Sep 20th, 2010

Gaga for Meat Projects

Posted by Blogsnapper at 11:09 am

Meat in fashion’s been getting a lot of attention lately, especially with Lady Gaga’s meat outfits on the cover of Vogue Hommes and at the VMAs. We have a long standing appreciation for meat projects here at CRAFT, mainly because they make our stomachs turn with delightful controversy. Is raw meat any better or worse than fur or leather? Gaga certainly draws attention to the beef industry, which we all know could use some work. Here’s a roundup of our favorite fleshy fashionable foods. Ellen offered up a veggie bikini in response; let us know your thoughts in a comment below.

Meat Dress

Beef Jerky Purse

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Sep 20th, 2010

Climbing up a 1700 foot antenna tower

Posted by Blogsnapper at 11:09 am

This amazing video, from OLE (The OnLine Engineering) site, has been making the viral rounds this week. It shows a technician with a head-mounted camera climbing a 1768′ tall guided transmission tower. OK, so he takes an elevator most of the way, but those last few hundred feet are almost hard to watch. Terrifying and fascinating/informative at the same time. [Thanks, Thomas Michael Corcoran!]

The OnLine Engineer

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Sep 20th, 2010

Fake binoculars

Posted by Blogsnapper at 11:09 am

These fake binoculars are made so they can be used in plays.
THEY ARE NOT
USELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tools.
Paper, Cardboard, Glue, and (your choice) paint. Roll Roll two
tubes of cardboard. Or if you’re good at crafts make
two cuboid’s. C…
By: Totti11

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Sep 20th, 2010

How-To: Chevron Pillow From Striped Fabric

Posted by Blogsnapper at 11:09 am

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Sew up a snazzy chevron pillow from plain striped fabric with this handy tutorial from Dana at Made.

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Sep 20th, 2010

SUGRU Slide Whistle

Posted by Blogsnapper at 11:09 am

This instructable is more about what Sugru, a clay-like silicone
rubber product, doesn’t stick to than what it does stick to.  The
mouthpiece has an inside air channel that conducts the air you blow so
that it hits the leading edge of a wedge.  The sound vibration is
generated there.  It’s the sa…
By: Thinkenstein

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Sep 20th, 2010

Knit or Crochet Squares for the Maker Faire Rocket Yarnbomb

Posted by Blogsnapper at 11:09 am

Robyn Love will be at World Maker Faire NY making a special yarn bomb installation over one of the rocket sculptures on site. To prepare, we need your help! Our friends at Lion Brand Yarn are sponsoring the project and have set up two nights leading up to the Faire to come out and knit or crochet sections of the massive garment, all materials and supplies provided! It’s sure to be a good time, stop by and say hi. If you can’t make it, you can contribute on site at Maker Faire.

Come Knit or Crochet for the Rocket Yarn Bomb!

Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21, 6-8pm

Lion Brand Yarn

34 West 15th Street, 7th floor

Between 5th and 6th Avenues

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Sep 20th, 2010

Teensy fridge controller

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From the MAKE Flickr pool:

Flickr user P^2 – Paul created this fridge controller run by a Teensy:

This is a microcontroller-powered temperature controller for a fridge I built out of fabricated necessity and spare parts last weekend.



Backstory: We replaced our ancient 2nd fridge with a big new upright freezer, which left our little chest freezer empty. Sometimes we do need the extra fridge space though during harvest season at the farm, so I figured I could just turn the temperature up on that old chest freezer and turn it into a fridge. Nope. Highest it goes is -4C.

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Sep 20th, 2010

Royal Navy Field Gun Competition 1997

Posted by Blogsnapper at 11:09 am

Simon writes in regarding the Jeep-apart-in-4-minutes

Yep, nice little demo but do any proper driving in it and it would fall apart in well less than 4 minutes! Doesn’t compete with the old Royal Navy Field Gun competition for some quick assembly/disassembly.

I’d like to see a gadget version where the iFixit gang and West Point compete to take apart iPads :)

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Sep 20th, 2010

Resistor cutting robot

Posted by Blogsnapper at 11:09 am

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Spotted in the MAKE Flickr pool:

The folks at oomlout go through a lot of resistors, so they have constructed a resistor cutting machine to help them prepare kits. Constructed using an Arduino, servos, and some laser cut parts, it looks like a fun machine!

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Sep 20th, 2010

The Golden Zeppelini, art on wheels

Posted by Blogsnapper at 11:09 am

Please vote above left for the LED contest! "The Golden
Zeppelini " a 1930’s
Zeppelin commissioned by Mussolini for the Italian
war effort. I discovered this rare vehicle with help from the
great granddaughter of Rommel. My team and I built it in my shop
"Form & Reform" in West Oakland. This is…
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