May 31, 2009

Moleskine 2.0

My Moleskine 2.0 would entail adding three hinged panels to the inside cover of the book. Each of these panels would contain a different type of plexi-glass, one mirrored, one magnifying and one translucent. When combined in different ways, these panels would perform a variety of functions. Using the mirrored and magnifying panel, one can view media from their portable device enlarged and upright. Similar to how a projection television or arcade cabinet works. Setting the magnifying and translucent panels to 45 degree angles creates a tracing tool similar to those from our childhood. By looking through the translucent panel from the left side, any image placed on the magnifying panel seems to appear on the pages of the book. All of these positions would be achieved through a simple hinge and magnet system. In addition to these two functions, the mirror and magnifier could also be used for their intended purposes, signaling search planes and burning ants.

Update: This was an entry for the Moleskine 2.0 competition, to which I made it to the next round. More information can be found here.

May 29, 2009

The Guillotine!

The guillotine I built turned out to be much more effective than I originally anticipated. The prop was a huge success at sign-ups where we shredded heads of lettuce and sheared beer cans in two. It will make it's first in-game appearance this Saturday at Armory park when the French battle CBP in our opening bout.

Thanks to PKL member/Flikr user Mellomyman for these images, more can be found here.

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