Archive for the ‘Engineering’ Category

Color Changing Ballons

Posted: August 6, 2010 in Art, Engineering, Physics, Projects

These balloons light up and change color depending on the air quality. We should make them! Check out the instructions at Instructables.


I just discovered Engineer Guy. He makes videos about how things work or why they were made a certain way and talks about what exactly engineers do. The videos are short, informative, and funny, too.

The Golden Mean

Posted: June 22, 2010 in Art, Engineering, Projects

Remember my friend Kyrsten and her awesome snail car at the Maker Faire? There’s a post on Instructables telling how they built it.

Lego Printer

Posted: June 14, 2010 in Engineering, Legos, Video

You’ve seen OK Go’s video for “This Too Shall Pass,” the one with the humongous Rube Goldberg device. So, I thought you might like this Ted Talk by Adam Sadowsky. He and his team from Synn Labs, a collective of people who combine engineering and art to create amazing sh*t, were in charge of creating the machine. In this video he talks about what the band wanted, how many television sets and pianos were ruined in the process, how many takes it took to get it right, and more. Plus, if you go to the Synn Labs site you can see another machine, created for Stephen Colbert. Be sure to check out the “Projects” link, too, I think you’ll like their Laser Maze. It’s the kind of thing that would have been at the Wired Nextfest.