Felienne describes how she, Daan van Berkel and some other friends went away for a weekend to hack a Turing machine out of Excel formulas. Lacking an infinitely long tape, they had to kludge around a bit, but the outcome is both cool and instructional (here’s the machine itself). The Turing Machine is Alan Turing’s “hypothetical device that manipulates symbols on a strip of tape,” which formed the basis for modern, general-purpose computers.
Look what showed up today. The first 3DPrinted car from Local Motors. 44 hrs of printing goodness with a top speed of 50 mph.
Japanese artist Miho Yata combines knitting with stop-motion animation to creates short films that she calls “Yatamimation.” Her latest piece is this charming production, entitled Film Muffler, made using long knitted mifflers that depicts a sweet love story in the old-timey style of silent films, complete with a cute piano score.
Visit the Yatamimation website to check out more of Miho Yata’s crafty creations.
Legendary computer hacker Kevin Mitnick’s business card is actually a lock picking set.
Seems like IKEA are really shaking things up this year. In addition to the previously announced TV set, they’re also going to release a digital camera made of cardboard called Knäppa (“Snap”). It’ll hold 40 photographs at a time and plugs directly into your USB port. While it’s not the prettiest camera the world has ever seen, I do love the idea of a screen-less digital camera that brings people back to the wait-and-see days of film.
This is great.
IKEA Cardboard. Yay!
Japan’s Nabana no Sato Botanical Garden used over 7,000,000 LED lights to create this amazing tribute to nature featuring displays of rainbows, auroras, and Mt. Fuji.
I want to marry someone in this thing. Anyone, I don’t care. Let’s go.
And China made all of those 7,000,000 LEDs