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Proud teacher Heather Cook says: “Wanted to share a little Rube Goldberg love with you from a 1st grader at my school. After watching your video for This Too Shall Pass, he was inspired to make his own Rube Goldberg machine and this little video with an OK GO soundtrack.” Thanks to Audri for his Rube Goldberg Monster Trap!

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One of our favorite links from this week, is a fantastic moireé effect, created by a mix of projected & physical lines.

Fast Co Design says: “Made in collaboration by Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, Nervous Structure (Field) is an installation piece designed to confuse and then illuminate the line between the physical and digital. 144 vertical lines are strung and then 144 lines of light are projected on to them. The lines of light respond to the movement of visitors and the result is a hypnotic field of waves and moire patterns.”

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Some other fun tweets you might have missed from this week: (Follow us @SyynLabs!)

Want bad: The Electric Skateboard Built to Actually Ride Like a Skateboard

See Syyn’s very own present his electric Spitfire at 2/29 “Revenge of the Electric Car” screening:

What do you get when you cross an LED suit and a snowboarder? “Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer”

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The Swing Pong table is a radical take on ping pong. The table tilts at the whim of the referee, the net moves across the table based on the score as to give the losing player an advantage, and photo flashes blind the players through the table.

In this video, professional Table Tennis Player, Adam Bobrow, comes give it a whirl and says it’s “the craziest trippiest table I’ve ever played on and I’ve just got back from travelling the world, playing – so that says a lot!”

Kudos to Robb Godshaw, Hoon Oh and Jisu Choi who built the table as one of their first projects as Syynerns!

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The Cryoscope

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Syyner Robb Godshaw gets written up in Wired UK for his latest creation: a haptic cube that ‘displays’ tomorrow’s temperature:

“The cube, which Godshaw has named the Cryoscope, consists of an aluminium shell surrounding a Peltier element, heatsink, cooling fan and an LED, all controlled by an Arduino. The cube is heated to a “neutral” state of 30C, and then adjusted by the number of degrees that the next day’s forecast differs from room temperature (23C).”

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UPDATE: Kudos on the writeup in Gizmodo!

Robb Godshaw, Hoon Oh and Jisu Choi built this fantastic take on Ping Pong when they were Syynterns in the summer of 2011. Robb, now a full-time Syyner, describes it this way: “The Swing Pong table consists of a pneumatically actuated tilting table which is controlled by remotes held by each player. The players are able to rapidly tilt the table to attempt to throw off their opponent. The remote also controls the score, which determines the location of the net. When a player scores, the motorized net moves further away to inhibit further scoring. This is a method of reducing the advantage of a more skilled player. There are also two remote controlled high-power camera flashes under the surface of the table which the players use to temporarily blind one another. The version in the video has a static net, wired remotes, and manual score keeping.”

This social game project from Syyn Labs is exhibited regularly at Mindshare LA.

More pics after the jump!

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As if simply DOING the Chevy Sonic “Bungee” stunt (while streaming it LIVE to the Internet!) wasn’t reward enough (case study video), the team here at Syyn Labs has the honor of having a spot with video of the stunt air during this year’s Super Bowl!

Watch for it during the second quarter!

Congrats to all of the Syyners and friends who helped make this possible – especially Davis Galligan, David Mesloh, Matt Samsel, Dan Busby, Hector Alvarez, Mike Russek, Will Reeve, Gilles d’Amecourt, Kenny Abney, Chris Stockton, and Sam Leventer.

And check out the use of the OK Go Rube Goldberg Machine video in another Chevy Superbowl spot!

Thanks Chevy and OK Go!! We love you, too!

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