Robot Barber 2.0 improves on the previous design by adding a few new bells and whistles, as well as an improved pattern carving setup that basically shaves a pattern in hair like a 3D printer operates.
It was time to take another pass on the hair cutting robot.
Face-recognition tech has penetrated all sectors of everyday life in China. As Jiayi notes, it’s “it is now used in stores for pay-by-face, in hotels and public transportation for identification checks, and even in schools for monitoring in-class behavior.” — Read the rest
Here’s a little light and wonder during this rather anxious and overcast holiday season.
It’s the Post:ballet dance troupe and members of the Berkeley Ballet Theater performing Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Snowflakes” from The Nutcracker on the former Naval Air Station in Alameda, CA. — Read the rest
You probably know a few Criterion cultists. They’re a curious breed of obsessive collector and media citizen who just can’t get enough of these video products, with their extensive special features and thoughtful booklets of deep-dive essays and lovely packaging. Or maybe it’s the cultured, urbane air that enthusiasts believe owning such a collection imparts. — Read the rest
In this over 30 minute installment of Star Wars Explained, host Alex runs through a dizzying array of Easter eggs, fan service, and explanations of how characters and scenes from season 2 of The Mandalorian relate to season 1, the Star Wars movies, the animated series, comic books, and novels. — Read the rest
YOU can buy the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information here.
Memberships are now open for Tom the Dancing Bug’s INNER HIVE. Join the team that makes Tom the Dancing Bug a reality, and get exclusive access to comics before they are published, sneak peeks, insider scoops, and lots of other stuff. — Read the rest
You may have heard of the 10,000 Hour Rule, popularized by noted journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell. It supposes that it takes 10,000 hours of active, intense focus on a talent or skill to attain expert-level mastery.
Have you ever seen a cast-iron dog? They were once quite popular, used to prop open doors or to keep doorknobs from damaging the wall behind them. Scott Thompson knows all about doggie doorstops, rabbit and fox doorstops, too, as he has collected hundreds of these antiques. — Read the rest
For most of the past century, vacuums were pretty much just vacuums. They suctioned dirt and other debris up off the floor, then passed it through a cloth or paper-based filter that would trap and collect all the dirt.
But, a few decades ago, the water filtration vacuum showed up â and changed the game. — Read the rest
I recently discovered this Instagram account for Barbie of All Trades. Yes, THAT Barbie. She’s taken up woodworking and has amassed a shopful of gorgeous (1:6 scale) miniature tools. According to her Instagram bio, Barbie Woodshop is a a “father and daughter project that is getting out of hand.” — Read the rest
Making a metal sphere usually involves stamping or spinning sheet metal. But this video shows a process where they start out with a shape made out of polygons, then turn it into a sphere by bending the metal with an explosion at its center.