Tim from Grand Illusions dusted off a decades-old carbon arc lamp to show how it works, and how to create colorful and hypnotic pulsing patterns. Read the rest
YouTuber nigahiga took a fan request and made this impressive clip of dancing without moving over the course of a week. Read the rest
Crazy Carts are souped-up electric go-karts with rear wheels like the ones on the front of shopping carts. Some goofballs decided to turn a real car into a Crazy Cart by replacing the rear tires with caster wheels. Read the rest
4-Mation is a product being developed by Kevin Holmes, Jonathan Scoon, and Charlie Round-Turner that features a spinner that accommodates different 3D-printed animations, like the leaping frogs above.
They also have this cute fish loop:
They plan to offer three models, from basic to deluxe:
4-Mation is a modular 3D Zoetrope kit that will be available in 3 models. It’s powered by 24 3Watt RGB LED strobes, precision timed by a microcontroller linked to an encoder motor. RPM(Strobe-rate), brightness, colour are all controlled from a phone app. The Android app (4-Mation) is already in the play store, iPhone app is in progress. Assemble the kit in about 1/2 hour then download and print one of our free animations – or design your own.Animations can be swapped in a minute.
They took it to a local school, where the response was tremendous:
Sign up at their site to find out when the crowdfunding campaign launches.
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YouTuber Nigels Life created a cool proof of concept for a quiz show using YouTube clips as multiple choice answers. He recorded a clip for every possible outcome. Read the rest
These next-level Transformers costumes are not only cute, but they are very well-designed! It's especially cute because the kids are so young they seem a little unclear on how cool their final forms are. Read the rest
SoCraftastic tested six marker types on a non-porous surface to see which one allowed the ink to float on water. The effect is pretty cool with a stick figure. Read the rest
YouTuber Mr. Puzzle demonstrates Revomaze, a maze puzzle hidden inside a metal cylinder. Read the rest
Ross Symons wanted to improve both his photography and origami skills, so he challenged himself to create a fun photo of one of his miniature origami each day, something he started for fun in 2014. Read the rest
LEGO invited YouTuber Andrew Huang to make a song using only instruments he constructed from the colorful plastic bricks. Some very creative instruments were the result. Read the rest
Michelle McNew: "My crazy kid jumping on his buddy’s ice covered trampoline"
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Everyone is raving about Nintendo Labo, simple contraptions made with cardboard and circuits that turn a Switch into a whole new experience. Read the rest
David Shtorm (aka Candy King) has a black light cotton candy maker, and he creates edible animal sculptures like this elephant that are a big hit with the kids. Read the rest
Every Hevesh5 creation is a delight, but this compilation of some of the best recent moments from the domino toppling channel is concentrated delight of the highest order. Read the rest
The Wara straw art festival in Japan uses rice straw to create these enormous animal sculptures. Read the rest
Here's a fun little project with wooden matchsticks: weave them into bracelets using no glue. Read the rest
Sean Ohlenkamp and Rob Popkin spent years creating this remarkable stop-motion animation made of carved pumpkins. Even the soundtrack is made of pumpkins. Read the rest