Kinograph is an open source project that makes film digitization affordable and scaleable. Using components available on the internet, a few 3D printed parts, and a consumer level camera, the machine digitizes 35mm, 16mm or 8mm film at high definition resolutions with sound.
Kinograph uses software to stabilize a series of captured images (Processing + OpenCV) and extract optical sound (AEO Sound).
via creators project
Check out Shelters, Shacks and Shanties, a Gutenberg free e-book, originally written and illustrated in 1920 by D.C. Beard.
It has 338 pen and ink drawings, along with instructions for a wide range of shelters, from the simplest and most basic — structures built with nothing but a hatchet — to gradually more elaborate constructions using an axe. It’s addressed to “boys of all ages” and is of special interest to homesteaders or anyone else thinking about putting a simple roof overhead.
via no tech mag
A great way to recycle glass bottles and instructions on how to make this here
Concept for a window-mounted herb garden (prototype) by French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet, for the Parisian design contest “Jardin Jardin”.
Doctor Who’s ‘Crack in the Universe’ is a custom crafted battery powered LED array.
Check it’s back side and construction here.
Moss graffiti, also called eco-graffiti or green graffiti, replaces spray paint, paint-markers or other such toxic chemicals and paints with a paintbrush and a moss “paint” that can grow on its own. As people become more eco-friendly and environmentally aware, the idea of making living, breathing graffiti has become a more green and creative outlet for graffiti artists. It can also be considered another form of guerrilla gardening.
- One or two clumps (about a small handful) of moss
- 2 cups of buttermilk
- You can also substitute with yogurt (vegan yogurt can be used)
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- Corn syrup (optional)
- 1 – Gather up as much moss as you can find or buy.
- 2 – Wash the moss to get as much soil out of the roots as possible.
- 3 – Break the moss apart into manageable pieces and place in blender.
- 4 – Add the buttermilk/yogurt, water/beer and sugar. Blend the mixture until completely smooth. You’ll want it to have a paint-like texture. If the mixture is at a consistency where you feel it will drip, add corn syrup until the consistency you desire is reached.
- 5 – Use a paintbrush to apply the moss-paint to the surface on which you wish your design to grow.
- 6 – If possible, check back weekly to either spray the design with water (to encourage moss growth, especially if you live in a dry environment) or apply more moss-paint.
The initial prototype combines a custom electronic circuit board with a laser-cut plywood and veneer enclosure. The phone accepts a standard SIM card and works with any GSM provider. The display is a color 1.8″, 160×128 pixel, TFT screen. The prototype contains about $150 in parts.
previously : the Open Structures project
A fusion of lawnmower and bicycle, project for the «Kinderspiel» (child’s play) contest at Designbiennale Luzern (special prize), by Swiss designer Florian Hauswirth.
Woven straw crates by Israeli designer Segev Moisa.