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Tag: Mechanical

DreamVendor Prints 3D Objects, Not Dreams

DreamVendor Prints 3D Objects, Not Dreams
3D printing is the bee’s knees, but we’re not printing our masterpieces yet – 3D printed essays! Yeah! – because 3D printers are still quite expensive, and of course 3D modeling isn’t exactly common knowledge. Virginia Tech has a solution for the former problem: the Dream Vendor.

Mechanized Steerable Stroller: Baby’s First Mech

Mechanized Steerable Stroller: Baby’s First Mech
We’ve featured a couple of cool and geeky baby strollers, but Xandon Frogget’s creation trumps them all: a stroller that can drive itself around, or let an adult or toddler steer it themselves, but still avoid obstacles.

Crazy Tanks Used Corkscrews, Not Treads

Crazy Tanks Used Corkscrews, Not Treads
When you think of the way a tank moves around, the main attribute that comes to mind is the wheel-driven treads we’re all used to seeing. But imagine if tank technology had gone this way.

Rosko Pom Pom Tank: Coolest Retro Toy Ever?

Rosko Pom Pom Tank: Coolest Retro Toy Ever?
Most of us weren’t born yet back in the 1950s, but it was definitely a time long before modern remote-controlled electronic playthings. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t some cool toys back in the day – like this awesome old-school metal tank I spotted over on Etsy.

Skittles Sorting Machine: Segregate the Rainbow

Skittles Sorting Machine: Segregate the Rainbow
I love candy. Any color will do; candy is candy. But some of you entitled consumers seem to think only one color is good enough for you. Brian Egenriether seems to be one of these discriminating snackers, because he’s built a device that can sort Skittles according to color.

Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg Helps Man Climb 103 Floors of Willis (Sears) Tower

Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg Helps Man Climb 103 Floors of Willis (Sears) Tower
Advancements in biotechnology continue to amaze me. We’re rapidly approaching the point where human/cyborg combinations are becoming more and more plausible, as is evidenced by this recent accomplishment by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This past sunday, a man wearing the first “thought-controlled bionic leg” used the limb to help him ascend 103 floors of the skyscraper formerly known as the Sears Tower.

Guy Builds Own Air Raid Siren, Neighbors Probably Not Too Happy

Guy Builds Own Air Raid Siren, Neighbors Probably Not Too Happy
Builder Matthias Wandel is known for his awesome moving marble contraptions, which certainly can make some noise. But now, he’s gone and taken his DIY skills and applied them to a much louder noisemaker – his own air raid siren.

Stargate Wedding Ring Spins You into a Whole New World

Stargate Wedding Ring Spins You into a Whole New World
I love sci-fi, but I just never understood all of the hype about the Stargate franchise. I’m more a Star Trek or Babylon 5 kind of guy. Sure, it’s ok. I don’t think it’s great sci-fi.

Dan Grayber and His Mechanical Self-Serving Machines

Dan Grayber and His Mechanical Self-Serving Machines
Some people like building machines that make doing some mundane task easier. Others, like Dan Grayber, do so in order for the machines to fulfill their own mechanical needs – whatever they may be.

FlipBooKit: A Kit to Make Your Very Own Mechanical Flipbook

FlipBooKit: A Kit to Make Your Very Own Mechanical Flipbook
I love flipbooks. They just have this classic and nostalgic feel to them that makes them so special, both to the creator and to the spectators of the moving art that they hold within their pages.

LEGO Record Player Makes Vinyl Sound Like the Devil’s Music

LEGO Record Player Makes Vinyl Sound Like the Devil’s Music
LEGOs can be used to make all sorts of contraptions, but I never thought about making a record player out of them. But that hasn’t stopped numerous people from attempting the task over the years – as you’ll find if you do a search on YouTube.

Baggage Conveyor System Zips Bags Along at 22MPH

Baggage Conveyor System Zips Bags Along at 22MPH
How many times have you been at the airport and waited what seemed like an eternity for your bags to show up. Oftentimes, this is due to the long, slow process of unloading bags from the gate and driving them all the way to the baggage claim area.

Mechanical Donkey Kong: How Real Can You Get?

Mechanical Donkey Kong: How Real Can You Get?
We’ve featured some mechanical versions of arcade games in the past, but I think this is my new favorite. That’s because this real-world version of Donkey Kong is actually controlled by an NES gamepad. That just makes it that much more awesome.

The Popinator Shoots Popcorn Directly at Your Mouth, One Kernel at a Time

The Popinator Shoots Popcorn Directly at Your Mouth, One Kernel at a Time
Do you have trouble getting popcorn into your mouthhole? Yeah, I know it can be tricky to reach into the bowl and perfectly align your hand with your mouth to ensure the popped kernel ends up in the right spot.

Hyper-Matrix Cube Wall Turns Styrofoam Cubes into Moving Pictures

Hyper-Matrix Cube Wall Turns Styrofoam Cubes into Moving Pictures
I’ve seen some impressive projection screens in the past, but I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve seen a screen that’s made up of thousands of moving styrofoam cubes.

Kuratas Mech: Real or Fake, It’s Still Awesome

Kuratas Mech: Real or Fake, It’s Still Awesome
I’m going to start saying that I’m taking this with a huge grain of salt. This robot looks very realistic, yet has a somewhat cheesy and viral attempt feel to it at the same time. Watch the video for yourself and see what you think.

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