View Full Version : Kites in your computer.

May 14th, 2008, 11:02 PM
Are screen savers cool to mess around with for hours? Some would say not. ;)

Did you know that one of the Ubuntu screen savers can be perfectly reproduced and flown as a kite??


The Seirpinski 3D screen saver may be just some moving shapes, and not the most spectacular of screen savers. But you could actually build a physical version as a kite, as big or as small as you like, and fly it!




Alexander Graham Bell was enthusiastic about this shape, and basically 'invented' it as a kite form. Even making a tetrahedron kite so powerful that it could lift men off the ground!


And here is the Tetralite (http://tetralite.com/) website offering proper plans and full instructions for diy kitemakers. Or anyone with some thin plastic or paper and a few sticks. I'veeven seem some made with drinking straws! Very light weight, and flying in virtually zero wind. B)

How cool is that as a screen saver now?