We love Fred Rogers here at Geyser of Awesome, but we have to admit that we never thought he would ever have a song that sounds like a pop hit. This remix called “Garden of Your Mind” is so catchy we’ve already played it five times.
And yes, Mr. Rogers, I have grown something in the garden of my mind.
[via New Captain Kangaroo]
“After reading The Five Fists of Science, a retelling of ‘war of the currents’ between [Tesla] and [Edison], [Rob] knew he needed a Tesla gun, the sidearm of the story’s protagonist. Since nothing as stupidly awesome and dangerous as a portable Tesla coil has ever been made, [Rob] needed to make his own.
[Rob] started his build as any good weird weapon build begins: taking apart a Nerf gun. A new Aluminum sand cast body replaced the wimpy plastic body of the Nerf gun and after a few days on a mill, [Rob] had an aluminum Nerf gun perfect for holding the guts of a Tesla coil. The high voltage switch is made of porcelain, and the power supply is an 18 V cordless drill battery and a flyback transformer potted with silicone in a PVC pipe end cap.
[Rob] really has a remarkable build on his hands here, and certainly something no one else has ever tried before. While he hasn’t fired his gun yet, we’re sure we’ll hear about it on the nightly news when he does.”
Want to see more photos? We sure did! Visit Rob’s step-by-step photo diary of the creation process of the Tesla Gun.
[via Hack a Day]
Are you familiar with the proper care and feeding procedures for your local street signs, lights, hydrants, and mailboxes?
Urban Plant Tags is yet another awesome project by the Minneapolis-based Carmichael Collective, the creative people who previously introduced us to Bug Memorials and the deliciousness that is Piñata Anatomy.
Some ideas are so ridiculous that you have to make them a reality. For instance, Berlin’s Open Urban Space design team Topotek1 asked the question, “What if we dug a hole all the way to china?” This simple but absurd question lead to the creation of The Big Dig, an overzealous dig whose opening emerges in the 2011 XI’AN garden show. This massive installation not only looks amazing but also had a clever audio component that further drove home the concept. Riffing off the megaphone like shape of the hole Topotek1 created a soundtrack of sounds from Argentina, The United States, Sweden, and Germany that would emit from the hole creating the feeling that you could hear sounds from the other end of the hole. These soundtracks piqued the imagination of the visitors, transferring them away from China, away from the garden, away from the hole, and to the other side of the world. Pretty awesome.
[via Beautiful Decay]