‘Intelligent’ Heated Jacket to Fight The Bitter Cold

Packing in layers and taking all precautions possible still could end up in feeling the discomfort of cold. Or maybe overdoing it and being stuck in that weird situation where you feel too hot, but sliding the jacket zip a bit ends up in cold. Mercury Intelligent Heated Jacket from Ministry of Supply aims to make things easier with this intelligent jacket.

Boston Dynamics SpotMini Robot Contends With Aggressive Human Stopping It

A few days ago, we saw Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot opening a door. That’s quite a feat for a bot, but what happens when you increase the difficulty for the robot? Here’s the bot trying to open a door, while a man tries to stop it. The robot continues to persevere in its attempt to open the door, even as the human puts several obstructions in its path.

This LEGO Hasselblad Camera Works… *almost*

This all-LEGO Hasselblad 503CX built by Helen Sham is a functional model doing everything the original camera does – well, except the part about taking pictures. It has a mirror for the viewfinder that gives you a reversed image of your frame, includes a spring-loaded shutter button with a running counter, and has parts that can be separated just like the real Hasselblad. The LEGO Hasselblad 503CX has been built out of 1120 parts, and surprisingly, in just 2 hours. Scroll down for a video of Helen demonstrating the camera and its mechanism.

Selling Snowballs in Minnesota!

Some random marketing genius may claim they can sell ice to an Eskimo, and some actually manage to sell snowballs in Minnesota! For $1, you can get real, hand-packed snowballs from a vending machine. We don’t really know how well the sales went, but apparently, the machine was restocked a few times. Real Minnesota Snowballs snowball vending machine was a brainchild of marketing agency Space150.

Step 1. Make a 42,000 Matchstick Sphere

Step 2. Light that sucker on fire. Enjoy!

Quoting from the video description:

What happens when you start gluing matches together? Because the heads are slightly wider than the wooden bodies, they begin to form a sphere. This was an experiment in how many matches it would take to get all the way around to make a perfect globe. After months of gluing and gluing and gluing we made it to the other side. Then the experiment shifted to see what it would look like when this thing burned.

Skip to 1:45 if you want to dive right into the action.