Australian road marking company Tarmac Linemarking teamed up with firms OmniGrip and Vic Roads to develop a new glow-in-the-dark highway paint that can be used to mark road lines that will glow after the sun goes down.
Back in the 1980s, computers were largely shades of beige or grey plastic. While this look might seem dated by today’s standards of slim, glass and metal devices, there’s no question that these retro color schemes immediately bring back fond memories of the early days of personal computing.
Research scientist Janelle Shane has been working with artificial intelligence and neural network software and decided to ask it do something different – create its own paint colors. The AI went to work and came up with some odd colors with really, really weird names.
If you’re a fan of Rick and Morty, check out this house in Brighton, England painted with a reasonable approximation of the multidimensional adventurers. I bet the neighbors hate the people who live there.
…at least most of the neighbors.
When is wood not really wood? When it’s the case of this sexy customized Nintendo 64. The shiny console looks like it’s made out of polished mahogany or some other dark hardwood, though it’s actually only been painted.
One of my least favorite things is getting into a steaming hot car in the middle of summer. You can open the windows, turn on the air and start driving to get the breeze flowing and you’re still going to suffer and sweat it out for a while.
Conductive paint or conductive ink is lets you draw conductive traces, great for simple projects, mockups or even minor electronic repairs. You can easily order these materials from different manufacturers – such as Bare Conductive – but if you want to save money check out Brian McEvoy’s simple guide to making your own conductive paint.
No, you’re not dreaming. The pavement is actually twinkling like the stars in the sky, and it’s all thanks to Starpath. It’s a spray-on paint that transforms regular pathways into glow-in-the-dark ones.
A couple of weeks ago we saw a car that changes color when it’s wet, thanks to a coating of thermochromic paint. Icelandic designer Thorunn Arnadottir used the same kind of paint to make a radiator that, together with its twisting tubes, makes it appear organic.
Criminals are gonna love this Nissan Skyline R33 that was coated with heat-sensitive paint by UK bodyshop Auto Kandy. Imagine robbing a bank and then driving under a waterfall to change the color of your car.
As someone who doesn’t know a lot about building electronics, I love learning about products that manage to teach the basics of the field. Bare Conductive’s Paint Pen is one such product. It’s a liquid wire that you can use to make simple circuits or electronic prototypes.
Life gets a lot more interesting when there’s a cat around. Consider yourself lucky if you own a cat with a personality that’s as huge as that of Tardar Sauce’s (aka Grumpy Cat.) Even if you don’t, their demanding but endearing ways will soon melt down your walls and get to you.
Do you love space? I mean, really love space? Then live in it and paint a space scene on your floor like this guy did. This just might be the coolest graffiti art installation I have seen in a long time.