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.
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NPR Music introduces us to a talent we weren’t acquainted with before, but now that we’ve heard Benjamin Booker’s raspy, soulful voice, we want every single one of his songs. He’s joined by vocalist Saundra Williams, whose gospel sound is a perfect complement.
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.
Computer vision algorithms keep getting better and better at recognizing objects, people, and locations. In this demonstration video from Deep Python, using the Faster R-CNN framework, we get to see how good machine learning has become at identifying stuff.
If you thought the LED flashlight you bought was bright, wait til you get a load of this thing. Matt of DIY Perks recently got their hands on a $500, 500-watt LED module from YUJILEDs, unboxed it, then connected it to a power source to show off just how intense its beam is.
Hello Gotham, my old friend… How It Should Have Ended takes a break from fixing movie endings to bring us a little song – a parody of the 1964 classic The Sound of Silence, with Batman taking on vocal duties. If Batman is Simon, then Robin must be Garfunkel, right?
It’s been a while since CineFix made a list that riled up its fanbase. But here we go. The movie enthusiasts picked their five best film follow ups “of all time”, including direct sequels, reboots and spinoffs. Let’s just think of it as a conversation starter rather than a definitive list.
Buttered Side Down has been really wishing he had super powers, so he decided to try and give himself some abilities using ordinary kitchen appliances, a fax machine, and stuff he had lying around the house. It’s clear that his VFX skills far exceed his superhero skills.
Auto body mechanic Arthur Tussik shows how with the proper skills, time, tools, and parts, a totaled car can be made to look just like new. Here, he takes a horribly smashed up BMW 7 series, and brings it back to life. We can’t speak to its structural integrity, but it looks good.
Lowe’s challenged four trade professionals and makers – an electrician, a home remodeler and YouTubers Grant Thompson and Bob Clagett – to get through an escape room that challenged their DIY skills. Is it one long Lowe’s ad? Yep. But it’s legitimately entertaining too.
(PG-13: Language) We already know that rapper Mac Lethal can spit verses fast, but he recently took on a viewer who challenged him to rap 300 words in a minute. Lethal decided to showboat, and instead bested that number by 25%. Check the YouTube page for full lyrics.
Veritasium explains how our cells divide with the help from astounding realistic computer animated clips created by Dr. Drew Berry at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Those walking proteins are amazing. Biological nanomachines, son.
Paraglider Jean-Baptiste Chandelier does everything in his power to resist the universe’s desire to pull objects towards the ground and remain airborne in some truly amazing locations in Portugal, France, Brazil, and South Africa. That paraskiing looks like a blast.