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DIY castle sculptures are made from human hair

DIY castle sculptures are made from human hair

Man is this one gross DIY project. I would never in a million years make it as a barber. Getting other people's hair on me is really gross. I would certainly not make it as an artists who uses other people's hair as a medium for creating. I just couldn't do it. I'm not sure how the artist that made the castle sculptures you see here came to use hair for building blocks.

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Paper craft Nyan Cat is weird and cool

Paper craft Nyan Cat is weird and cool

Not too long ago Chris Davies was having a nerdgasm over the Nyan Cat videos on YouTube getting that rainbow Nyan Cat custom load bar. We had a little chat about me not understanding the point of Nyan Cat and the best Davies could come up with was "it's a cat, in space, with a Pop Tart body." I still don’t get it. If you do get the point of Nyan Cat or if you just want to make something interesting out of paper on a boring summer day, here you go.

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Paul the Robot draws sloppily by design

Paul the Robot draws sloppily by design

If I built a robot that could do anything I wouldn't name it something boring like Paul. That's exactly what artists and designer Patrick Tresset did when he built his robotic arm that can draw people's portraits. Paul the drawing robot is made intentionally to be messy rather than uber precise like most robots want to be. The bot is made to look at your face with a camera and then draw your face with a pen in what my 6-year-old daughter would call scribble-scrabble.

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Epic Hot Wheels racetrack was four years in the making

Epic Hot Wheels racetrack was four years in the making

My son has been collecting Hot Wheels cars since he was two. He was always too busy rolling them around and crashing them into each other and walls to put the cars into his mouth. I bet today he has about 5,000 cars scattered around the house and outside in various bins and boxes. It worked out good for me since the cars are cheap and getting him one or two each week didn’t affect the budget as a video game habit would. We have also spent countless hours over the years playing with Hot Wheels tracks that were never as cool once put together as they seemed in the box.

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Artist makes surfboard out of 72 beer cans

Artist makes surfboard out of 72 beer cans

DIY art is cool and when it involves the ocean and beer, it may be the perfect DIY project for the summer. Artist Rich Morrison took the sort of trash generated by many summer days at the lake or beach for many folks - beer cans - and used those cans to make something pretty cool. Morrison took 72 different beer cans and used them to create a surfboard for riding the waves that actually works. At least it works for him; the board wouldn't work for me at all unless its purpose was to dump me on my head in the surf.

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Polish sculptor makes a room out of old computer parts

Polish sculptor makes a room out of old computer parts

I thought I had a lot of computer parts and gadgets in my closet, but I have nothing in this room. A Polish designer and sculptor has created this room out of some wooden studs and a bunch of old computer parts. Apparently, the parts inside the room come from three years worth of the artist's old computer gear. I think I might have 5-years worth of old computers around here, I might be about to build a new house.

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Datamancer Steampunk Laptop now Available for Preorder in US

Datamancer Steampunk Laptop now Available for Preorder in US

Richard Nagy wowed us when he created the Datamancer steampunk laptop a while back. Those wishing to add a Victorian flair to their PC need not wait longer. Pre-orders are now being taken for these eclectic works of art. The pre-order price is $5,500, which is pretty steep for a laptop, but this is not just a laptop. The brass and copper workings of gears and sprockets actually work.

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Exhibit at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin gets people drunk

Exhibit at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin gets people drunk

I've been to a few museums in my day and generally, they end up being boring paces where you can't touch anything. In Germany when you visit a museum that has contemporary art not only can you touch some of the stuff, you can get wasted on some of the exhibits. The pic you see below is the before shot of an exhibit that was on display at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. If you can’t quite make out what those blue cubes are, I'll give you a hint.

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Cotton Balls, DC motors, and cardboard boxes make art

Cotton Balls, DC motors, and cardboard boxes make art

My daughter is in kindergarten and she is always bringing home some sort of art project she made at school. The last one was a chick made from cotton balls that were pulled apart to make the little chick look fuzzy. That is the only art I think of when you say cotton balls are involved. An artist called Zimoun that is known for using cardboard and DC motors to create sound and art installations has used those materials with some cotton balls attached to create the latest installation.

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