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Tag: Mechanical

Ventura Sparc MGS Mechanical/Digital Watch Needs No Battery

Ventura Sparc MGS Mechanical/Digital Watch Needs No Battery
I have seen a bunch of watches over the years that are mechanical action units where you don’t need to wind them and they don’t need batteries. These watches are the sort where the motion of your arms as you move around keeps the watch wound up.

Mechatronic Robot Tank Built by Father-Daughter Team Looks Bad-Ass

Mechatronic Robot Tank Built by Father-Daughter Team Looks Bad-Ass
This amazingly deadly robot was built by Robert Beatty and his daughters. Note to all of his daughter’s future suitors… Run! This thing is called Mechatron. It sports mecanum wheels and has a deadly electric gun mounted on top.

Mario in a Box Runs the Wrong Way Through the Mushroom Kingdom

Mario in a Box Runs the Wrong Way Through the Mushroom Kingdom
While the post office would probably question the noises coming from inside this cardboard box, I’d be pretty thrilled to receive this mechanical Mario game in the mail if someone wanted to ship me one.

Swarmanoid Bots Use Foot, Hand and Eye Coordination

Swarmanoid Bots Use Foot, Hand and Eye Coordination
By all means you’ll want to avoid the Swarmanoid. As the name implies this is a swarm of robotic components that work together like, well like a swarm of bees would.

Automaton Hand Seems Very Impatient

Automaton Hand Seems Very Impatient
I’m always impressed by the handiwork of artists who can make automatons, given the fact they require not only creativity, but mechanical engineering skills as well. Take, for example, this automaton which looks like a human hand.

Cryptex Flash Drive is a Mini Mechanical Marvel

Cryptex Flash Drive is a Mini Mechanical Marvel
When I first saw this gadget, I figured it was some sort of Cryptex designed for hiding away secrets in the bowels of a tomb or under the Vatican. But what you’re looking at here is just a really, really cool USB drive.

Sony S1 and S2 Tablets Get the Rube Goldberg Treatment

Sony S1 and S2 Tablets Get the Rube Goldberg Treatment
Sony is getting ready to dip its toes into the tablet market with a pair of Android-powered tablets called the S1 and S2. The tablets are likely to be overpriced as much Sony gear is, but they may be interesting to some.

10,000 Year Clock Will Tell Time Til Your Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandkids are a Distant Memory

10,000 Year Clock Will Tell Time Til Your Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandkids are a Distant Memory
This has to be one of the strangest and coolest projects I have ever heard of. Way out in the desert wilds of West Texas, workers are starting the process of digging out the side of a mountain in the Sierra Diablo mountain range to install a clock that will keep time for the next 10,000 years.

TROBOT 4.0: Put a Miniature Industrial Robot on Your Desktop

TROBOT 4.0: Put a Miniature Industrial Robot on Your Desktop
Ever wanted to play with one of those big industrial robots? Well unless you work on an assembly line, or have you’ve got massive budget and a bunch of spare space, you’ll probably never get to.

ALPHA: The World’s Most Innovative Bike?

ALPHA: The World’s Most Innovative Bike?
While to many people, bike tech doesn’t seem to evolve much, there are refinements every year making bikes somewhat more efficient than just a decade ago. But that doesn’t stop some people from wanting a quantum leap in tech advances.

Connect A Sketch Lets Two Users Work on a Drawing Without a Fistfight

Connect A Sketch Lets Two Users Work on a Drawing Without a Fistfight
My parents were crazy when I was a kid. They would get a single toy and expect me to share it with my brother. I’m not sure why they thought we were capable of sharing considering all the fights we got into over who had something before the other.

Lego Mindstorms Delta Robots Ready to Put Assembly-Line Workers Out of a Job

Lego Mindstorms Delta Robots Ready to Put Assembly-Line Workers Out of a Job
Every time I think I’ve seen LEGOs pushed to the limit of their capabilities, somebody comes along and proves that there’s just that much more you can do with these incredible building blocks. In this particular case, we have a complex assembly line of robots built from only LEGO Mindstorms and standard LEGO pieces.

iMobot Robot Adapts to its Surroundings

iMobot Robot Adapts to its Surroundings
Whether walking, crawling, climbing or rolling, most robots have a single form-factor. Not so with the iMobot, a robotic platform capable of taking on different forms based on the appropriate mode of movement for traversing its environment.

Festo SmartBird Flaps its Wings into the Sky

Festo SmartBird Flaps its Wings into the Sky
Man has been flying for a very long time and early in the development of aircraft, we tired designs that mimicked birds with flapping wings and things never worked out well. The cool part about birds and insects that we still can’t fully recreate in man-made aircraft is the amount of lift and propulsion they can generate with small surface area wings.

Perpetual Motion Machine? Nah. Just a Cool Optical Illusion Courtesy of M.C. Escher

Perpetual Motion Machine? Nah. Just a Cool Optical Illusion Courtesy of M.C. Escher
This machine is claimed to be yet another one of those fabled “perpetual motion machines” that makes its way onto the Interweb every once in a while.

Art du Temps Wall Clock is Sooo Cool, Sooo Expensive

Art du Temps Wall Clock is Sooo Cool, Sooo Expensive
We cover quite a few odd clocks and watches around here. Of all the wall clocks I have ever seen, this awesome Swiss-made wall clock called Art du Temps could be the best ever. The thing I like so much is that despite its looks, it’s not digital at all.

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