Adam Savage is a maker and also a geek that loves collectibles and replicas; the combination means he crafts all sorts of dreamy items. I’ve highlighted more than a few of his projects in the past, and now I’m going to show off one of his latest builds: a replica Zorg ZF-1 pod weapon from The Fifth Element. Yep. Savage took 17 years to get the replica just right. He went so far as to track down a foreign version of the movie that had a feature showing the prop weapon being dismantled. He discusses the work that went into the ZF-1 in the above video, posted to Tested.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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