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Tag: Mechanical

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.…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…

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…

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…

Sony S1 and S2 Tablets Get the Rube Goldberg Treatment

Sony S1 and S2 Tablets Get the Rube Goldberg Treatment
Sony is getting ready to dip its toes into the tablet market with a pair of Android-powered tablets called the S1 and S2. The tablets are likely to be overpriced as much Sony gear is, but…

10,000 Year Clock Will Tell Time Til Your Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandkids are a Distant Memory

10,000 Year Clock Will Tell Time Til Your Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandkids are a Distant Memory
This has to be one of the strangest and coolest projects I have ever heard of. Way out in the desert wilds of West Texas, workers are starting the process of digging out the side of…

TROBOT 4.0: Put a Miniature Industrial Robot on Your Desktop

TROBOT 4.0: Put a Miniature Industrial Robot on Your Desktop
Ever wanted to play with one of those big industrial robots? Well unless you work on an assembly line, or have you’ve got massive budget and a bunch of spare space, you’ll probably never get to.…

ALPHA: The World’s Most Innovative Bike?

ALPHA: The World’s Most Innovative Bike?
While to many people, bike tech doesn’t seem to evolve much, there are refinements every year making bikes somewhat more efficient than just a decade ago. But that doesn’t stop some people from wanting a quantum…

Connect A Sketch Lets Two Users Work on a Drawing Without a Fistfight

Connect A Sketch Lets Two Users Work on a Drawing Without a Fistfight
My parents were crazy when I was a kid. They would get a single toy and expect me to share it with my brother. I’m not sure why they thought we were capable of sharing considering…

Lego Mindstorms Delta Robots Ready to Put Assembly-Line Workers Out of a Job

Lego Mindstorms Delta Robots Ready to Put Assembly-Line Workers Out of a Job
Every time I think I’ve seen LEGOs pushed to the limit of their capabilities, somebody comes along and proves that there’s just that much more you can do with these incredible building blocks. In this particular…

iMobot Robot Adapts to its Surroundings

iMobot Robot Adapts to its Surroundings
Whether walking, crawling, climbing or rolling, most robots have a single form-factor. Not so with the iMobot, a robotic platform capable of taking on different forms based on the appropriate mode of movement for traversing its…

Festo SmartBird Flaps its Wings into the Sky

Festo SmartBird Flaps its Wings into the Sky
Man has been flying for a very long time and early in the development of aircraft, we tired designs that mimicked birds with flapping wings and things never worked out well. The cool part about birds…
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