Colin’s toolbox.

Collin Cunningham posted another episode of Collin’s Lab detailing his basic electronic toolkit.

I’m doing pretty good, just missing good tweezers, a hemostat, tin snips, desoldering tool and magnifying visor.

Fluidity for WiiWare

Fluidity on Nintendo’s WiiWare may be best game I’ve played all year. My only criticism is that the plot is thin – the main character is a puddle, supporting cast is a book and the enemies are flaming slugs made of ink. However, Fluidity is a puzzle game. The plot doesn’t need to be strong, the puzzles do. I’ve only played for 2 and half hours so far, but in that time no two puzzles were alike.

Explore Motor City

I forget where I found this video series, but it appeals to the Bohemian in me. Johnny Knoxville drives around Detroit showing that despite (because of?) all the decay, young artists and musicians and makers of things are moving back into the city and creating wonderful work in ways they wouldn’t be able to anywhere else.

DIY: Make Presents Electronic Components

If you watched the NASA soldering videos that I posted earlier and you’re now wondering what sort of things a person should be soldering, check out the Make Presents video series. Make contributor Collin Cunningham’s geeky explanation and exploration of various electronic components is both entertaining and educational.

Here is a Youtube playlist with all the Make Presents videos.

Crystal Head Vodka

Check out this video of Dan Aykroyd promoting Crystal Head Vodka. This unique spirit is quadruple distilled, triple filtered and then “filtered” through Herkimer diamonds. It comes in a crystal skull shaped bottle, which Dan describes in greater detail in the video. The sales pitch is 8 minutes long, but at 5 minutes in they start focusing on vodka rather then ghosts and mystery.

If you’re interested in how good the vodka is, see John Hodgman’s video review after the jump. Continue reading Crystal Head Vodka