Tyrone Stoddart's "Boxed" is a design for a desk, chair and desklamp that collapse down into a small briefcase. What appears, at first, to be a case-worth of sticks and assorted oddments transforms into furniture with a remarkably few steps:
The concept of BOXED is not only to be an incredible useful and functional piece of furniture but also to educate the customer about ash dieback and the use of materials in all their products. With this in mind, a small pouch of ash seeds is given to the consumer to go out and re-plant to ensure that there is an understanding of the problem of dieback but also to replenish the materials that have been used in this project.
At 2:36, this video is still admittedly overlong and cries out for timelapse (seen a guy screw one stick into another, seen 'em all), but the overall effect is worth the watch.
The Nightmare Machine is an MIT project to use machine learning image-processing to make imagery for Hallowe’en.
The Stormtrooper Decanter is on back-order, but you can pre-order one from the next batch for £22 — it’s based on Andrew Ainsworth’s original movie helmet moulds from 1976, and will provide endless opportunities to point to lowball glasses and say things like “aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper drink?” (via Bonnie Burton)
Yahoo has released a machine-learning model called open_nsfw that is designed to distinguish not-safe-for-work images from worksafe ones. By tweaking the model and combining it with places-CNN, MIT’s scene-recognition model, Gabriel Goh created a bunch of machine-generated scenes that score high for both models — things that aren’t porn, but look porny.
If you like to DIY and you like helicopters, you’re going to really love the Flexbot Hexacopter Kit. This copter blows traditional models out of the water: it includes everything you need to actually build your own hexacopter, and then pilot it like a pro, too.The construction is complicated enough to give you a challenge, […]
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