Tag: hobbies

Jun 1, 2014

22,000 Dominoes in 100 Seconds

22,000 Dominoes in 100 Seconds

Professional dominio artist Hevesh5 thanked his 200,000 subscribers with this amazing tribute video. He set up 22,000 dominoes (with no assistance) in his living room and recorded them all toppling in just over 100 seconds. The setup took 25+ hours over a span of five days. You can even see the entire video in…

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Apr 2, 2013

The Crochet Coral Reef Project [25 pics]

The Crochet Coral Reef Project [25 pics]

The Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) is a project by the Institute For Figuring, a non-profit Los-Angeles based organization that pioneers creative new methods for engaging the public about scientific and environmental issues by putting people and communities at the core. The CCR is a project that resides at the intersection of mathematics, marine biology,…

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Mar 19, 2013

21 Examples of Cut Coin Jewelry Art

21 Examples of Cut Coin Jewelry Art

Cut coin jewelry art is a popular method of turning coins into jewelry. Most cut coin art is achieved by drilling a small hole (or holes) into the coin and then using a jeweler saw (which has various types of blades) to cut away parts of the coin. Many artists tend to focus on…

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Feb 27, 2013

Intricate Sculptures Carved from a Single Pencil

Intricate Sculptures Carved from a Single Pencil

Hungarian artist and deviantART user cerkahegyzo carves intricate miniature sculptures from a single lead pencil (with the exception of #5 & #15, not sure how he did those!). The artist says it’s a hobby and form of relaxation for him and that he carves them in his free time. During the day he works…

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Feb 22, 2013

Turning Rusty Fire Hydrants into Planets

Turning Rusty Fire Hydrants into Planets

Have you ever seen the top of a rusty fire hydrant and thought it looked like a distant planet floating in the Cosmos? Me neither. Thankfully, Redditor gumballbrain did, and recently shared a series of ‘fire hydrant planets‘ on Reddit that promptly made yesterday’s front page. As for how he came up with the…

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Feb 17, 2013

Detailed Photos of the Sun by a Backyard Astronomer

Detailed Photos of the Sun by a Backyard Astronomer

By day, Alan Friedman makes greeting cards for Great Arrow Graphics. At night, Friedman pursues his passion for astronomy from his observatory, located in the backyard of his home in Buffalo, New York. While it’s not an ideal site, given the street lights, telephone wires and jet stream winds. He makes the most of…

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Jan 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Living Inside your Computer

Picture of the Day: Living Inside your Computer

LIVING INSIDE YOUR COMPUTER Designed by Newsmaker @ modding.ru Designed by user ‘Newsmaker’ on Russian PC Case mod forum modding.ru, we see the insides of an old PC converted into a tiny living room. The miniature furniture (complete with a rug that really ties the room together) is perfect, but the functional…

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Jan 6, 2013

How To Make a Rainbow-Coloured Igloo Using Milk Cartons

How To Make a Rainbow-Coloured Igloo Using Milk Cartons

New Zealander and recent civil engineering graduate Daniel Gray travelled north to Edmonton, Canada to spend five weeks with his girlfriend and her parents for the holidays. To keep him occupied (and perhaps test his resolve) his girlfriend’s mother thought it might be a fun idea to build an igloo. Little did Daniel know,…

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Nov 27, 2012

Geometric Sand Sculptures by Calvin Seibert

Geometric Sand Sculptures by Calvin Seibert

Using a variety of 3D geometric shapes such as prisms, pyramids, cylinders, spheres and cones; artist Calvin Seibert creates wonderful sand sculptures that are not quite ‘castles’ but much more than just randomly placed building blocks. On Flickr, you can find an entire 66-picture gallery of Calvin’s artwork which have all been washed away…

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Oct 13, 2012

Builders Recreate the Bat Cave Using 20,000 Pieces of LEGO

Builders Recreate the Bat Cave Using 20,000 Pieces of LEGO

Using over 20,000 pieces of LEGO, Wayne Hussey and Carlyle Livingston faithfully reconstructed Bruce Wayne’s famous Bat Cave out of LEGO. The Bat Cave was first displayed at Emerald City ComiCon in late March of 2012. It then made an appearance at Jet City Comic Show and then BrickCon 2012. The pair estimate that…

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