Hello, and welcome to the tenth edition of Three Things on Thursday.
This week, our things include: Making your own Game Boy games in minutes, exploring the VFX behind Avengers: Infinity War, and doing your bit for the planet on Earth Day, and beyond!
Let’s go check them out!
1. Make Your Own Nintendo Game Boy Games in Minutes
Back in March, we shared an incredibly cool project, that shows hackers and makers, how to breath new life into their 30 year old Nintendo Game Boy, with some Pi Zero based electronics.
So now that you’ve hot-rodded your handheld console, how about making your own game... in minutes?
Good news! London-based developer, Chris Maltby, has created GB Studio - a free, and easy to use application, for building your very own Game Boy game. No previous coding experience required. Amazing stuff.
2. Avengers: Infinity War - Behind the VFX
Avengers: Infinity War was an epic bringing together of VFX talent. With no fewer than 14 VFX studios working together to create a movie which included 2,680 VFX shots!
With the next instalment, Avengers: Endgame, hitting the big screen this week, it felt like a great time to peek behind the scenes, and learn how amazing visual effects, turned the reality of motion capture and green screens, into science fiction fantasy!
Want to learn more about the VFX behind Avengers: Infinity War? Check out the full breakdown on Animation Boss.
3. Earth Day: How to be more eco-friendly in everyday life
Monday 22nd April was Earth Day, and the (ongoing) overall message from climate scientists, and smart people everywhere, was that we need to take better care of the little blue dot, that we call home.
Whilst big problems, like climate change, can seem overwhelming, breaking them down into bite-sized chunks, and working out exactly how you can help to solve them, makes life a lot easier. Which is just what BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat did as part of their Earth Day coverage. Check it out.
Image Credit: Wasteland Rebel
We've been hearing so much about climate change recently, and the facts don't look good.
The evidence shows that, thanks to human activity, global temperatures are rising at a level which isn't sustainable for the environment to be able to survive.
But it's difficult. We're being bombarded with scary stories and told that we must change our ways - and soon.
So what can we actually do? How can we make a difference when it seems like everything has a bad impact on the climate?
Well, Radio 1 Newsbeat has been chatting to sustainable bloggers for tips on easy changes we can make to help reduce our impact.
Edition #10 done!
See you next week, for more Three Things on Thursday.
Chris ~ Resident Collector of Things
(Reducing, reusing, and recycling!)