Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sears Tower Meets Baseball Bat (high speed)

Does this really need any explaination?

Video 1 (420 fps)

Video 2 (420 fps)

Batter: Simon Olson

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Labyrinth in slow motion (210 FPS high-speed video)

I just got a Casio Exilim ex-fc100, which can shoot high-speed video at up to 1000 FPS. To test it out, I filmed one of the racing tracks of Labyrinth at 210 frames per second (7 times slower than normal).

Also, just for fun, here is my finger being caught in a mouse trap at 1000 frames per second!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


A little something I whipped up in flash for Pi Day 2010.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sears Tower Model Loses its Foundation

Today was 40 degrees and rainy. As a result, the model sears tower now has absolutely no foundation, except for the bricks in its base. When I arrived home today, I found the tower leaning at a dangerously steep angle, but not breaking. I could technically say that this structure was so strong, the earth itself failed before the tower did...

Anyway, I have since taken down the tower, as it will no longer be able to stand up to the wind without its foundation intact. I am working on plans for a much larger outdoor project to be started this spring, however.