I’ve been working with Xchyler Publishing lately, and MAN can they make some amazing book trailers! Not to mention the amazing novels from breakout authors such as Ben Ireland. Check out my interview with him on my other blog, and find out how to win a KINDLE FIRE!
Amazing art! Thanks Hovercraftdoggy!
Originally posted on hovercraftdoggy:
‘The Ships That Sail Through the Clouds’ by Luigi Prina, 83-year-old builder of flying model ships.
Luigi Prina, 83 years old, has been an architect for more than 50 years. He has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age. The flying ships are made from ultrathin paper and balsa wood. Everything is optimized for flight: from the weight (between 20 and 50 grams) to the aerodynamic shape. They fly like any propeller airplane. The only difference is that here the propeller is powered by an internal elastic band and not an engine. (Text by Blinking City, photographs by Gianluca Giannone)
My favorite thing about this short film: the cicadas in the background. Thanks Curio!
Originally posted on Curio Reverie:
I’ll take one!
Originally posted on Hackaday:
There are skateboards, long boards, and snowboards. This was originally a snowboard, but we’re not quite sure how to classify it now… Introducing the Segbot Snowboard.
[Steve Ghertner] has been playing around with accelerometers lately and decided to try making something practical. He’s taken a snowboard and turned it into a two-wheeled, segway-like balancing board. The two parallel wheels are powered individually by 12V scooter motors. An Arduino Uno takes care of processing the data from a MPU-6050, which is a triple axis gyro and accelerometer.
You can control the board by leaning, or by using a small two-button remote. He hasn’t taken it very far out of the lab yet, but plans to after cleaning up the programming a bit.
Stick around for the following video where he explains it at his local hackerspace in Nashville, the Middle TN Robotic Arts Society where members strive to “Control Them…
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