Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Upcycling a laser pointer into a digital microscope

I recently found on Instructables.com, a way of making a microscope using a cell phone or an Ipod touch. I wanted to give a try myself, but wanted to make it "more portable" but maybe not so fancy.

The only thing you really need is a lens from a laser pointer, and magically, I had an old broken one that I kept for no reason..... until today.

I unscrew the tip of the laser pointer and here it is:
 At this stage, the only thing you need to do is to make a hole in a piece of plastic to hold this tiny lens:

You just have to put your cell phone on the top of it:

To focus properly, you can put the object on the tip of a bottle, like this and hold the box up and down to get the best picture:

And this is the results:

Wthout the lens:
With the lens, you get roughly 10X magnification if you campare the 2 pictures.

Hours of fun with my kids from now! Send me pictures if you have some.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Furnitures made with carton boxes

Found here (in french only)
The corrugated carton is a great source of decoration when used properly on the furniture.

Found here
From this spanish studio

There are more and more places where you can buy furniture like these.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sculpting with piano parts...

Allen Christian's makes sculpture from everyday's life objects. Here is a set of sculptures made from piano parts:

His work is vsible now at the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore titled “Human, Soul and the Machine: The Coming Singularity.”