Craft & Design

Transforming traditional crafts — with a shot of modern savvy!

Abacus + Synth = Abacasynth

Abacus + Synth = Abacasynth

Creative musical interfaces are always a pleasure to find. This one was circulating around twitter this week and really caught our attention. This is the Abacusynth, by Elias Jarzombek. This interesting interface is a musical device that was inspired by how people interact with an abacus. By presenting an easy to understand physical interface, this […]

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This Clever 3D Printing Method Looks Like String Art, But Cooler

This Clever 3D Printing Method Looks Like String Art, But Cooler

We absolutely love seeing how people push the boundaries of 3Dprinting. This latest example mixes old fashioned string art (where you loop string around nails to form patterns and pictures) with extreme “bridging” with a 3D printer to achieve some pretty cool effects. 3D Print Bunny has been coming up with all kinds of clever […]

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This High Tech Cardboard Tube Light Saber Is Probably Cooler Than Yours

This High Tech Cardboard Tube Light Saber Is Probably Cooler Than Yours

As a kid in the age of Star Wars, there were few things as fun as a plain old cardboard tube. These paper constructions have been seen as make-shift light sabers since the late 1970’s and to this day you still find kids swinging them around and making the sound to go with them. Joel […]

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Kitbashing Miniatures From Trash

Kitbashing Miniatures From Trash

Kitbashing, or making a model out of random other parts hacked together, is far from a new concept but this example is quite exquisite. The youtube Channel Bill Making Stuff is a particularly fun one that I enjoy watching, who does kitbashing all the time with impressive results. If there is one lesson to learn […]

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This Instrument Uses The Most Powerful Musical Chord Progression To Make You Rock

This Instrument Uses The Most Powerful Musical Chord Progression To Make You Rock

Studying an instrument is a lengthy and worthwhile process, but what if you want to rock out today? I made the Instant Star Guitar so that I could get right to the fun part of playing music. You might remember a video by the band “Axis of Awesome” (some cussing) who famously pointed out that the same 4-chord progression […]

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