On the latest episode of his NERF Experiments series, Giaco Whatever used a powerful air cannon that he built and slow motion footage to find out just how fast the NERF darts were traveling that he fired. He ended up finding out that the darts were going approximately Mach 2.3, which is 2.3 times the speed of sound.
Primitive Technology demonstrated how to make a clay kiln and all sorts of primitive pottery from a termite mound. Fans of Primitive Technology can help support his future work on Patreon.
I started by making a large grate from ordinary clay. It was just under 50 cm in diameter. Next, I took dry chunks of termite nest and put them into the pit in front of the tiled roof hut. The chunks were crushed and water was added to slake the clay. The clay was trodden on to mix it. Dead palm fronds were added to the clay to stop it from cracking as it dried and to add insulation to the kiln. The mixture was trodden on again and then taken from the pit. A trench was dug to form the firebox of the kiln and a wall of clay was made in the front of the trench. A hole was dug into the wall to allow air flow into the firebox. (read more)
Arhus, Denmark company Envavo IVS has created the Heatbuff, a small space heater for your desktop computer designed to warm your hands and not itself or your keyboard. It also turns up to 180 degrees for “easy folding and transport, as well as the ability to warm both your keyboard hand and mouse hand.” Envavo IVS is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to help with production costs.
image via Envavo IVS
Just light the tip of its spiralled horn and the Crying Unicorn Candle bursts into tears, weeping a waxy rainbow of colors. Made from the purest white ceramic, this knowingly kitsch ornament comes with two spare horns so you can make it cry again and again.
Director Gareth Edwards sat down with Wired to explain how the epic scene from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, where Darth Vader emerges to violently pursue a group rebels and retrieve the stolen Death Star plans, came to fruition at the last moment.
Director Gareth Edwards and his editor, Jabez Olssen, were already cutting the film together when Olssen pointed out that it needed one more shot of Vader being badass. It was four months until the movie’s release date, but they decided to pitch the idea to Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy anyway. “She really loved it,” Edwards says. (read more)