Category: Art & Design

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Odd looking 3D printed violin to be showcased next month at 3D Print Design Show

3D-printed violin by Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg

Besides mesmerizing listeners with its magical sound, Violin is also one of the most elegant looking music instrument. Well, Associate Professor Eric Goldemberg and architect Veronica Zalcberg of the Monad Studio have transformed this graceful instrument into something that looks like a futuristic weapon from an alien world. The sleek 3D-printed violin just have a couple of strings, two less than a traditional violin. Not anywhere near in terms of looking like a violin, the 3D printed 2-string piezoelectric violin has been designed in such a way to amplify its acoustics in various new ways.
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Retired mechanic hand-builds smallest functional W32 engine

Miniature W32 engine by Patelo

José Manuel Hermo Barreiro, the retired Spanish naval mechanic behind the world’s smallest V-12 engine and number of complex mini-motors is back again to amaze us with his latest creation. Nicknamed Patelo by gearheads and auto junkies, the die-hard mechanics pensioner have now created a miniature, running W32 engine which is nothing less than an intricate work of art. One of the toughest project of the hobbyist until now, the hand-crafted W32 engine is surely his most complex work and probably the most beautiful too.
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Red Bull Racing draped in striking new livery for the 2015 Formula-1 Season

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 season 2015

Red Bull might not have won the constructors championship last season but for the upcoming season they are pretty determined to win. With their new livery that will outshine any other Formula1 team on the grid, Red Bull Racing has draped this year’s Formula-1 car in striking black and white patterned design. The Renault-powered RB11 car will be driven by Daniel Ricciardo and his new teammate Daniil Kvyat. The car has a noticeable change to the lower nose section and front of the chassis.

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DIY Starship Enterprise replica crafted from 18000 Legos!

Lego NCC 1701 USS Enterprise by Chris Melby

Have a look at this Star Trek Starship Enterprise replica made from more than 18000 Legos. Measuring 68 inches long, 29 inches wide and with height of 32 inches this NCC-1701 USS Enterprise created by Chris Melby took almost 8 months to make. And he has named it as Beagle. To make such a large structure without compromising its structural strength, Chris made it in layers by taking picture references to preserve the structural strength and no doubting it required millimeter precision.

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Mazda3 hatchback turned into a musical instrument courtesy Mogees device

Mazda3 Mogees device

The all new Mazda3 sports hatchback car

The all new Mazda3 is an ear-pleasing instrument too. Yes, if you go by the intuitive commercial produced for this sports hatchback car. Mazda teamed-up with Mogees to make the commercial that shows this all new car being used as an electronic musical instrument. They used an app and electronic Mogees device the collaborated team managed to turn every part of the car into musical melody, a 5 piece percussion band to be precise. The device captures vibration of the sound produced whenever someone taps the exterior of the car.
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Expect to see Santa’s sleigh soar in the sky this Christmas!

Monty Mendenhall homemade flying sleigh

Christmas is not that far and kids will be really excited about seeing Santa flying high in the sky and shower some blessings on them. Whether Santa really flies with his toys from the northern skies is still a mystery but you can bet to see a remote controlled sleigh flying. Monty Mendenhall, a 71-year-old retired United Airlines pilot from Thomasville has created a remote controlled sleigh with a rotor that can fly.
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Jaw-dropping Star Wars themed Christmas light display

Christmas light display

So how do you decorate your home on Christmas Eve? Decorative trees, ornaments or with Santa’s decorative items? Have a look at this Star Wars Christmas Lights Show by Tom Bet George, a music teacher/director from COVA Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont. And it is done for a good cause as the money collected from the display will be used to raise money for poor and homeless. The light show boasts a total of 100,000 LED lights on 12,500 channels making it a mesmerizing spectacle all-together.
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White House drenched in digitized holiday decorations this Christmas

Bo obama dog

For the year’s holiday celebrations this Christmas season, the White House is all set to get a technology boast. As planned, the East Wing and outside décor will have robotic First Dogs that react to anyone passing by, crowdsourced tree lights and interactive greeting card for the First Family. Going with the tech savvy aesthetics of the current administration, officials are all set to petrify the residents with their initiative.
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Roland Iten Calibre R822 “Predator” mechanical belt buckle is smokin expensive!

Roland Iten Calibre R822 Predator mechanical belt buckle

When we talk about the perfect attire, belt buckles always compliment a perfect look. Roland Iten Calibre R822 “Predator” mechanical belt buckle limited to just 3 pieces is a testimony to that fact. This belt buckle is one of the most expensive ones out there carrying a price tag of 450,000 Swiss Francs (USD 466012) owing to the 167 components including 387 baguette, round cut diamonds, 18-karat white gold and titanium.
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BMW to present two iconic art cars at 2014 Art Basel

BMW 320 by Roy Lichtenstein

Art Basel 2014, modern and contemporary art world’s premier platform will run from December 4–7, 2014 at Miami Beach. German auto giants BMW will be announcing a new global art initiative in partnership with Art Basel aimed to encourage emerging artists. Also, at the show the automaker will present two of its iconic BMW art cars. The vehicles on display will be the BMW 320 by Roy Lichtenstein (1977) and the BMW M3 by Michael Jagamara Nelson (1989). Interested visitors can feed their eyes by watching the art car by Roy Lichtenstein in the Botanical Garden next to the fair and the other one by Michael Jagamara Nelson at display in Art Basel`s Collectors Lounge in the Convention Center.
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