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Tag: Mechanical

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…

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…
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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…

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…

Batman Grappling Hook Gun Created at BYU

Batman Grappling Hook Gun Created at BYU
Of all the gadgets and gizmos that Batman uses to fight crime, one of the ones I always thought was most interesting was his grappling hook gun that he can fire up onto ledges or the…

TJ* Animatronic Puppet Puts a Robot Head on Your Desk

TJ* Animatronic Puppet Puts a Robot Head on Your Desk
If you’ve ever wanted to play with animatronics, here’s your chance to do it without breaking the bank. This low-cost robotic head is the perfect combination of plaything and educational toy.…

Rube Goldberg Machine Sets World Record

Rube Goldberg Machine Sets World Record
We’ve seen all kinds of crazy Rube Goldberg machines, but this one is breaking records (and bursting balloons.) In fact Purdue University’s Society of Professional Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers broke their own…

Drawing Apparatus Turns Turntables into Spirograph Robot

Drawing Apparatus Turns Turntables into Spirograph Robot
Turntables can certainly be used to make art – but I usually think of them as a tool for auditory creation, not visual so much. Not so in this project, which transformed a couple of ordinary…

Kinect-a-Sketch Updates an Old Classic

Kinect-a-Sketch Updates an Old Classic
What if you could play with your Etch-a-Sketch by simply moving your hands in the air? That would be pretty awesome. What once might have seemed like magic is now a reality. The Kinect-a-Sketch merges Etch-a-Sketch…

PriNXT Fully-Functional LEGO Printer Built By 14-Year Old

PriNXT Fully-Functional LEGO Printer Built By 14-Year Old
You’re the big man in the house when it comes to fixing technology. The remote stops working, you have the ingenuity to change the batteries. The printer stops working, you use your problem solving skills to…

Lineær Clock Design: Time on the Line

Lineær Clock Design: Time on the Line
Everyone knows that time is supposed to be linear (at least the way that we experience it), but our usual representation is circular, since the watch face and clock face were designed for the convenience of…

Round-the-Clock Concept Watch is Aptly Named

Round-the-Clock Concept Watch is Aptly Named
You don’t see very many watch designs that truly stand out. At least not many that are affordable. Mostly they are all just wristbands with a slab of dial attached. And even the more unusual designs…

Manifold Clock Makes Art out of Time

Manifold Clock Makes Art out of Time
The only thing that’s constant in this world is change. Thus, it makes sense that even something that’s used to tell the time isn’t constant in itself. In this case, it’s the Manifold Clock.…

Trax MkII Concept Watch is Militaristic and Easy to Read

Trax MkII Concept Watch is Militaristic and Easy to Read
Remember that futuristic concept watch I told you about yesterday, FOUR? It had all the makings of a great watch, except that it was way too complicated for my taste.…

LEGO Great Ball Contraption Lives Up to Its Name

LEGO Great Ball Contraption Lives Up to Its Name
If you love LEGO and have the time, you can build yourself a machine just like this one. It’s totally useless, yet totally amazing and mesmerizing. One warning though. This likely was super expensive to make.…
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