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The Plotclock Is Mesmerizing

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I can’t tell you how much time I’ve wasted just watching this video over and over.

Make your own Plotclock (in German, but with a link to an English page)!


Startup: Flying RC Geek Extravaganza

I always thought those little radio controlled (RC) planes and helicopters were kinda cool, but if you’re a big geek with some DIY smarts, you can take it to a whole new level. I couldn’t decide which one of these hit the biggest nerd factor, so hit the jump for videos of actual flying home brew RC versions of Star Trek’s Enterprise D, a Star Wars Tie Interceptor, and a Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer.

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Startup: Escher in Sci-Fi, What’s Not To Love?

Star Wars Escher in Lego is cool all by itself, but this diorama encapsulates the original trilogy at the same time. Starting in the top-left you have the sands of Tatooine, to the right is the grey platforms of the Death Star, below is the gloom of Jaba’s Palace, to the left of that […]


Startup: Even Better Than Recycling

OK I’m confused… did he not drink the beer, thus leaving him skilled and clear-headed enough to build it? Or did he, in fact, drink the beer (and it’s brothers) thus giving him the correct combination of bored and intoxicated to think, “Hey, with a little farting around, I bet I could make this […]


Startup: Fixed It For Ya

So the answer to the question is: no, there is nothing you can’t do with Lego. Next week we’ll show you how to get the SpaceX Falcon rocket into orbit on the first attempt using only Lego.



Startup: Slinky on a Treadmill

This isn’t the first such attempt, but it may be one of the longest. I used to think I was cool when I could get it to do more than 3 stairs. Does this count as a skill?

Video after the jump.

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Startup: Never Mind That Prius

With no-flat tire technology, a new open-cabin design, and talk about fuel economy! Average rating is 2 miles per Whopper.




Startup: You Broke The Hyperlink, And With It My Heart

All of this is broken.

When Google Earth introduced ground overlays, Phil Richards realized that you can use them for more than just ground. He set to work Ed Whitefire’s Enterprise-D floorplans to build a navigable model of the NCC-1701-D in Google Earth. There are almost too many stories here to tell, and they end badly.

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