Pyro board visualizes song’s beats with dancing flames

Idea based off Reuben’s Tube

What’s cool about the project below is the fact that not only do you get a bit of visual entertainment, you also get some learning in, too.

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Per the science video blog Veritasium, the “Pyro Board” is a demonstration of what happens when sound waves travel through flammable gas set aflame.

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It’s all based on a Rubens’ Tube, which is basically a long tube that’s able to illustrate stationary sound waves (a.k.a.: “standing waves”). In using some songs as the source of the sound waves, the pressure variations caused by the sound waves affect the flow rate of the aforementioned gas from the holes in the pyro board. This results in not on the height of the flame being adjusted per the beat, but the color too, making the board an awesome visual display of a fairly simple project.

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The video runs six and a half minutes long because it goes into how everything works on a bit more of a granular level. If you just want to see some dancing flames, head to the three and a half minute mark.

Boombotix Releases the Chronic Edition

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I’m happy to announce a limited edition Bot we’ve been working on since this morning over a bowl of cereal.  I would love to tell you what kind of cereal, but I totally don’t want us to get sued.  Let’s just call it ‘Raptain Runch’ and leave it at that.

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Artist Hightlight: Michael Sato

MichaelSato Several months ago I met Michael Sato randomly on our company’s LiveChat. When I work late at night, I would go on LiveChat just because I enjoyed speaking directly to customers. Michael was talking about using our speakers while he was doing photo shoots. He really likes listening to music while making his art, but he couldn’t wear headphones while he was working with models and athletes. He often shoots action sports photography, so he needed a versatile speaker. The fact that Boombots clipped on made it the perfect companion to take on shoots.

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How you can attend the upcoming Gommi Arcade Gallery

Makers of the popular animated series will be hosting an exclusive art evenT next weekend

For those out of the loop, Gommi Arcadian is a prodigy in a digital world who discovers a mask that enables him see the real world. With the help of his friends, he uses the mask’s mysterious power in combatting the ruling elite.

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The series has created a cult following, and some big time names have thrown their support behind the series and its subsequent clothing line, including LeBron James, Pharrell Williams, and more.

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To celebrate how far Gommi’s come, Gommi Arcade will be hosting the “Gommi Pop-Up Gallery” at NYC’s Reed Space Annex.

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The event can only be seen Friday, April 11th, during which there will be a private reception and screening, and Saturday, April 12th, which will be open to the public.

At the event, guests will be able to view drawings, painting, prints, preliminary character and background sketches, storyboards, 3D toy models and special edition merchandise. There will also be an exclusive showing of the upcoming ‘GOMMI ARCADE – Episode 1: Welcome To Neo Tokio’ animated premiere, which includes a musical score from SELDreams Entertainment.

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Music will be provided by DJ Maria and special prizes will be given out by posting #GommiGallery to party pictures to Instagram.

If you’re in the area and want to go, you can RSVP at: Malcolm@gommiarcade.com

Can’t make the trip? Shop for GOMMI Gift Shop at www.ShopGommiArcade.com, and follow GOMMI ARCADE® on Twitter and Instagram at @GommiArcade.

You can also like GOMMI on Facebook.

Designers make a bike out of old soda cans

A wooden frame and some mechanical pieces are all that’s needed for this can-bike

Want to recycle but hate taking the trip down to the depository. Here’s a solution: build a bike out of all your old soda cans.

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At least, that’s what Valencia-based designer Dan Gestoso did. His concept bike, called “Boske”, looks like it came straight out of an Ikea catalogue.

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The frame is made of curved, laminated wood, but mechanical pieces like the front fork and seat base are made out of aluminum taken from recycled soda cans.

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