This is a mobius strip of Level 1 or Super Mario Bros. The whole level is wrapped around itself in a single surface, and poor Mario begins and ends at the same spot every time :(
All the elements from the level are there: every mushroom, turtle, cloud and star. They are all carved out of the surface at different heights, which looks fantastic when you have a light coming from the side, and each block casts a shadow.
It's a great piece to have on your desk, or to hang from a string to let it spin around.
The nocturnal (or nocturlabe) is a very old instrument for telling time at night by measuring the stars. While concept is ancient, this design is all original. It is fully functional (all dials move properly) and meant to be worn as a pendant. This is now available for sale, as it has been tested and works nicely.
How to Use the Nocturnal:
The top of the nocturnal is where you see a bit of a ring around a spike. This ring can be strung with a chain and makes it possible to wear the nocturnal as a pendant. When reading the nocturnal, this end of the piece should always be up.
Your first step is to set the outermost dial on the date. The months are shown as letters, with January and December at the top, and the progression of the months running *counterclockwise*. Note that the exact position of the letter actually marks the middle of that month. Look closer at the piece and you will see the line that separates the months between the letters.
Now, hold your nocturnal up to the starry night sky, making sure that the date is still properly set. Locate the North Star centred in the hole in the middle of the Nocturnal. Then use the central dial (the one that looks like a pointer) to point to the two stars at the end of the bowl of the *big* dipper.
Once you have this all set. Look closer at the pointer and you will see that within the pointer is an eliptical ring and within this is a smaller pointer. This smaller pointer points to a roman numeral, which shows you the time.
Note again, that the roman numeral is centred on the middle of the hour. So, if the little pointer points in the centre of the numeral, it is in fact half past.
So now you can tell time at night without a powered time piece. This is great for night owls, vampires, and those who appreciate a gothic or steampunk look.
This steampunk-inspired pendant features three gears that spin round and round the center handle and gear. The gears, front, and clock hand all spin at different rates, producing a fascinating spin that will keep even the most fidgety hands occupied.
For the full effect, take a look at the video on youtube!
Thanks to José I. Romero for an insane amount of work on this design.
You'll receive five parts unconnected and undyed. Follow these instructions: 1. Clean the parts with cold water and soft brushing to remove support material remaining from the 3d printing. 2. Dip the parts in cold tea for a couple of hours. Holes will get more dyed because of the support material trapped in them. The slider part doesn't have marks, but with the dying will get as yellowish as the other parts. 3. Paint with black ink the marks. Let dry the ink and then remove it with a wet sheet. This way, ink only remains in the marks. In the photo the slider and some zones of the rings weren't inked so they maintained the yellow tone because tea dyes all no flat surfaces. The hour ring has marks on both sides, but only one needs to be dyed. 4. Enter the slider with a little pressure through the slit of the central (month) bar. It's only possible over June and July marks. Then move the slider to the desired month and day mark. Each mark represents two days. 5. Deform lightly the meridian ring (the bigger one) in order to insert the hour ring. Be sure that both rings have their dyed faces on the same side when in folded position. 6. Deform again the latitude ring to put the central bar in position. Check the photo for the right orientation. 7. Finally, insert the eyelet through the "jasolo fecit" part of the meridian ring and displace it to the latitude value of your location. To improve the sliding of the eyelet, you can clean the path with a stick before the insertion (again the support material).
Big enough for a small ornament - Small enough for a big pendant. This piece is built to house a coin battery and a light emitting diode with a simple assembly. So simple, in fact, that adding/changing the bulb or the battery is a snap and a twist! This makes it easy to renew the power source or change the bulb colour to match your decor or clothing.
Light up your home, or the dance floor.
important note: this item item does not include the led bulb or the 3v coin battery. Home assembly is required. An instructional video will be available in the futrure, but for now If you have purchased this item, please contact Whystler for assembly directions: s h a w n j o h (at) h o t m a i l (dot) c o m
This sculpture has an architectural theme, reminiscent of medievally styled fantasy towers. Its white framework, however, provokes one to think of a fine bone structure, or the framework of a long abandoned steampunk castle floating in a forgotten sky. Follow it's ancient bridges in an unending search for future's history.