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Sculpting tiny robotic insects - or insectoid robots

On the mid-life crisis project list for this year, I have something that includes making tiny models of robotic insects - things that look like insects, but on close inspection turn out to be mechanical. This is emphatically not steampunk - no cogs or lacquered brass - but rather things that appear as if they really do come from the far future where biomechanics and electronics have merged to form self-replicating, autonomous critters that clearly fill evolutionary niches. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by Devonian on Feb 9, 2016 - 10 answers

How to make Brussels sprouts as a guest at a dinner party

Help me figure out how to make Brussels sprouts as a guest at a dinner party? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Dec 21, 2015 - 30 answers

Help with deciding on dog breed for girlfriend.

My girlfriend wants a smaller dog to live in our suburban house with fenced in yard, to get along with our 4 year old Border Collie, and we're not sure which breed would work best. [more inside]
posted by quickasfoxes on Dec 14, 2015 - 26 answers

Are there any streaming webcams that are similar to NRK's Piip show?

Piip Show was a live stream of a bird feeder that looked like a coffee shop, and it was pretty much my favourite thing on the internet in 2014. But it doesn't seem to be back for 2015. Is there anything out there that will fill the Piip Show-sized hole in my heart? [more inside]
posted by stokast on Mar 20, 2015 - 4 answers

I want to rebuild my grandparents' house... in miniature

I have a deeply nostalgic love for my grandparents' former home, a generic but beloved split level they lived in from the 1950s to mid 2000s. As an artist and crafter with an obsessive love for details, I have long noodled with the idea of making an incredibly accurate recreation of the house in miniature... but I struggle with where to start. Architectural models, dollhouses? What is the best route forward? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae on Apr 26, 2014 - 9 answers

How can I shingle or surface my scale model house?

My daughter and I are building a birdhouse that is a scale model of our real house out of 1/4" plywood. I have the pieces cut, and could assemble them now if I wanted to. I'm waiting because I want to reasonably replicate the siding, and I'm not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Feb 5, 2013 - 13 answers

What good things come in little packages?

What are the very small things you carry around that pack a lot of functionality into a little space? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Jan 4, 2013 - 84 answers

Ready, Aim, Fire

Let's say you have a miniature ironsides cannon, about the size of a medium terrier and quite heavy, capable of firing. Let's say it looked something like the second cannon from the top here. Let's say you were setting this cannon off to celebrate the Fourth of July or something and just wanted a big boom. What would you load the cannon with, and how would you load it? [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Oct 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Miniature Chinese landscapes?

You know those miniature dioramas you sometimes find in Chinese restaurants, the ones made out of something like bamboo shavings (?), usually scenes of some trees, a bridge and a small temple or gazebo, set in a little glass box/frame? My Google-fu is weak - my young son is disappoint (he would love one for his birthday)... [more inside]
posted by progosk on May 18, 2012 - 5 answers

help me play with my model ships.

[gamefilter] Best, fast to play, naval or space miniatures (tabletop) simulation? Supports lots of players, time period irrelevant, won't take all night. Fussy details inside. [more inside]
posted by gregglind on May 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Dunkin' Dunts Munchkins are too easy

Help me think of miniaturized versions of Irish food! [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Feb 16, 2012 - 29 answers

Has anyone else found tiny dollhouse keys that were obviously meant to really unlock something?

A pair of tiny dollhouse-sized keys with teeth that are obviously made to fit a specific lock. Has anyone else ever seen these? [more inside]
posted by ellaminnowpea on Feb 7, 2012 - 12 answers

I want the biggest and smallest. The rest can suck it.

Where can I find a list of the smallest things (and for that matter) the biggest things in America? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Sep 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Pocket Bikes in the East Bay?

Where can I rent a "pocket bike" for the day in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Jan 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Who should my dwarf be slaughtering?

I'm building my friend a diorama (for lack of a better word) for Christmas, and I need suggestions on models. I've picked out this pretty bad assed dwarf (please don't buy out the remaining stock, I need to order it tonight still). Now I need to find something suitably awesome for it to be fighting. Any suggestions you have would be awesome. I also need to find a kick butt female dwarf, but all the minis I've found so far are either 90% breast, or awfully bad looking. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Dec 8, 2008 - 7 answers

How to build a gallows?

Does anyone know where I can find plans for building a gallows? I want to build a miniature gallows for hanging plush pandas on stage with my band.
posted by tastypiesinc on Nov 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me choose my new gaming obsession!

I am looking for opinions on which miniature wargame I should start to become obsessed with. Help me make the best decision on what to make my new hobby. Geeky requirements within! [more inside]
posted by Jonsnews on Aug 1, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me terminate my mic

Help an audio noob find the right piece for an unterminated microphone. [more inside]
posted by starman on Sep 13, 2007 - 6 answers

I'm looking for a good, practical miniature of anything.

What are some great miniature things? [more inside]
posted by milestogo on Aug 21, 2007 - 30 answers

Miniature wargaming papercraft

Where can I find 15mm or other matching papercraft miniatures? [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Apr 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Boffin hats on chaps, what the hell is this about?

What is going on in Huangyangtan? [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on Jul 20, 2006 - 16 answers

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