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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sun power

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

Izmir International Fair 2016 - theme Innovation

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?

Robot arms

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