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terça-feira, 24 de julho de 2012

Fotografia, Gremlins, a Multi-Máquina, e Um Mini-Carro especial...

Eis uma Maquineta impecável, fazer Fotografia Temporizada, ou Time-Lapse, com até um simples Smartphone!

Radian brings motion-control time-lapse to budget videographers 
By Ben Coxworth

If you’ve ever seen the film Baraka, then you’ll know just how magical motion-controlled time-lapse cinematography can be. For the uninitiated, the process involves taking a motion picture camera that’s capable of shooting time-lapse footage, then mounting it on a rig that slowly pans, tilts or even dollies the camera, as it’s shooting that footage. While such motion-control equipment has traditionally only been available to deep-pocketed professionals, California-based Alpine Labs wants to make it more accessible – that’s why it’s developing the Radian, an affordable motion-control mount for DSLRs or smartphones.

Uma data de Gremlins feitos em Papercraft, e sem cola:

Free Desktop Gremlins 
They are astounding! They are mischievous! They are yours for the taking! (If you dare.) But what exactly is a Desktop Gremlin? Desktop Gremlins are mischief-makers and magical creatures that sit on your desk and perform amazing deeds to assist you through your day. Discover the mysteries behind each creature of wonderment, build them and display them with pride. Treat the Desktop Gremlins with kindness and magical things will happen!

Já vos falei antes da Multi-Máquina, que permite criar tudo de quase nada, e aqui está ela, como um Projecto, no Make:

The Multimachine $150, 12" Swing, Metal Lathe/Mill/Drill

The Lucien Yeomans “secret” that was almost lost.
Your developing world school needs almost-free machine tools?
Your developing world factory needs unavailable spare parts?
You need a complex part that is too expensive to have made?
Need to bootstrap a factory but only have a few bucks?
No problem!
You just need a metalworking lathe. Metalworking lathes are necessary to the production of almost everything but are very expensive. In 1915, special lathes made from concrete were developed to quickly and cheaply produce millions of cannon shells needed for World War I. Lucien Yeomans, the inventor, won the nation's highest engineering award for it but sadly the technique was almost forgotten after the war. We re-discovered it as a way to quickly make inexpensive but accurate machine tools for use in developing countries and in trade schools and shops everywhere. We made modern construction practical by replacing the original poured, non shrinking metal with cement grout.

Eis um Mini-Carro diferente!
Entram nele de Cadeira-de-rodas, sem problemas, e vão à vossa vida... Por todo o lado!

Kenguru, the first drive-from-wheelchair EV, enters production 
By James Holloway

Though its undoubtedly true to say that mobility vehicles designed for wheelchair access exist, like AM General's MV-1 these generally relegate the wheelchair user to backseat passenger. Vehicles that do allow a wheelchair behind the controls are expensive made-to-order conversions of people carriers and mini-buses. The Kenguru is about as far from a people carrier as it's possible to get, being a small nimble electric vehicle, but one designed specifically for quick, easy access by, and driving from, a wheelchair. Its makers claim it is the first drive-from-wheelchair electric car.

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