Denis Ohrimenko of TimeForMachine makes wonderful laser-cut wood kits of robotic monsters and mechs. All have movable legs that can be swapped with the legs of other models to create entirely new monsters! You can purchase them via his Etsy store right here. Check ’em all out below.
For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great opportunities we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning. Please note that Geeks are Sexy might get a small commission if you buy something through our posts.
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If you go to a THX-certified theater these days, you might get this impressive new “Deep Note” trailer promoting the THX technology.
Be sure to listen to this one with headphones to hear it in THX Spatial audio!
What is THX? From Gizmodo:
Originally developed back in 1983 by Lucasfilm’s Tomlinson Holman as a way to ensure that the sound for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi would be accurately reproduced in theaters, THX is a quality control and certification system that takes into account everything from a cinema’s acoustic performance to the screen and projector’s image quality to even the amount of background noise heard inside the theater. Most audiences probably couldn’t hear the difference between a THX-approved theater and one that wasn’t, but what made THX popular among many movie fans was the iconic Deep Note glissando that played ahead of the film, which had originally been created by Lucasfilm’s James A. Moorer.
Filmmaker Nick Cobby and musician Max Cooper made a music video about how people are constantly moving in pursuit of something or other. You can read the artists’ statements about the project at the vimeo page. The video is made from artistically enhanced drone footage taken above Mexico City. At first, I thought the artistic enhancements included the pink cars, because I could not believe any place has that many pink cars. Then I looked it up, and taxis in Mexico have been pink since 2014! Anyhow, the video is mesmerizing.
[via Laughing Squid]
Many forms of birth control are hormone-based–but not everything mixes well with those hormones. This week on Reactions, learn about some common products that could make your birth control less effective or cause dangerous side effects. If you have any concerns, be sure to consult your doctor.