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ERO Robot Could Tear Down and Recycle Buildings

ERO Robot Could Tear Down and Recycle Buildings
Imagine if we had robots that could not only tear a building down, but also recycle it. Large building projects would go much faster and they would likely be cheaper and safer too. This new concept…
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Adult Fans of LEGO Get to Play: No Kids Allowed!

Adult Fans of LEGO Get to Play: No Kids Allowed!
I’ve loved LEGO bricks since I was a little kid. I’ve never had the time or patience to build some of the more complex and gigantic creations that some of you guys have, but I’m still…
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Star Wars Fans Restore Luke Skywalker’s Tatooine Home

Star Wars Fans Restore Luke Skywalker’s Tatooine Home
I want this in my backyard so bad I can barely stand it. Odds are you remember Luke Skywalker’s old and crumbling looking homestead from Tatooine from the original Star Wars, where he lived with Uncle…
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Earthquake-Ready Table Could Save Your Life in the Future

Earthquake-Ready Table Could Save Your Life in the Future
No place in the world is safe from earthquakes. They’re one of the most terrifying natural calamities because you can’t help but feel so small and insignificant when the ground begins to shake – and just…
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Truss Robots Could Be Our Future Construction Workers

Truss Robots Could Be Our Future Construction Workers
A team from Cornell’s Creative Machine Lab have come up with a new robot which can not only crawl along truss structures, but that can actually manipulate them and move them around.…
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Guy Digs Up Basement Using R/C Scaled Models, Must Not Be Married

Guy Digs Up Basement Using R/C Scaled Models, Must Not Be Married
Excavating a basement is not all that unusual, but doing it with miniature scale models of construction equipment is something I have never heard of before. But it is awesome. Why not do it with R/C…
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Raytheon Heavy Lifter Prototype: Is Anyone Else Thinking of Aliens?

Raytheon Heavy Lifter Prototype: Is Anyone Else Thinking of Aliens?
This Raytheon-Sarcos modified DitchWitch is basically lifter with large robotic arms, allowing the operator to lift and manipulate large loads. It reminds me a lot of those robots in the movie Aliens. This robot could someday…
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Mobile Building Can Travel by Land and by Water

Mobile Building Can Travel by Land and by Water
I know only a handful of people who still haven’t seen Up. I think it’s one of the most creative, touching, and meaningful movies ever made (with a touch of quirkiness and a whole lot of…
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10-foot Tall LEGO Trump International Hotel and Tower Would Make The Donald Proud

10-foot Tall LEGO Trump International Hotel and Tower Would Make The Donald Proud
LEGO is the geekiest building material on the planet I think. People use the little bricks to make all sorts of awesome projects. The latest LEGO project that I have come across is massive. Artist Sean…
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Awesomely Detailed Wooden Replica Caterpillar Excavator: Dig It?

Awesomely Detailed Wooden Replica Caterpillar Excavator: Dig It?
This is one of those strange DIY projects that is awesome, silly, and just plain weird all rolled into one. If I were going to spend thousands of hours making an exact 1/16 scale replica of…
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Coral Tools Multi Tool Even Keeps Hammer from Meeting Fingers

Coral Tools Multi Tool Even Keeps Hammer from Meeting Fingers
I admit that I have a bunch of tools around the house and I can only find half of them. Every time I need a tool, it’s generally the basic screwdriver or hammer that I am…
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Artist Builds a Room Out of PC Parts

Artist Builds a Room Out of PC Parts
I have about six different computers around here along with a hoard of old hardware that is just crammed into boxes. Artist Marek Tomasik has taken three years of his old computer parts and used them…
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KRE-O Transformers Construction Toys Look Awesome

KRE-O Transformers Construction Toys Look Awesome
I played with LEGOs all the time as a kid and the construction blocks have been around for years. There are other construction brands that are similar to LEGO on the market, and Hasbro has announced…
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SawStop Does Its Best to Not Cut Your Finger Off

SawStop Does Its Best to Not Cut Your Finger Off
If you’ve ever used a table saw, you’ve probably had the horrific image of your fingers going flying off if you slip. The incredible SawStop system uses capacitive sensors to detect when you accidentally touch the…
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Moogle Inspection Bot: is That a Robot in Your Crawlspace?

Moogle Inspection Bot: is That a Robot in Your Crawlspace?
This 6-inch robot is supposed to be able to go where no human has gone before: into small crawlspaces to see what’s up. Daiwan House will be putting this ‘bot on the market in April 2011…
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Husqvarna Demolition Robot: the Ultimate in Automated Destruction

Husqvarna Demolition Robot: the Ultimate in Automated Destruction
Destroying things is fun. Destroying things with robots is even cooler, especially with large robots that are basically used in construction and have a full-sized jackhammer on board. That’s the DXR 310 in a nutshell. I…
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