notebook 23nov10

In which I grab mostly visual posts and pieces off Tumblr and other places and stuff them in my online notebook. All text below is by the linked authors.

* paperbits:

Z Axis Extender Kit for Makerbot Cupcake by Zydac – Thingiverse

Here we have a hardware upgrade that significantly modifies the capabilities of an open-source robotic 3D printer. Which is designed to be printed on that printer. And is uploaded to a social-software site for sharing fabricatable designs, forking them, and resubmitting improvements.

Let’s say that again: this is a downloadable hardware upgrade for an affordable robot that can fabricate its own components.Which I am linking to, because it’s been shared on a kind of Flickr for fabricatable objects.

* kateoplis:

The Hindenburg flying over Manhattan in 1936 or 1937. It burned and crashed in May 1937 at Lakehurst, NJ.

NYT: Streetscapes: The Empire State Building=

notebook 19nov10

* cassandramelena:

(Taken with instagram at Tybee)

* hammersley:

Google News Blog: Credit where credit is due

New Google meta tags to declare origins of stories. MMmmmmmm lots of tasty second-order data to get from this, given proper timestamps too.

* melisaki:

Christian falangist; Beirut, Lebanon 1978

photo by Raymond Depardon for Magnum

* xplanes:

more of the George White Ornithopter, 1928
(via Paul Dunlop, from the personal collection of Tim White – the inventor’s grandson)