Building an Innovative Maker Space in Post-Disaster Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction 100 miles wide through the Philippines last November, affecting 14 million people and displacing 5 million. Almost a year later, the people of the Philippines are still recovering from the massive disaster. Many homes were destroyed and while Filipinos have the motivation to rebuild again, they often lack the tools and resources to do so.

Man Builds Giant Kinetic Art Piece Using 100,000 K’Nex

I’m sure you’ve seen some form of kinetic ball machine before. Small balls are lifted to the top of long rollercoaster-like tracks and dropped through a series of fascinating paths until they reach the bottom – only to be scooped up again for another ride. Austin Granger is no stranger to these machines, but uniquely, he’s been building them for the last few years out of the K’Nex construction toy system. Now, he’s topped all his other efforts, creating a massive 23.5 foot tall, 40 foot long machine using over 100,000 pieces!

A Magical Hand-Built Cabin of Re-Purposed Windows for $500

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For some creative people, there’s no better way for finding inspiration than getting away from it all and taking in a good view. This small cabin is the perfect location… and inspiration in and of itself. Hand-built by photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz, the charming little structure was built with a front wall of old, repurposed windows in varying sizes and when completed cost an amazingly low $500 (plus a LOT of scrounging).

Hong Kong High-Rise Photography

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Hong Kong is a fascinating place that has historically been known for its strong economic power. With a land area of 426 square miles and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

Leica Lenses: Old-Fashioned Craftsmanship

Have you ever wondered what all the hype is about Leica camera lenses? Just what sets them apart from the competition, winning rave reviews for craftsmanship and results from a loyal following? This video shows the meticulous, hand-made manufacturing process that goes into each Leica lens… it’s a heart warming touch of care that few products see today.