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Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board

The ATtiny85 chip is a simple $2 way to get into Arduino. It's the basis of low-cost microcontrollers like the Digispark, the Picoduino, the Trinket, …

Arduino

Building a Simple Arduino Robot

This guide shows you how to quickly and easily build an Arduino robot. Robotics is an exciting and fun hobby that has become very affordable in recent years. What would have required a lot of money and experience to do a few decades ago is now affordable, easy, and most of all, FUN!<p><b>Not sure if</b> …

Speech Controlled Quadropod

Introduction: Speech Controlled Quadropod<p>First Prize in the<br>Microcontroller Contest<p>View Contest<p>This is my first post on Instructables and I am super …

Arduino

Dock 312's Magnetically-Joined Flatpack Endtables

Magnetically-joined furniture doesn't have a very long commercial history. We first saw Eveline Pieters' Green Tuna Design brand and Joene …

Furniture

Scientist Figures Out How to Use a Laser to Make Metals Permanently Waterproof!

Hitting metals with a laser to make the metals turn black doesn't sound very sexy. But for Dr. Chunlei Guo, a professor of optics at the University …

Engineering

steve areen builds a dome home in 6 weeks for 9,000 dollars

<b>‘dome home’ by steve areen, thailand</b><br>image © steve areen<p><b>photographer and musician steve areen recently finished his dome house on a gifted piece of</b> …

Playfully Interactive Light Shaped Like an Abstract Bird

<i>Perch Light</i> is a playful light design that looks like a small, abstract bird sitting quietly on the edge of a ledge. It was created by London-based Umut Yamac, an architect and designer who enjoys creating works that blend his interest in traditional materials like metal with more fragile materials …

Archives

Watch drone flyers compete in a Star Wars–style race in a French forest

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Airgonay<p>Dozens of drone owners conducted a three lap circuit through trees last month in what organizers, who compared …

Discarded Japanese Gadget Factories Are Becoming High-Tech Greenhouses

After Fukushima, the Japanese electronics industry is turning to agriculture. Talk about modern farming.<p>According to a report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, companies such as Fujitsu, Toshiba, and Panasonic are beginning to grow produce such as lettuce and strawberries where silicon chips were once …

Wall Street

Trippy Portraits by Nicky Barkla

We've seen some great illustrated portraits here before, but it's those out of the box that catch our attention and show the creativity of artists …

Breaking Bad

11-Year-Old Makes An Unbreakable, Spill-Proof Cup For Her Ailing Grandfather

When Lily Born noticed her grandfather, who suffers from Parkinson’s, was spilling his drinks, she decided to design him a better cup. The young entrepreneur is now selling her product on Kickstarter.<p>While most 11-year-olds are watching <i>Hunger Games</i> or doing other typically pre-teen things, Lily …

Tweens

A 4-In-1 Sitting, Standing, and Draft Desk, Plus Easel!

Four months ago, I had a vision. I looked at a drafting table purchased for my wife–too shaky to ever draw on. I considered its adjustable height and surface angle. And I realized, this piece of crap drafting table would make the perfect, budget standing desk. Two hastily placed screws later, I …

Standing Desks

Harvard Scientists Create Super Strong Degradable Bioplastic from Shrimp Shells

Thanks to a team of Harvard scientists, being called a “shrimp” will no longer amount to an insult. The University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically …

The Subtractive Canvases and Street Art of Pejac | Colossal

<p>Equally versatile in medium, canvas, and subject matter, Spanish artist Pejac seems comfortable working on the smallest drawing to the largest …

WIRT: A Sleek Storage Solution For the Hallway

WIRT is an award-winning hallway accessory from Manadaº Studio that fulfills all storage needs in one single object. Depending on your desire, it can …

Furniture

What's the Difference Between Brown and White Eggs?

There are all sorts of rumours surrounding brown eggs and white eggs. Some people say that brown eggs are better for you and contain more nutrients; …

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw | Colossal

<p>Designed by Georgia-based industrial design student Nicholas Baker, the Prism Nightlight is a minimalist, battery-powered nightlight that turns on …

Spectacular Sliding Door System: Evolution by Klemens Torggler[Video]

Austrian designer <b>Klemens Torggler</b> came up with a spectacular sliding door system. The designer’s <b>Evolution Door</b> slides open without the use of tracks. …

Artist ‘Roadsworth’ Continues to Transform Streets, Buildings and Sidewalks into a Visual Playground | Colossal

<p>Montreal artist Roadsworth (previously) continues to make his mark on the streets of Montreal by introducing elements of wildlife and humor onto an …

Mo' Pencils, Mo' Problems

Whether you're an ID student working wood or an architecture student making foamcore models, you need a pencil to mark dimensions on the material …

Woodworking

Sustaining Urban Ecosystems with Modular Brick Habitats

There's more than one way to boost much-needed biodiversity in urban areas. As a part of practicing sustainable architecture and developing more …

Tiny Masterpiece: Joseph Martinez And Three Artists Make Art In Matchbooks

Joseph Martinez<p>Mike Bell<p>Jason D’Aquino<p>We are a society mesmerized by extremes. In our fascination with art this generally translates into obsession …

Surreal Silhouettes of Talking Trees in Barcelona

Madrid-based Spanish street artist Sam3 recently created an intriguing mural titled <i>Park</i> on the side of a building in Barcelona. The large-scale work presents silhouettes of four trees whose entangled branches transform their image into that of two people's heads facing each other. The incredible …

Art

Core77 2013 Year in Review: Materials, Part 1 - This Year in Wood

<b>Core77 2013 Year in Review</b>: Top Ten Posts · Furniture, Pt. 1 · Furniture, Pt. 2<br>Digital Fabrication, Pt. 1 · Digital Fabrication, Pt. 2 · Digital …

Woodworking

Living Clay: Artist Johnson Tsang Brings Ceramic Bowls and Cups to Life | Colossal

<p>With an adept understanding of ceramics and anatomy, Hong-Kong based artist Johnson Tsang (previously here and here) creates strange and unexpected …

Inspired Street Murals Skillfully Crafted From Masking Tape

When you think of the term 'street art', you might be thinking giant walls of spray paint and vivid colour. That was once common place for Melbourne …

Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Made of Beads, Buttons, and Pins

<b>Ode to Second Full Moon II</b><p>Brooklyn-based Korean artist Ran Hwang, who is no stranger to working with buttons, beads, and pins, has assembled a number of circular and oval pieces paying homage to the beauty of nature. Each creation presents a vignette of cherry blossoms in the artist's signature …

Cherry Blossoms

AJ Fosik's New Wooden Sculptures Jump Off the Canvas

Portland, Oregon-based artist AJ Fosik creates bright, three-dimensional wooden works that look like vibrant illustrations come to life. The artist uses a radiant spectrum of colors for each of his pieces, exaggerating their animated nature. As a result, the sculptural works have a whimsical appeal …

Art

Joshua Tree's Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

Art

'Seventeen' from Nils Völker is Everything We Expected (with Some Fun Light Play Tossed in)

Just when you thought artist Nils Völker couldn't expand on his expansive respiratory installations, we're bringing you a new title to the bunch. …

Art