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Clothespin Critters

Open wide, Sebastian! The crafting studio Molas & Co. is devoted to one thing: finding art and amusement in the hinge of a clothespin. This chameleon is one of many hungry clothespin animals. Link -via Chantal van der Velden-Mullens | Crafter’s Website

The Late Movies: 60-Second Adventures in Thought

Open University is a UK-based organization that seeks to educate through distance learning, providing online content for anyone with an internet connection. In a series of short videos, Open University describes some classic thought experiments using animation and humor. Enjoy! Achilles and the Tortoise The Grandfather Paradox The Chinese Room Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel The Twin Paradox Schrodinger’s Cat

Super Marios Bro. Box using Teagueduino

Open the cardboard box and enter the fabulous world of Super Mario Bros. Our hero is controlled with a plastic straw. Running into the magnetic sticker Goombas will cause a sensor on Mario to reset the game. If you’re up for the challenge of making your own video game hardware, the source code is available [...]

Global Village Construction Set

(vimeo link) Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers and supporters who have been building The Global Village Construction Set for a post-scarcity world. They have created forty different machines needed to create small self sufficient resilient communities able to live off their local resources. It is described as a life-size Lego set. They [...]

The Late Movies: Great Shots (Tennis & Otherwise)

This year’s U.S. Open featured a number of highs and lows, including overzealous fans, unexpected outbursts and a huge upset to cap it all off. But one of the craziest moments for me was the through-the-legs winner Roger Federer hit against Novak Djokovic in the semis. Sure, I’ve seen the chase-the-lob-hit-it-through-the-legs thing before, but never [...]