Fluid Acrylic Painting with Science!

My buddy Cam runs a unique company called Tinker Truck that hosts maker events for kids and adults. He showed me this technique for making really interesting paintings with some very low cost materials.

While there are loads of other videos about this technique, none of them explain why it works the way that it does. In this video, you’ll learn about the effects of mixing oil, water, and heat; the correct viscosity for the paint; and a little bit of colour theory.

If you’re in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, check out Tinker Truck at tinkertruck.ca

Easy to Build Collapsible Work Benches

There’s a local startup here in Kitchener called Sienci Labs that makes a microwave-sized desktop CNC router called the Mill One. I saw it at a maker faire, and got in touch with them, asking if they were willing to sponsor my channel. Instead of a sponsorship deal, they proposed that I make them some work benches for their new office space in return for a CNC router kit that I can assemble.

In this video, I make a pair of standing height 3′ x 4′ work benches from 2x4s and 3/4″ plywood. The benches collapse and can be flat packed, or transported in a small pickup truck or large sedan. All of pieces go together with 3/8″ carriage bolts, so the benches can be taken apart or assembled with a single tool.

SlightlySauced Episode 217: Generation Screwed

On this week’s show we talk about a recent article called Millennials Are Screwed that’s been making the rounds.

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