I got a little sunburnt last week after a short time in the sun. Here are 7 solar powered creations that are better for harnessing the power of the sun.
Friday, September 2, 2016
We recently attended the annual Izmir International Fair. The theme this year was innovation and the exhibits included a mini maker faire.
Suburban train simulator
Virtual reality parachute
Virtual reality cycling
Virtual reality submarine
|Mini Maker Faire|
Lots of 3D printers on display
Solar powered boat
Solar powered car
A drone motorcycle?
Intricate laser cutting laminated to produce interesting geometric effects
CNC producing a label
Laminated cardboard and LEDs
Laminated cardboard sculpture
Wooden construction blocks. Not available on the App Store
|Model of Artemis Temple constructed from sugar cubes|
In New Zealand we picked up an IDo3D art kit which has two resin pens and a UV torch for creating 3D art.
My daughter and I created a seahorse model following an example on the box.
Blue and green resin pens, plastic drawing surface and shape formers, UV torch.
Tracing parts of a seahorse with the resin pen
Curing and hardening the resin with UV
Joining parts together
The finished seahorse model
Saturday, July 30, 2016
On our travels in New Zealand we visited the Hastings City Art Gallery and we interacted with an exhibit:
The cubic structural evolution project, 2004, is a hands-on installation by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson. Comprising thousands of pieces of white Lego bricks scattered on a large table, the work invites Gallery visitors to become ‘architects’ by using the Lego to create endlessly re-forming structures limited only by imagination.Towering cityscapes emerge out of the rubble of Lego bricks and constantly evolve as new visitors contribute to the work through construction, modification, destruction and re-construction – processes inherent to the lifecycle of any metropolis.
My children and nephews changing the sculpture
It was fun to construct and add our versions of buildings, ladders, Donkey Kong, King Kong and other creations to the large white Lego structures.
The exhibit continues until 28 August 2016