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NASA Engineers Built an Insanely Complex Bullet-Time Rig For Fun

Back in May, our friend and ex-NASA JPL engineer Mark Rober, figured out a way to shoot "bullet time" videos on the cheap, with a ceiling fan, a pair of flashlights, and a GoPro. Pretty damn creative, but the rig had its limitations. So Mark set out to find a way to create a similar set-up, this time using a high-end Phantom camera. Thank goodness. Read More >>

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Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Just Went Digital

Mark Rober has been wowing us for three of years now with his innovative, high-tech Halloween costumes. In fact, he got so good at it that he quit his job at NASA to devote himself to "Digital Dudz" full-time. Now he's applied the cyber-clothing concept to the perennial holiday favourite, the ugly Christmas sweater, and oh man, it's kind of awesome. Read More >>

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How to Stop Time With a Ceiling Fan, Two Torches and a Camera

Remember the now-ubiquitous bullet time effect in the Matrix? That technique requires dozens of cameras and other expensive gear, but JPL engineer, inventor and Gizmodo friend Mark Rober, figured out how to do it for just a few quid. Read More >>

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This 8-Bit Annoying Person Remover Has Great Prank Potential

If you start wasting somebody's time at NASA, this is how they're going to get you out of their office. Or, it's how JPL engineer Mark Rober will, anyway. This hacked Nintendo console will definitely put you on notice. Read More >>

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This Year's Best Halloween Costume Is Cheap, Easy, and Awesome

Last year around this time, a NASA JPL engineer blew us away with a Halloween costume that used two iPads to create the illusion of a gaping hole in his chest. Cool, if you could afford two iPads. For the 99 per cent of us who couldn't, he promised that his 2012 costume would be equally awesome and infinitely more affordable. Read More >>

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Seven Years In the Life of One of the Engineers of the Mars Curiosity Rover

With all the excitement of the seven minutes of terror and glory, it's easy to forget that there were seven years of suffering and hard work to make it all happen. Seven years of the life of people like Adam Steltzner or our friend Mark Rober, the iPad costume guy. Read More >>

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How To Make Gigantic Glowing, Flying Art on the Cheap

Imagine you're walking home from a bar tonight. You look up and there's a bright, glowing, 250 square foot Super Mario flying above you. You'd probably think someone had slipped you something, but no, it's just our friend Mark Rober from NASA having some fun. Read More >>

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