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Tag: Mechanical

Guy Builds Own Air Raid Siren, Neighbors Probably Not Too Happy

Guy Builds Own Air Raid Siren, Neighbors Probably Not Too Happy
Builder Matthias Wandel is known for his awesome moving marble contraptions, which certainly can make some noise. But now, he’s gone and taken his DIY skills and applied them to a much louder noisemaker – his…
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Stargate Wedding Ring Spins You into a Whole New World

Stargate Wedding Ring Spins You into a Whole New World
I love sci-fi, but I just never understood all of the hype about the Stargate franchise. I’m more a Star Trek or Babylon 5 kind of guy. Sure, it’s ok. I don’t think it’s great sci-fi.…
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Dan Grayber and His Mechanical Self-Serving Machines

Dan Grayber and His Mechanical Self-Serving Machines
Some people like building machines that make doing some mundane task easier. Others, like Dan Grayber, do so in order for the machines to fulfill their own mechanical needs – whatever they may be.…
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FlipBooKit: A Kit to Make Your Very Own Mechanical Flipbook

FlipBooKit: A Kit to Make Your Very Own Mechanical Flipbook
I love flipbooks. They just have this classic and nostalgic feel to them that makes them so special, both to the creator and to the spectators of the moving art that they hold within their pages.…
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LEGO Record Player Makes Vinyl Sound Like the Devil’s Music

LEGO Record Player Makes Vinyl Sound Like the Devil’s Music
LEGOs can be used to make all sorts of contraptions, but I never thought about making a record player out of them. But that hasn’t stopped numerous people from attempting the task over the years –…
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Baggage Conveyor System Zips Bags Along at 22MPH

Baggage Conveyor System Zips Bags Along at 22MPH
How many times have you been at the airport and waited what seemed like an eternity for your bags to show up. Oftentimes, this is due to the long, slow process of unloading bags from the…
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Mechanical Donkey Kong: How Real Can You Get?

Mechanical Donkey Kong: How Real Can You Get?
We’ve featured some mechanical versions of arcade games in the past, but I think this is my new favorite. That’s because this real-world version of Donkey Kong is actually controlled by an NES gamepad. That just…
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The Popinator Shoots Popcorn Directly at Your Mouth, One Kernel at a Time

The Popinator Shoots Popcorn Directly at Your Mouth, One Kernel at a Time
Do you have trouble getting popcorn into your mouthhole? Yeah, I know it can be tricky to reach into the bowl and perfectly align your hand with your mouth to ensure the popped kernel ends up…
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Hyper-Matrix Cube Wall Turns Styrofoam Cubes into Moving Pictures

Hyper-Matrix Cube Wall Turns Styrofoam Cubes into Moving Pictures
I’ve seen some impressive projection screens in the past, but I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve seen a screen that’s made up of thousands of moving styrofoam cubes.…
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Kuratas Mech: Real or Fake, It’s Still Awesome

Kuratas Mech: Real or Fake, It’s Still Awesome
I’m going to start saying that I’m taking this with a huge grain of salt. This robot looks very realistic, yet has a somewhat cheesy and viral attempt feel to it at the same time. Watch…
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Batman Grappling Hook Gun Created at BYU

Batman Grappling Hook Gun Created at BYU
Of all the gadgets and gizmos that Batman uses to fight crime, one of the ones I always thought was most interesting was his grappling hook gun that he can fire up onto ledges or the…
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TJ* Animatronic Puppet Puts a Robot Head on Your Desk

TJ* Animatronic Puppet Puts a Robot Head on Your Desk
If you’ve ever wanted to play with animatronics, here’s your chance to do it without breaking the bank. This low-cost robotic head is the perfect combination of plaything and educational toy.…
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Rube Goldberg Machine Sets World Record

Rube Goldberg Machine Sets World Record
We’ve seen all kinds of crazy Rube Goldberg machines, but this one is breaking records (and bursting balloons.) In fact Purdue University’s Society of Professional Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers broke their own…
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Drawing Apparatus Turns Turntables into Spirograph Robot

Drawing Apparatus Turns Turntables into Spirograph Robot
Turntables can certainly be used to make art – but I usually think of them as a tool for auditory creation, not visual so much. Not so in this project, which transformed a couple of ordinary…
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Kinect-a-Sketch Updates an Old Classic

Kinect-a-Sketch Updates an Old Classic
What if you could play with your Etch-a-Sketch by simply moving your hands in the air? That would be pretty awesome. What once might have seemed like magic is now a reality. The Kinect-a-Sketch merges Etch-a-Sketch…
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PriNXT Fully-Functional LEGO Printer Built By 14-Year Old

PriNXT Fully-Functional LEGO Printer Built By 14-Year Old
You’re the big man in the house when it comes to fixing technology. The remote stops working, you have the ingenuity to change the batteries. The printer stops working, you use your problem solving skills to…
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