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This Cold Casting Technique Lets You Cast Metal Props Without a Forge

This Cold Casting Technique Lets You Cast Metal Props Without a Forge

Cold casting is a technique that allows you to get metallic props that are magnetic, can be buffed to a shine, or artfully rusted.

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Pear Babies Are Growing on Trees in China

Pear Babies Are Growing on Trees in China

Babies are growing on trees in China. Little babies with tiny facial features, closed eyes and daintily crossed hands. These are not normal babies though, these are pear babies. That’s right. Pears that are shaped like babies, and they look oddly realistic. Fruit Mould Co, Ltd. is a company that specializes in creating molds so […]

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Robotic Fish Uses only One Servo

Robotic Fish Uses only One Servo

At the Center for Biorobotics in Estonia, Eszter Ozsvald built a mechanical fish named A.riel that can model the movements of actual fish surprisingly well, and using only one servo inside a carefully made silicon-based mold. It took many iterations before the final product, but found that in the end she could develop the same vortex patterns as actual fish. Her site has extensive documentation on the build process and is definitely worth a look for the mold-making processes alone.

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