Friday, May 10, 2013
I just bought these Neiko 01407A digital calipers. My new toy! They measure either imperial or metric, have a huge digital readout, and open as much as six inches. I have them stashed in my toolbox and have already used them in a couple of projects. Best of all? They're under $16 on Amazon.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I helped fund this project via Indiegogo and it turned out great! It's a concertina-folded work of art complete with pop-ups.
The Pop-Up Concertina is an accordion-folded booklet with pop-ups, covered on both sides with drawings I made using a bunch of .005 micron pens over the course of several months. (…) You can look at it page by page like a book (which never ends, it just turns over and continues in a loop), or you can spread it out and look at it all as one (double-sided) piece. Every way you look at it reveals new connections and interactions – the cut-outs and folds allow the pages and illustrations to change and connect to each other in different configurations.
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Monday, October 10, 2011
Hi, thanks for checking out my new book, The Cult of Lego! If you want to get in touch with me or follow along, try johnb at makezine.com or @johnbaichtal.
LEGO is much more than just a toy—it's a way of life. The Cult of LEGO® takes you on a thrilling illustrated tour of the LEGO community and its creations. You'll meet LEGO fans from all walks of life, like professional artist Nathan Sawaya, brick filmmaker David Pagano, the enigmatic Ego Leonard, and the many devoted AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO) who spend countless hours building their masterpieces.
In this full-color coffee table book, you'll find page after page of photos showcasing the fantastically creative and complex models built by the LEGO community. You'll marvel at a life-size stegosaurus, a microscale Yankee Stadium, a 22-foot long World War II battleship, a MINDSTORMS-powered monster chess set, and a remote-controlled Jawa Sandcrawler (with moving conveyor belt!). Visit the conventions where LEGO fans gather to socialize and show off their work. And discover the serious side of LEGO, used in therapy, prototyping, and teambuilding.
Whether you're a card-carrying AFOL or just thinking fondly about that dusty box of LEGO in storage, John Baichtal and Joe Meno's magnificent look at the world of LEGO will inspire you to take out your bricks and build something amazing.
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