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.
The release button and the lock ring – in this position it is locked.
The 3D-Printed part created – measurements made by measuring with calipers and some math
The new lever in it’s place – locked
The new lever in it’s place – and unlocked
Via reddit DIY.
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.
You can see the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory in person if you’re lucky enough to live near Melbourne.
If not, here’s one from Disney.
SHOULD I DRINK THIS FUCKING BEER? [sic]. A fun way to discover (predominantly American) craft beer created by “a fan of good beer and wants to see it thrive.”
Why else? Because “Fuck You, InBev.”
(Wait, do I work for any InBev brands? …no? Cool. Umm, yeah, fuck you InBev!)
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.
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.
A 3-minute timer to transform the robot created for the 40th anniversary of Nissin Food Products’ Cup Noodle by Vstone.
Maker vs Marker is a stop motion fight between animator and animation taking place on a whiteboard. Based from the Street Fighter Series with elements of DBZ, Transformers, The Matrix and the unintentional SSBB.
By Jonny Lawrence animator, concept & storyboard artist.
Veggieanatomy by Klaus Weber, an artist who lives and works in Berlin. Born 1967 in Sigmaringen, Germany.
Vegetables, jesmonite, paint, wood
72 x 10 x 15 1/4 in (182.9 x 25.4 x 38.7 cm)
Currently exhibited at the Andrew Kreps Gallery.