CLICKBAIT: Spending a week in VR, 3D printing with light, and why Daft Punk wear helmets
Regardt van der Berg·
Clickbait is your weekly wrap up of interesting and must-watch videos you’ve missed this week. This list is produced as a result of procrastination, caffeine, and late-night YouTube link surfing. Some videos will amaze you and some will tickle your funny bone. Also, don’t forget to check out the secret link at the end of the article.
I spent a week in a VR headset, here’s what happened
On 20 February 2019 the guys over at Disrupt put a guy in a VR headset for 168 hours. It’s a crazy experiment and one I would not want to do but it is rather fascinating to see how this affects the human mind. This video gives a fantastic insight into what there is to do in VR as well as how it feels to “live” in VR for such a long period of time. Would you be able to live in VR for more than a few hours?
3D light printers are the next big thing
The Computed Axial Lithography is the first printer of it’s kind. It uses a projector to shine a light on a special resin that forms the shape of the image projected. Of course, there’s a lot more to it so you’ll want to check out how they did it.
Using a 486 Windows 3.1 PC in 2019
Before all these fancy multi-core processors, RTX graphics cards, or even just RGB, we had basic PCs that did basic things. YouTuber Dan Wood set out to build a vintage 486 DX2 based PC running Windows 3.1 and this is the result, an awesome look at the tech many of us grew up with.
The things you didn’t know about Daft Punk
Ever wonder why electronic music duo, Daft Punk wear helmets? Well, the guys over at Vinyl Rewind has produced an insightful documentary about the band and its very iconic look and sound.
Aladdin Trailer (2019)
Another remake, I’m still on the fence about this one. Starring Will Smith as Genie this one has all the hallmarks that made the original movie such a fan favourite. If it brings a new audience to the classic Disney movie I guess it’s ok; oh and if you’re into sing-alongs this one will be a hit.
Something about South African drive-thrus
YouTube comedian Lasizwe Dambuza produces hilarious parody videos about life in South Africa. Check out his take on the various drive-thru experiences you’ll likely to see at these take-out joints. Then, don’t forget to subscribe to his channel.
Bomfunk MCs – Freestyler 2019 remake
What do you get when you take a legendary 90s tune and music video, and remake it nearly 20 years later? A few people from Russia did just that with pretty awesome results. Check out the remake video below then watch the original here.