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Mad Quickies 4.1

Mad Quickies 4.1

Fully Dressed Redesigns of Superheroines. (via Beth) Eight Doctor Who Crafts. Adam Kennedy’s “From Rusty Fire Hydrants to Imaginary Planets“. Batman logo coffee table Raiders of the Lost Ark brainstorming transcript. Turn Ikea stools into a scooter. Apollo 11 in 100 seconds. Floating ripple vase. (Featured image via Adam Kennedy)   Robot Dragonfly   Magnetic Putty Eats ... »

Mad Quickies 3.18

Mad Quickies 3.18

An Indiegogo campaign to restore Lowell Observatory’s Clark Telescope. Who invented zero? Feynmann’s double slit experiment actually works. 7 Raspberry Pi tutorials. Sponsored superheros. Henrietta Lacks’ “HeLa” cell line sequenced. DIY Lucky Charms marshmallows. Somebody thought it would be a good idea to give a flying robot talons. Pulsars, Joy Division and Jocelyn ... »

Mad Quickies 3.11

Mad Quickies 3.11

A 3D printed gown for Dita Von Teese Lego insects. Seriously nerdy blanket. Popping a water balloon with sunglasses on. Lego Stephen Hawking. (via Charl) Cartoon skeletons. (via Anne) Bar bans Google Glass. (via Charl) Escher cookies. A pie chart breaking down the percentages of genius. Thumb tacks. Geddit? Thumb tacks. Robot uprising propaganda posters. A Whole Bunch of Ball Bearings (featured im... »

Mad Quickies 2.11

Mad Quickies 2.11

Lego-compatible coffee mug.     Giant, glow-in-the-dark googly eyes.     Deer antler lamp.     Tenth Doctor pinafore.     Hot coffee USB charger.     Ziggy Stardust action figure.     Aerogel Valentine.     Stretchy skull sculpture (via Donna).  &nbs... »

RoboPuppet

RoboPuppet

A couple weeks ago Charles sent me a link to a video from a company that makes a bunch of animatronic products. They’ve got a remote-controlled bird puppet that moves its beak and turns its head side-to-side. It sells for… NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS!? And that’s their cheapest product. I suggested that maybe, if you weren’t that interested in the wireless aspect of it, it might b... »

Tessellated Escher cookies

Mad Quickies 1.14

Escher cookies! Kerntype – a kerning game. Single line portraits. Googly eye fridge magnets. Identifying Anachronisms in ‘Lincoln’ & ‘Mad Men’ How many seagulls do you need to carry a giant peach? Minimalist phone case. Control a flying robot with your mind. Scrabble fridge magnets. Star Wars taxidermy. GM labeling, for informed consumers. (featured image via Inst... »

Mad Quickies 12.10

Mad Quickies 12.10

Art Nouveau Amy, Rory, River and Doctor, and an Art Deco Doctor. Crocheted Firefly dolls. Christmas Story leg lamp cookie cutter. Star Wars terrariums Wondermark calendar part 1 and part 2. Animated Lego Nyan cat (autoplay). Thundercloud lamp. Transforming robot/car. Two image sliding card. Illustrations of Snowflakes (via Donna) And a photograph of a snowflake (via Charl) (featured image via Rich... »

Mad Quickies 11.30

Mad Quickies 11.30

It’s the Friday Quickies! Surf’s up! The climate change movie that’s changing minds. Chasing Ice. ROBOTS! There’s an app for that. Electronic gifts from the Maker Shed. Slideshow. At 50 Watts: 24 Pharmaceutical Ads from 1930s France. Polina and Sergey make jewelry out of stardust. Or at least it looks that way. {via Elizabeth F.} Absolutely stunning – Cheetahs in supe... »

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