When you play SimCity, you have to constantly make more simoleons before you can expand your city. If you don’t have the patience for that, try Infinitown, a browser-based plaything that lets you explore an endless, isometric city. There’s no objective other than to kill time.
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Jackman Works‘ manly new take on the iconic leg lamp from A Christmas Story. Gone is the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window, replaced by a masculine carved wood limb, its foot wrapped with a rugged Carolina Boot. Complete build log on Instructables.
Adafruit Industries shares a relatively simple, yet very cool project – a wand which displays a persistence of vision illusion when waved in the air. Naturally, the build uses parts from Adafruit, including DotStar LEDs, and a Feather controller board. Tutorial, files, and code here.
This accent light can be used either a wall- or table-mounted, and displays colorful light animations which spread from its perimeter into the toroidal pattern in its center. Made from CNC machined maple wood with an etched acrylic top. Comes in 12″, 18″ and 24″ sizes.
Ripping apart old batteries can be dangerous, but that didn’t stop shurap from tearing into a bunch of them in search of usable metal. He then fused the bits together with some steel blades, and crafted a sweet damascus knife with a handle made from a MagLite.
Till Nowak’s incredible short film is about a musician whose obsessive nature blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. The film blends live action and animation, as the protagonist moves between his two worlds. We’re betting Nowak get his own feature film deal after this.
ArtStation is an online community for professional visual artists. The site has set up a publishing arm, and this is their first book. Project 77 features the dystopian sci-fi world of ArtStation member Martin Deschambault, enriched with short stories by Jeffrey Campbell.
Evan Snider walks us through the process of crafting a completely handmade chainmaille shirt, painstakingly assembled from thousands of copper rings, individually opened, then linked over the course of 66 hours. The finished shirt weighs in at about 25 pounds.
Sergio Jauregui makes detailed miniatures of buildings and other urban objects out of particle board and discarded electronics. Amazingly, he’s been doing this only for a few months, picking up the basics by studying theatrical set design. He’s also open to commissions.
LEGO’s crowdsourcing system turns 10 in 2018. To celebrate, LEGO is challenging fans to create their own version of the LEGO Ideas logo. The grand prize winner will receive all of the 2017 LEGO Ideas sets, while the runner up will receive the Saturn V and Women of NASA sets.
Artist Thomas Houha makes laser-cut wood and mat board models of objects ranging from spaceships to bridges. One of our faves is this 4″ x 5″ model of a relic of traditional design – a wooden drafting table complete with a teensy T-square and other drafting tools.
Sinners Domino Entertainment is back with another record-setting setup – an insanely complex series of scenes toppled from half a million individual dominoes. It took 22 domino experts two weeks to put the show together – and less than 9 minutes to knock it all down.