Liked on YouTube: Rick Baker’s Make-Up and Special Effects Legacy

Make-up and special effects legend Rick Baker just announced his retirement from film production, coinciding with the auction of his vast collection of original props, puppets, and animatronics. In this final piece from our visit to that collection, we have an extended conversation with Rick about his work and celebrated career–a lifetime of having fun and improving his craft.  (...)  Mehr ...

Liked on YouTube: The LED Traffic Light and the Danger of “But Sometimes!”

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Around the mid-2000’s, the LED traffic light began making its way onto the scene. Recent developments in LED technology meant that energy efficient replacements for the standard incandescent lamp were beginning to appear. Municipalities rejoiced with the energy savings they provided, but in cold climates they weren’t met with quite as warm a welcome. Not producing sufficient heat to melt snow on their lenses, some drivers became confused by ambiguous signals and caused fatal accidents.
This video tells the tale of why this newfound “problem” generated harsh criticism to the new technology, and explains why this reaction is entirely dumb and regressive. (...)  Mehr ...

Terminator T800 CPU / Chip Base / Container

This is a container for the Lootcrate / Wootbox T800 Brain Chip keyring (June 2015 Loot Crate “Cyber”).

I have used an acrylic tube (which was incedibly hard to find btw, not one single store had acrylic tubes) with a diameter of 5 cm (outer). You may need to scale the STLs or change the ring cut-out. (...)  Mehr ...