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Tag: String

This Pulley Clock Tells Time with Almost 4,000 Feet of String

This Pulley Clock Tells Time with Almost 4,000 Feet of String
We’ve seen our share of complicated clocks, but we’ve never seen anything like Felix Vorreiter’s FLUX 1440. This clock displays the time using a simple pulley system, and over 3,900 feet of white string. The white string is covered in what looks like random marks, but they are anything but random.

Guy Invents Device That Turns Plastic Bottles into Plastic String

Guy Invents Device That Turns Plastic Bottles into Plastic String
This is one crazy and simple invention. It turns plastic bottles into plastic string, which we all have a need for. I don’t know how many times I have found myself wishing that I had some plastic string, when all I had was a bottle.
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TARDIS String Lights: I Know What’s Going on My Christmas Tree This Year

TARDIS String Lights: I Know What’s Going on My Christmas Tree This Year
There’s no more iconic symbol of geekdom than Doctor Who’s TARDIS. You could pretty much make anything into a TARDIS, and it’ll not only be cool, but everyone will know exactly what you’re into. So the next time you throw an outdoor party – or just want to decorate your house – pick up a set of these TARDIS string lights, and proudly fly your geek flag.

Bat-Signal String Art Calls the Dark Knight with Craft

Bat-Signal String Art Calls the Dark Knight with Craft
If Jim Gordon had a thing for crafts, this is the Bat-signal that we would get. The upside is that it can still be dramatically killed by an axe, but Batman has to be really close to see it.

Futulele: Not the Cheapest Way to Play Ukulele, But It Is the Geekiest

Futulele: Not the Cheapest Way to Play Ukulele, But It Is the Geekiest
You can pick up an actual ukulele for under 50 bucks, but if you don’t like the idea of plucking real strings and would rather remain in your virtual world, you might want to check out the Futulele – which lets you play ukulele for the low, low price of both an iPad and an iPhone or iPod Touch, plus the app, plus a Futulele case.

Pocketstrings Helps You Learn Guitar by Putting the Frets in Your Pocket

Pocketstrings Helps You Learn Guitar by Putting the Frets in Your Pocket
Learning to play the guitar can be very challenging. It may have just six strings, but there are hundreds of positions and fingering combinations as well as different strumming patterns that you have to remember. That’s probably why I don’t play guitar.

Smart String Upstages Your Ordinary Measuring Tape

Smart String Upstages Your Ordinary Measuring Tape
Who would think that the day would come that measuring tapes would be rendered, well, second rate or second class when it comes to measuring? After all, that was the only reason and purpose for which they were created.

33% Guitar + 33% Mandolin + 33% Theremin = 100% Awesome

33% Guitar + 33% Mandolin + 33% Theremin = 100% Awesome
The guys over at synthopia hunted up this wondrous electrical musical oddity, and I love it. The Destroyer combines an electric guitar, mandolin and that wonderful outer-spacey-squealy instrument – the theremin – in one compact package.

String Trio Turns Your iPhone Into an Air Violin

String Trio Turns Your iPhone Into an Air Violin
We’ve featured a variety of iPhone musical instruments around here, including pianos, guitars, drums, and even ocarinas, but this is the first time I’ve come across an app that lets you play your iPhone like it was a violin, viola or cello.

Rock Band Guitar String Mod Kit Available for Purchase

Rock Band Guitar String Mod Kit Available for Purchase
I’m as addicted to Rock Band as the next gaming geek, but I still wish the strum bar on the game’s Fender Stratocaster felt more like a real guitar string. Now you get your hands on a mod kit which will let you swap out the plastic strum bar with an actual metal guitar string.
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