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Tag: Mechanical

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 top of buildings to climb.

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 world record this past Saturday with a machine that has 300 steps.

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 turntables into a drawing machine.

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 technology with gesture recognition.

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 determine that there is a lack of paper.

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 returning their hands to the 12 o’clock position, not necessarily usability.

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 are simply different displays set into a traditional watch face.

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.

Buy a Whole Houseful of Robots, Just $55k!

Buy a Whole Houseful of Robots, Just $55k!
How many times in your life will you have the opportunity to buy an entire set of life-size robots to take over your home? Well, if you happen to have $54,900 (USD) lying around gathering dust, now is your chance.

Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks

Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks
Earlier this year, we featured a flash drive with a literally puzzling handmade casing, which requires the user to enter a 5-digit combination via a series of wheel locks to gain access to the flash drive itself.

Analog Animated GIF Player: Old School Gets Even Older

Analog Animated GIF Player: Old School Gets Even Older
Despite the fact that the technology is ancient by digital standards, animated GIFs seem to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance. But beyond the thousands of pages of animated GIFs turning up these days on tumblr, there’s now a device which lets you view these primitive animated artworks without the need for a computer at all.

Drill Bit Makes Square Holes, Round Pegs Upset

Drill Bit Makes Square Holes, Round Pegs Upset
It’s pretty hard to be impressed by a simple drill bit, but this particular one does something I’ve not seen before. Instead of cutting round holes, this special bit cuts perfectly square ones.

Retro Flip Watch Puts the 1970s on Your Wrist

Retro Flip Watch Puts the 1970s on Your Wrist
If you grew up in the 1970s, you probably remember one of the most popular types of bedside alarm clocks had those little mechanical numbers which flipped over when the minutes changed.

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