Monday, March 6, 2017

Saving the beach with beer bottle recycling

I have recently seen media like this from Tom Scott about how the world is running out of sand.

So it is refreshing to know that New Zealand's DB Export is recycling beer bottles into sand. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy Groundhog Day again

To celebrate Groundhog Day, an instructable on how to modify the iconic Panasonic RC-6025 flip clock from 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.

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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Thunderbirds Are Go

Over the weekend we saw several Thunderbirds Are Go episodes on a TV cartoon channel. I remember the original Thunderbirds were puppets and I thought the remake was all CGI. I am happily surprised to see this behind the scenes today talking about the amazing "bigature" sets created for the show.    

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The One Moment

Yet another awesome music video from OK Go. 

There was a lot of math involved in getting all of the pyrotechnics to sync exactly with the music.

Another video showing more of the behind the scenes story.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Why NTSC has 29.97 fps

Standup mathematician, Matt Parker, explains why NTSC has 29.97 frames per second.

See also the behind the scenes on how Matt made this episode.