How to Make a Hot Air Balloon

Oct 6, 2014

What is a hot air balloon made of and how are they made? Find out as At-Bristol Science Centre‘s Ross Exton visits Cameron Balloons, one of the world’s oldest hot air balloon manufacturers, to learn more about the materials and physics that keep these huge vehicles safely in the air.

If you happen to have a few plastic bags around, there’s an easy DIY science experiment included in the vid, too.


Skateboard Timelapse

Sep 30, 2014

Professional pool skater Cory Juneau did more than 60 takes around this skate park to create this time collapse: A video in which every version of himself across time is put into the same space thanks to the magic of video editing.

And this is how they did it:


History of Stop Motion

Sep 17, 2014

FROM GODZILLA TO FANTASTIC MR. FOX, SEE ONE OF THE OLDEST ANIMATION TECHNIQUES GROW FROM INFANCY TO ADULTHOOD.


3D-Printed Wolverine Claws

Sep 8, 2014

Here at Raskullz HQ We love all-things-3D. That’s why we couldn’t be more stoked about this epic invention from a group of engineers working on new child prosthetics. Aaron Brown, a volunteer over at E-nabling The Future (the group behind the 3D-printed prosthetics initiative) took things one step further by designing a set of fake Wolverine claws to make kids wearing the prosthetics feel like superheroes.

It’s an inspiring project with radical results.


How the Sun Sees You

Sep 2, 2014

As summer winds down it’s nice to see such a creative reminder of how important it is to be safe out there in the sun. And we just had to post due to an awesome Cutie Cat helmet sighting at the 2 minute mark!


Action Movie Kid

Aug 25, 2014

Action Movie Kid is back, and this time the adventures are even bigger.


The History of TMNT

Aug 7, 2014

In honor of the newest release in the TMNT universe, we’d like to share with you this awesome video that takes us through the complete history of this epic franchise:


TMNT Target!

Aug 5, 2014

We are so totally pumped that our new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle helmets made a starring appearance in the new Target commercial along with all other products TMNT. Cowabunga!


Static Magic

Aug 4, 2014

Reveal your kids’ Jedi powers using static electricity with this episode of ExpeRimental from The Royal Institution of Great Britain. Watch ordinary household objects move without being touched as neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott and her son Hector investigate:

By rubbing a balloon or straw on a cloth or their clothes, they make balancing pencils, pens, and spoons move without touching them! In these experiments they discover how things with opposite charges attract, and those with the same charge repel. They investigate whether the phenomenon will work with a variety of objects and even a stream of running water…

Try it yourself! The accompanying info sheet is here (pdf).


How to be Awsome

Jul 31, 2014

Stay tuned for Kid President’s guide to being awesome: