Month: June 2009

Lost Knowledge: Timbrel Vaulting

Lost Knowledge: Timbrel Vaulting

A 14th century method for creating vaulted ceilings with tiles getting some modern love.

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Some recent FMCG vids

Our pal Jeri Ellsworth and her crew of restless USTREAM-ing hackers are at it again, exploring light polarization, sparking ions, and reversing time. The Fat Man and Circuit Girl

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The first ethernet cable

The first ethernet cable

Lisa Katayama writes on Boing Boing Gadgets: Behind an ordinary door in a nondescript room hosting several printers and copiers at PARC is the world’s first Ethernet cable. In 1973, Bob Metcalfe sent an internal memo to his colleagues at Xerox proposing a local system of interacting workstations, files, and printers. The devices would all […]

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Make: Projects – Outlet-mount device charging pocket

Make: Projects – Outlet-mount device charging pocket

Most cell phones are provided with a very basic wall-wart charger, and you usually have to pay extra for a proper charging dock. The bundled charger is often unsightly in use, being just a transformer with a cord strung out to an end table or something where the cell phone rests. If you have a […]

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Hardware Chess Sets

Hardware Chess Sets

Here is a collection of chess sets built from mechanical and electrical bits, mostly nuts, bolts, and washers of various flavors.

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How-To:  Weave a rope mat

How-To: Weave a rope mat

I’ve seen this thing referred to as an “Ocean Mat,” a “Prolong Knot,” a “Ladder Mat,” and a “Sailor’s True Love Mat.” Whatever you want to call it, it’s a noble expression of the manly art of knot-tying, and this tutorial at the UK’s Scullion Enterprises will show you how it’s done. More: Rope bending […]

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How-To: Droning machine

How-To: Droning machine

Randy Sarafan’s band has got to be set up by now, he built his own droning machine from the movie Eli Eli Lema Sabachthani.

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