No doubt this speeds things up a bit.

- Aidan

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Monday 3 December, 2012

kontraptionist:

To mark the occasion of 31,000 Kontraptionist Lab followers, I bring to you the guts of the lottery machine clock! Yes, that’s right, instead of random numbers, it tells the time.

In spite of all the speculation at the opening reception, there are no magnets, no microchips, no weights, velcro, or magic of any kind here, just good old fashioned slight of hand. 

Four stepper motors drive four large Multi-Ply gears housing the display balls, and no fewer than four high power blowers supply enough air to make all of the balls dance around. A fifth blower is all it takes to launch all four of the appropriate balls in to their final display positions. 

On display now at Callicoon Fine arts in the lower east side

James HoffMilking the Flat Cow
November 11, 2012 - January 6, 2013
124 Forsyth St. New York NY 10002 

- Aidan

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Monday 3 December, 2012
I’ve been running a GoPro waterproof housing through an autoclave today, and rather reassuringly it didn’t fall apart, deform or melt into a horrendous, smelly plastic mess. More on this soon, once the kinks are worked out.

- Aidan

I’ve been running a GoPro waterproof housing through an autoclave today, and rather reassuringly it didn’t fall apart, deform or melt into a horrendous, smelly plastic mess. More on this soon, once the kinks are worked out.

- Aidan

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Tuesday 6 November, 2012
The kitchen needs this. Immediately. 

Click through for a large PDF. (via)

- Aidan

The kitchen needs this. Immediately.

Click through for a large PDF. (via)

- Aidan

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Sunday 21 October, 2012
Here’s a load of concept art from Prometheus. Mediocre film, but it looked great. (via)
- Aidan

Here’s a load of concept art from Prometheus. Mediocre film, but it looked great. (via)

- Aidan

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Friday 5 October, 2012
Aidan showed me this, have a go here. It works nicely when you circle your mouse slowly. Also, take a look at this one too.
-Adam

Aidan showed me this, have a go here. It works nicely when you circle your mouse slowly. Also, take a look at this one too.

-Adam

"In 1981, Jernigan was sentenced to death for stabbing and shooting 75-year-old Edward Hale, who discovered him stealing a microwave oven. Jernigan spent 12 years in prison before his final plea for clemency was denied. His cadaver was sectioned and photographed for the Visible Human Project at the University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Center."
Interesting ethereal images from Croix Gagnon and Frank Schott, utilising a light-painting-esque technique identical to the one shown here, just with slices of body parts instead. (via)
- Aidan

"In 1981, Jernigan was sentenced to death for stabbing and shooting 75-year-old Edward Hale, who discovered him stealing a microwave oven. Jernigan spent 12 years in prison before his final plea for clemency was denied. His cadaver was sectioned and photographed for the Visible Human Project at the University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Center."

Interesting ethereal images from Croix Gagnon and Frank Schott, utilising a light-painting-esque technique identical to the one shown here, just with slices of body parts instead. (via)

- Aidan

It’s a Black & White only Leica, and you can spend £8000 for the privilege. It’s main advantage is that it shoots 1:1 pixels - there’s no faffing about with a Bayer filter on this bad boy! (link)
- Aidan 

It’s a Black & White only Leica, and you can spend £8000 for the privilege. It’s main advantage is that it shoots 1:1 pixels - there’s no faffing about with a Bayer filter on this bad boy! (link)

- Aidan 

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Monday 14 May, 2012

The eCloud Project.

- Aidan

James Bond mirror at University House.
- Aidan

James Bond mirror at University House.

- Aidan

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Friday 27 April, 2012
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