Redditor Demonstrates Perfect Symbiosis of New and Old Technology

I love this. Redditor chimponabike had a problem. He describes himself as having “sausage fingers”, and as such found the shutter locking mechanism for his analogue camera that very hard to turn. So what did he do? He 3D-printed a lever for it.

A perfect encapsulation of ‘The Fixer’s Manifesto‘: if it’s broken, fix it. Because everyday practical problem solving is the most beautiful form of creativity there is. If it’s not broken, improve it. A small, clever tweak can improve how something works for years to come.

The camera – Release button is on the bottom front. This is my camera
The release button and the lock ring – in this position it is locked.
The release button and the lock ring

The 3D-Printed part created – measurements made by measuring with calipers and some mathThe 3D-Printed part I created

The new lever in it’s place – locked
The new lever in it039s place

The new lever in it’s place – and unlocked
Size comparison

Size comparison

Via reddit DIY.

Little Free Library – A Street Installation by Stereotank

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Little Free Library is an installatipon designed by architects Stereotank in partnership with the Architectural League of New York and Pen World Voices Festival.  Ten designers were chosen to create one Little Free Library each in Downtown Manhattan. Stereotank was selected to design a Little Free Library at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School in Nolita.

Mind Blowing Escherian Stairwell Illusion [Video]

Inspired by MC Escher, a brilliant architect constructs a stairwell that loops back into itself…

Or does he?

Well, no. It turns it’s no more than a very well made Kickstarter ‘proof of concept’ video for by Michael Lacanilao. Unfortunately the funding was unsuccessful, raising only $940 of it’s $12,000 goal. Probably due to the architect student’s inability to bend the laws of physics.


Via Geeknative.

3D Printed Mobiles

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These 3D printed mobiles are the result of a collaboration between Marco Mahler, a kinetic sculptor specializing in mobiles, and Henry Segerman a research fellow in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne.

The mobiles are printed to order and thus will not run out of stock, which is nice.

Via Dude Craft.