Critical Toys

Jul 6
discordiacultureshop:

YOUNG GOHST ‘CAP GUN’ VERSION - By Ferg x Grody Shogun
http://bit.ly/TrxUOJ

discordiacultureshop:

YOUNG GOHST ‘CAP GUN’ VERSION - By Ferg x Grody Shogun

http://bit.ly/TrxUOJ

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diy:

Filipino Teen Creates Shoes That Can Charge a Phone by Walking

A 15-year-old with an insatiable thirst for science has developed shoes that can charge your phone or any USB-powered device by simply walking.

Angelo Casimiro lives in the Philippines, a country still recovering from last fall’s Typhoon Haiyan.

"A lot of people are still suffering from poverty," he says in a YouTube video in which he demonstrates his invention. Some people have no access to electricity, he adds. For them, "a simple source of light is big," he says.

Now Angelo is creating a new way to generate power. He placed two pairs of physio-electric discs on the insole of each shoe. The discs produce energy when any type of pressure is placed on them. That energy is then channeled to a USB port, which an electronic device can plug in to.

"My insole generator does not use coils, motors, magnets, or anything that involves moving parts," he explains. "We have a pair (of physio-electric discs) mounted back-to-back. When you make back-to-back pairs, you’re able to harvest twice the power." (Read more)

Source.

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lustik:

Handmade Designer Toy Art, Jewelry, and Onesies - BlamoToys.

Etsy Shop

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asylum-art:

Jelly Gummies by Sam Lyon

The disturbing “jelly gummies” animated Scottish illustrator Sam Lyon.


Jul 5
malformalady:

A swimming pool built in the Mojave Desert. The journey to reach the pool starts at the MAK Centre for Art and Architecture in Hollywood, Los Angeles, where the pool’s keys have been left - along with a set of GPS coordinates. The 11x5ft pool, located in south-eastern California and built by Austrian visual artist Alfredo Barsuglia.
Photo credit: Alfredo Barsuglia

malformalady:

A swimming pool built in the Mojave Desert. The journey to reach the pool starts at the MAK Centre for Art and Architecture in Hollywood, Los Angeles, where the pool’s keys have been left - along with a set of GPS coordinates. The 11x5ft pool, located in south-eastern California and built by Austrian visual artist Alfredo Barsuglia.

Photo credit: Alfredo Barsuglia

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Jul 4

3D weaving produces strong, flexible solids

mostlysignssomeportents:

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Oluwaseyi Sosanya, a Nigerian American student at London’s Royal College of Art, produced an amazing technique for 3D weaving, computer-controlled weavers to produce stable, three dimensional topologies.

Read more…

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Jul 3

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New water-based organic battery is cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly David Szondy, gizmag.com
Lithium-ion batteries have made portable, rechargeable electronics commonplace. Unfortunately, they do have some glaring drawbacks, including heat issues, being made with rare, toxic elements, and the fact the technology doesn’t scale up very well…

New water-based organic battery is cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly
David Szondy, gizmag.com

Lithium-ion batteries have made portable, rechargeable electronics commonplace. Unfortunately, they do have some glaring drawbacks, including heat issues, being made with rare, toxic elements, and the fact the technology doesn’t scale up very well…

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Jul 1

mymodernmet:

Photographer Martin Klimas captured the exact moment of these kung-fu porcelain figurines shattering on the ground, resulting in chaotically beautiful images.

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scienceyoucanlove:

In China, world’s first successful 3D-printed shoulder and collar bone implants have been performed In Xi’an, China, the capital of Shaanxi province, 3D-printed titanium prostheses were successfully implanted into three patients suffering from cancerous bone tumors. The procedures took place on March 27 and April 3 this year and the patients are currently in good condition and recovering with their new, 3D-printed bone replacements: a collar bone, a shoulder bone, and the right ilium of the pelvis.One of the three patients, a 20-year-old woman, was diagnosed a year ago with Ewing’s sarcoma in her right collar bone. Ewing’s sarcoma is a type of small, round, blue-celled tumor. The second patient also suffered from this disease in her right scapula or shoulder bone.And the third patient was diagnosed with cancer in the right ilium of the pelvis. These patients all had malignant tumors which could be life threatening if not removed. Eventually, the hospital decided that operations were needed to remove the tumors and replace the affected bones. This is where 3D printing technology comes in.A clavicle or collarbone replacement is a difficult procedure because of the complexity of the bone. With 3D-printing technology, it was possible to avoid some complications involved in the traditional procedure. Computer imaging was used to design a collarbone in the exact size and shape of the patient’s original bone. The 3D bone design was printed using laser sintering technology which fused titanium powder into the exact shape of the bone. This process produces a strong, customized titanium implant which ensures the implant fits well in the patient’s body. Infections and loosening and can be prevented in this way and lead to better health and functionality for the patient.Full article:http://www.3ders.org/articles/20140603-in-china-world-first-successful-3d-printed-shoulder-and-collar-bone-implants.html
source 

scienceyoucanlove:

In China, world’s first successful 3D-printed shoulder and collar bone implants have been performed 

In Xi’an, China, the capital of Shaanxi province, 3D-printed titanium prostheses were successfully implanted into three patients suffering from cancerous bone tumors. The procedures took place on March 27 and April 3 this year and the patients are currently in good condition and recovering with their new, 3D-printed bone replacements: a collar bone, a shoulder bone, and the right ilium of the pelvis.

One of the three patients, a 20-year-old woman, was diagnosed a year ago with Ewing’s sarcoma in her right collar bone. Ewing’s sarcoma is a type of small, round, blue-celled tumor. The second patient also suffered from this disease in her right scapula or shoulder bone.

And the third patient was diagnosed with cancer in the right ilium of the pelvis. These patients all had malignant tumors which could be life threatening if not removed. Eventually, the hospital decided that operations were needed to remove the tumors and replace the affected bones. This is where 3D printing technology comes in.

A clavicle or collarbone replacement is a difficult procedure because of the complexity of the bone. With 3D-printing technology, it was possible to avoid some complications involved in the traditional procedure. 

Computer imaging was used to design a collarbone in the exact size and shape of the patient’s original bone. The 3D bone design was printed using laser sintering technology which fused titanium powder into the exact shape of the bone. This process produces a strong, customized titanium implant which ensures the implant fits well in the patient’s body. Infections and loosening and can be prevented in this way and lead to better health and functionality for the patient.

Full article:
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20140603-in-china-world-first-successful-3d-printed-shoulder-and-collar-bone-implants.html

source 

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Jun 30
manojalpa:

mathani:

This puzzle consists of four hinged pieces which can be folded one way to a square and the other way to an equilateral triangle. Master puzzler Henry Dudeney demonstrated a wooden model before the London Royal Society in 1905.

Mystifying geometry.

manojalpa:

mathani:

This puzzle consists of four hinged pieces which can be folded one way to a square and the other way to an equilateral triangle. Master puzzler Henry Dudeney demonstrated a wooden model before the London Royal Society in 1905.

Mystifying geometry.


Jun 29


personalfactory:

3D Weaver - loom designed for weaving in three dimensions using the x y and z coordinates

The 3D Weaver was designed for Sosanya’s The Structure of Protection graduate project. Similar as 3D printing’s layer process, Sosanya’s concept weaves together layers of material at different heights to create 3D shapes. Once the design is woven it can then be dipped in silicone to make it stronger.

(…)

"I looked at a few different machines when designing this one and got most inspiration from a sewing machine and an industrial knitting machine. Both of these machines allow thread to move freely through the mechanics using springs and guiding to hold the tension. With the 3D Weaver, once the first row is layered, the thread maintains its tension, due to guide tubes and a initial winding of the thread programmed to run before the weaving of each structure. I coded a bit of software that allows any solid geometry to be split into layers and woven.”

(…)

"I am currently working on a material that I hope will address several of the issues caused by body shape that surround stab resistant vests worn by female British law enforcement officers.” But he didn’t mention when or if the 3D weaver might be available commercially.

~ 3ders.org

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