Amazing Snowflakes with P&S modification

Using a modified Point and Shoot Canon A650 with a custom-built macro add-on for the camera Alexey Kijatov has made some beautiful images of snow flakes. Think what you can do with some creative modifications to your camera!

via Russian Photographer Tapes a $50 Lens To His P&S Camera To Take Stunning Close-Ups Of Snowflakes [W/PICTURES] ‹

‘Useless Plastic Box’ on sale at Best Buy

A prankster put out a new product at Best Buy Stores in the Los Angeles area. The “Useless Plastic Box”.

This innovatively useless product was labeled as “Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of use.”

This reminds me of things my brother and I and our friends would have pulled off together.


via Best Buy Prankster Puts ‘Useless Plastic Box’ On Store Shelves Across Los Angeles – ABC News.

Zubbles: The 11-Year Quest to Create Disappearing Colored Bubbles

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It can be done! An interesting article by Popular Science’s Mike Haney

“Tim Kehoe has stained the whites of his eyes deep blue. He’s also stained his face, his car, several bathtubs and a few dozen children. He’s had to evacuate his family because he filled the house with noxious fumes. He’s ruined every kitchen he’s ever had. Kehoe, a 35-year-old toy inventor from St. Paul, Minnesota, has done all this in an effort to make real an idea he had more than 10 years ago, one he’s been told repeatedly cannot be realized: a colored bubble.”

Read the whole story here:  Zubbles: The 11-Year Quest to Create Disappearing Colored Bubbles.

See these incredible colored bubbles here.

People I’d like to meet: Richard Tait

I just heard an interview with Richard Tait from BBC World Service. I’d like to hear this guy speak some time. In fact I’d like to meet him and pick his brain on a few things.

Check out his Keynote Speaker bio where you can watch a video of him as a demo…

Richard Tait is an entrepreneurial pioneer who lives by the mantra, “Orville Wright did not have a pilot’s license.” He first honed his entrepreneurial instincts at Microsoft.When he left Microsoft in 1997, Mr. Tait went on to make board game history. As co-founder of Cranium, Inc., he created one of the toy industry’s most cherished brands and built an award-winning corporate culture

via Richard Tait – Speaker Profile.

Here’s more on Richard Tait’s business innovations in the field of games.