Becky Stern From Adafruit Shares Her Favorite Maker Tools to the Tune of ‘My Favorite Things’

Adafruit wearables guru Becky Stern shows off some of her favorite maker tools in a musical number set to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music.

Circuitboard, stencil wipe, solder-less breadboards,
AC adapters with long USB cords
Auto-range meters that count up the joules
These are a few of my favorite tools

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The Guitar Solo From ‘Comfortably Numb’ by Pink Floyd Played on an iPad in GarageBand

One-man band Firmin took on the long and iconic solo from the Pink Floyd song “Comfortably Numb” in GarageBand on an iPad, overdubbing the rest of the song’s parts on five other Apple tablets. The solo was also recently tackled by 15-year-old French guitarist, Tina S.

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‘Star Wars’ Bowling Bag-Style Purses Made to Look Like Boba Fett and R2-D2

Star Wars Bowling Bag Style Purses

These *are* the handbags you’re looking for!

ThinkGeek has released two officially-licensed Star Wars bowling bag-style purses that are made to look like the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett and the loyal astromech droid R2-D2. Both handbags, which come with two interior pouches and protective metal feet on bottom, are available to purchase online.

The right bag, matched to her wardrobe, would have been a fantastic addition to her ensemble. Hooked on her arm, her new purse could have not only carried Death Star plans, but also a blaster, lightsaber, droid-recall unit, plus all the pins and clips necessary to keep her hair in place (no small feat in any galaxy but particularly in one far, far away).

Perhaps too late, ThinkGeek now has a consignment of Star-Wars-themed handbags, in two different styles. Choose Boba Fett or R2-D2 (which means you can still smuggle the plans in a droid, only a more stylish version). These bags have more than enough room for you to fit whatever you need the next time you find yourself in a club, at the store, or in a scoundrel’s stock-light freighter somewhere around the ruins of Alderaan.

Star Wars Bowling Bag Style Purses

Star Wars Bowling Bag Style Purses

Star Wars Bowling Bag Style Purses

Star Wars Bowling Bag Style Purses

images via ThinkGeek

EyeEm, A Mobile Photo Editing Tool That Shares Image Editing Information With Other Users

EyeEm is mobile photo editing and sharing app for iOS and Android that offers up 20 free filters, advanced editing control and lets users share how they’ve edited their images via a newly introduced tool called Open Edit.

Open Edit lets you explore how other photographers edit their images and makes it easy for you to try their edits on your own photos. It speaks to the curiosity we all have about how photos are made and how a certain style is achieved.

The recent 5.0 update to the service also brings a number of new filters and editing tools to the app.

EyeEm

EyeEm

images via EyeEm

Google Maps Gives 360-Degree Virtual Tour Inside ‘The Colbert Report’ Studio

Colbert Tour

Just in time for the end of its Comedy Central run, Google Maps is offering up a Business View 360-degree virtual tour inside the studio of The Colbert Report (previously). Other recent additions to the indoor version of Street View include the Salt Lake City, Utah Hilton and the Riad Nejma restaurant in Paris.

image via Google

‘Holiday Dreams’, A Whimsical Animated Ad Played Out on 74 Different Samsung Mobile Devices

“Holiday Dreams” is a whimsical new animated advertisement that follows the journeys of a young girl’s dreams as she moves from one Samsung mobile device to the next. There are 74 in all, including the Galaxy Note 4 and Curved UHD TV.

Little Black Goat Jumps Onto the Back of a Giant Pot Bellied Pig Who’s Too Busy Eating to Care

An adolescent black goat decided to tempt fate and jump onto the back of a giant pot bellied pig who was too busy eating to care about a little hircine showmanship happening behind him. The goat was able to balance on the pig for a good few seconds before falling onto the ground; but the undiscouraged goat dusted himself off and got right back up on that pig again.

via Pet Tube

Lifelong Companions Ruuxa the Cheetah and Raina the Dog Play a Raucous Game of Tag Together

Ruuxa the cheetah and Raina the puppy, best friends since infancy, play a raucous game of tag, playfully taking turns chasing each another around the green at the San Diego Zoo, where Ruuxa acts as an animal ambassador.

A 7-month-old cheetah cub, Ruuxa, was full of energy as he sprinted and chased his puppy companion, Raina, during a training session at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park earlier this week. Safari Park trainers observed the male cheetah playfully instigate a wrestling match and tackle Raina, a female Rhodesian ridgeback. The cheetah and dog are often brought to an area at the Safari Park where they can play off-leash and reach full running speeds chasing each other around. These exercise sessions provide Ruxxa with the opportunity to thrive by expressing natural behaviors like sprinting and chasing. This is also an opportunity to help build his muscles and stamina, which will allow him to reach his running potential. “The behavior you see is the instinct of a maturing cheetah to chase and rehearse predatory behavior. Due to Ruuxa’s unique relationship with Raina, he doesn’t actually treat her like prey by swiping her legs out from under her. Instead, he is learning how to tackle and wrestle a bit,” said Janet Rose-Hinostroza, an animal training supervisor at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. “Raina encourages this behavior and enjoys playing with Ruuxa immensely.”

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a few months since Ruuxa had surgery, but as with everything else they do, Raina was right by his side. As he recovered Ruuxa had learn how to walk again, so the duo went on many therapeutic strolls, including this one in September, right after the surgery.

Exquisitely Detailed Paper Mache Sculptures of Animals and Mythical Creatures by Dan Reeder

Paper Mache Animal and Mythical Creature Sculptures by Dan Reeder

For the past 40 years, Seattle-based artist Dan Reeder has been making remarkably detailed sculptures of animals and mythical creatures out of paper mache. Reeder is able to create large, colorful, intricately textured sculptures through an unusual hybrid paper mache technique–rather create a delicate skin of paper mache over a form or armature, Reeder uses balls of paper mache as his structure, and cloth and glue to form the skin. The cloth skin also yields vibrant colors when painted. His technique is on display in this time-lapse video. He has also written several books on the subject, including his latest, Paper Mache Dragons: Making Dragons & Trophies Using Paper & Cloth Mache, which is available on Amazon. Don’t expect to reach him by email though–he was discovered by the Internet earlier this month and finds himself inundated by the interest (and the emails in particular.)

Paper Mache Animal and Mythical Creature Sculptures by Dan Reeder

Paper Mache Animal and Mythical Creature Sculptures by Dan Reeder

Paper Mache Animal and Mythical Creature Sculptures by Dan Reeder

Paper Mache Animal and Mythical Creature Sculptures by Dan Reeder

Paper Mache Animal and Mythical Creature Sculptures by Dan Reeder

photos via Dan Reeder

via Reddit, The Awesomer

Beautiful Metallic Animal Sculptures Made From Hubcaps and Other Scrap Materials

Metallic Animal Sculptures by Ptolemy Elrington

British artist Ptolemy Elrington creates striking animal sculptures out of hubcaps, shopping carts, and other scrap materials. He leaves most of his sculptures unpainted, relying instead on the metallic finish of his materials to create gleaming silvery creatures. He also creates figures, planes, and other things out of scrap–see his site Hubcap Creatures and his Facebook Page for more.

Metallic Animal Sculptures by Ptolemy Elrington

Metallic Animal Sculptures by Ptolemy Elrington

Metallic Animal Sculptures by Ptolemy Elrington

Metallic Animal Sculptures by Ptolemy Elrington

Metallic Animal Sculptures by Ptolemy Elrington

photos via Ptolemy Elrington

via Daily Mail Online, My Modern Metropolis