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21 Swings

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"The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation.
The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre
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Computer Board Table

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Built by David Maloney using boards and drives from old Intergraph 6000 series machines made in the late 80s early 90s.
"For years I've been throwing old computer boards into a box in the garage to someday recycle them into some sort of project. It finally popped in my head to create a table with them using some of the black walnut from a tree we cut down a few years ago and had milled in the yard with a portable mill.
It's basically two tables. One internal table to screw the boards to and another set of wood frames with glass that slide on top of the board table. It's basically a wood diorama. It will be very easy to swap out the computer boards with something else once we get tired of the look of the boards."
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BeetBox uses real beets to make music

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BeetBox is a simple instrument that allows users to play drum beats by touching actual beets. It is powered by a Raspberry Pi with a capacitive touch sensor and an audio amplifier in a handmade wooden enclosure.
Here's how it works:
    Inside the cabinet is a Raspberry Pi Model B computer hooked up to an MPR121 capacitive touch sensor. A Python script detects any touches on the beets, and plays drum samples using the pygame gaming module system. The sounds produced are fed to an LM386-based amp and on to a speaker located behind the holes in the wood.

Five Hours of Airplane Landings Condensed Into Under 30 Seconds

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A 25-second time-lapse video showing "all landings at San Diego Int Airport on Black Friday Nov 23, 2012 between 1030am and 300pm."
Created by photography and film professor Cy Kuckenbaker.
"To give the video a sense of temporal change as the planes fly by I did an 8 hour time-lapse under a bridge nearby shot at the same angle and composited it over the planes. Without it there’s no sense of time passing. I used an intervalometer to shoot about 800 images with the same exposure as the video. Once I had it posted as a regular video clip, I keyed the sky out of it as well. I put everything together in Adobe Premiere, which challenged my system since I needed 40 video tracks to stack all the airplane clips together."
He was inpired by a omposite photo of planes, taken by Korean Ho-Yeol Ryu at Hannover Airport.
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Fast Track, a  trampoline track in Nikola-Lenivets park

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Fast Track” is a 167 foot long trampoline track that was installed in Nikola-Lenivets park in rural Russia for the Archstoyanie art festival. It created by Estonian architecture firm Salto Architects.
"“Fast track” is a integral part of park infrastructure, it is a road and an installation at the same time. It challenges the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects and tends to be ignorant to its surroundings. “Fast track” is an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context. It gives the user a different experience of moving and percieving the environment."
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Model fighter made of recycled beer cans

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X-Wing fighter made from recycled Kaiser beer cans by Tamás Kánya.
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MechBass Is A Robot That Plays The Bass

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It is a wonderful bass player. MechBass(PDF file, design detail), a robotic contraption by New Zealand-based engineering student James McVay. The elaborate device is MIDI-controlled, and “consists of four string units on an aluminum frame with sliding pitch shifters that alter the pitch of the strings, which are then struck by rotating pick wheels." Watch the video!

Trotify

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The trotify is a wooden device that sits on your front wheel and makes your bike clop like a horse.
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Oru Kayak: the origami folding boat

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The Oru Kayak is a boat that folds out of a compact case.The Oru Kayak on the other hand is super light (25 lbs.) and ultra portable since it folds up into a 33″ X 29″ X 10″ case whenever you’re not using it.
"Each Oru Kayak is engineered of a single sheet of double-layered plastic. The single seam is sealed with a watertight rubber gasket. Solid ribs offer strength and rigidity.The corrugated plastic skin is extremely tough and durable."
"It’s full size (12' long), super light (25 lbs), and quick to assemble (5 min). On the water it’s fast, stable, and handles incredibly well."

Windswept by Charles Sowers

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Hundreds of spinning blades reveal the invisible patterns of the wind in American artist Charles Sowers' kinetic installation on the facade of the Randall Museum in San Francisco.

Amazing pencil sculptures by Dalton Ghetti

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These amazing pencil sculptures are created by São Paulo-born artist Dalton Ghetti. Let's feast our eyes on them.
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Waterfall Swing

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The Waterfall Swing at the 2011 World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, the people swinging to swing without getting wet.
"Riders pass through openings in a waterfall created by precisely monitoring their path via axel-housed encoders, creating the thrill of narrowly escaping obstacles."

Apple computer

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'Apple' Computer

A Toy Train in Space

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Youtube user RonIsNeat sent his son's favorite train "Stanley" to space in a weather balloon with a HD camera and an old cell phone for GPS. He was recovered 27 miles away in a corn field. This video documents the journey from liftoff to landing. Cool
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The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago

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Located in the Willis Tower in Chicago, the building formerly known as the Sears Tower, this 103rd floor Skydeck offers unprecedented views of the city skyline. At 1,353 feet up, The Ledge's glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the skyscraper's Skydeck on the 103rd floor, providing never-before-seen views of the city.
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