Month: March 2015

These Mesmerizing, Morphing Chandeliers Move Like Jellyfish

These Mesmerizing, Morphing Chandeliers Move Like Jellyfish

This project transforms overhead lighting into kinetic sculptures. Studio Drift, an art and design studio in Amsterdam, has created the silken, flowery “Shylights.” When raised to the ceiling these lights are retracted in their cocoon-like container. They  descend like airborne jellyfish, filling the room with light and movement. [vimeo 47945023 w=620] In design, biomimetics  is […]

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Bring the Thunder: Build a Simple Sound Effects Tube

Bring the Thunder: Build a Simple Sound Effects Tube

You never know when you’re going to need to make an impressive rumbling noise. Maybe you’re putting on a play and need some sound effects. Maybe you just want to make your neighbors really curious about what the heck you’re doing. No matter the reason, making a loud rumbly “Thunder Tube” is quite easy. As […]

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Super-Sweet Fashion: DIY Felt Donut Collar

Super-Sweet Fashion: DIY Felt Donut Collar

Stand-alone collars are a great way to add some extra fun to any outfit, and this DIY felt donut collar just about takes the cake! Quirky and cute, this sweet little accessory is sure to bring a smile to your face every time you wear it. (And the seed bead sprinkles are such a nice […]

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Bots Enjoy Night Out at Robot Nightlife Event

Bots Enjoy Night Out at Robot Nightlife Event

Humans and robots alike came out in droves to celebrate the robot-themed installment of the California Academy of Sciences’ weekly Nightlife event. In addition to the Academy’s regular aquarium, planetarium, and rainforest exhibits, attendees enjoyed the chance to interact with a variety of robots. Game of Drones had a large presence at the event, using […]

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4 Taxidermy Drones: Yes, That’s a Thing

At some point someone got the idea to put a taxidermied animal on a remote control (RC) body. Here’s a few examples of this type of animal-machine hybrid. I’m not sure I would want my pet immortalized like this, but to each his own I suppose… Beloved Cat Turned into a Flying Machine A former cat, […]

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