Ein Smartphone in ein digitales Mikroskop verwandeln

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Instructables-User Yoshinok zeigt, wie sich jedes beliebige Smartphone mit einfachen Mitteln in ein brauchbares Mikroskop verwandeln lässt – vorausgesetzt, die Smartphone-Kamera taugt einigermaßen. Weder viel Geld noch großes handwerkliches Geschick sind dafür notwendig. Das Video unten gibt einen kurzen Überblick über das Projekt und zeigt die Bastelei im Schnelldurchlauf.

This instructable will show you how to build a stand for about $10 that will transform your smartphone into a powerful digital microscope. This DIY conversion stand is more than capable of functioning in an actual laboratory setting. With magnification levels as high as 175x, plant cells and their nuclei are easily observed! In addition to allowing the observation of cells, this setup also produces stunning macro photography.


YouTube: Turn Your Smartphone Into a Digital Microscope!

Percussive Maintenance


Vimeo: Percussive Maintenance (via Staff Picks)

Ein kleiner Schlag oder Tritt hilft nicht nur bei komplexen technischen Problemen, sondern eignet sich auch hervorragend zur musikalischen Begleitung, wie Duncan Robson im schönsten Supercut seit langem an Hand von Film- und Fernsehgeschichte beweist. Die ersten 45 Sekunden sind Intro, der Rest pure Magie.

Undercover Graffiti Koffer

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YouTube: Graffiti Briefcase (via Hack a Day)

Bob Partington hat aus ein paar einfachen, analogen Komponenten einen Graffiti Koffer gebastelt, mit dem sich undercover Stencils sprühen lassen. Anzug und Krawatte sind optional.

Unfortunately, one of New York’s most popular art forms happens to be illegal. Fortunately, @bobparti has figured out an inconspicuous way to keep the authorities at bay. The stencils and the colors are configurable. The suit and tie that would pull off the look are entirely optional.

Personalisiertes Han Solo in Carbonite Cosplay

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Das härteste Star Wars Cosplay seit Äonen. Wer auch mal als personalisierte Tiefkühltruhe im zeitlosen Karbonit-Design gehen möchte, findet eine ausführliche Anleitung bei instructables-User thorssoli. (Lizenz: CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 / via TheGrue)

A while back a friend of mine asked me if I could help him build a replica of Han Solo encased in carbonite to hang on the wall in his basement bar (which he’d themed to look like the throne room of Jabba the Hutt). So I told him I’d look into it and see what’s involved. While I was sitting in the cafe one morning, poring over photos of the original prop, my friend Jenny wandered in and asked what I was doing.

So I told her.

„Can you really make that?“ she asks.

„Sure,“ says I, „it’s actually not such a big deal.“

„Does it have to be Han Solo?“ says she.

„No,“ I replied, „it’s actually easier if it’s someone who can come into the workshop for lifecasting. That’ll save me the trouble of finding or sculpting a copy of Harrison Ford’s face.“

„What if it was me?“ says she.

The conversation ended with her gleefully agreeing to come to the workshop and put in all of the labor and pay for all of the materials required to make the project possible. My role was to provide parts and technical advice…

LEGObot 3D Printer


YouTube: LEGObot 3D Printer (via instructables)

Instructables-User mastermind hat einen funktionierenden 3D-Drucker aus Lego gebaut. Da das Ding bislang nur mit Schmelzklebstoff arbeitet wird es noch ein paar Evolutionsstufen dauern, bis sich damit mal mehr als wibbly wobbly Gummischlonz drucken lässt. Aber der Mann arbeitet dran.

Ever since I saw the first makerbot, I have been obsessed with 3D printing, but I am an engineering student so I don’t have an extra $800-$2500, and have been doing my best to create one out of what I have on hand … So I pulled out my old box of legos and started building. This is a project I have been working on for the past year, it prints in hot glue and made almost completely out of legos. Based roughly on the first version of the makerbot, while it does print, I would call this more of a prototype than a finished project … While hot-glue works, its very rubbery and doesn’t have many practical uses, if only one or 2 layers are printed then it will stick to glass to make window stickers, but its not sturdy or rigid, I will be experimenting with printing using wax and heat-melting resins in the future …“

DIY Guy Fawkes-Masken für unterschiedliche Kulturräume und Geschlechter

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Falls ihr eine Revolution plant oder auf dem Weg zur Demo seit: Animal New York haben die Guy Fawkes-Maske ein bisschen diversifiziert. Wer nicht als weißer Typ rumlaufen und/oder Time Warner noch mehr Geld in den Rachen werfen möchte, kann hier das komplette Set runterladen. Drucken, auf Pappe kleben, ausschneiden, Gummiband, fertig!

Over the past five or so years, global protests have been happening under an increasingly unified aesthetic, the most recognizable element of which is the Guy Fawkes mask. Popularized by V for Vendetta and meme-ified by Anonymous, the iconic image gives solidarity to otherwise disparate groups scattered across continents. But why should that solidarity be limited to one image without any local influence? With that in mind, ANIMAL designed a set of alternative Guy Fawkes masks in male and female models, with Palestinian keffiyehs, trees to represent Gezi Park, ancient Egyptian-style ornamentation, and clown noses that reference a long-held symbol of protest in Brazil, as well as traditional Fawkes masks in a variety of skin tones…

Drone It Yourself v1.0


Vimeo: DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0 (via Prosthetic Knowledge)

DIY (Drone It Yourself) von Jasper van Loenen ist ein kleines Kit, mit dem sich alle möglichen Gegenstände wie z.B. Fahrradfelgen, Tastaturen, Bücher, etc. im Handumdrehen  zu Drohnen umbauen lassen.

The DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0 kit offers you the opportunity to turn any object into a drone, simply by attaching four motors and a control unit – no technical know-how needed. The kit consists of multiple parts that are easy to assemble and can be attached to a wide range of different objects.
For more advanced uses, you can take the original designs and alter the kit by making your own custom clamps or add-ons as needed.