On Saturday evening we received a high CPU usage alert on DIY’s Minecraft server which our community uses as a playground for some of their creations. Our amazing engineering apprentice, Zach Bruggeman, noticed that the CPU was spiking in a pattern and ran around our server until he found this amazing (but incredibly CPU intensive) piece of redstone mad science… a clock. Wow.

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Kids in Cameroon Create Fascinating Toys Out of Scrap

In Cameroon, a popular toy crafted by kids is a ‘remote controlled’ car or ATV. These are often built from discarded flip-flops (slippers), sardine tins, bamboo or raffia palm, electrical conduit (pipe), rubber and bits of string. These kids are ingenious and create the most fascinating toys from the simplest of materials and tools. 

1 year ago 4 notes