of course Luke is inspired by Marty McFly form Back to the Future...Leila is the classic 80's chick... Here is Han and Chewbie ,and the Millenium Falcon/Trans AM Yoda is the old sage asian Coach, and Kenobi is the kind history & Literature's teacher... Lando and Greedo
Chalk art by David Zinn David Zinn creates poetic chalk art in the streets of Ann Arbor. He makes his cute little characters interact with objects in the street, and the result is quite charming. Beyond YouTube: Turning Video Viewers Into Customers - Smb - Business/E-Business Two SMBs dissatisfied with a lack of tangible return from their online video audiences went looking for an alternative to YouTube. Here's what they found. 5 Social Networks To Achieve 10 Business Tasks (click image for larger view and for slideshow) So your YouTube video was a hit. Then what? Some viewers probably gave it a thumbs-up or left a comment. The safe bet? YouTube's sheer size--800 million unique visitors watch more than three billion hours of video there each month--is both a blessing and a curse for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). "YouTube is about YouTube," said Tom Telford, CEO of Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals, in an interview. Telford sees online video as a must-have means for engaging potential customers--especially in his high-end travel business. [ Drive more traffic to your website with SEO For SMBs: 7 Timely Tips. ] Another Viewbix user, Aish.com, has had its share of YouTube hits. "That was the biggest thing. More Insights
Wine Bottle Design | Recycled Wine Bottle Torch | Package Design Firm | Sustainable Packaging 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum. This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle. See how this simple idea inspired this brand and wine bottle design. It’s been a record year for mosquitoes here in Indianapolis, Indiana and I’d been wanting to add some Tiki-esque torches to the patio to combat the little buggers, and add a little ambiance. Here’s what you’ll need. Empty Wine Bottle (Use any bottle as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter. Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel. Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only. Building Instructions The Hanger Decide where you want to mount your Recycled Bottle Torch. The Bottle Carefully and tightly wrap the 1/2-inch end of the Coupling with your Teflon Tape. Good Luck! -Erik
“Hobbes and Bacon” is a “Calvin and Hobbes” tribute that takes place 26 years later Skip to comments. “Hobbes and Bacon” is a “Calvin and Hobbes” tribute that takes place 26 years later wordpress ^ | September 18, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill Posted on Wed Sep 19 04:37:26 2012 by grundle TOPICS: MiscellaneousKEYWORDS: calvin; calvinhobbes; hobbes Navigation: use the links below to view more comments. first 1-50, 51-75 next last 1 posted on Wed Sep 19 04:37:29 2012 by grundle To: grundle Sweet. Why Bacon? 2 posted on Wed Sep 19 04:45:21 2012 by DManA I’ve really missed these guys. 3 posted on Wed Sep 19 04:45:46 2012 by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer") 4 posted on Wed Sep 19 04:47:29 2012 by null and void (Day 1338 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger) To: DManA Calvin was named after John Calvin, Hobbes after Thomas Hobbes, so I am guessing Bacon is Francis Bacon. 5 posted on Wed Sep 19 04:49:54 2012 by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo) To: LukeL 6 posted on Wed Sep 19 04:51:15 2012 by DManA What a great post. Wow.
15 Amazing Animated Short films We all love short animated films, but creating short film is very hard task. Putting whole story in 5 to 10 minutes is not easy. Can you imagine? Few films produced after working hard more than 6 years! I bet you will love these short animated movies, do let us know your favorite one, also feel free to share your favorite short film if it’s not present in the list. Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty Oscar-nominated film of ‘Granny O’Grimm’, directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films, and written/voiced by Kathleen O’Rourke. Oktapodi (2007) In Oktapodi, these two cuties help each other escape the clutches of a tyrannical restaurant cook. This Side Up – A Short Animation by Liron Topaz A naive music-lover’s patience is tested on his quest to download music online, as his perspective on technology completely changes. Oxygen Oxygen tries to make friends on the playground. “Heavenly Appeals” a short film by David Lisbe After many millennia of being tortured in Hell, Raymond K. Alma
The 15 Best Miramax Films Today, the indie world and the film world at large lost a giant in the field, watching Disney close the doors and turn the lights off on Miramax. As sad a day like today is, and as uncertain as the future is, we can still hold on to the memories. Most of them are now on Blu-ray. Without further tears in our eyes, we’d like to remember Miramax for their 15 Best Films. If you’re like me and Rob Hunter, your rental queue is already full. 15. The Pitch: Even if Rob Hunter doesn’t think Larry Clark’s harsh film about drug and sexual abandon amongst the youth in NYC is well acted, he’s wrong, and the movie is brilliant and challenging. 14. The Pitch: You probably haven’t seen this odd and creepy little flick, but if you have consider yourself one of the lucky few. 13. The Pitch: This film is mostly known for its twist, which is a shame, because the entire film is a thing of beauty. 12. The Pitch: This is the movie that put director Atom Egoyan on the map. 11.
The 20 Best Cartoons Of The 90's The 90's were a golden age of cartoons. We had a blast putting together the 20 best, and we're sure this list will inspire some discussion. Our only criteria was that the cartoon had to start in the 90's, meaning a couple of very late in the decade entries were still eligible. 20. Production Period: 1991-1995 This Disney smash followed Drake Ballard and his alter-ego, Darkwing Duck. 19. Production Period: 1991-1994, later 1996-1999 Doug Funnie and his best friend Skeeter got into all kind of adventures in the fictional town of Bluffington. 18. Production Period: 1990-1994 Using characters adapted from the 1967 movie, The Jungle Book, Talespin was set in the town of Cape Suzette. 17. Production Period: 1993-1996 Rocko's Modern life followed the life of wallaby Rocko. 16. Production Period: 1995-1999 Originally starting as a recurring segment on the hit show Animaniacs, Pinky and The Brain finally landed their own show in 1995. 15. Production Period: 1994-1995 14. Production Period: 1990-1995
5 friends pose for the same picture every 5 years for 30 years In 1982, five guys at a cabin on Copco Lake in California posed for a picture. Nothing unusual about that… They continued getting together there every year, and in 1987 they thought it would be be funny to recreate that old 1982 picture. Again, not terribly unusual… Then 1992 came, and the guys were still friends and were still making their yearly trip to the lake. Will they meet again for the photo in 2017? We plan on doing this for the rest of our lives, no matter what — Up until there’s one guy just sitting in the same pose! Check out the guys’s site about these pics. Related… From being babies to having them, these brothers never missed a pic with Santa [30 pics] Photographer’s painfully beautiful documentation of his wife’s battle with breast cancer [15 pics]
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