Art

Geometric Pattern: Quarter Circle: Light / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft, History

Antikythera Mechanism 08 / Clickspring

Antikythera Mechanism Episode 8 – Making The Mean Lunar Sidereal Train

In this video Clickspring makes the gearing that calculates the mean sidereal period of the #dearMoon, and has a closer look at some of the mechanical limitations of the device — via Youtube

Wildlife

Hard at sleep + Not sharing the lounge / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Quarter Circle: Seasons / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Chevron: Bright / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Chevron: Light / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Wildlife

Ornamental Peach + Orange Pigface / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Chevron: Deco / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

The Men from Marrs crane / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Design

The Men from Marrs crane / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Craft, History

Antikythera Fragment 07 / Clickspring

Antikythera Fragment #7 – Precision Soft Soldering

Continuing on with the investigation of what it was like inside the ancient workshop, here’s a closer look at another of the demonstrated techniques: The precise joining of metal using soft solder — via Youtube

Wildlife

Little corellas + In Bed / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Technology

How we make pencils / Faber-Castell

Producing 2.3 billion pencils a year and being in the business for over 257 years, Faber-Castell has a sound know-how of how quality pencils are made. Have a look behind the scenes of their manufacturing — via Youtube

Craft, History

Antikythera Mechanism 07 / Clickspring

The Antikythera Mechanism Episode 7 – Making The Saros & Exeligmos Train

In this video Clickspring makes the gearing that drives the eclipse prediction function of the mechanism. Be sure to check out the reference links below for more info on the Saros cycle, and other eclipse related stuff.

[EDIT: At 2:57 there is a typo – the final number in the denominator of the upper expression should be a 30 as per the sketch rather than 90 – Cheers 🙂 ] — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Chevron: Dark / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Herringbone: Flowers / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft, History

Antikythera Fragment 06 / Clickspring

Antikythera Fragment #6 – Making A Hand Powered Drill

The precision of the holes in the Antikythera mechanism is one of the most fascinating aspects of its construction. In this video Clickspring makes a tool that is capable of creating holes to the required standard, yet is consistent with the level of technology known to have existed in the period — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Herringbone: Seasons / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Arabic Tiles: Flowers / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft, History

Antikythera Fragment 05 / Clickspring

Antikythera Fragment #5 – The First Precision Drill Bit

There are a number of cutting tools implied in the wreckage of the Antikythera Mechanism, and one of the most interesting is the drill bit. In this video Clickspring explores a possible method of how an effective and precise drill bit could have been made in antiquity — via Youtube

Entertainment

Time Waits For No One / Freddie Mercury

For the first time ever, after four decades buried deep in the vaults, a previously unreleased version of Time, recorded in 1986 by Freddie Mercury for the concept album of the hit musical of the same name, has finally emerged after two years of work by the globally successful musician, songwriter and producer Dave Clark, a long-time friend of Freddie’s, using the song’s full title, Time Waits For No One. The song shows Freddie Mercury at his most compelling; a completely stripped-down performance, accompanied by just a piano, showcasing one of music’s most beloved and show-stopping voices — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Arabic Tiles: Seasons / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Square Triangle: Monochrome / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft, History

Antikythera Fragment 04 / Clickspring

Antikythera Fragment #4 – Ancient Tool Technology – The First Hardened Steel

One of the key tool technologies that needs to be explored around the Antikythera mechanism is the simple hand held file. So this is the second of two Fragment videos relating to the making and hardening of a set of custom files, using materials and processes consistent with the period — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Square Triangle: Dark Colour / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft

Crayon River Table / Chris Salomone

Chris Salomone made a video where he tried out a new technique of melting crayons into the river of a waterfall coffee table. It came out looking nice, but got several questions about the durability. In this video he fixes the durability issue by adding a layer of epoxy over it — via Youtube

Science

Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir? / Veritasium

Derek Muller took a boat through 96 million black plastic balls on the Los Angeles reservoir to find out why they’re there. The first time he heard about shade balls the claim was they reduce evaporation. But it turns out this isn’t the reason they were introduced — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Square Triangle: Light Colour / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft, History

Antikythera Mechanism 06 / Clickspring

The Antikythera Mechanism Episode 6 – Making The Metonic Calendar Train

In this video, the gearing that drives the Metonic, Callippic and Olympiad pointers is made. Clickspring recommends an article on the Athenian calendars for further detail on the ancient Greek approach to calendars — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Diamond Tile: Light / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft

Constellation ring / Red Wolf

My take on Joy Complex’s Rainbow Ring. 3D print in bronze via Shapeways — originally uploaded by Red Wolf