Quantcast

This is one of the coolest things I have seen in a while

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BigMike, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD
    I am doing a lighting design job at the Children's museum, and I looked around to see what they had around there. They have a room with a few projection screens set up, and on one of them, there is a projection of marbles. You stand in front of the projector, and move the marbles around with your shadow. They have one with butterflies, and when you stick your hand out, they land on the shadow of your hand. It is really really cool. Being a computer nerd and projection designer, I was really intrigued. If you want to check out some of the other stuff they have, check out www.mine-control.com
     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD
    OK, guess no one else is QUITE as big of a nerd as I am
     
  3. haromtnbiker

    haromtnbiker Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,461
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    Nope! :blah:
     
  4. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    6,417
    they have something like that at the museum of science in boston. its shadow volleyball!
     
  5. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD

    Well, I'll keep bumping the thread until someone that IS as big of a nerd as me sees this :)
     
  6. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 19
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Messages:
    7,242
    Location:
    San Diego, California, United States
    thats sweet. why dont they have cool stuff like that here
     
  7. sunny

    sunny Grammar Civil Patrol

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Messages:
    1,109
    Location:
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    BigMike,

    OK, you found a nerd! :D

    When I was at the Hands-On Museum in Tampa, I sat trying to figure out a puzzle for 30 minutes, driving my husband away every few minutes with,"No! No! I almost got it!" They were closing, and finally the museum attendant said, "Ma'am, we sell those in the gift shop."
    I bought it, got it the car, and figured it out in 5 minutes. Still have the puzzle.

    I love those types of museums and exhibits!!

    If you every get to Monterey, CA, be sure to go to the aquarium. You'll love the wall of lighted jelleyfish!

    -sunny
     
  8. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    2,241
    Location:
    Ballard 4 life.
    lI think it's cool :) I wish they had more stuff like that when I was a tyke. The children's museum in B'ham used to have a big dinosaur you could climb around in; I always thought that was the coolest thing.
     
  9. laura

    laura DH_Laura

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 14
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    Glitter Gulch
    i thought it was really bad ass. i saw it before you bumped the thread twice, i just chose not to comment.

    its sometimes amusing to see you squirm.
    you aren't a nerd because you think that exhibit is cool. you are a nerd because you refuse to let your threads die. you force people to reply. :p
     
  10. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    10,190
    Location:
    in a bear cave
    You are wise beyond your years.... :p
     
  11. zmtber

    zmtber Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,437
    sorry its borring i can't stand art like that
     
  12. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD

    Yep, thats me :) I love making people comply :D
     
  13. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,407
    Location:
    New England
    My favorite is the dome they have with the sardines swimming around in circles at mach 1. :thumb: