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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Hot Rolling A Polymorph Replacment Cog From Surrounding Cogs And Gears

Lots of toys and gadgets have plastic gears as they are cheap, but a prone to fatigue and breaking.  Parts are often not available turning the device into broken landfill.  Here is a simple method to be worked on, for model making and repair.

Its also very cheap, and if you screw up using it, you just chuck it back into a cup of hot water and start again, its that simple.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Clockwork Black - Wendy Carlos

Utterly brilliant, Wendy is such an inventive composer and arranger and use of the Theremin and Vocoder adds a really creepy nightmarish quality, you can close yours eyes and see the things scurying around in dark corners.  Reminds me of Danny skulking in Castle Dixon with his Arp 2600 in virtual darkness.  This would have been brilliant for the film 'Night Watch'.  Actually what would be disturbing is a remake of clockwork orange with some of the original cast as old, bitter and guilt ridden old people. 

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Brain Teaser - Is Your Visual Acuity Up To Solving These 4 Puzzles?

Here are four simple brain teaser visual puzzles.  The first few are simple then they require much more concentration.  If you don't get them all or want to check your results email me for the highlighted pics through this blog.

They are really worth a go.  It shows how little detail has to change before we spot it.