Stormtrooper Helmet From Sneakers

To quote Sean Bonner: "The value of something like this is pretty obvious." It's the work of pseudonymous blogger Freehand Profit of The Hip Hop Nerd, and was created to promote, a collaborative site involving Noah Scalin, Mica Scalin, Emma Beddows, and Scott Walker Read more »

London’s abandoned, underground mail train

London’s abandoned, underground mail train @ Silent UK – Urban & Underground Photography via io9. Originally designed using a pneumatic system in 1855, after years of testing, tunnel construction and usage its limitation began to show. The Post Office who were already unhappy with its high running costs, coupled with... Read more »

Giant Machete-Shooting Slingshot

I love Cory Doctorow’s droll description of this creation almost as much as I love the thing itself: This handy gentleman has built an (arguably ill-conceived, but nevertheless impressive) rifle-cum-slingshot that fires machetes, should you find yourself with the need to fire machetes. The handy gentleman in question is YouTuber... Read more »

Real Life “Up” House Lifted by Balloons

It took this crew the short span of two weeks to “fly the house” in this National Geographic project to create a real life version of the house in Pixar’s Up— lifted into the sky by balloons. “The real Up! Scientists recreate floating house from Pixar movie… and prove it... Read more »

Giant Outdoor Catan

A Burning Man project from 2007 by Matt Bell, the giant Settlers of Catan game now appears at various conventions and festivals. Action shots and construction pics in Matt’s Flickr set. Read more »