LEGO Drawing Machine (Spirograph)

LEGO Drawing Machine (Spirograph)

Hey everyone, Jason here. Today I’m excited to show you my latest LEGO model, which is this Spirograph like drawing machine. I actually designed this about a year and a half ago for a different project but I just recently had enough time to sit down and put together building instructions for it, and make

A Flaw In Street Design May Be Costing Lives – Cheddar Explains

A Flaw In Street Design May Be Costing Lives – Cheddar Explains

In 2015, an urban planner in Arkansas created this meme, Which street is safer? They’re both residential streets with a 20 mile per hour speed limit. But while this street was designed to be more forgiving to drivers, this is actually the safer street. So, why have we been building so many streets like this

Balloon Dress | Design Squad

There’s something I’ve always wanted to try: to engineer a dress made out of unusual materials. NAOMI: These here are 160s, which means they are one-inch wide and 60 inches long. Hi, I’m Deysi from Design Squad, and I’m here with Naomi from Red Balloon Company. So, do you want to see one of my

Learn How to Draw Blaze 🖍 | Blaze and the Monster Machines | Nick Jr.

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, I’m Niki Foley. I work here at Nickelodeon on “Blaze and the Monster Machines.” And I’m going to show you how to draw Blaze. Hey, I’m Blaze. NIKI FOLEY: So for Blaze, I like to start with his face, sort of put him on the page, and his face is like a

4-Wheel Balloon Car | Design Squad

4-Wheel Balloon Car | Design Squad

Go, go, go, go, go, yay! I’m Nate from Design Squad and I’m here with: All of us are designing different balloon cars. It’s got a carton for a body, a half a plastic cup, four foam balls for wheels. I think big DVD wheels will roll really easy. Go! NATE: When we release the

Nonconformity and the Creative Life

Nonconformity and the Creative Life

So one of the prevailing motifs here on “Shots of Awe” is as human beings– as conscious agents– how do we resolve the inherent tension between wanting to realize– to fully realize– our potential, to realize ourselves as individuals who stand with dignity and resist the tug of conformity? How do we avoid succumbing to

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti

Translator: Leslie Gauthier Reviewer: Camille Martínez How many of you are creatives, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists, or maybe you just have a really big imagination? Show of hands? (Cheers) That’s most of you. I have some news for us creatives. Over the course of the next 20 years, more will change around the way we

Want to Make Better Decisions? Know the Difference between Engineering and Design Thinking

Want to Make Better Decisions? Know the Difference between Engineering and Design Thinking

There are lots of ways to think. And what you want is you want a toolkit of ways to think and you want ways to think to be aligned with the problems you’re thinking about. So we talk about sort of four examples of ways of thinking. There’s engineering thinking, which is very prevalent in

Kid Engineer: 3D-Printed Hand | Design Squad

Kid Engineer: 3D-Printed Hand | Design Squad

Hi, I’m Max. And this is the Cyborg Beast. Hi, I’m Wes. I helped my teacher, Mr. Lehrer, build the Cyborg Beast. Mr. Lehrer is Max’s dad. When Max was born, his right hand wasn’t fully developed, so it was hard for him to use it. Now, with the Cyborg Beast, he can grip, which

Bridge Design (and Destruction!) Part 1

Bridge Design (and Destruction!) Part 1

When was the last time you had to do this, or this, to get across a stream, river, fjord or lava pit? Probably never, because we have these things called bridges. Bridges are awesome. But what are all these different types of bridges that you see around? Why don’t they all look the same? Let’s