Friedrich Kirschner has built a 3D scanner called the Milkscanner v1.0 using just a webcam, Legos, a plastic bowl, and some milk. The Legos are used to hold the webcam up, and basically a manual stop-motion technique is used to get the 3D scan. An object is placed in the bowl and milk is slowly added as the webcam takes photographs. The slices are then stitched together into a 3D model. It's cool and all, but it means anything you want to scan you have to soak in milk. Which is perfect, because I really need a scan of some Lucky Charms.
Instructables has a nice tutorial on how to create motorized skates using a pair of inline skates, an angle grinder, and a bag of 12 volt batteries. And just how safe are these? Well instead of brakes, this is how you stop:
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Datamancer has put together this flatbed scanner built into a bound leather book. The scanner sits inside a sheet metal frame with the book built around it. There's really no practical use for this, but it looks super cool. I guess you could pretend to put a piece of paper in y... / Continue →
If you enjoy watching TV, drinking, and letting everybody know you have absolutely no taste whatsoever, this Pop-Up TV-Liquor Cabinet might be for you. At least it's shiny. Plus, you know, the TV looks like it's 20-years-old. So that's nice.
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