Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Groundhog Day again

In celebration of Groundhog Day, Instructables again has a special instructable today on how to modify the Groundhog Day Alarm Clock featured in the Groundhog Day movie. The Groundhog Day Alarm Clock consists of a Panasonic RC-6025 flip clock modified to play the audio from the movie Groundhog Day when the alarm goes off.

Make sure to watch the video!

Learn more about making the Groundhog Day Alarm Clock at Groundhog Day Alarm Clock on Instructables.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Christmas loot

What gadgets did Santa bring you for Christmas?

My kids got Lego and Meccano models. I got a 28pcs precision mini tool set. I've used it to build a papercraft Minecraft Steve.


I also got a waffle maker and I have made a couple of batches of waffles, but I will be trying various waffle maker hacks. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hands free wheelchair

A backyard New Zealand inventor has created a hands free wheelchair for a friend disabled in a skiing accident. The wheelchair is self balancing and responds to shifts in weight, allowing the user to instantly turn in any direction.

The invention is currently in preproduction set up and is a finalist in the New Zealand National Innovators’ Awards.

Some common questions answered:

More info here

More video of the Ogo here

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A house that catches the sun

This amazing award winning house in Australia can chase the sun. Built on a huge lazy susan, the house rotates 359 degrees for a change of scenery at the touch of a button.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Globe making

Earlier in the year I glued together a papercraft lunar globe from Canon Creative Park.

Recently I've been thinking about making my own earth globe, but after watching this video it doesn't look easy. The time and skill required is amazing.

[Spotted on http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/handcrafted-globes/]

If you are looking for a very simple sun or moon papercraft project, try this Pixelpapercraft Sun and Moon.