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Category: Videos

Robotic Tractor Kills Weeds with Lasers

Robotic Tractor Kills Weeds with Lasers
Sure Old MacDonald had a farm, but did he have an Autonomous Weeder robot from Carbon Robotics? I think not. E-I-E-I-O indeed! The Autonomous Weeder, designed to kill weeds without harming the soil or water, scans the ground with its 12-camera array, identifies weeds via onboard AI, then kills them with high-powered carbon dioxide lasers.

Pastry Artist Creates Edible Desk Lamp: Luxo, Edible

Pastry Artist Creates Edible Desk Lamp: Luxo, Edible
Presumably envisioned in a eureka moment complete with a lightbulb going off over his head, incredibly talented pastry chef and chocolatier Amaury Guichon constructed a realistic desk lamp entirely out of edible ingredients. At first, I couldn’t believe my eyes.

The Five Tilted Rings LEGO GBC Looks Like a Fun Amusement Park Ride

The Five Tilted Rings LEGO GBC Looks Like a Fun Amusement Park Ride
Constructed entirely of LEGO Technic pieces by builder Akiyuki, this is ‘Five Titled Rings,’ an incredibly impressive LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC) consisting of five tilted rings that continuously pass balls up from one ring to the next higher one in the tower.

Government Developing Confetti Launching Anti-Drone Technology

Government Developing Confetti Launching Anti-Drone Technology
Turning unwanted drone surveillance into an impromptu surprise party, the US Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a new anti-drone countermeasure that fires confetti-like streamers to entangle a spy-copter’s rotors, bringing it back down to earth like a drone-shaped rock.

We All Live in a Wooden Submarine

We All Live in a Wooden Submarine
Because one can never have too much whimsy, Taiwanese carpenter and automata maker Chi-Chun Yin constructed the ‘Ark III’, a wooden submarine automata crewed by a bunch of different animals. With a turn of a crank (cleverly doubling as the sub’s propeller), the entire crew is brought to life.

The World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Is Over 8-Feet Square

The World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Is Over 8-Feet Square
Currently on display at the Nina Mall in Hong Kong, China, what you’re about to witness is the construction of the Guinness World Record holder for the largest Rubik’s Cube, measuring a very respectable 2.503 m x 2.505 m x 2.502 m – or about 27 square feet.

3D Printer Hacked Into Sandwich Making Robot

3D Printer Hacked Into Sandwich Making Robot
Sandwiches: what would I do without them? Probably starve, or at least go hungry for lunch. Well, now mechanical engineer Yuto Kuroki of Meiji University in Tokyo has made the entire sandwich-making process easier, thanks to a 3D printer that’s been modded into a 3-axis robotic manipulator.

The Eyecam: A Webcam That Looks Like a Moving, Blinking Human Eyeball

The Eyecam: A Webcam That Looks Like a Moving, Blinking Human Eyeball
Because it was inevitable we reach the pinnacle of human achievement at some point, researcher Marc Teyssier has developed the Eyecam, a webcam that resembles a moving, blinking human eyeball. One thing’s for certain: it’s going to be nearly impossible to look away from the camera during Zoom meetings now.

Make Your Own Light-Up D20 with 2,400 LEDs

Make Your Own Light-Up D20 with 2,400 LEDs
The brainchild of maker Greg Daville, this is an LED icosahedron crafted using a total of 2,400 LEDs, all placed individually by hand. Wow! I’m not sure if I would have had the patience for that, but I definitely don’t have the know-how to build an LED D20.

Man Watches Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ on Game Boy Advance

Man Watches Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ on Game Boy Advance
To spite Christopher Nolan for wanting people to visit movie theaters in the middle of a global pandemic to watch his movie Tenet, YouTuber WULFF DEN managed to put the movie on five Game Boy Advance cartridges so he could watch it the way it absolutely was not meant to be: super pixelated and at four frames/second.

Look Inside a LEGO Factory to See How Bricks Are Made

Look Inside a LEGO Factory to See How Bricks Are Made
LEGO bricks: apparently they don’t grow on trees. I know, I’m as shocked as you are. Especially considering I just told my wife I was going to quit my marketing job to be a LEGO farmer.

Man Builds Electric-Powered Ice Skates That Double as Meat Grinders

Man Builds Electric-Powered Ice Skates That Double as Meat Grinders
Because you don’t know until you try, and not trying may haunt you for the rest of your life, Simon Sörensen of YouTube channel RCLifeOn went and built himself a pair of electric-powered ice skates using parts from an electric skateboard.

Take A POV Ride Around This 224-Foot Long LEGO Roller Coaster

Take A POV Ride Around This 224-Foot Long LEGO Roller Coaster
Giving the roller coaster that was 2020 a run for its money, enjoy this GoPro’s point-of-view ride along the 68-meter (224-foot) roller coaster constructed by Akiyuki Brick Channel. Could you imagine if this had existed in Honey I Shrunk The Kids?

RadioGlobe: Spin This Globe to Listen to 2,000+ World Radio Stations

RadioGlobe: Spin This Globe to Listen to 2,000+ World Radio Stations
The brainchild of product design engineer and traveler Jude Pullen, The RadioGlobe is an internet-connected globe that plays a radio station from the area highlighted on the surface through its circular reticule. Just give the globe a spin to listen to the world.

Off-Road Electric Unicycle Can Go Up To 34MPH: Look Ma, No Hands!

Off-Road Electric Unicycle Can Go Up To 34MPH: Look Ma, No Hands!
Because there’s a personal electric vehicle for everyone no matter what their taste, InMotion has released the $2,000 V11 electric unicycle, a one-wheeled EV with a traditional unicycle form factor. Obviously, I’m about to take my circus act to the next level.

Creating a Hyperrealistic T-Rex Cake: A Roaring Good Dessert

Creating a Hyperrealistic T-Rex Cake: A Roaring Good Dessert
Five-year-old me would have lost his mind for a realistic t-rex cake on my birthday. And, if I’m being perfectly honest, current me still would. And here to show us how it’s done, Natalie Sideserf of Sideserf Cake Studio in Austin, Texas walks us through her process of decorating a hyperrealistic t-rex cake to promote season 2 of Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous on Netflix.

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