From “The Telegraph” UK “All of these things in our home do seem to work most of the time and because they don’t break we just get used to them. They have almost become like Black Boxes which never die. And when they do we throw them away and buy something new. “But there is […]
What have we been up to? Wet-collodion process photography!
After acquiring an old camera, some lenses, chemicals, trays, lights, glass, safety gear and repurposing an old music stand as a tripod we proceeded to study the process. We read old books, new websites and youtube videos to learn the…
Prince Rupert’s Drop
A man caught the moment in slow motion video that a piece of glass known as the Prince Rupert’s Drop withstood a bullet fired at close range. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4450266/Bullets-fired-Prince-Rupert-s-Drop-does-nothing.html#ixzz4fT9HebeY
TENNESSEE TEACHER CRACKS ADOBE’S SEMAPHORE CODE
The secret code transmitted by the San Jose Semaphore has had mathematicians and puzzle fans stumped for over four-and-a-half years, but Jimmy Waters, a high school math teacher from Knoxville, Tennessee, just solved the mystery. The SJ Semaphore’s hidden message…
Here’s to a year of fun and enlightening making!
Professor Mayhem announced the project for the next week (time TBD) is bolting the top part of the EOC together. The structural steel person and the engineer know each other, so that should help. Mayhem will do an e-blast when more is known, to alert available monkeys to the event. N8 came in with a […]
Last spring monkeyworks engineers began scheming their next offering for the 2014 Nashville Mini Maker Faire. The ideas that emerged seemed ambitious. It had to be big, loud and excite the attendees, especially the kids. Turns out it was a Hit! What it was was Wonky Pong. An approximately 6′ 8″ square featuring a grid […]
Meeting was at Professor Mayhem’s. Thanks for the eats and hosting Prof! Poozr and the Prof were creating the cap for Poozr’s light project on the 3D printer. Once completed the pieces were fitted together and tested. The LEDs inside changed color on demand and could be seen through the white plastic. Even the circuit […]
A lot was covered this evening. Many hours of interesting, educational and snicker-inspiring play this evening. Some of the things were: The difference between learning Math and learning Maths: The tools of calculus, trigonometry, algebra, etc. When asked “does it have a PID” you will know what the heck they’re talking about. Proportional Integral Derivatives […]