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Playing With Food is fun video by Manuela Donoso, Yucef Merhi, and Michelle Boisson made for ITP's Tech Crafts class. The assignment was to test the capacitive properties of food by wiring edibles to an Arduino running ...

playing with food

Circuits, Conductive Materials, Organic Materials

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BeetBox from Scott Garner on Vimeo. Scott Garner, a student at NYU-ITP, created this wonderful musical instrument where the drums are actual beets. Here's Scott's description of the project: Concept The BeetBox is ...

beetbox :: organic musical instrument

Circuits, Organic Materials, Techniques

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Last summer a few of us at NYC Resistor made the JelTone, a jello-based toy piano that can be eaten and played. Now, Marianne Cauvard and Raphael Pluvinage created the beautiful Noisy Jelly, a kit to make your own ...

noisy jelly :: an agar-based musical game

Organic Materials

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The Resistor JelTone is an edible toy piano created by NYC Resistor members Ranjit Bhatnagar, Astrida Valigorsky, Mimi Hui and myself for the Jello Mold Competition. As part of our experiments we realized that jello ...

the resistor jeltone :: an edible toy piano

Conductive Materials, Organic Materials

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Interesting article at The Japan Times :) TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Pref. (Kyodo) Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science have found that an iron compound becomes superconductive — where electrical ...

wine is good for your superconductors

Conductive Materials, Organic Materials

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ghost dress grown from a vat of green tea Treehugger recently reported on BioCouture, a fashion research project based at Central Saint Martin's College in London and led by Suzanna Lee, which seeks to grow textiles ...

bio-couture :: green tea leather

Organic Materials, Textiles

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There's been a lot of buzz lately about homemade biodegradable plastic. I haven't tried it myself, but thought it would be useful to gather here some resources relating to these experiments: :: Above is a video by ...

resources for homemade bioplastic

Organic Materials, Polymers, Techniques

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I just found an interesting 'Technical Note' authored by Western Research Laboratory (WRL), a research group that was founded by Digital Equipment Corporation in 1982. 'Characterization of Organic Illumination ...

electroluminescence in pickles

Organic Materials, Techniques

A team at the University of Washington have built a circuit that can run on the available power of a tree. The results will be published in an upcoming issue of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' ...

tree power

Organic Materials