Wednesday Links: The Cloud, Laser Wood and Saving Water

Well, we missed out on spring, but summer is finally here and it is hot! And that means we have fireworks, mosquitoes, green stuff on trees, bunnies and sparrows, air conditioning, donuts, lasers, er… that is year round. That’s why today we have some thunder clouds in order to provide some cooling, laser bent wood to  provide some funky patterns, and turtles. They are always good to have no matter the weather.

Interactive Cloud
Cloud stuffed with electronics including Arduino and motion sensors to simulate real thunder cloud. I wish it also hovered around on its own. (Via Colossal)
Curved Laser Bent Wood
Via the geeks at, here’s something we’ll be putting in our “Laser-to-test” file. Let’s make flexible wood with laaaazors!
Please Tell This Robot What a Turtle Looks Like
…or teach him to ask about it if he doesn’t know. (Via IEEESpectrum)
Light Pen Draws on LED Matrix
This seems like a beginning of something really cool. Maybe because it involves LEDs, or drawing, or matrix, I am not sure. (Via Hackaday)
A DIY Water-Saving Device
Saving water is good. I want one of those for psychological pressure, and more general guilt. (Via Arduino blog)

Just like turtles, LEDs add to any project, so hence them.