Gavin van Dam

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Pixar's Renderman released for free

Pixar has released its Renderman imaging software to the public free to download. This version is identical to the software it uses on it's own …

Astonishing comics that 'save your game' when you turn the page

Shiga has been making comics since he was 20 years old and a pure math major studying at UC Berkeley. A life-long fan of Choose Your Own Adventure …

Clothespin Pocket Pistol

When my father was a child he used to sit on the kitchen floor with my grandmother and they would modify matchsticks to become tiny rockets. They would shoot them inside and leave tiny scorch marks on the walls. Grant Thompson, the self-proclaimed “King of Random,” has compiled a fantastic project …

Star Trek: TOS panties

Thinkgeek's Star Trek TOS panties are steeped in the romance of a bygone era of space-exploration (there's also matching boxers). The mix-n-match …

Automated Mindstorms Battery Exchanger for Drones

This cool project was built by a Danish company, Valhalla Drone Solutions, a group of seven engineers from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. It’s a Lego Mindstorms robot that automatically switches a quadrotor’s battery pack.<p>When the drone lands, it’s positioned by a belt, an assembly …

Teen's free award-winning 2009 game "Sneaky Cards" redeveloped by fans and relaunched

Back in 2009, we partnered with Institute for the Future to hold a "Digital Open" contest for teens around the world. One of the winners was Harry …

Five Ways to Make Rope Bracelets

It’s summer and it makes sense that we return to a summer camp classic: the friendship bracelet. This time, we’re taking a chic, stacked, and studded approach that we think you’ll love.<p>For all of these, you’ll need to use a lighter to seal the end of the rope after you cut it. So ask for help from …

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Phenomenal styrofoam cup art

This exquisitely-illustrated styrofoam cup is reportedly the work of an artist named William Hersey. More photos. <i>(via Reddit)</i>