A shout out to my mom for sending me this link. Tom Baynham and Ben Tyers built what they call “The contraption“, which is a Rube Goldberg type device that eventually, about 3 minutes after being triggered by a mechanical alarm clock, opens the blinds. Along the way there are rolling golf balls, strings, pulleys, falling weights, flying darts, burning candles, even a slinky walking downstairs. A video is worth a thousand words, so just watch this one.
Ever wanted to see light beyond what's detectable by the human eye? You can with DOLPi - a homemade Raspberry Pi-based polarization camera. You can even use it to detect unseen objects like landmines, IEDs, pollutants, and maybe even UFOs.
A Design News contributor takes on the challenge of building an old-fashioned metric clock that uses French Revolutionary time, which divides the day into decimal units, and shows you how to build your own.
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