Sunday, 16 September 2012

A new and awesome Biopolymer

Was on Core77 this morning, and found this new awesome Cellulose based bioplastic (hence the picture of wood above) - Nanocrystaline Celulose.  And guess, what - the first place that made it industrially is the Canadian company Celluforce. A good use of cellulose waste...

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Programming again

Hurrah!  I did it - I made a circle that draws.  I know this sounds simple, but seriously its half way there to making my own OK GO video (like the one I posted below).... Okay I admit it, its not half way - probably more like 0.125% - but it is rather interesting, and infinitely more aesthetically pleasing than the mid grey square version I got from the book.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Ridiculously Proud of Myself

As I have been teaching myself how to program - mostly unsuccessfully, I have been creating many an example from books.  This one is my favourite, what I like the most is that I used two different colour modes within the same piece of code.  I'm almost certain that this is not proper, but I sure like it.  Who the hell wants to use RGB... certainly not me.   Onward I must go...

Monday, 26 March 2012

Fun Site to Visit

The internet blahs are over - and I've been spending unprecedented amounts of time searching out new things and new civilizations.  I should really get my stuff in gear and working on my projects.  Anyhow, was pointed to the blog The Kid Should See This. today, and I do quite enjoy the various projects, and wanted to make a note of it - so here it is noted.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Ok Go's WTF

Visiting with my good friend Jenn of Seriously vs. Funny Haha, and we started in on some Ok Go videos, of which I had not seen before.  The WTF video is awesome, and some people have even been playing with making their own version of the code on Processing, the band even had their own programmer (Jonathan Bobrow)  create an app so they could create their own version of the video.  I downloaded, but it doesn't exclude the green background like in the real thing.  I think I will have to do a bit more research, and figure out how to do that in Processing - I'm sure it can be done, just might take me a few train rides.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Water repellant

I'm generally quite fascinated with the process of making something waterproof, which I generally attribute to leaky boots in the snow.  I found this on Core77 today, and must look into it a bit more.  What is this 'super water repellant' stuff made out of?  And how is applied, and most importantly where can I get some.