Category Archives: Graphics

Any technology related to computer graphics such as Flash, animations, etc…etc…

DIY HACK – HOWTO build an LED Hat!

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Check out this awesome LED Hat you can make for Halloween! There’s some construction notes that you can refer to build one yourself.

I think this was originally because I was planning to go to the Burning Man festival, in which being cover

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DIY Photography – Make Money with PhotoShelter or just browse for some nice photos

Check out PhotoShelter where you can buy or make some money with your photographs. It looks like it’s got much better photos than most stock photo sites I’ve seen so far.

They even have a blog!

PhotoShelter™ was founded in 2005 by IT Professionals and Photographers who were looking to create a truly archival storage solution, while empowering the individual photographer.

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DIY – Steam Punk Computer That gives you beer!

Check this Steam Punk Computer that serves you fresh beer from Russia!

Looks like Russians can turn an ordinary home computer into almost everything. For example, looks like this one can fill your mug with a fresh beer. Though actually nobody can tell how this weird thing works.

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Robotic flowers respond to SMS and web input

Cool, check out these artistic robotic flowers that can respond to SMS and web input.

Matt Gardiner’s recent incarnation of his “Oribotics” (robotic origami flowers) project adds a networked component that allows visitors to send SMS messages to the cyborg buds from their cellphones as well as input control messages through a web-based interface.

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1000100101 LCD watch

Wow, check out this new 1000100101 LCD Watch from Japan!  I’d get one if I can just remember the right sequence of 0s and 1s.   I should be able to do this since I do have a Computer Engineering degree… :p

Tokyoflash introduces a black face version of their popular 1000100101 LCD watch. This will display AM/PM, month, date, and day-of-the-week but I can’t figure out how to tell the time on this model.

This is listed in the “coming soon” column at 15,900

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DIY HACK – HOWTO Build your own LED Coffee Table!

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Wow, this has to be one of the coolest coffee tables you can own. You can get the kit at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories for about $350 or $450. You can even purchase a completed version if you are just not circuits-savvy.

Since we first showed these off, we have had a lot of inquiries about how you can make your own table like this.

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make your own Jacobs Ladder version 2!

Wow, check out this Jacobs Ladder too!

This is how I used a neon sign transformer to create my own classic sci-fi prop the Jacobs Ladder. A Jacobs Ladder is nothing more than two vertical wires attached to a very high voltage. The wires which form the ladder are close together at the base but diverge as they go up. When switched on an electric arc forms at the base of the wires. The arc heats the air above it and in doing so forms an easier path for the electricity to take. The arc moves upwards co

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make your own Jacobs Ladder!

Here’s a cool DIY on making your very own Jacobs Ladder. I always goto Fry’s with my friend Eric and find that they have this giant Jacobs Ladder that’d go off as soon as you were about to touch motherboards and whatnot. But this is great that now I know how it’s made.

The basic construction and principle of a Jacobs ladder is that a metal vee is formed from two bits of wire and a high voltage is applied across them. The ele

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360 Degree Light Field Display

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Holy crap, this is awesome!

We’ve looked at set-ups like this in the past (see here, here and here), and this is one is also pretty impressive. “The display consists of a high-speed video projector, a spinning mirror covered by a holographi

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DIY HACK – Painting with light…

Check out how you can create some nice photographs with light added.

Here is how it’s done:

Set your camera on the tripod and take a sample shot with flash / lights on. This will help you verify that your composition is OK.

Set the exposure to a relatively long value. Stop down the aperture as much as you need. If you are outside do nothing. If you are inside – this is the time to close the lights.

Make the click. Once the shutter is open use your flash

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