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World's First Beatboxing Champion in 1938

By Ben on Mon Feb 27 2012 |
Gear | Video
World's First Beatboxing Champion in 1938. This video is taken from the British Pathe newsreel "The Radio Revellers" and is a song called 'There's A Tavern In The Town'.
  

Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera

By Ben on Mon Feb 27 2012 |
Gear | Tech
0Designed by Jonas Pfeil. This invention is cool. He writes:
"We present the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera which captures a full spherical panorama when thrown into the air. At the peak of its flight, which is determined using an accelerometer, a full panoramic image is captured by 36 mobile phone camera modules."
"Panoramic photography creates fascinating images. Very wide angle images are closer to the human field of view than conventional pictures. If seen through a panoramic viewer they let us experience a location as if we were there. Panoramic image stitching can create panoramas from pictures taken one after another. Unfortunately, acquiring the images takes a lot of time and moving objects may cause ghosting. It is also difficult to obtain a full spherical panorama, because the downward picture cannot be captured while the camera is mounted on the tripod.
In this work, we present a throwable panoramic camera that solves these problems. The camera is thrown into the air and captures an image at the highest point of flight - when it is hardly moving. The camera takes full spherical panoramas, requires no preparation and images are taken instantaneously. It can capture scenes with many moving objects without producing ghosting artifacts and creates unique images.
Our camera uses 36 fixed-focus 2 megapixel mobile phone camera modules. The camera modules are mounted in a robust, 3D-printed, ball-shaped enclosure that is padded with foam and handles just like a ball. Our camera contains an accelerometer which we use to measure launch acceleration. Integration lets us predict rise time to the highest point, where we trigger the exposure. After catching the ball camera, pictures are downloaded in seconds using USB and automatically shown in our spherical panoramic viewer. This lets users interactively explore a full representation of the captured environment.
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. "
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Gif: Music play

By Ben on Mon Feb 27 2012 |
Gif Music play
Gear | Pic
Play
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Watermelon Hedgehog

By Ben on Mon Feb 27 2012 |
Watermelon Hedgehog
Body | Food
Haha, Cool!
Check out more see carving instructions.
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Portal earrings

By Ben on Mon Feb 27 2012 |
Portal earrings
Style | Design
These Portal earrings from etsy, they’remade from laser cut acrylic with a 3D black acrylic stick-man. Cool design.
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Magnetic Cloud Keyholder

By Ben on Mon Feb 27 2012 |
Magnetic Cloud Keyholder
Home | Accessories
Magnetic Cloud Keyholder by Duncan Shotton.
"The wall mounted cloud is made from plastic and has 3 hidden magnets to hold your keys."
  

Pikachu Playboy

By Ben on Mon Feb 27 2012 |
Pikachu Playboy

Pikachu Playboy
Gear | Pic
Based on the original concept by Zack Higgins.
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Flying Carpet Rug

By Ben on Sun Feb 26 2012 |
Flying Carpet Rug

Flying Carpet Rug
Home | Design
Flying Carpet Rug by Ana Mir & Emili Padrós for Nani Marquina
"Flying Carpet means life at floor level, a plain and relaxing topography, a domestic oasis. Its design makes it a comfortable and playful three-dimensional space to sit down, stretch out and relax, both at home and in public areas. Any of its corners can be raised with grey felt-covered wedges, giving it a new form that allows you to make yourself comfortable on it to read, watch TV or chat."
  

Amazing Pin Art!

By Ben on Sun Feb 26 2012 |
Gear | Video
This is a stop motion of a portrait made of pushpins. There are approximately 15,000 push pins in the portrait. And it take about a month to make, the portrait weighs about 40 pounds.
  

Privacy Deskshell by Key Portilla Kawamura & Ali Ganjavian

By Ben on Sun Feb 26 2012 |
Privacy Deskshell by Key Portilla Kawamura Ali

Privacy Deskshell by Key Portilla Kawamura Ali
Gear | Design
Privacy deskshell by Key Portilla Kawamura & Ali Ganjavian.
  

35-Foot-Long Camera

By Ben on Sun Feb 26 2012 |
35FootLong Camera
Gear | Camera
In a world where all things small are considered beautiful and cool, a photographer is doing something quite drastically different from the norm. Dennis Manarchy is in the process of creating a camera that is so huge, it captures 24-foot tall realistic photographs of incredible detail. The camera itself is huge, at 35 feet long, 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide, it's large enough to fit a small apartment into. It uses negatives that are 4.5×6 feet in size. An actual window needs to be used as a lightbox to view them. As opposed to dipping the negatives in chemicals, they need to be showered with the stuff in order to be developed.
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Conserve Socket - Energy-Saving Outlet

By Ben on Fri Feb 24 2012 |
Conserve Socket EnergySaving Outlet

Conserve Socket EnergySaving Outlet

Conserve Socket EnergySaving Outlet
Gear | Gadget
Belkin Conserve Socket Belkin Conserve Socket($8): 30 minutes, 3 hours or 6 hours.
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Price: $8   |   BUY
  

3D Ribs Dress - it does work

By Ben on Fri Feb 24 2012 |
3D Ribs Dress actually does work
Style | Apparel
"Yes, it actually does work! You get a free pair of 3D glasses as well so you can ogle yourself." Cool?
The 3D Bones Dress is on sale at Black Milk (with free 3D glasses) for AU$99 ($106.)
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Price: $100   |   BUY
  

Animal Sculptures Created From Shattered CDs

By Ben on Fri Feb 24 2012 |
Animal Sculptures Created From Shattered CDs

Animal Sculptures Created From Shattered CDs
Gear | Projects
Australian artist Sean Avery created these animal sculptures that uses old CDs. He chops up the discs and turns them into whimsical animal sculptures. Some of his pieces use circuit boards, chips, and other recycled computer parts. Avery states, "I blend many different man made materials together to make them appear strangely organic, with a distinct sense of movement."
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World's First Helicopters

By Ben on Fri Feb 24 2012 |
Gear | Video
This is a wonderful collection of black-and-white newsreel footage, assembled by the company that invented the newsreel, showing a montage of early helicopter prototypes in all their wacky and frequently-terrifying glory. The music is 'Yellow Bird' by the Talbot Brothers.
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