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February 20 2014


January 14 2014


Moscow Speed Cams hacked with Malware

In Moskau haben sie sämtliche Blitzer gehackt und mit Malware außer Betrieb gesetzt. Nice one! (via Fefe)

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December 26 2013


Ed Roths Rat Fink-Hot Rod made from Lego

Ed Roths Zeichnungen von Hot Rods kennt Ihr, eine seiner berühmtesten Comic-Figuren ist Rat Fink und die hat Adam Grabowski in Lego nachgebaut. Awesome! Mehr Fotos des Lego Rat Finks in Grabowskis Flickr-Set. (via Brothers Brick)

It took the better part of three months to build his face, half plate offsets, “bending” bricks, uneven connections, all that just to get the face “right”. The Rat Fink has something about thim, the silhouette, the slightly tipped head, I don’t know exactly what the hell makes him “Fink”… In the end it seemed to be slight things like blacking out the bricks in the mouth, shortening teeth in the front, adding a “tilt” to his ears, shortening the snout, lowering the head as much as I could, and trying to get the eyes as close to each other as possible…

December 19 2013


Pneumatic, lifesized working Lego-Hot Rod

Youtube Direktlego, via The Verge

Ein funtionierender Hot Rod aus einer halben Million Legosteinen und einem luftbetriebenen Motor mit 256 Kolben. Impressive, most impressive!

- More than 500,000 LEGO pieces were used.
- The car engine is made from standard Lego pieces and runs on air!
- The engine has four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons.
- Top speed is not very fast, around 20-30km (We were scared of a lego explosion so we drove it slowly)
- It was built in Romania and shipped to a secret location in suburban Melbourne.
- It’s a Hot Rod design, mainly because hot rods are cool.

Super Awesome Micro Project

December 18 2013


San Diegos Traffic sorted by Color

Vimeo Direkttraffic

Schöner neuer Clip von dem Herrn mit dem genauso großartigen wie unmöglichen Namen Cy Kuckenbaker, Making Of in Kuckenbakers Blog gibt’s hier, Creators Project hat ein Video-Portrait, Snip:

In this new video I took a four minute shot of state highway 163, which is San Diego’s first freeway then removed the time between cars passing and reorganized them according to color. I was curious to see what the city’s car color palette looked like when broken down. […]

There is a discrepancy between the time collapse and the source footage. For technical reasons some car shapes and movements were unworkable and those cars were dropped. I only counted this once but here’s the breakdown:

Lane 1 (far left): 111 cars passed 107 appear
Lane 2: 82 cars passed 71 appear
Lane 3: 143 cars passed 137 appear
Lane 4 (far right): 134 cars passed 127 appear
Overpass: 22 cars passed 22 cars appear
Total cars lost: 28

That means that the real traffic in that four minutes is actually about six percent heavier than the time collapse depicts.

San Diego Study #3: San Diego Traffic Time Collapsed and Reorganized by Car Color (via Waxy)

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
5Hrs Airport-Landings in 30 Seconds

December 05 2013


Exploded Cars Photography

Fabian Oefner hat für seine Fotoserie Disintegrating Modelle klassischer Karren in ihre über 1000 Einzelteile auseinandergenommen, diese einzeln fotografiert und zu „Exploding Cars“ zusammengesetzt. Nice!

Vimeo Direktcars, via Core77

These are highly detailed model cars with over 1`000 parts, so dismantling them took quite a bit of time. After that, one piece after another was placed in the right position with the aid of needles and strings according to the sketch and then photographed. As the last steps, the individual layers were blended together in post-production to create one single image.

Disintegrating – Spectacular Car Photography

December 03 2013


Blues Brothers Shopping Mall Chase remade in Lego

Youtube Direktblues, via Daniel

Chaos, Destruction, Blues and Lego! Hier ein Making Of, hier ein direkter Vergleich mit der Szene aus dem Original.

October 27 2013


Saudi Women protest Driving-Ban by Driving

Youtube Direktsaudi

Frauen in Saudi Arabien haben gestern gegen das Fahrverbot protestiert, indem sie ein paar Runden durch den ultrakonservativen Staat gefahren sind. Go Girls!

More than 60 women claimed to have answered their call to get behind the wheel in a rare show of defiance against a ban on female driving in the ultraconservative kingdom, Saudi activists said.

Saudi professor and campaigner Aziza Youssef said that the group received 13 videos and another 50 phone messages from women showing or claiming they had driven on Saturday. She said they had no way to verify the messages. If the numbers are accurate, this year’s campaign is the most successful effort yet by Saudi women demanding the right to drive.

Youssef said they had not received any reports of arrests or women being ticketed by police. A security official said that authorities did not arrest or fine any female drivers on Saturday. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Al Jazeera: Saudi women defy driving ban across country
Guardian: Dozens of Saudi Arabian women drive cars on day of protest against ban

September 20 2013


Police-Cars wrapped in Plastic

Streetartist Spy wickelt in Köln Polizeiautos in Frischhaltefolien ein. Nice! (via Just)

September 03 2013


Skyscraper melts Cars

Well done, Architects: Ein neues Hochhaus in London reflektiert und bündelt Sonnenstrahlen anscheinend so dermaßen fokussiert, dass geparkte Autos „schmelzen“ und deformiert werden. Ist wie einer dieser Solar-Grills, mit denen man Spiegeleier und Steaks braten kann – nur eben so groß wie ein Hochhaus. Ich muss zugeben, die Vorstellung eines gigantischen Solarofens, der ganze Autos abfackelt, gefällt mir ziemlich gut.

A new London skyscraper dubbed the “Walkie Talkie” has been blamed for reflecting light which melted parts of a car parked on a nearby street.

Martin Lindsay parked his Jaguar on Eastcheap, in the City of London, on Thursday afternoon. When he returned about two hours later, he found parts of his car – including the wing mirror and badge – had melted. Mr Lindsay said he “could not believe” the damage. The developers have apologised and paid for repairs.

‘Walkie-Talkie’ skyscraper melts Jaguar car parts (via Arbroath)

August 19 2013


Afghanistans Poetry Trucks

Schöner Artikel vom Think Tank Afghanistan Analyst Network über Gedichte auf afghanischen Trucks, die typische Lyrik mit Motiven aus Krieg und Terrorismus mischen. „My heart, the bomb“.

Poetry and literature did not escape the impacts of the decades-long war. This feels startling, when the beauty of love is described with words borrowed from the lethal tactics of the on-going war. The couplet we opened with was a good example. Drones-and al-Qaeda become metaphors to denote an indefinite absence or disappearance of one’s lover:

I am chasing you like a drone
You have become al Qaida; there’s no trace of you

And this one, to close with:

I’ve attached my heart, the bomb, to your eyes, the remote control
Please wink once for martyring me

Poetry in Motion: Love, war and politics on trucks (Danke Lenz!)

July 03 2013


Anarchistic Car Paintjob

Das hier ist (nicht nur) derzeit die einzige Karre, die man als vernunftbegabter Mensch fahren dürfte. Mehr Bilder auf Jtheantiproducts Tumblr hier und da und dort, ich liebe das Charlie Chaplin-Detail hinten rechts. Well done! (via Chris)

I made all the paintings with stencils, my car is my first medium!

For the cops, before I painted it they arrested me very often, so I decided to give them a good reason to arrest me – but their reaction is often very polite and impressed, many congratulations… that’s a strange feeling for me, I must confess!

June 18 2013


Secret Service-Farmers will drive around in Tractors at G8

Youtube Direkttrecker

Obamas Secret Service-Agenten sollen angeblich auf dem G8-Gipfel in Nordirland als Bauern verkleidet auf brandneuen Traktoren auf Feldern rumfahren. Die Story kommt von der Sun, dürfte sich wohl eher um Bullshit handeln. Aber lustiger Bullshit, immerhin. Und das Video oben hat mit der Meldung überhaupt nichts zu tun, erschien mir aber trotzdem irgendwie passend.

Locals are laughing at British and American Secret Service attempts to disguise themselves as farmers around the G8 summit – in sparkling new tractors. The Irish Sun reports on the Secret Service bid to immerse themselves in the local community in Fermanagh by posing as farmers. But locals have copped onto the ruse and say they can spot the agents miles away thanks to their brand new tractors.

Secret Service agents take to the Fermanagh fields to protect President Obama – in brand new tractors (via Gawker)

May 05 2013


Ho To make a Fake Google Driverless Car

Vor ein paar Wochen fuhr das F.A.T.-Lab als Teil ihrer Gold-Ausstellung mit einem gefakten selbstfahrenden Auto von Google durch New York, jetzt haben sie ein Tutorial auf Instructables online gestellt, mit dem man sich so ein Fake-Auto selber bauen kann. Zumindest den rotierenden Scanner auf’m Dach.

Vimeo Direktfake

LieDar is a fake lidar sensor that you can attach to the top of your car to instantly turn it into a self-driving vehicle. Whereas some companies have spent millions of dollars developing the technology to have conversations about the future of transportation, you can butt in for a mere fraction of the cost. To join the multimillion dollar conversation all you need is a 3D printer, and a little gumption.

When your car sports fashionable technology you can experience first-hand what it is like to be a leader in innovation. Everywhere you go people will stop dead in their tracks in wonder and admiration. Children will look back and remember the day they first encountered a self-driving car — your self-driving car! Overnight you can go from merely being a terrible driver to a well-respected and beloved ambassador of the future.

Impress your neighbors. Meet new people. Become more attractive to members of all sexes.

LieDar (via New Aesthetic)


February 13 2013


Bikes made from old Cars

Youtube Direktcars

Tolle Idee, wundert mich etwas, dass das noch keiner gemacht hat: Fahrräder aus Schrottautos. Wahrscheinlich ohnehin das beste, was man mit Autos machen kann.

Cars go to the junkyard and we recycle them to create the most efficient, ecological and healthy mean of transportation.

Because we are concerned about where the world is going now, at Lola Madrid we believe it’s always better to do than to say. So before talking about the perfect bike, we decided to create it. Every product we create is based on a consumer insight, that’s also based on an emotion. In this case, the emotion bikers feel when they ride a bike that was made out of wasted cars.

Bicycled – A Bike made out of cars (via Feasthetic)

February 01 2013


Artgeeks: Nik Nowaks Soundpanzer

Arte Direktpanzer

Nik Nowak bei Artes Artgeeks über seinen Soundpanzer:

Der Soundpanzer ist die bisher gewaltigste Maschine aus der Werkstatt von Nik Nowak. Ein Kettenfahrzeug, dass martialisch daher kommt, um unseren Raum zu okkupieren. Aber nicht etwa mit seiner Kanone. Für Nik ist der Panzer eher ein utopisches Objekt, transferiert in unserer realen Welt. Hinter der bedrohlichen Fassade verbirgt sich nämlich etwas sehr Persönliches, fast schon Intimes.

Die Musik des Künstlers hat meist sehr dubbige und irgendwie trotzdem gewaltige Sounds. Durch die Sampler und Mischer, und all die darin gespeicherten Daten, fühlt es sich für Nik manchmal an, als sei er wie ein Cyborg mit dem Panzer verbunden.

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Nik Nowaks Sound-Panzer


Soundsystem-Bully Snowmobile

Ein VW Bully als Kettenfahrzeug mit Soundsystem? I’m sold.

Tags: Fun Cars

April 19 2012


5th Avenue Frogger

Vimeo Direktfrogs

Tyler DeAngelo hat einen Frogger-Klon aus Verkehrsdaten (in Echtzeit) von New Yorks 5th Avenue gebastelt: 5th Avenue Frogger, den man auf einer Frogger-Arcade-Maschine aus den 80ern zockt.

We hacked a 1980′s Frogger Arcade so the cars you dodge are really driving down 5th Ave while you play. 5th Ave Frogger is similar to the 80’s classic Frogger except the cars you dodge are actual cars driving down 5th ave in real time.

This year is Frogger’s 30 (ish) birthday. To celebrate, I wanted to imagine what Frogger would be like if it was developed today.

March 26 2012


Kid Zoom destroys some Cars

Vimeo Direktzoom, via Juxtapoz

Ian ‘Kid Zoom’ Strange hat für eine Installation im Herbst letzten Jahres sein Elternhaus als Model im Maßstab 1:1 in einer Halle nachgebaut. Dann hat er drei Autos davorgestellt und abgefackelt, das Video dazu hat er jetzt vor ein paar Tagen online gestellt. Metaphorische Selbstzerstörungskunst, oder so ähnlich. Faszinierend!

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