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DayJams (week 3)

This is the diagram for a five string bass I have plans for if I ever end up with the time and money available to create it. The fingerboard would be made from a...

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Chimp Grooming and Dunbar’s Number

Chimpanzees congregate in groups called troupes and exhibit a behavior called grooming. Two chimps sit next to each other and one of them picks dirt and bugs out of the other one’s hair. This...

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5 Dangerous Things for Kids

Gever Tulley (of Tinkering School) gave a talk at TED a couple of years ago about five dangerous things you should let your kids do. He doesn’t have his own kids, but we do,...

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Jae Ha

Jae Ha, one of my fraternity brothers from school, was in town this week. He’s staying at Curt’s so a bunch of us got together over there tonight to catch up and talk about...

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Rich Boys’ Toys

You’ve probably heard of Tom Perkins. He owns the world’s largest sailboat, the Maltese Falcon: Which can now apparently be yours at a bargain price. Now he’s got a new toy. Check out his...

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Spinners

This is something we made tonight. It came from an idea I had for a scratch project but did not ever actually use, and now we wrote it in Processing. No iframes Source code:...

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It’s gotta be the shoes

We (Tom and Peter) got new shoes called FiveFingers from Vibram which are unlike any other type of shoe you have probably ever seen before. They have separate sections for each of your toes...

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Ursonate

Ursonate is a sound poem written by Kurt Schwitters in the 20’s. This is a great performance of it by Jaap Blonk with really cool visuals by Golan Levin. Golan also did The Secret...

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Portrait of an Eagle

Have you seen this picture from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter? That little white dot casting the big shadow is the bottom half of the LEM that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed in 40...

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Tadpoles: The Saga Begins

A week or two ago we found a lot of tadpoles and decided to bring a few home. We brought home 50 tadpoles and they are very interesting This is where we found our...