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April 21st, 2004 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Apr. 21st, 2004

02:37 am - Galvanized -- 360' interactive photography

Nifty. If a bit nausea-inducing.

http://www.galvinized.com/objects/arc.html (Quicktime required)

02:39 am - Aquadam

http://www.waterstructures.com/

Giant water filled bladders for flood control:

02:42 am - Roplene Boats

How did I get to be so old and not know about roto-molding? I don't see how anyone who can direct their own time and has an internet connection can ever be bored.

Roplene boats are roto-molded completely out of plastic. They can be sawed in two and still float, resist corrosion, cost less, and have lifetime guarantees.

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02:46 am - Bamboo struts

http://bambus.rwth-aachen.de/eng/fr_raumfachwerk.html



After one year development, we present a bamboo space frame with a new bamboo connection developed by us. The construction is a tetrahedron and with it the minute-possible demonstration of a 3-dimensional structure.

Linear grown bamboo is suitable for the reception of pressure and tensile forces ideally. Up to now, it neither was possible to realize complicated geometries, still it wasn't possible to take advantage of the high tensile strength of bamboo.

Now we solved these problems. The bamboo rods prefabricated by us with their connections meet in a knot, at which they are simply screwed on. At laboratory examinations about the tensile strength, we could prove, that our connection can use the full tensile strength of bamboo tubes.

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