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Watch Stuff Get Crushed With a 360° Hydraulic Crimping Machine

Watch Stuff Get Crushed With a 360° Hydraulic Crimping Machine
Get ready for your daily dose of destruction. The guys from the Hydraulic Press Channel loves crushing stuff so much that they traveled to Lillbacka Powerco in Finland to crush stuff with a powerful 360° Finn-Power hydraulic crimping machine. And we get to watch. This machine is truly impressive as…

How to Make a Skateboard from Toilet Paper

How to Make a Skateboard from Toilet Paper
Have you ever ridden a skateboard made from toilet paper? It’s the sh*t! Lauri and Anni Vuohensilta, the fine folks behind the Hydraulic Press Channel have published a video on one of their other YouTube channels showing their hydraulic press smashing rolls of toilet paper into a hard, long board.…
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3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play
One of the dream – or nightmare – scenarios involving robots are ones that would automatically replicate or create other bots. One of the biggest hurdles for such a system is putting a robots’ parts together. But researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) figured out a…

Eject-a-Bed Aborts Sweet Dreams

Eject-a-Bed Aborts Sweet Dreams
You can get all sorts of cruel alarm clocks to help you wake up. But programmer Jamie Dixon had a better idea – if you want a sure fire way to get out of your bed, then remove the option of staying in bed entirely. To help his son wake…

Push Button House Unfolds into 5 Rooms in About 60 Seconds

Push Button House Unfolds into 5 Rooms in About 60 Seconds
How’d you like it if you could fold up your entire house and store it in a shipping container? Well, that’s basically what artist/architect Adam Kalkin recently did with the creation of his Push Button House. It’s like a Transformer, but in shipping container form. The 8-foot-wide, 20-foot-long house has…

Hydraulic Steampunk Crossbow Not Actually Hydraulic, Still Awesome

Hydraulic Steampunk Crossbow Not Actually Hydraulic, Still Awesome
If you need a new piece of steampunk weaponry, check this out. It’s an awesome streampunk Nerf crossbow made by Gabe Genway. The next time you organize a victorian big game hunt take note. If you make one half as good as Gabe, you will be the steampunk king.…

LEGO Low Rider Gets Its Bounce on

LEGO Low Rider Gets Its Bounce on
I’ve seen plenty of LEGO cars and trucks over the years. I always appreciate attention to detail when it comes to building a vehicle out of LEGO blocks. A guy named Alex Jones (aka OrionPax) has created an awesome LEGO low rider that looks like it’s straight out of a…

DIY Formula One Simulator Looks More Like the Deadliest Catch Simulator

DIY Formula One Simulator Looks More Like the Deadliest Catch Simulator
Not content to just sit on a couch and play their Formula One racing game with, say, a force-feedback wheel, these guys put together their own homebrew motion sim. From the looks of the video clip below, they rigged up some servos and hydraulics and tied them together to respond…

Rubble Robot Believes in Slow but Steady Progress

Rubble Robot Believes in Slow but Steady Progress
From the Tokyo Institute of Technology comes this slow, sad-looking, nameless but practical robot. It’s designed to burrow under rubble to serve as the eyes and ears for rescuers. Instead of forcing its way through rock or jacking itself up, the robot ever so gently lifts rubble using two hydraulic…

Cruden Hexatech Car Simulator Costs More Than Most Sports Cars

Cruden Hexatech Car Simulator Costs More Than Most Sports Cars
This has got to be one of the ultimate car simulators out there. Naturally, all this awesomeness doesn’t come cheap, but hey, it’s the best! You’ll spend $191,000 (USD) on this device, which is more than quite a few supercars. It’s called the Cruden Hexatech simulator and it kind of…

Touch Screens Could Get Bumpy Someday

Touch Screens Could Get Bumpy Someday
As much as I dig my iPhone and HP Touchsmart touchscreens, there’s something that I still miss about actually feeling buttons under my fingertips. And while I’ve gotten pretty good at typing without even looking at the screen anymore, I’ll never achieve the kind of touch typing speed I’ve hit…
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