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Futurist and Wired founder Kevin Kelly has famously observed that with the current structure of humanity’s practical knowledge, there isn’t a single person on Earth who can make, say, a computer truly from scratch — from the mining of the metals for its motherboard to printing its circuit boards to designing its interface to programming the complex software that runs on it. But RCA design graduate Thomas Thwaites has orchestrated a commanding counterexample, while at the same time illustrating Kelly’s point in a visceral way.

The Toaster Project chronicles his nine-month mission to build an electric toaster from scratch — no small feat, given the £3.94 toaster Thwaites dismantled was made of 404 separate parts and given also that plastic is almost impossible to make from scratch. But Thwaites persevered, from mining the iron, copper, mica, nickel and crude oil to learning how to smelt metal in a fifteenth-century treatise to creating a crude foundry in his mother’s backyard.

Via BrainPicking

Did you know 3-D printers could make complex objects with moving parts like gears and crescent wrenches? I had no idea…this is kind of mind-blowing. The guy at the beginning likens the technology to Star Trek’s replicator.

Gostou? Então toma uma aulinha de 50 minutos da Singularity University.

Na página do youtube deste vídeo tem um comentário fodástico que faz jus ao título do post:

Our system of capitalism will eventually be irrelevant and counter productive (if not already) since we are approaching potentials which we can create abundance, sustainability, efficiency and well being for all the worlds people. Removing scarcity and the aberrant effects it causes such as theft. Abundance, sustainability, and efficiency are enemies of our economic structure for they are inverse to the mechanics required to perpetuate consumption.

Via Kottke

DIY rullez!!

Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that’s only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting cost: $10,000).

Porra, como que eu não conhecia esse jogo?? Pancada nas orelhas.

Você tem a possibilidade de criar fases, do jeito que quiser, e como quiser. Na ferramenta de construção de fases, é possível utilizar qualquer material para criar praticamente qualquer coisa. A customização varia desde cores, tipo do material, formato, assim como a criação de monstros, de explosivos, de mecanismos, de sons… Depois da criação, a fase é colocada no servidor da Media Molecule para que qualquer pessoa possa jogar. Veja o trailer mostrando a criação de fases e a ideia de poder criar qualquer coisa:



Via UoD

Um simulador de corrida criado por um designer alemão usando papelão, madeira e um carrinho de controle remoto adaptado com uma câmera. Nada mais simples e divertido. A página do projeto é essa. Aventure-se caso entenda alemão.

DIY na veia


Que foda!

Belgian photographer fotoopa (“photo grandpa” in Dutch) shoots ultra-high speed photographs with laser rigs he builds himself.

To capture insets in flight, his rig detects the insects using two crossed laser beams. This causes a “superfast electro magnet” to trigger the shutter, which opens and closes in less than 5 milliseconds. Shooting at f/22 and ISO 100, he uses 2 or 3 external flashes at minimum power to obtain sufficient light at so short a shutter speed.

“I’m retired, and work inside in the winter making high-speed pictures of water figures. In the springtime and summer I’m outside to capturing insects in-flight. I have a mechanics (15 years experience) and electronics (26 years) background, but photography was always my hobby.”

Mais uma palestra do caralho que rolou na conferência do PSFK em NY dia desses. O projeto de “eye-tracking” é poesia pura.

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“DIY has evolved. DIWO (Do It With Others) is the new trend.”

Em tempos de DIY (Do It Yourself – movimento foda, nasceu com o Punk), tutoriais brotam de tudo que é lugar. Então que tal ver um vídeo da década de 30 (!?) sobre  o desenvolvimento do Diferenciador (imagino que seja essa a tradução de Differential Gear)? Aconselho que você comece a assistir o vídeo a partir de 1 minuto e 50 segundos. Vai por mim.

Descobri no site do Benjamim Palmer, do Barbarian Group