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Tag: Mechanical

This Epic K’Nex Ball Machine Is a True Mechanical Marvel

This Epic K’Nex Ball Machine Is a True Mechanical Marvel
Some people build simple stuff using K’Nex, but others like to build huge contraptions like this. This is The Citadel, a huge K’nex ball moving machine built by YouTuber Shadowman. It took him about 3 years to build it.

These Magic Gears Will Mesmerize You

These Magic Gears Will Mesmerize You
Who knew that watching gears move could be so soothing? These “Magic Gears” created by puzzle designer Oskar van Deventer will hypnotize and mesmerize you. Magic Gears Grid is a plaything made of a number of unusual looking gears.

DIY Mechanical PONG Table: Mag Hockey

DIY Mechanical PONG Table: Mag Hockey
YouTuber Daniel Perdomo and his friends made one of the coolest video game replicas of the year so far. It’s a physical replica of the classic game PONG. It’s basically a magnetic, mechanical version of air hockey.

Mechanical Giant Squid Kinetic Sculpture: Mechateuthis

Mechanical Giant Squid Kinetic Sculpture: Mechateuthis
Barry Crawford said that when he was a kid, he dreamed of growing up to be a robot. Sadly, his childhood dream hasn’t come true yet. But he did become what he calls a “gizmologist”, making mechanical artworks, furniture and jewelry.

XYZen Garden: Etch-a-Sand

XYZen Garden: Etch-a-Sand
I’ve always enjoyed playing with the Etch-a-Sketch. Sure, it’s nearly impossible to draw circles or triangles, but that’s part of the fun. Instructables contributor Jon-a-tron decided to make his own sort of line drawing tool, but this one draws in a zen garden.

3D Printed Manual Transmission Actually Shifts

3D Printed Manual Transmission Actually Shifts
One of the cool things about 3D printers is that you can use them to make just about anything you can dream up. An engineer named Eric Harrell used his 3D printer to make all the components needed for a scale model of a Toyota 22RE engine back in January.

Mechanical My Little Pony Ride: Insert Coin for Friendship

Mechanical My Little Pony Ride: Insert Coin for Friendship
Need more My Little Pony excitement? Sure you do. This is Iron Hoof, a mechanical pony ride. He can withstand up to 286 pounds. So even the largest brony can get on and experience a variable 3-speed ride.

The Urban Armor Dress Protects Your Personal Space

The Urban Armor Dress Protects Your Personal Space
The Urban Armor Dress designed by Kathleen McDermott will protect your personal space if people get too close. It has two proximity detectors that make the dress expand outward like an umbrella if somebody is standing too close.

Thumb Twiddling Machine Helps Your Fingers Do the Twiddling

Thumb Twiddling Machine Helps Your Fingers Do the Twiddling
Video and interactive artist Eran Amir created this silly contraption which does one thing and one thing only – it helps you twiddle your thumbs. Clearly, he did this because if you are truly so bored that you are twiddling your thumbs, you probably won’t have the patience to flex your own muscles to make it happen either.

These Shoes Could Keep You from Falling

These Shoes Could Keep You from Falling
Footwear hasn’t exactly been a hotbed for true technological innovation, but these shoes change that. Israeli startup B-Shoe Technologies has developed some new shoes that incorporate some really helpful features. Like, helping you to not fall.

Das Keyboard 4 Offers the Ultimate in Clicky Mechanical Keys

Das Keyboard 4 Offers the Ultimate in Clicky Mechanical Keys
If you have ever worked in an office or sat by someone typing on a Das Keyboard, you may not be a fan. The keyboards the company makes are very clicky making them loud, but they promise very comfortable and responsive typing thanks to all the clicks and clacks.

Flappy Bird in a Box: Frustration in a Box

Flappy Bird in a Box: Frustration in a Box
By now everyone has heard of Flappy Bird, the extremely difficult and insanely popular game. So by now you also know that it is no longer available to download. However, if you want to get into the game, you might not be completely out of luck.

This Full-size LEGO Car is Powered by Air

This Full-size LEGO Car is Powered by Air
LEGO expert Raul Oaida and Steve Sammartino have built themselves the stuff of childhood dreams for many LEGO builders. I know I wanted to build a full-size car I could drive around the neighborhood more times than I can count.

NERF Vulcan Sentry Gun: Ready! Aim! Fire!

NERF Vulcan Sentry Gun: Ready! Aim! Fire!
When I was a kid, about the only NERF things you could buy were footballs and basketballs. These days, you can get some pretty amazing toy weapons which fire soft NERF darts. But this highly-customized sentry gun could be the best NERF build ever.

The Heartbeat is a Pinhole Camera Powered by a Watch Movement

The Heartbeat is a Pinhole Camera Powered by a Watch Movement
We’ve all seen pinhole cameras, but this one is pretty extraordinary. It is called Heartbeat and it was custom-made by Korean designer and photographer Kwanghun Hyun. What sets it apart from other pinhole cameras is that it uses a watch movement for its timing mechanism.

Sunflower Uses Solar Power to Shine Light into Your House

Sunflower Uses Solar Power to Shine Light into Your House
Do you find yourself sitting in the dark, even if it’s bright and sunny outside? Well, speaking from experience, regular exposure to sunlight can really make you feel better both mentally and physically. But if the Sun isn’t hitting your windows you might be missing out on its radiant glow.

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