LEGOs make EVERYTHING better. Well, except when they are left on the floor in a dark room when I’m walking barefoot.
A California seventh grader, Shubham Banerjee, used a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set to create a prototype printer that uses traditional calculator paper to generate braille text! What makes this concept so valuable are the potential cost savings and the relative ease of construction.
Pretty awesome; it’s also quite inspirational that this kid seems to really have a heart for helping disenfranchised people at such a young age:
These 3D animated GIFs are amazing!
But what gives them this 3D effect? Is it some fancy app or expensive software?
It’s a simple optical illusion.
The idea of understanding the psychology of fonts could come in really handy the next time you’re putting together some artwork for an upcoming church function.
Depending on whether the event is a budget meeting, worship conference, chili cook-off or ministry leadership meeting, could dictate the fonts you should be considering. Suddenly, your choice of fonts quickly diminish depending on what you’re designing for.
Or, maybe all of this “font psychology” is a bunch of psychobabble…
What happens when the cuteness of Japanese cartoons meets the Avengers? You end up getting adorable crime fighters.
Yes, I know. How dare I call Hulk cute or Black Widow adorable. If either were next to me, I’d run the other way. But look at these cartoons and tell me you can resist the Little Avengers.
For the Mario Brother addicts out there that have many memories jumping over Koopas in Super Mario Bros., using the magical flute in Mario Bros. 3, or shooting the Blue Koopa shell in Super Mario Kart, this is for you.
These are so good, I want to frame them.
Terry Border has taken classic paperback books and made them come alive with a little wire, a few objects and some great photography.
Having started the “Bent Objects” project back in 2006, these “Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs” series makes me heart swoon.
The 1984, War of the Worlds and The Hobbit are incredible!
Need a special Valentine’s Day card?
Here are a couple of Doctor Who examples that you might love. This is for the super geeky or bow tie enthusiasts and their special someone.
If you are between the ages of 20 and 55, you probably have some kind of memories with LEGOs. For some like myself, that was the majority of your pre-teen years, making cities, castles, and sci-fi scenarios. I do not discredit those under 20 with playing with LEGOs, but the invention of Minecraft probably had a bigger impact for their lives with construction and imagination.
Google has decided to digitize this LEGO experience for builders within their Chrome browser with buildwithchrome.com. Check out the video below that has more details on how to make your own creation and then share it for the world to see.
Have you ever looked at a logo?
I mean really looked at a logo?
When you’re designing and creating logos and other designs, you become very intimate with what you’re working on, as you painstakingly go over each and every line, curve and bend. That’s where design gets difficult. Even the most basic designs is full of creative decisions.
That’s why I love this project by Andrew Wendling:
Wear your favorite typeface on your face as you see the world through your favorite font.
Type is a Japanese eyeglass frame company that has taken the style and curves from fonts and translated them into eyeglass frames. Starting with just two fonts — Helvetica (of course) and Garamond — they both come in light, regular and bold versions.
Take a look: