Video of “Sugru Dads”

Jane and our friends at Sugru sent us this video they put together for Father’s Day, showing how a few dads make use of their self-curing silicone rubber molding material. The video is basically an ad for Sugru, but I’m fascinated by this material and the humble uses to which it can be put. I’m always tickled by how significant a very simple hack or repair can feel — every time you interact with the object, you get a little kick knowing that you were responsible for that clever fix or improvement. Sugru sort of trades on that emotion, as you can see in this video. We...

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Featured design studio: The Allotment

The Allotment is an award-winning creative team from London. They create great branding and design projects, check out their website. ...

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Ultramotora: The Beatles are back

To promote a 24-hour marathon of the best songs of The Beatles, this legendary Abbey Road album cover was used. Only real Beatles fans will know that John, Paul, George and Ringo in the original cover walk from the left to the right. This less known alternative picture has been used to visualize the tagline “The Beatles are back”. Company: Ultramotora Agency: Delta, Quito Country: ...

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Comics of the week #134

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny cartoons. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below as well as any related stories of your own… The ramblings It’s all...

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How-To: GPIO on Raspberry Pi

If you already have your hands on a Raspberry Pi and are eager to make some LEDs blink and read the status of pushbutton switches, I want to share with you this excellent tutorial by Tedb0t. He shows you the ins and outs (so to speak) of how to use the general purpose input/output (GPIO) pins on a Raspberry Pi board. He covers everything from physically connecting to the GPIO headers to accessing them within Python, Bash, and C. And to those of you who are still anxiously waiting to receive your boards, I know it’s rough, but at least you have some time to bone up on this while you...

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