Monday, April 30, 2007

Animatronics for Fun, if not Profit


It may seem crazy in this computer graphics-laden world, but it seems like it's easier than ever to get started in animatronics and robotics as a hobby.

Here, for example is ALEX, a simple animatronic kit from BPE Solutions. You can upgrade it to make it talk automatically with audio. Buy lots of them and have your own Picasso-meets-Disney Theme Park ride!

They also offer an animatronics book for the aspiring Faz Fazakis or Stan Winston in your life.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Compulsive Knitting Disorder

I'm told by several lady friends that knitting is a compulsive, addictive hobby. This animation by Finnish animator Laura Neuvonen demonstrates the potential consequences of too much knitting.



from CRAFT magazine by way of Spirits Dancing.

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