“The Force is strong with this one [infographic]”
Swiss illustrator Martin Panchaud has just gone some parsecs beyond common Star Wars fanatism (even beyond mine…).
He worked on a single infographic that covers all of the 1977 first Star Wars Episode IV (“A new hope”) movie.
The infographic show all the movie from a single perspective (from above), capturing all details of all characters.
The single image is something that will put your browser to the test: it’s 1024 wide by 465152 pixel!
If you turn the 1024 pixels to a 27 cm width (around 10 inches) the resulting height gets to a staggering 123 meters (4845 inches)!
I don’t know if Monsieur Panchaud is a Jedi Master but he’s an Illustrator Master for sure!
Click here to see all the infographic in his loooong glory.
Posted in Creativity, Digital media, Geekery, Graphics, Infographic, Movie, Movies, Star Wars
Tagged Creativity, Graphics, Illustration, infographic, Infographics, Martin Panchaud, movies, Star Wars
Happy birthday Nolan Bushnell!
A switzerland-based graphic designer posted on Flickr an impressive set of photos of homemade Lego Millennium Falcon.
Not just the ordinary Lego Millennium Falcon set (1,500+ pieces), but a whopping 7,500+ bricks spaceship that even Han Solo would love!
Marshal Banana, the designer and maker’s nickname, posted several nice photos that show how complex the model is – and huge too, 82 cm x 54 cm x 18 cm and weighing in at around 10Kg!
Internal pictures are not available but the cockpit has 4 seats, as expected, and pilot/co-pilot are seen from outside right in place.
The Force is strong in this Lego model!
Posted in Flickr, Fun, Lego, Star Wars
Tagged Flickr, Lego, maker, Millennium Falcon, models, photo, Star Wars, Toys
Best wishes to everybody!
Posted in 2016
Tagged 2016, best wishes
A couple of hardended Raspberry Pi will be launched this evening and will reach the ISS!
This is some awesome news for all RPi users and fan and a great achievement for Eben Upton and all his folks.
Follow the event here, on NASA TV live stream; launch time is 22:45 GMT from Cape Canaveral (USA).
More links and info available here:
– and, of course, astro-pi.org
And follow the Twitter account:
Well, I know it’s quite unfair but yet it’s still amazing.
Just imagine all the stuff running within our smartphone (the kind of stuff we all take for granted, now).
A book, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think has an interesting point of view about this.
Just check this table:
Guess what? A 5MP digital camera in 1986 retailed for $3,000 (today’s value, this figure almost doubles…).
A 1982 GPS system went for some $119,000 ($280,000 in 2011’$).
There you go: grand total gets over $900.000…
As I said before, it’s quite unfair (and some may question about the method) but it’s amazing all the same!
Posted in App world, Electronics, Hardware, Internet, Mobile phone, Tech industry, Technology
Tagged App, App world, apps, GPS, Infographics, Smartphone, tech, Technology, vintage technology
A simple text editor – always available at your fingertips?
It’s inside your browser!
It’s just a matter of writing in the location/URL textbox of your browser the following text and start typing:
data:text/html, <html contenteditable>
You’ll get a very simple text editor within your browser so that taking a quick note will never be an issue any more (for me, at last!).
Tested under Firefox (PC/Mac), Chrome (PC/Mac), Safari (Mac)