Archive for the ‘technology’ Category

Crayon Physics… a must have!

April 11, 2010

Old computers? These onces launched the Apollo II

March 21, 2010

I visited Kennedy Space center and the museum (in fault, the launch bunker) still has this equipment available. I’m 100% sure you digital camera has more CPU power than the whole building there.

Wooden computers…

February 2, 2010

Ah finally, the wooden computer department!

Wooden Computer

Wooden Computer

Drive away with half a car

February 2, 2010

Why did we split the cow-spotted car? Just for fun. See it drive away… Also watch the other movies!

Speed cam triggered by electronic circuitry

January 28, 2010

These guys created an electronic circuit that keeps on triggering the speed cam… This is what I call smart engineering!

Here you can read how they did it (in Dutch).

ZX-81 fun

January 28, 2010

Sinclair ZX-81 laptop 1980 with 64 kilobytes and a tape drive. This is how I started.

64 kilobyte laptop

Sinclair ZX-81 door stop 1984. This is how it ended.

Sinclair DoorStop81

Old computer? Or a boat?

January 28, 2010

A famous but still funny picture. What would the big wheel do?

Old Computer

Wooden organ…? Serious stuff!

January 28, 2010

In 1971, in the happy little town Bodegraven in the Netherlands, they created this monster. The brand was called Eminent.

Eminent 310U

310U

Of course, the sound is soooo 70’s. Listen to the little video I just recorded. I play a snippet from the famous (in Holland!) Kabouter Wesley tune. Oldfashioned sound.

But wait. This baby from ’71 has… String Ensemble. Still unbeaten silken strings that is too beautiful to be true. Remember Jean-Michel Jarre?

What I did to get the phasing sound is lead the organ sounds through an Electro-Harmonix Smallstone phaser. It’s Russian and it eats batteries.

Electr-Harmonix Smallstone phaser

Sony GPS photo camera HX5(V) announced

January 28, 2010

Sony announced their new GPS featured camera.

Sony HX5

Features:

  • GPS built-in
  • 10 Megapixel
  • 25-250mm zoom (8x optical zoom)
  • Full HD video
  • Steadyshot
  • Improved Auto-stitch/sweep panorama
  • Compass
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo and Secure Digital cards
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Backlight Correction

Haven’t seen James Cameron’s Avatar?

January 28, 2010

You missed something great! Get your ass to an IMAX theater and put on the glasses. The only thing you’ll think is: why the hell am I on that planet?