The pink fairy armadillo is a ridiculously cute endangered species living in the grasslands of Argentina. It is the world’s smallest kind of armadillo. In this tutorial from Viva la Puppet and DIY TV, learn how to make a cool pink armadillo puppet with articulating spine and mouth.
In winter, Holiday Hackers gather to make together. Our mission is to build a magical world at home and around our town. Check out these 10 challenges to get started on making a gift for your family and friends this holiday season.
Lungs are by most accounts mundane. Everybody has them, few give it much thought. But sequestered within darkness of the chest cavity, enveloping the fluttering heart, there’s an incredible wonder to this oddly inflatable organ.
Dissection is a destructive process. Rudely excised from membranous mooring and nourishing vessels, the deflated lungs appear little more than bloodied meat; amorphous and exposed…….until a breath of air unfurls its secret glory.
Here, a set of cat lungs is inflated with a straw. Comprised of hundreds of millions of microscopic air sacks called alveoli, mammalian lungs harbor air capacity that is difficult to believe unless seen. The color of the entire organ lightens into a soft pink, as each microscopic sac fills with air.
A debt of gratitude is owed to cyborgraptor for her assistance in creating these gifs, as well as the students that helped me film this demo.
tree explorer is a concept for an augmented reality app.
the idea here is that you could walk up to a tree and peel it open with touch gestures. then as each layer of wood structure is splayed open, you could use a two-finger zoom to break out a microscopic chunk of it. this chunk would be interactive, rotatable, and you could see various functions animate - like the movement of water and nutrients.