Wednesday Links: Acrylic Clock, Spritz a...

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April 30, 2014

Oh this time of year back again. I mean the time when I wear 4 layers instead of 8, which in Canadaland is called "summer". The icicles become somewhat warmer and Canadians wear shorter shorts than usual.

Acrylic Skeleton Clock
"Acrylic" and "skeleton" in one sentence? That should be interesting... (Via Dangerous Prototypes)
Speed Reading with Spritz
Now that we've done away with paper books, time to get rid of paragraphs, lines, margins, leading, kerning, orphans, widows! Er, I mean in typographical sense. And my eyes hurt from spritzing. (Via Designboom)
blank Not a Camera Camera
I have a suspicion this is a very expensive and vague play on semantics, but my mind refuses to go any further. (Maker's website, via Hackaday)
blank 3D Printing Soft Objects
Finally, soft stuff! Hope it doesn't smell like burnt sugar though... (Via IEEE Spectrum)
blank Seawater Magnified
Yisss! Always have dreamt of swimming in the fish soup! (Via Laughing Squid)

Now that the snow happens just every other day, the AC and fans are coming on. Yay for the summer!


January 15, 2014
Wednesday Links: Phenakistoscope, 3D Pri...

Wednesday links are back, with more wednesdayness and linkness. Or linkedness. In any case, after the holidays we got better. More rested, more well-fed, more exercised, more healthy, more balanced, more busy, more relaxed, more organized, more happy... Er, I think these were New Year resolutions... All I mean is that we are finally back […]

January 11, 2017
Heated Car Seat Teardown and Repair

Here's a little makeover of an inexpensive aftermarket heated car seat heating pad that stopped working. Designed to activate and warm up when sat upon, the electronics face a fair amount of abuse: since the seat is a soft frame, the wires inside constantly move and flex with the body. They are also subject to […]

December 10, 2002
New BEP Application 2

We've got a new BEP application ready for you users of the Bicore Experimenters' PCB: The two motor Servocore Walker! Use two unmodified servos to set endstop and duration characteristics, slave them like regular bicores, add an IMx reverser, and you're trotting along!

May 7, 2007
The return of the MCM...

Remember many, many moons back when Solarbotics was a young company, with just a few hacker-type objects to offer the robotics community? One of these items was the "Metal Cassette Mechanism", and was the heart of a great many Solarengine Kit. Hail the return of the almighty MCM! (Ok, it isn't as earth-shaking as all […]

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