Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 11.9

It’s the Friday Quickies! Surf’s up!

Jump for much more!


Strangely hypnotic…
Sugar Glass Meltdown

For the explanation: check out The Finch & Pea.


Also strangely hypnotic…
Sort Your Skittles!
{via Victor}

from the page

This is a machine I designed to sort Skittles. It uses a BASIC Stamp 2 and 3 servos for actuation. An IR LED and phototransistor are used to stop the turnstile in position. I fabricated may of the parts from epoxy including the body, the turnstile, the chute header, etc. The base is wood and the funnel is from a hummingbird feeder. The rest is made from telescope parts and PVC.
I’ve made some recent modifications to the machine. Now the color detection stage is visible and I painted some previously unfinished parts.


Not hypnotic in the least…
Kid plays PVC pipe
{via @tlegower}


Featured image is an excerpt from The Awakening by J. Seward Johnson.




Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Empty Set, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. WDIY 88.1FM NPR station programmer. Skepchick.

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  1. Some serious awesome in the quickies today — I very much want that PVC instrument, and holy frikknuggets those flower sculptures are amaaazing.

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