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July 19, 2013

A ride on the world's largest LEGO railway

Take a ride on the LEGO.

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43-year-old Henrik Ludvigsen of Roskilde, Denmark, chief technology officer for a Copenhagen company, spent £50,000 and 3,000 hours over 18 months planning and designing the track, a culmination of a childhood dream.

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"While I was cleaning up a room in my home that was going to be used by an exchange student, I stumbled across my old LEGO track and suddenly I got this crazy idea to build the world's longest toy train track."

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He said, "I have played with LEGO since I was five years old and this is certainly the biggest item I have made using the bricks."

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The 2.5-mile-long circuit required a team of 80 builders to spend 6 hours piecing together its 93,072 LEGO pieces.

It takes a toy train over three hours to complete a full circuit and the track earned Ludvigsen a Guinness World Record.

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[via reader Leah O — on her GAME!]

July 19, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Make your own chocolate classic video game controller

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How fun is that?

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From A Must Need:

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The mold is made from FDA-approved polypropylene plastic so it is completely safe to use.

Aside from making sweet treats, you can also use it to create cute gift soaps.

About 17 pieces of retro game controller chocolate can be created from one pound of chocolate, and the mold is very easy to use so you do not have to be an expert in order to make some great looking retro treats for your guests.

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$4.55.

July 19, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

GitHub's on your phone

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As a service to people who have a clue what GitHub is (yo Waldo) I bring you this past Monday's news from GitHub: "Today we're excited to ship mobile web views on GitHub."

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Repositories, Issues, Pull Requests, blobs, history views, and Pulse are now much easier to use from a phone.

GitHub is a great tool for building and shipping software, but most of that building still requires a laptop or desktop computer. Our phones, on the other hand, aren't great for creating things but they're perfect for browsing and reading content. That’s what we focused on with the mobile site.

We find ourselves using GitHub from our phones more every day. Instead of opening a native app, we are clicking through from other apps like Twitter, Facebook, or our email client. These are perfect situations to build a site optimized for mobile devices.

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With the mobile site we've tried to make it easy to explore new repositories and keep up with repositories that we’re active in every day.

A responsive interface is one of the most important parts of creating a great user experience. Like we did with Repository Next, we've put a huge emphasis on speed with our mobile site. By using very little JavaScript and writing CSS and markup specifically for mobile, we were able to reduce page sizes dramatically and make the site feel very fast.

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Free, the way we — or, in this case, you — like it.

[via Katie Park]

July 19, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Rocker Cradle

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Wrote Montana-based woodworker Scott Morrison about his creation (People's Choice Winner at the 2006 Western Design Conference):

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"Here I updated a 1700's-style Windsor Nanny Rocker using Sam Maloof's Classic Rocking Chair design as a basis. I wanted to add interest by creating different shapes for the cradle's base and its rail. That is, the rail follows the shape of the base (as seen from above) as well as having a shape of its own moving up and down (as seen from the front). A unique side-effect and challenge of this design would then be to create spindles that would connect the asymmetrical shapes of the base and the rail."

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"The spindles must therefore be duplicated in a uniform manner along the cradle base, while also being dynamically sized to accommodate the bi-directional flow of the rail."

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$15,000.

[via Well Done Stuff]

July 19, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Catme13/GlassEffect14 — A Venn diagram overlap you will not see anywhere else

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Res ipsa loquitur.

July 19, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: does not belong in a tackle box.

A third: has no place in the gardening space.

July 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

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