‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’ Arrives on Netflix Including ‘The Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special’

Pee-wee Herman (previously) himself (Paul Reubens) announced on his Facebook page that all 45 episodes of the classic television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse have been added for instant streaming through Netflix, including the show’s prime-time Christmas special. The series was recently restored for a Blu-ray release by Shout! Factory.

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GoPro Video of an Intense Ski Session Down the Austrian Alps

Christoph Hoerner and Daniel Feichtinger of the Austrian ski team Traum Leben shot some GoPro footage of an intense day spent skiing down the Austrian Alps after a recent massive snowfall.

Proto BuildBar, A Makerspace & Bar Hybrid Located in Downtown Dayton, Ohio Where People Can 3D Print, Create, & Drink

Proto BuildBar

Chris Wire, owner of the Dayton, Ohio-based Real Art digital and physical creative agency, brought a dream to life when he and his talented team turned an old dance studio into the makerspace and bar hybrid known as Proto BuildBar. When customers walk into the awesome “next-generation makerspace” they are welcomed by a friendly, knowledgeable staff and given plenty of choices as to what to dig into first. The BuildBar is located in downtown Dayton, down the road from the Fifth Third Field stadium (home of the Dayton Dragons minor league baseball team).

Proto has seven MakerBot Replicator 2s, plus numerous other high-quality 3D printers, ready for customers to build pretty much anything that they can think up or download and tweak from Thingverse. The electronics savvy individuals and people who want to learn have the option to solder a techy project together and then hang out in the lounge area for a relaxing drink from the full service café. If that wasn’t enough, Wire brought the world’s largest claw machine over from the Real Art building next door for adults and children to control and enjoy. It is visually stunning and stocked with all sorts of cool prizes (sometimes even people).

This is Proto BuildBar, a next-generation makerspace. It isn’t a members only club, a fab lab, or a traditionally structured hacker haven. It’s a commercial business catering to electrically curious DIY dabblers and caffeine addicts looking for an extra shot of inspiration. Proto, which opened in late October, attracts a wide range of patrons from maker-minded 10-year-olds to octogenarians designing their first 3D-printed models.

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Proto BuildBar

Proto BuildBar

Proto BuildBar

Proto BuildBar

Proto BuildBar

Nothing to see here, folks. Just a custom 3d printed lightsaber. No big deal.

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The Long and Intensive Process That Goes Into Creating a Hand-Colored Lithograph

Online art gallery Sold Art has created a video highlighting the work of French artists Ella & Pitr (previously), who create lithographs the old fashion way.

From drawing on the limestone and printing with the lithographic press dating from the 19th century, to the hand embellishment of the lithography, you’ll discover the whole process of this old art printing technique that only few people know.

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ScanMyPhotos, A Service That Digitizes Old Family Photos by the Boxful

ScanMyPhotos, a photography digitization service based in Southern California, has teamed up with the United States Postal Service to offer a Prepaid Photo Scanning Box, which offers customers a single fee to scan a USPS Priority Mail box full of old photos. Once scanned, ScanMyPhotos will save the digital version of the photos (around 1,800 per box) to an archive DVD.

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Stephen Colbert Signs Off From the Final ‘Colbert Report’ by Singing ‘We’ll Meet Again’ With a Few Famous Friends

After a nine-year run on Comedy Central, host Stephen Colbert signed off from the final episode of The Colbert Report by singing “We’ll Meet Again” with a truly impressive list of friends including Jon Stewart, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Big Bird, and Cyndi Lauper just to name a few. Colbert then got into Santa’s sleigh with Abraham Lincoln and Alex Trebek to fly off into eternity.

‘Directors’ Cuts’, A Short Film Edited in the Style of Five Iconic Directors Using Only Stock Footage

“Directors’ Cuts” is a short film created by Shutterstock that mimics the style of five iconic contemporary film directors pieced together entirely using stock footage. The short takes on the work of Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino, Alfonso Cuarón, and Terrence Malick.

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‘WTF with Marc Maron’ Interview With Louis C.K. Voted Best Podcast Episode Ever by Slate

To honor the 10th anniversary of the form, Slate put together a list of its 25 favorite podcast episodes, ever. Topping the chart was a 2010 interview with comedian Louis C.K. conducted on fellow stand-up comedian Marc Maron’s beloved WTF podcast. Maron recently related the story of the interview to Slate’s Mike Pesca.

No, I didn’t think of it as a great interview. He and I had never talked like that. You got to realize that. You know, comics—a lot of these guys, like Dave Attell, I’ve known those guys half my life, and I’ve never talked to any of them for more than 10 or 15 minutes. And also you got to realize that in casual conversation, Louie likes to talk.

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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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