555 Circuits Archives Have you seen Audi, Lexus or Ford rain sensing wipers and wondered how they work in these vehicles? They are handled by sensors at the center of the windscreen which detects rain water and turns on the wiper motor. Here is the working of rain sensitive wipers with circuit schematic. The main component of this… Continue reading → How to make a touch sensor? Lego will fix our broken bricks Two weeks ago, we took part to a workshop leaded by Jan Vormann, artist and creator of Dispatchwork, a nice, colored urban “hacking” practice which consists in filling holes in stone or brick-made wall with hundreds of lego bricks. It was a nice afternoon and we had the chance to talk a bit with the artist about this practice. He came to know very well the pieces he handles and can easily fix whatever kind of hole he finds with a fine, superior technique.
Business Card Cubes To everyone who came by our table at the World Maker Faire 2014 in New York, it was wonderful meeting you and sharing strange papercraft with you. I’m completely wiped out from meeting so many amazing people over the course of the two days, but I hope to get some of the more advanced diagrams up on this page in the next couple of days, so check back here soon for more info. In the meantime: You can download instructions here, and read more about these wonderful sculptures here, and learn about their creator, Dr. Jeannine Mosely, here. Questions?
There's a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have in Your Vocabulary Recently I came across this amazing little Tumblr named ‘OtherWordly‘ – itself a play on words. It consists of a collection of strange and lovely words from different languages through different times. What I like most about this selection of consonants and vowels – little meaning-carrying packages of vibration – is that they all try to point to the unspeakable, the transient or the neglected. That which we forget in the busyness of our daily grind. Words have the power to remind us – and therefore we should choose our words carefully so we are reminded of the things that nourish our souls. You can find my favourite words below – pick five that resonate most, write them down, yes seriously – go grab a pen -, make sure to learn them by heart, teach them to your inner voice and share them with others to guide our collective attention to what truly matters.
21 Awesome Animals Who Understand The Priceless Struggle Of Being A Mommy Here's to the moms out there for being the best at what they do, and making it look so easy. You're what keeps this world going. Share this with the moms in your life who are so darn amazing! From Trash Pile to Fully Functional: the Rough Lamp from Compeixalaigua Design Studio is Anything But Posted by erika rae | 18 Nov 2013 | Comments (2) Sometimes great designs come from leftover waste—look no further than Pothra planters, shipping pallet chairs and clothes hangers made of bike parts are three examples that prove it. We've got another design that's giving new life to old materials: Rough from Barcelona-based Compeixalaigua Design Studio is a clean update on the forgotten pile of wood strips it once was. The designers needed a way to light up their workspace and the perceived trash became a bright idea.
These photorealistic drawings bring attention to something that needs to be paid attention to Yes, that's a drawing. "Continuing the story of polar melt, which is the main cause of rising seas, I followed the meltwater from the Arctic to the equator. I spent September 2013 in the Maldives, the lowest and flattest country in the world, collecting material and inspiration to create a body of work celebrating and artistically representing a nation that could be entirely underwater within this century." — Zaria Forman Yes, that's also a drawing! Einstein for Everyone Einstein for Everyone Nullarbor Press 2007revisions 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Copyright 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 John D. Norton Published by Nullarbor Press, 500 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 with offices in Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222 All Rights Reserved