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CNN REPORTS: “CNN’s “The Next List” recently took a trip to Syyn Labs in Los Angeles. It’s a creative and technological collective that we will feature on our weekly show, which airs on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. While we were there, we met Dan Busby, a physicist, artist and tinkerer – who also turned a Triumph Spitfire into an electric car.

We had a quick chat with Busby about his homemade “Electric Triumph.” You can see a video of him showing it off above. Below is an edited transcript of our conversation. And don’t forget to check Syyn Labs out on CNN this Sunday at 11am PT.”

Read the full article and interview with Dan here…

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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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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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Rubens’ Tube

Created by: Dan Busby

The Rubens’ tube is an acoustically coupled flame effect. When music is played through the loudspeaker on the end the flames wiggle and dance to the beat. The Rubens’ tube brings together our primal affinities toward music and fire that all humans share. The result is a mesmerizing and unique light show that captivates the audience.

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