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Tag: Mechanical

Lineær Clock Design: Time on the Line

Lineær Clock Design: Time on the Line
Everyone knows that time is supposed to be linear (at least the way that we experience it), but our usual representation is circular, since the watch face and clock face were designed for the convenience of…
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Round-the-Clock Concept Watch is Aptly Named

Round-the-Clock Concept Watch is Aptly Named
You don’t see very many watch designs that truly stand out. At least not many that are affordable. Mostly they are all just wristbands with a slab of dial attached. And even the more unusual designs…
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Manifold Clock Makes Art out of Time

Manifold Clock Makes Art out of Time
The only thing that’s constant in this world is change. Thus, it makes sense that even something that’s used to tell the time isn’t constant in itself. In this case, it’s the Manifold Clock.…
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Trax MkII Concept Watch is Militaristic and Easy to Read

Trax MkII Concept Watch is Militaristic and Easy to Read
Remember that futuristic concept watch I told you about yesterday, FOUR? It had all the makings of a great watch, except that it was way too complicated for my taste.…
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LEGO Great Ball Contraption Lives Up to Its Name

LEGO Great Ball Contraption Lives Up to Its Name
If you love LEGO and have the time, you can build yourself a machine just like this one. It’s totally useless, yet totally amazing and mesmerizing. One warning though. This likely was super expensive to make.…
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Buy a Whole Houseful of Robots, Just $55k!

Buy a Whole Houseful of Robots, Just $55k!
How many times in your life will you have the opportunity to buy an entire set of life-size robots to take over your home? Well, if you happen to have $54,900 (USD) lying around gathering dust,…
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Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks

Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks
Earlier this year, we featured a flash drive with a literally puzzling handmade casing, which requires the user to enter a 5-digit combination via a series of wheel locks to gain access to the flash drive…
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Analog Animated GIF Player: Old School Gets Even Older

Analog Animated GIF Player: Old School Gets Even Older
Despite the fact that the technology is ancient by digital standards, animated GIFs seem to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance. But beyond the thousands of pages of animated GIFs turning up these days on…
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Drill Bit Makes Square Holes, Round Pegs Upset

Drill Bit Makes Square Holes, Round Pegs Upset
It’s pretty hard to be impressed by a simple drill bit, but this particular one does something I’ve not seen before. Instead of cutting round holes, this special bit cuts perfectly square ones.…
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Retro Flip Watch Puts the 1970s on Your Wrist

Retro Flip Watch Puts the 1970s on Your Wrist
If you grew up in the 1970s, you probably remember one of the most popular types of bedside alarm clocks had those little mechanical numbers which flipped over when the minutes changed.…
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Ventura Sparc MGS Mechanical/Digital Watch Needs No Battery

Ventura Sparc MGS Mechanical/Digital Watch Needs No Battery
I have seen a bunch of watches over the years that are mechanical action units where you don’t need to wind them and they don’t need batteries. These watches are the sort where the motion of…
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Mechatronic Robot Tank Built by Father-Daughter Team Looks Bad-Ass

Mechatronic Robot Tank Built by Father-Daughter Team Looks Bad-Ass
This amazingly deadly robot was built by Robert Beatty and his daughters. Note to all of his daughter’s future suitors… Run! This thing is called Mechatron. It sports mecanum wheels and has a deadly electric gun…
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Mario in a Box Runs the Wrong Way Through the Mushroom Kingdom

Mario in a Box Runs the Wrong Way Through the Mushroom Kingdom
While the post office would probably question the noises coming from inside this cardboard box, I’d be pretty thrilled to receive this mechanical Mario game in the mail if someone wanted to ship me one.…
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Swarmanoid Bots Use Foot, Hand and Eye Coordination

Swarmanoid Bots Use Foot, Hand and Eye Coordination
By all means you’ll want to avoid the Swarmanoid. As the name implies this is a swarm of robotic components that work together like, well like a swarm of bees would.…
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Automaton Hand Seems Very Impatient

Automaton Hand Seems Very Impatient
I’m always impressed by the handiwork of artists who can make automatons, given the fact they require not only creativity, but mechanical engineering skills as well. Take, for example, this automaton which looks like a human…
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Cryptex Flash Drive is a Mini Mechanical Marvel

Cryptex Flash Drive is a Mini Mechanical Marvel
When I first saw this gadget, I figured it was some sort of Cryptex designed for hiding away secrets in the bowels of a tomb or under the Vatican. But what you’re looking at here is…
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