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Star Wars: The Blueprints brings together, for the first time, the original blueprints created for the filming of the Star Wars Saga. Drawn from deep within the Lucasfilm Archives and combined with exhaustive and insightful commentary from best-selling author J. W. Rinzler, the collection maps in precise, vivid, and intricate detail the very genesis of the most enduring and beloved story ever to appear onscreen.
"Most importantly, Blueprints shows how in bringing this extraordinary epic to life, the world of special effects as we know it was born. For the first time, here you will see the initial concepts behind such iconic Star Wars scenes as the Rebel blockade runner hallways, the bridge of General Grievous’s flagship, the interior of the fastest “hunk of junk” in the Galaxy, and Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Never before seen craftsmanship and artistry is evident whether floating on the Death Star, escaping on a speeder bike, or exploring the Tatooine Homestead."
Star Wars: The Blueprints is a limited edition, hand-numbered run of 5,000 copies.
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"A dream that one day he could have a plate of food that sat on his chest while he played video games."
Edwards’ SpringWalker spring-assisted lower-body exoskeleton that amplifies the speed and range of a motion.
"The SpringWalker body amplifier is the first of a new breed of vehicles -- it's got legs. Isn't it strange, with the wonderful running and leaping capabilities of all kinds of animals, that there are still no machines to get you from here to there on legs? Why not? The answer is surprisingly simple: Our bodies are so well designed that it has taken 200 years of human engineering to catch up. Even with advanced materials and power sources, our technology has not been capable of building a simple running vehicle until now. "
This was flown FPV (First Person View). The live image is transmitted to the ground for viewing through video goggles worn by the pilot.
"Six buttons on the watch's bezel command essential functions(volume, power, channel up/down, play/rewind/fast forward) of televisions, DVDs, or most other devices that use infrared signals. " The brushed stainless steel watch also functions as an accurate digital timepiece with alarm, calendar, and chronograph.
Smile Name Badge Sports HD DVR
Driving, Meeting and Monitor Records
PC Web Camera and TV Out Feature
Diameter: 4.7 cm
Image Resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixel
Color Video Resolution: 720 x 480 pixel
FPS: 29 frames per second
Image file format: JPEG
Video file format: AVI (MJPG)
Audio file format: WAV
Color Video and Audio
Rechargeable Built-in Li-ion battery
Card Type: TF/Micro SDHC Card
TF 4GB for 2 hours Video record
Iain Sinclair's CardSharp Credit Card Folding Knife(£15) is a svelte knife and folds into a card to fit in your wallet. It weighs just 13 grams, is only 2mm thick and features a stainless steel blade with a healthy 65mm cutting edge and a short serrated edge on the opposite side. When folded, a built-in sheath prevents you from accidentally touching the sharp blade. Check out the video, you can see how it does fold/unfold. It will start shipping from January for £15($23) and and can be pre-ordered.
"12 legs may better than one". Yes, this is the Rideable Robot, called the Land Crawler eXtreme, a 12-legged mobile platform that can transport up to 175 pounds. Created by Vagabond Works. It is designed at the request of its creator's son. Watch the video of it in action!
"I made this just for my son (2 years old), because he told me "Dad! I wand to ride on a robot". This is just a toy for my son.
This mechanical link is based on Theo Jansen's designe.
LCX was designed to allow 360kg static weight and able to locomote with 90kg(tested). It is controlled by both wired remote controller and center of weight sensor. It's power sorce is 7.2V Ni-H battery that is used to RC and locomote 45min with human ride."