27.02.17 by Staff

A Camera Made from 32,000 Drinking Straws

Photographer Michael (Mick) Farrell and Cliff Haynes perfected a way of capturing images using a wooden box filled with 32,000 drinking straws. Started in 2007, and undergoing several different versions, the Straw Camera basically works by processing the light collected through each straw (as opposed to a pinhole camera which creates an image from a single point).

Due to the multitude of perspectives the resulting image looks a bit like a pointillist painting made up of many, tiny dots. See more images below or click here to check out the book recently released about the project!

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23.02.17 by Staff

Develop Film in Broad Daylight Without a Darkroom

Analog-centric photography company ars-imago has developed a handy little device that basically works like a portable darkroom! Allowing anyone to develop film anytime and anywhere, the Lab Box aims to re-introduce the joys of analog photography, making it accessible to a whole new (digital) generation. See more images and check out a short video demonstration below!

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20.02.17 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: The Little Robot Drawing Arm

Line-us is an adorably compact robotic arm that draws what you draw! Outfitted with a usb connection and wifi capabilities, simply place the machine on a piece of paper and the little guy will replicate anything you draw on screen.

Creators Durrell Bishop and Robert Poll are just as keen for people use the technology to share drawings between friends, family and a larger Line-us community! Check out more images and watch their ambitious Kickstarter video below!

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14.12.16 by Staff

Giveaway: ISLANDS Game

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Carl Burton is an artist and animator based out of New York City. We featured his award-winning animated short “Shelter” a while back and now he’s just released a new game called “ISLANDS”!

Described as a “surreal trip through the mundane”, familiar scenes become strange as you work to unlock hidden ecosystems within 10 different environments. Perhaps more art than game, it’s definitely a unique experience! Check out more images below.

We also have 4 promo codes to download the app for free! Just leave a comment with your current favourite iPhone game and we’ll pick 4 commenters on Friday!

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28.11.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: $2,500 High-Speed Camera That Shoots 1,500 fps

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Inspired by Mythbusters’ slow-motion videos but thwarted by high-speed cameras that were too expensive, Vancouver-based electronics engineer David Kronstein decided to create his own! Chronos 1.4 shoots 720p at 1,500fps starting around USD $2,499 (cameras with similar features currently sell for around $25k). Click here for more details on the camera and watch the short Kickstarter video below!

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12.10.16 by Staff

A Floating Storm Cloud Bluetooth Speaker

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Brooklyn-based Richard Clarkson Studio and the levitation experts over at Crealev have come up with a speaker prototype designed to look (and float) like a cloud. The aptly named “Cloud” is outfitted with Bluetooth capabilities, LED lights (for the lighting effects), and a magnetic base. While not yet available for commercial release, you can check out a video of this whimsical invention below!

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23.09.16 by Staff

35mm Camera Made Entirely with 3D Printing

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SLO is a 35mm camera created by 3D designer Amos Dudley, every part of which is 3D printed, including the lenses (although those took about 5 – 6 hours to be sanded down by hand). Designed with a modular lens and shutter system, the lenses can be swapped in/out and longer exposure photos achieved using the shutter buttons along the top. More images of SLO below! You can also check out Dudley’s blog here, where he documented the entire project.

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17.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Vamp Stereo + Speaker from Paul Cocksedge Studio

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A few years ago, Paul Cocksedge Studio launched a highly successful Kickstarter for The Vamp Stereo — an amplifier that would encourage people to reduce waste by allowing them to transform pre-existing speakers into portable Bluetooth stereo systems. In response to customers who loved the idea but didn’t necessarily have old speakers to re-use, they’ve now come up with The Vamp Speaker. Made entirely out of recycled materials, The Vamp Speaker is designed to work perfectly with The Vamp Stereo device and can be connected to up to two additional speakers, allowing for deeper (and louder!) sound configurations. Check out more images and information below!

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