Every year Legoland gets dirty and it has to shut down for some toothbrush scrubbing. Getting all that grime off those blocks isn’t easy, but neither is dusting the top of the House of Parliament 다운로드. And while it’s quiet we might as well trim the hedges.
Did you have a chance to see the white water sports at the Olympics, like kayaking and canoeing?
If so, you probably noticed that the entire venue was artificial 다운로드. The Lee Valley White Water Centre in the north of London was created out of a vast expanse of flat land 다운로드. The designers, including a firm from Colorado, S20, had to build it all from scratch, including the high-powered water pumps and the speedy, treacherous river umc.
It made for a fantastic set of competitions and, it turns out, a lasting site for Londoners 다운로드. The venue is going to stay open for both recreational activities and as a training site for future Olympians.
Since the earliest whitewater slalom competitions in the 1930s, most artificial courses have been constructed primarily of concrete, with static forms inserted to mimic boulders, logs…S20′s design turns the static features into adjustable plastic modules—a bit like underwater Legos—which can be positioned with a high degree of precision, and moved at no cost, essentially creating a new stretch of river each time 다운로드.
Six families of makers from the Bay Area are working on building a fully-operational motion controlled flight simulator based on the fighter ship from Battlestar Galactica 다운로드.
Using the fuselage of a small plane, the team has already built a motion platform that rotates a full dizzying 360 degrees in both the pitch and roll axes 다운로드. They’re still a ways away from finishing the project, including furnishing the interior of the cockpit to look like the ship from the show, and programming the open source flight simulator software to work with their rig 싱글리니지 다운로드.
You can learn more about all this by visiting the project home, The Viper, or through the Kickstarter fundraising project다운로드. Oh, and check out my favorite part of the whole thing, the test model built using legos…I would love to see NASA doing that 🙂