Little Bits of Awesome
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:38:51 +0000
This Lust-Worthy $99 Kit Lets Kids Build Their Own Computers | Wired Design | Wired.com
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:57:55 +0000
Industrial design, and cohesive instructions go a long way towards making technology affordable. While my kids aren’t yet old enough to dig into this (I Think)
I can’t wait to see iterations down the road. 99 dollars for a sleek well designed case.
DeLux Delorean: Back to the Future Lego style
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:29:05 +0000
When these bricks hit 88 MPH…You’re gonna see some serious shit!
Make way for the official lego Back to the Future DeLux, DeLorean Time machine complete with Flux capacitor Enter .
I really shouldn’t be this excited. But I NEED this set. It has geek love written all over it. Nothing says lovin like a good dose of nostalgia.
Via the , and
Steam Powered Giraffe- Diamonds
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:20:14 +0000
What do you get when a Caribbean pop star signs a song that finds & bends the ear of a Steampunk powered robot? Well that robot would naturally want to sing along… What would it sound like?
Yup this just happened. To see more of the awesomness that happenes to be the power of a fully … then you need to check out their website… they have tons of orginal music, comedy, and hijinks. is a favorite of mine so far.
LEGO Tower of Orthanc
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:07:34 +0000
Those mad geniuses at have unvailed yet another masterpiece. I’ve been gleefully putting together the smaller LEGO LOtR Sets, but now with the tower of Orthanc available… i might not have the discretionary funding to spare! This set comes with a 2 foot tall tower, Several minfigs, An Eagle, and an ENT! Yes a real build it yourself Shepard of the trees, as well as Gandalf the grey, Saruman the White, Grima Wormtongue, an Uruk-Hai, and a regular old Orc. All the baddies have the livery of the white hand.
I’m loosing myself over just how awesome this set looks to be, and for only $199.00 and weighing in at 2,359 pieces. The Tower stands over 2 feet tall, the ent roughly a third of that and the included chambers and gizmos inside the tower are fantastic!
Semi Auto Aquatic Robot Snake
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:44:42 +0000
Picture this robotic snakes swimming around ridding the water of heavy metals (cue wyld stallyns music) Powered by bacteria, fueled by all the good vibes of the world these automated robotic horrors swim around absorbing heavy metal particulate matter, keeping them safe from being consumed by fish.
See when fish eat heavy metal (Cue Guitar Riff) it is really bad. Since they can’t digest the metal, they store the nasty bits in their fat cells. When we eat the tasty fishes we eat the heavy metal, which in large quantities poison people…
Poison fish? Not good. But possible sentient robitic snakes? Swimming free… not sure how i feel about either of those options.
Maybe skynet is actually going to be Fishing Net? There is already video of prototype swimming robots… so it isn’t tooo far off, just really freaky.
Eclectic Method – Hackers
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:03:22 +0000
has mixed up fanciful clips of hackers from movies into this fun little tune. I love how hackers in general are usually portrayed in the movies from Hacking the Gibson, to Shall we play a game there are some hilariously awesome flicks in this montage. By the by the hackers movie soundtrack is still on my playlist, good stuff.
HACK THE PLANET!
This is how the . Perfectly I might add ”
You don’t use the same password over and over right? Let’s be honest this is the day and age of the hacker. Eclectic Method brings you “Hackers” , Hollywood’s celebration of basement dwelling 128 bit encryption masters. They’ll shut down before you can trace them, hack into the mainframe and go straight for the kernel, hell they might even insert a worm on the back of a trojan. Keanu Reeves has been one, Angelina Jolie has been one and Matthew Broderick was one before he was Ferris Bueller.
Shall we play a game? Spot every movie in this hackisode….
Cargo – Zombie Dad of the Year
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:40:21 +0000
The Short film Cargo, Directed by Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke. It’s all about a zombie infected Dad’s quest to save his child. I have no clue if its the whole dad angle that got me or if its just the simple direct storytelling that only happens in short films but man alive this is a great film.
It’s just over 7 minutes long. And frankly tells a better and more heart breaking story than many 2 hour long movies I’ve seen.
Just watch it. I’m a sap so I cried big ass manly tears.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:31:48 +0000
I could wax poetic about the struggles on an online world. But seriously stop reading and go to . It’s a massive 1000 person continuously looping and changing Bomberman cluster-youknowhat.
Imagine playing , with all the bells and whistles and a few funnies thrown in. There is a powerup that turns you in , , the
But never having to stop or try to find more people. Each Room has a possible 1000 people in it North America has had 2 or 3 servers running there are EU servers, JP Servers… A non stop scrolling chat window on the side. and the ability to group up into Squads.
And the best part is? its all running in HTML5, so no flash or java needed to run this bad boy. Its a dream.
Sesame Celebrates 1 Billion
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:30:10 +0000
Even if you don’t have kids Sesame Street probably played a big part of your childhood, or the childhood of kids and people you know. The Count has always been one of my favorites, maybe it was my dad’s spot on impression, maybe it was the secret knowledge that sometime the count has to feed… He is a vampire you know.
But I have always loved the way Sesame Workshop as a whole uses technology. At Sesame Place (The Sesame Theme Park) they hand out cards with free episodes of Sesame to download from iTunes, Their website is full of games and educational awesomeness for kids. And they even make great use of , ,
and everything else I can find them on.
So when a company as big and as powerful still celebrate milestones, and still uses that to further enhance their core vision of educating people. It strikes a cord with me. Congrats on Hitting ONE BILLION Views. And incredibly well played
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:24:54 +0000
, is how to code. From the bright minds and talented filmakers at Code.org, this video sheds light on some of the best and worst kept secrets of empowering kids today.
I remember my first coding class. Actually I started trying to learn how to code by reading my dad’s basic books for the Commodore 64. But i never got too far. “Hello World” and some ping pong action. But it opened my eyes.
; draws a square with sides 100 units long
It all started to click when i took a seriously awesome class in coding in 6th grade with Logo, and I made that turtle DANCE, and I’ve never felt more in control of myself. It gave me strength to do things i never thought i could do. And looking back on that start of things it was practice in the breaking down of problems into steps. And that behind the scenes of any piece of computer art there was a logical set of steps for how to get there. Things suddenly had an endgame!
After that I took a Class in Hyper-card… and never looked back. Now my biggest challenge is finding a way to make the turtles dance for my kids. And introducing them to these concepts as quickly as possible.
So how did you get your start? Did you ever take a class in coding? Or do you still want to? What has coding done for you?