|Ball-point pen doodle done while listening to The Bugle bullshitting about the royal wedding kerfuffle|
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I've been investigating the longevity of ball-point pen inks, and it doesn't look good. Black ink lasts longest, red ink shortest, but any of them have to be completely protected from any exposure to UV if you want them to last more than a few years.
Roller-ball inks tend to be more stable, but they're not capable of the tonal gradation one can achieve with the ball-point. It would be nice if somebody managed to produce an archival-quality carbon-based black ball-point ink with similar drawing characteristics to the dye-based inks in use these days, but I'm not holding my breath.
The pictures get bigger if you click them.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
From "Killinger und Freund Motorcycle":
"In 1935 a group of five German engineers named Killinger and Freund from Munich started to design a more streamlined and modified version of the German Megola front-wheel drive motorcycle that had won many motorcycle races in the 1920s."Apparently it was quite successful in pre-WWII race meets. I wonder if the rear wheel has more tendency to drift in turns when it's being dragged along behind rather than pushing the whole shebang.
Posted by Peter Fitzpatrick at 11:03 AM
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Affordable high-resolution 3d printing needs to hurry up and become more generally available. If I had a decent 3d printer of my own, I would produce so much shit.
Posted by Peter Fitzpatrick at 3:29 PM
Apparently this thing is "made just as nature intended"..... I guess the lack of a built-in version was just some sort of evolutionary oversight.
Posted by Peter Fitzpatrick at 12:55 PM