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Tag: Machine

This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill

This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill
Izzy Swan knows the drill. He loves the drill. He must, because he likes to make machines that are driven by an ordinary battery-powered hand drill. He’s made a drill-powered table saw, a lawn mower, and…
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The Do Nothing Machine: A NEET Device

The Do Nothing Machine: A NEET Device
In the 1940s, a retired clockmaker named Lawrence Wahlstrom found a complex arrangement of gears and began work on what would become the precursor to today’s useless machines. Lawrence’s Do Nothing Machine uses three electric motors…
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Presenting: The Human Claw Machine

Presenting: The Human Claw Machine
Claw arcade game machines are fun, but all they do is eat your money. The damn things are designed so that the claw won’t pick up stuff easily. They just take your money and a bit…
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X-Carve 3D Carving Machine: Cut All the Things

X-Carve 3D Carving Machine: Cut All the Things
One of the coolest companies out there for the DIY and Maker scene has got to be Inventables. Based here in my home town of Chicago, they not only sell a wide variety of materials and…
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These Miniature Pinball Machines Are Adorable

These Miniature Pinball Machines Are Adorable
Even though I would love to, I am not rich enough to have a fleet of pinball machines in my home. However, thanks to Etsy artist PinballArcade, I can have some cool miniatures on my desk.…
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Make it Rain with the Cash Cannon

Make it Rain with the Cash Cannon
Whether you spend a lot of time at strip clubs, or just want to dole out holiday bonuses, nothing says you’ve got more money than you know what to do with than by throwing your cash…
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Frozen Beer Slushie Maker: Brain Freeze + Buzz

Frozen Beer Slushie Maker: Brain Freeze + Buzz
This Frozen Beer Slushie Maker is going to put a whole new spin on the term brain freeze.These machines were a big hit in Japan when they opened special beer gardens serving these drinks in Tokyo…
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Guy Invents Device That Turns Plastic Bottles into Plastic String

Guy Invents Device That Turns Plastic Bottles into Plastic String
This is one crazy and simple invention. It turns plastic bottles into plastic string, which we all have a need for. I don’t know how many times I have found myself wishing that I had some…
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Hawkeye Crime Surveillance System: The Eye in the Sky

Hawkeye Crime Surveillance System: The Eye in the Sky
Many people are worried about the government being able to monitor whatever they are up to. Now, there is a new kind of system that will be able to surveil America’s cities from above – with…
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Paper Airplane Folding & Launching Machine Takes All of the Fun out of It

Paper Airplane Folding & Launching Machine Takes All of the Fun out of It
Check out this paper airplane folding and launching machine that a group of engineers built. Great. Yet another machine taking our jobs. This time they are putting kids and bored office workers out of business.…
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Thumb Twiddling Machine Helps Your Fingers Do the Twiddling

Thumb Twiddling Machine Helps Your Fingers Do the Twiddling
Video and interactive artist Eran Amir created this silly contraption which does one thing and one thing only – it helps you twiddle your thumbs. Clearly, he did this because if you are truly so bored…
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Vintage Arcade Skee-Ball Machine: Quarters Not Required

Vintage Arcade Skee-Ball Machine: Quarters Not Required
Back before your fancy video games and Oculus Rift goggles, there was Skee-Ball. Old-timey? Yes. But a very fun game of skill (and luck). Now you can prove that you are the ultimate old timey gamer…
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The Desktop Manufacturing Revolution

The Desktop Manufacturing Revolution
Perhaps the most exciting area of technological growth for the early 21st century is in the realm of machines which make it fast, inexpensive and easy for anyone to create physical objects. Devices such as 3D printers, laser cutters, tabletop milling machines and other computer-controlled manufacturing tools are now within reach of small business entrepreneurs and hobbyists, and are headed towards the consumer market as well.
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Musical Drink-dispensing Machine Serves Southern Comfort

Musical Drink-dispensing Machine Serves Southern Comfort
David Cranmer is a mechanical sculpture artist. You might remember him from such projects as theremin in a stuffed badger. He is always busy creating new projects. This is his latest.…
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LEGO Useless Machine: Mindtroll

LEGO Useless Machine: Mindtroll
We’ve seen many examples of LEGO used to build something practical. This one’s the exact opposite. LEGO enthusiast Jason Allemann built his own take on the infamous useless machine using the newly released Mindstorms EV3 kit.…
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Skittles Sorting Machine 3 Sorts Other Types of Candy, Needs Its Name Sorted Out

Skittles Sorting Machine 3 Sorts Other Types of Candy, Needs Its Name Sorted Out
Last year we found out about Brian Egenriether’s pet project – a machine that automatically separates Skittles by color. It’s fun to watch it work, but ultimately it was a novelty invention because it went about…
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