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Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera

 

Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera36 fixed focus cell phone cameras and a peak sensing accelerometer make for a novel way of taking a 360 degree panoramic image.

 “We used the camera to capture full spherical panoramas at scenic spots, in a crowded city square and in the middle of a group of people taking turns in throwing the camera. Above all we found that it is a very enjoyable, playful way to take pictures.”

[Via MAKE]

Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera // Jonas Pfeil.

Posted: October 14th, 2011
at 4:04pm by John

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Categories: Artistic,Computers,Cool,Design,Fun,Mad Science,Photography,Science,Technology,To be used for Evil

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Lego Minifigs Headed for Deep Space


Looks like there will be LEGO mini figs on the next NASA mission to Jupiter! Full scale minifig replicas rendered out of aluminum will be bolted to the Juno probe bound to the largest of the gas planets in our solar system. So for the next five years a tiny god Jupiter, his sister Juno, and the astronomer Galileo will be hanging out on a one way trip to promote children’s education in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

[via Wired]

Lego Minifigs Soon Headed for Deep Space

Posted: August 4th, 2011
at 6:36am by John


Categories: Fun,Historic,Space

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3D Comes to the iPhone with the Hasbro My3D


I’ve finally found an accessory for my iPhone 4 that i just can’t live without. The mega toy company Hasbro have unveiled a 3D viewer that’s designed for Apple’s second, third, and fourth generation iPod touch, iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4. As soon as I found out about it I ran to my local Target (its exclusively sold there, coming to a different store near you in June!) and patiently waited for the sales guy to unpack the boxes. Needless to say I was the first person to buy one from that store. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 7th, 2011
at 9:08pm by John

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Categories: Apple,Artistic,Cool,Fun,Photography,Reviews,Technology

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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Grab a pinhole and start shooting
Alright it’s time to poke a pinhole in the body cap of your bazillion dollar DSLR and totally trade the high tech for the low, it’s Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day! Yes, April 24th is that day of the year where you are encouraged to go lens-less for the sake of art. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 28th, 2011
at 9:57pm by John


Categories: Artistic,DIY,Fun,Photography

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Wizard Stamps in the UK

If you happen to live in the United Kingdom you can partake in these postal stamps celebrating some famous wizards. (Should have had a Moist von Lipwig stamp, it would have been quite fitting)

Royal Mail: Stamps from magical realms

Going Postal (Discworld)


New From: $22.66 USD In Stock

Posted: March 14th, 2011
at 6:10pm by John

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Categories: Amusing,Fun

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Science for Adults – Theo Jansen’s Mini Beast

Another amazing science kit from Gakken! This time it features artist Theo Jansen, a world renowned kinetic sculptor that hopes to one day let his creations roam free on the wind swept beaches of the Netherlands. This kit looks amazing, not too unusual for a Gakken kit, and pretty easy to assemble. Like all of the projects in this Mook series, the instructions will be all in Japanese but drawn so well that you don’t need to read any of the text to understand it. The project takes you through building a beautiful wind powered walking creature that is as graceful as it is complex. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these!
[via MAKE Flickr pool]
cloud9science @Wiki – テオ・ヤンセンのミニ・ビーストを作ってみた

I have a pool of photos on Flickr that contains images of some kits and photos taken by some of the cameras that have been featured in the series. Have a look and if you have been graced by owning one of these inspiring products consider contributing a picture or two to the pool.

the Gakken Otona No Kagaku Science Kits group icon Gakken Otona No Kagaku Science Kits

Posted: January 19th, 2011
at 1:06pm by John


Categories: Artistic,Design,DIY,Fun,Japan,Robots,Science,Technology

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