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Are you listening, Israel?

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I like to do a bit of slingshot shooting on a thundery, rainy night like this (or other nights when work seems like too much work). Chopping a beer can in half in ten shots, slicing a playing card edge-on or lighting a match from ten metres away are the classic benchmark targets.

I also like to make and sell slingshots to like-minded individuals.

Here are a few of the latest batch of the more simple varieties. AshCat models Fury, Wasp, Wasp and Hurricane. Unnecessarily fancy is the usual modus operandi, but simple gets the job done all the same.

Boing.

Boing.

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The color orange was named after the fruit

historical-nonfiction:

Before it was introduced in Europe, the color was called “ġeolurēad”

(Source: Wikipedia, via thedailyetymology)

illusionaryish:

Imagine if the whole, beautifully paved world looked like this.
These are solar panels that, if placed in the place of roadways and other paving sites (parking lots, parks, etc) can produce more renewable energy than the entire country produces. 
It’s currently in the prototype stage with amazing results. Plus, they can be used in all weather situations that will also make icy roads a thing of the past. Heating elements will melt any ice and snow that sits on top. Another thing, they come with LEDs inside so that you’ll have a better view of the road as you drive. All powered by solar energy. 
I Fucking Love Science posted an article about it and it’s also raising money on indiegogo, which is disgustingly far from the goal. They have some pretty sweet gifts, including bumper stickers, a necklace containing pieces of the prototypes, and an entire working prototype of the plates.
BONUS: The prototypes were made of 10% recycled plastic AND can still handle the heaviest trucks. Imagine what the final product could do.
I urge everyone to at least reblog and spread the message so that hopefully this reaches the goal at May 31st. Projects like this hit me right in the heart because of my passion for renewable energy, which is what I hope to deal with once I’m done with my Engineering degree. I would gladly work on this project if I could, but for now I’m going to settle with donating as much as I can and spreading the word as far as possible.
So, signal boost! <3

If it’s as real as they suggest, this is super rad!

illusionaryish:

Imagine if the whole, beautifully paved world looked like this.

These are solar panels that, if placed in the place of roadways and other paving sites (parking lots, parks, etc) can produce more renewable energy than the entire country produces. 

It’s currently in the prototype stage with amazing results. Plus, they can be used in all weather situations that will also make icy roads a thing of the past. Heating elements will melt any ice and snow that sits on top. Another thing, they come with LEDs inside so that you’ll have a better view of the road as you drive. All powered by solar energy. 

I Fucking Love Science posted an article about it and it’s also raising money on indiegogo, which is disgustingly far from the goal. They have some pretty sweet gifts, including bumper stickers, a necklace containing pieces of the prototypes, and an entire working prototype of the plates.

BONUS: The prototypes were made of 10% recycled plastic AND can still handle the heaviest trucks. Imagine what the final product could do.

I urge everyone to at least reblog and spread the message so that hopefully this reaches the goal at May 31st. Projects like this hit me right in the heart because of my passion for renewable energy, which is what I hope to deal with once I’m done with my Engineering degree. I would gladly work on this project if I could, but for now I’m going to settle with donating as much as I can and spreading the word as far as possible.

So, signal boost! <3

If it’s as real as they suggest, this is super rad!

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thetuesdayafter:

Christian Marclay at Paula Cooper

3d printing - Not for everyone.

thetuesdayafter:

Christian Marclay at Paula Cooper

3d printing - Not for everyone.

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Radian JM - The infamous Tour JM, designed by committee via a series of polls at http://nzguitars.com a while back. Here are the specs they decided upon:

Radian JM, korina body, maple neck, medium/tall frets, blaze red stain, Ash P90 bridge pickup, Ash J90 neck pickup, 4-way switch/Volume/Tone, hardtail bridge, 10/46 strings….

Available to the first serious offer this week, before I disappear to the UK for three weeks! have your people talk to my people ASAP!

Bird simulator envy!

Bird simulator envy!

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Ash Taniwha - Incomplete, in progress.

I started building this guitar in 2004, but ten years later it is still not done. With luck and good management, 2014 will be the year of the Taniwha. As you can probably see there are a few missing pieces. Mainly the pickups, which will be wound for maximum tonal versatility, with the capacity foe series/split/parallel wiring and to separate the treble strings from the bass strings in the signal chain. The bridge will also be revised and have treble and bass piezo pickups. If you think this should be yours, message me at your convenience.