May 2016

The miraculous magnet marble machine

By |2016-10-28T12:21:46+01:00May 18th, 2016|Inspiration|

Using nothing more than marbles, magnets and some wooden blocks, this guy has created a wonderfully creative machine. This creation is the brainchild of Youtuber Kaplamino, whose channel has all sorts of other creations for your viewing pleasure. It also has more than a striking resemblance to a computer game I used to play, called […]

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Short animated film “The Present” which won over 50 awards

By |2016-10-28T12:21:47+01:00May 9th, 2016|Inspiration|

This short, heartwarming animated feature was previously shown at over 180 film festivals and took home over 50 awards. Based on a comic strip, this short film was the graduation project from the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Amazingly, it was produced by just 10 […]

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April 2016

These guys built a beautiful scale version of our solar system

By |2016-10-28T12:21:48+01:00April 28th, 2016|Inspiration|

Sometimes it takes my breath away what some people can do with a little imagination, careful planning and some hard work. In this short film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh, they recreate the actual scale of our solar system, taken from the perspective of the Earth being the size of a marble. The sun and all […]

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This guy made a fun video while renovating his garage

By |2016-10-28T12:21:48+01:00April 18th, 2016|Inspiration|

This video might start off looking like just another DIY project, but partway through it shows the fun and creativity that the author put into it. Technically speaking, it’s nothing special. Youtuber Hampton Rutland explains how he’s finishing a construction project with wood he reclaimed from a derelict demolished house. But once it starts (at around […]

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March 2016

This guy just built an unbelievable instrument with 2000 marbles

By |2016-10-28T12:21:49+01:00March 7th, 2016|Inspiration, marble machine, wintergatan|

Over the past week, I have not been able to get this music out of my head, or stop thinking about how clever and impressive this machine is. Swedish musician Wintergatan spent more than a year hand-building and crafting this machine in his workshop. It’s made of over 3000 pieces, constructed out of nothing but […]

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The Ingenious Design of the Aluminium Beverage Can

By |2016-10-28T12:21:49+01:00March 4th, 2016|aluminium can, engineerguy, Inspiration|

From its complex manufacturing process to its innovative two-stage opening mechanism, the humble aluminium can is a groundbreaking innovation. Real innovators look at the world around them with an ongoing sense of curiosity as to how things work. How they are created. And how they can be improved. In the excellent video above, Bill “Engineerguy” […]

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Is this the most creative music video of 2016 already?

By |2016-10-28T12:21:50+01:00March 3rd, 2016|Inspiration, music video, ok go, upside down & inside out|

This whole music video was shot in actual zero gravity. No digital special effects. No wires. Just an unbelievable amount of coordination, imagination and creativity. And a lot of failed attempts before each shot worked out. If you’re wondering how they did it, it was shot in 28-second long clips on a parabolic flight of […]

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