Wednesday Cool Links: Laserin', Artin', ...

Dave Hrynkiw
January 16, 2013

This week: Blizzards. Ice. Snow drifts. Rather sunny and warm. Wait, what?

Yup, we've seen it all this week folks. All that's left is for delicious pastries to start falling from the skies, and we can check off the last item on our home-made "meteorological phenomena" list. And boy, you have no idea how long it took to cross "raining clear pomegranate juice" from the list. I think we've all licked more than our share of puddles, trying to not let a single freakishly fruity storm cloud pass us by undetected.

So, while we sit here pondering pastries, have a look at some of the stuff online that's been distracting us from licking whatever drops out of the sky:

Box Designer Tool
Use a laser cutter or just want to fold your own boxes? Check out this nifty online tool.
Below the Boat - Laser-Cut Topographical Maps
These topographical maps (showing elevation) have been used by laser-cutting and stacking pieces of wood. The finished product is quite stunning.
Re: Sound Bottle: a Device that Creates Your Own Personal Soundtrack
Jun Fujiwara from the Tama Art University has made this neat project that lets you capture (record) sounds into a bottle, which become music.
Indoor Temporary Nimbus Clouds
Netherlands-based artist Berndnaut Smilde found a way to create (very temporary) clouds indoors through the use of smoke, moisture, and light, and captured it with some stunning photography.
1967 Toyota 2000GT Solar Electric Vehicle
We've seen our fair share of electric and solar-powered vehicles, but I hereby declare this as the SEXIEST ONE EVER. Classic Japanese hot rod mixed with modern electronics? Yes please.

Although, we're all a little bit more wary about hail ever since that crystallized dog food hail the other week. We thought for sure it was chocolate. It wasn't.

Although Ruby (the shop dog) had the time of her life.


June 28, 2013
OpenBeam's Fantastic Kossel Pro 3D Print...

It's pretty amazing to see the adoption rate of 3D printers in the last few years, and the kind of creativity they bring out in people. I've seen quite a few variations, particularly while walking through the 3D printer villages at the MakerFaires I've already attended (either as a vendor or just a visitor), but […]

November 1, 2001
New Items!

Besides introducing a whole new batch of Push-Pogopins (and their measurements) into the 'misc' category, we've just introduced our 'D2' Germanium Diode. This diode is pretty good - better than the 1N270 and 1N34 types, with a voltage dropout of only 0.36V at 50mA! We're not exactly sure what type it is, but since we […]

May 30, 2001
New Front End!

The new updated front-end for is up! Those who had problems before with Netscape browsers, and the slow upload time is alleviated! As well there are new features, and easier to use functions. Check them all out. If you experience any problems please report them to the Webmaster

October 22, 2002
Solarbotics at the ECRG

Well, somebody from Solarbotics will be at the Eastern Canadian Robot Games, namely Dave Hrynkiw, and Grant McKee. If you're going to be out in the Toronto region this weekend (October 26 and 27), come by and see the games at the Ontario Science Center!

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