Wednesday, November 07, 2007

random 32

  • australia
    Habs-Dyer Equal Area projection. You have to love this Australian Map.

  • flight patterns
    Designer Aaron Koblin composited a day's worth of FAA data to make some pretty fascinating (and deeply beautiful) animations. There are more here. via npr

  • lee valley
    One of the things I miss about not being close to London is Lee Valley. I received a catalog from them the other day. Here's a couple of little things I have used / given.

    This 1" dia. flat steel bagel is really a very versatile pocket screwdriver. It replaces dimes, quarters and table knives,What makes it so effective is the range of edge thickness (from 0.030" to 0.090") created by a ramp formed on one side. They make a great stocking stuffer.

    The 2nd item for today is the tin of book darts. They are perfect for use as non-slipping bookmarks that can even be positioned to point to a specific line. Unobtrusive and indefinitely reusable, they eliminate the need for bent corners, paper clips, underlining, highlighting, sticky papers.

  • tesla coil
    Not just any old tesla coils, but ones that play the Marion Bros theme (with no speakers involved).
    Twin Solid State Musical Tesla coils playing Mario Bros theme song at the 2007 Lightning on the Lawn Teslathon sponsored by DC Cox (Resonance Research Corp) in Baraboo WI. The music that you hear is coming from the sparks that these two identical high power solid state Tesla coils are generating. There are no speakers involved. The Tesla coils stand 7 feet tall and are each capable of putting out over 12 foot of spark. They are spaced about 18 feet apart. The coils are controlled over a fiber optic link by a single laptop computer. Each coil is assigned to a midi channel which it responds to by playing notes that are programed into the computer software.

  • triumph 3
    Triumph Motorcycles takes you into the heart of their factory and company history in the funny short video...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just another day at Canada Post...ahhhhh - RoG