Haiku Elevator

1 07 2010

“A haiku is a non-rhymed verse genre. There are 5 syllables in the first sentence, 7 in the second and 5 again in the last sentence.”

Watch this video, 5
It is very amazing, 7
I hope you enjoy! 5

– Made by John Doe (aka Blairtoo on youtube.com)





Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!

1 07 2010

“For the third time in the last 6 days, another line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago on Wednesday evening. In this clip you will see three of the tallest buildings in Chicago get struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the John Hancock Building(4th tallest).

HD Video was shot on a Canon EOS 7D. Video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio.

“Wed’s storms towered up to 63,000 ft, unleashed 80 mph gusts, local 3″+ rains and 15,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes in a single hour.””

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/12816548%5D

– Video by Craig Shimala
– Music: Sufjan Stevens – To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament

Bonus video from Craig Shimala! A sequel to the nasty storms that he captured on camera:

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/12905965%5D

– Music by The xx





Lego NXT Pinball

1 07 2010

Joshua tests out the pinball machine

Automatic Ball Return

Lego NXT Pinball Machine – Gameplay test

Lego NXT Pinball Machine – Gameplay test #3

– Made by Mark Gryn and Michael





EARTH: The Pale Blue Dot

1 07 2010

“This piece contains readings from Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”. I have edited his words to tell this short narrative.

The Time lapse images were taken in Mexico and Utah.

The piano is self-composed.

I hope you enjoy this piece, it has given me hope once again.”

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/2822787%5D

– Video and piano composition made by Michael Marantz





Resource Furniture: Italian-Designed Space Saving Furniture

30 06 2010

“Ron Barth, President of Resource Furniture, demonstrates and explains their amazing line of Italian-designed space-savers.”

– Made by Resource Furniture





Andy Murray Tennis Street Magic in London

30 06 2010

“Andy Murray brings his tennis magic to the streets of London in preparation for the 2010 Wimbledon tournament. Definitely seems he has got the right touch also off the court.”

– Commercial by Head

You can download the song for free at http://www.head.com/tennis





Super Mario Beatbox

24 06 2010

Hikakin





Lego Hello World

15 06 2010

– Made by Adam, aka horseattack

Some fun facts from Adam about his Lego creation:

“Lego felt tip 110” printer connected to an Apple Mac. This is not mindstorms, I designed/built/coded it all from scratch including analog motor electronics, sensors and printer driver, the USB interface uses a “wiring” board.

FAQ: Track name? “Christopher and Raphael just popper Shinichi Osawa distortion disco edit”

FAQ: How long did this take? Hard to say, maybe 3 weeks working evenings.

FAQ: You’re a student and this is a university project? I’m not a student, this is just a hobby project.

FAQ: Just a remake of the 1092a? No, I’d never seen the 1092a until now. However some of the parts came from a 8094 kit amongst others many years ago. It is made to my own design, but I acknolwedge influences and the great work of the official lego designers !

FAQ: Does this use mindstorms? Nope, wiring demo board + homemade analog electronics and sensors.

FAQ: DPI? Dots per inch? Approx 75 DPI

FAQ: PPM? Pages per minute? Not even 1! I sped things up a little in the video editing to keep it interesting to watch 🙂

FAQ: Helvetica? Yes of course, my respect to those who noticed 🙂

FAQ: Full color version/more colours? Originally I was going to do 3 colour version, but I had to simplify as only have 4 lego motors.

FAQ: Open source, schematics etc? Yes, I’ll try to get around to this soon. Unfortunately I’m pretty busy at work at moment and documenting this project to a good standard will take a while. Sorry 😦

FAQ: Wrote your own driver? Yes, uses standard Mac OS print mechanism.

FAQ: Are you using some sort of MCU demo board(the black pcb)? Yes. [1] http://wiring.org.co/hardware/

FAQ: re: Mac vs PC abuse? Video not meant as a Mac advert and I’m sorry if the Apple logo offends anyone. I just find them easier to use.

FAQ: Felt tip damage drying up? Yes this is a problem, but one felt tip usually lasts for quite a few pages.

FAQ: Felt tip auto-capping? Nope, sorry.

FAQ: Sensor info: Horizontal positioning using homemade shaft encoder (black/white rotating lego squares you see in the vid) with a SY-CR102 photo reflector from Maplins, (only £0.89 or $1.30). This is into a sampled analog input as I couldn’t get full enough saturation to trigger the ext interrupt pins. There are also push buttons built into lego bricks for left and right end stop detection.





US Navy Presidential Ceremonial Honor Guard Drill Team

15 06 2010




Guillaume Nery base jumping at Dean’s Blue Hole

7 06 2010

“World champion freediver Guillaume Nery special dive at Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest blue hole in the world filmed entirely on one breath by the french champion Julie Gautier.”

– Produced and edited by BLUENERY