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on Sep 24, 2007
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on September 23rd, 2007:
- visualsoftheworld.com – Longest page? Currently 24393.72 cm long, ready to scroll?
- Braille Graffiti – An attempt to create a unique moment for a blind person who might happen across one of these bits of braille graffiti.
- Firefly PCB – A small (around one watt) tube-based guitar amplifier using three inexpensive and readily available vacuum tubes. The entire amp can be built for less than $200.
- Ovi – The door to Nokia’s internet services – Ovi will include the Nokia Music Store, Nokia Maps and N-Gage games.
- Robotic Insect Takes Off – A life-size, robotic fly has taken flight at Harvard University. Weighing only 60 milligrams, with a wingspan of three centimeters, the tiny robot’s movements are modeled on those of a real fly.
- Build an antique style crystal radio – A crystal radio, or crystal set as it is sometimes called, is a radio that only uses the power of the radio waves picked up by the antenna to generate the sound heard in the head phones.
- The R2-D2 Wireless Web Camera – Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the original iconic Star Wars film.
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on Aug 28, 2007
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 27th, 2007:
- Interactive Frequency Chart – Easy to figure out which instruments are where in the frequency spectrum
- 20+ Free And Fresh Icon Sets – One can never have too many cool icons, right?
- Cassette MP3 Player – MP3 Player built into a standard cassette casing, letting you either use it as a uniquely old school shaped MP3 Player, or with any car cassette or cassette player to play MP3 Music
- Sony Bio Battery – Powers gadgets on grape juice and sports drinks
- 15 Ways To Create Website Screenshots – Plugins, standalone software and web based services to create website screenshots
- NOSO – NOSO is a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from social networking environments. The NOSO experience offers a unique opportunity to create NO Connections by scheduling NO Events with other NO Friends.
- Abduzeedo videocast – Ho to do water drops in Photoshop in 5 minutes
- Anywhere.FM – Upload your entire music collection and play it anywhere on a web music player
- Iconfinder – A search engine for icons.
Reuters reports about a huge Lego man, which was rescued from the Dutch sea.
Giant Lego man found at Dutch Zandvoort beach
From the report:
A giant, smiling Lego man was fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort on Tuesday. Workers at a drinks stall rescued the 2.5-metre (8-foot) tall model with a yellow head and blue torso.
“We saw something bobbing about in the sea and we decided to take it out of the water,” said a stall worker. “It was a life-sized Lego toy.” A woman nearby added: “I saw the Lego toy floating towards the beach from the direction of England.”
Have you ever found some oddly shaped vegetable in the supermarket? Sometimes fruits and vegetables come in funny shapes naturally, sometimes they’re specifically grown that way.
Funny Watermelon faces
There’s one thing you just have to enjoy in Japanese summer, and that are watermelons. Imagine mom saying “Kids, the watermelon is ready!” And “I’m coming, mom!” A big round watermelon being cut open on a table… BUT! Japanese watermelons are no longer round! Today PingMag shows off our favourite watermelon collection and gives a bit of insight into plant breeding.
Another vegatable that comes in different shapes is the cucumber. It is put into a heart-shaped container and allowed to grow, creating the Heart stick.
Star and Heart shaped cucumbers
Link via core77
OOOMS is selling wooden USB memory sticks.
From the product page:
The sticks are picked from the woods and are manually selected on their natural beauty, professionally handmade into unique and personal USB memory sticks.
OOOMS wooden USB memory sticks – don’t they look lovely?
They would go well with these wooden computers.
You can order them (PayPal, worldwide delivery @ 7 EUR) starting at 45 EUR for 256 MB, up to 80 EUR for a 2 GB model.
It’s funny how the product description has the dimensions at approx. 2 x 2 x 10 cm. I guess it depends on which piece of wood you get!
Link via Gizmodo
This Breathe Air helmet looks like it came straight from a Star Wars movie.
According to 22-year-old Brunel University industrial design and technology student Luke Pannell it’s not just a cool looking helmet.
From the Lancashire Evening Post:
The helmet was created to filter out particles which irritate hay fever and asthma sufferers. It covers the cyclist’s nose and mouth with a shield behind which the filtered air circulates. Used air is expelled via a plastic tube when the cyclist exhales.
Stephen Green, lecturer at Brunel University’s school of engineering and design, said: “Combining a helmet with effective filtering will provide considerably more reassurance to people whilst cycling.”
Luke is looking for a manufacturer to produce Breathe Air helmet, which is expected to retail for around 100 pounds.
These crop circles don’t look like they usually do. It’s complex enough but seems to lack geometry.
Crop circle, or not?
It may look like the latest aliens to land on our planet have been drinking and driving, but these bizarre patterns, discovered in a corn field in Holland, have a much more mundane explanation.
They were made by a drug (cocaine) user who was attempting to escape from police in his father’s car… Poor farmer.
WeirdConverter is a converter with a twist.
The site is simple: it is like a currency converter, but for completely unrelated items. Play around, and suggest other stuff you want to see – we will make it happen.
Good to know a Baby Grand Piano weighs only about half a Right Whale’s testicle
Currently you can convert things in weight and in length/height.
Link via Kottke