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Tag: Mechanical

Awesome LEGO Avatar Helicopter With a Hidden Twist

Awesome LEGO Avatar Helicopter With a Hidden Twist
If you didn’t already have enough of James Cameron’s Avatar, you can get more of it thanks to this awesome LEGO Avatar Battle Helicopter. Before you start drooling, there’s more to it than meets the eye, so read on!

First Step in Becoming a Cyborg: Bionic Feet!

First Step in Becoming a Cyborg: Bionic Feet!
The one concept of Cyberpunk that I’ve always enjoyed is bionic limbs. In that near future universe, people could have cybernetic limbs. For years, this concept was relegated to science-fiction. However, there has been progress to make these sort of replacement limbs a reality.

Gymnast Robot Scores a 9.9 From the Technabob Judges

Gymnast Robot Scores a 9.9 From the Technabob Judges
This amazing creation by robot enthusiast Hinamitetu appears to be getting ready for the Robot Olympics. As it builds up speed in the video below, the little robot eventually builds up enough speed to spin all the way around the horizontal bar, and even attempts to release its grippy hands mid-spin (with questionable success).

Hd3 Complication Black Pearl Watch for Very Successful Pirates

Hd3 Complication Black Pearl Watch for Very Successful Pirates
This mechanical marvel is not just one of the coolest looking analog watches I’ve seen in a long time, it manages to incorporate something that you don’t often find on a high-end watch – pirates! Arrrrrh!

Tabletop Pong: More Fun to Build Than to Play

Tabletop Pong: More Fun to Build Than to Play
The Evil Mad Scientists are at it again, flexing their brains and soldering stuff in their lab-or-a-to-ry. Their latest creation still does not make them evil or mad, just creative, resourceful and geeky. They’re trying to make a real world version of one of the oldest video games, PONG.

Solar-Powered Dragonflies Are Beautiful, Flightless

Solar-Powered Dragonflies Are Beautiful, Flightless
Despite its disproportionate body-to-wingspan ratio, there’s something ever so graceful about a dragonfly in the air. Now, thanks to the guys at Japan’s Tamiya, you can can watch these amazing natural creations any time the sun is shining.

Guy Actually Builds a Better Mousetrap

Guy Actually Builds a Better Mousetrap
How many times have you heard the phrase “build a better mousetrap,” yet nobody seems to have actually done it? Until now. This modern, high-tech mousetrap is sure to crush the bones of tiny rodentia with greater efficiency and style than ever before.

Catena Wall Clock Tells Time With Bike Chain

Catena Wall Clock Tells Time With Bike Chain
Here’s an unusual concept for a wall clock. Instead of telling the time with hands or a digital display, the Catena clock tells time along the perimeter of a bicycle chain. Designed by Andreas Dober for Germany’s Anthologie Quartett, the Catena (Latin for “chain”) has a certain retro-steampunk look about it.

Rube Goldberg Breakfast Machine Cobbled Together From Household Items: Instructions Please!

Rube Goldberg Breakfast Machine Cobbled Together From Household Items: Instructions Please!
For so long, the breakfast options of lazy people like me were severely limited: either eat something that you only need to take out of its package, something with no cooking or preparation required, or wait for someone to prepare food for you.

Snackbot Snack-Delivering Robot: I Want One Now.

Snackbot Snack-Delivering Robot: I Want One Now.
I’ve always wanted a robotic butler. You know, like the personal service ‘bots in Woody Allen’s Sleeper. Except without the sexual harassment part. Turns out that a team of industrious scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have already built one.

Teeny Tiny R2-D2 Ready to Hack Open Tiny Blast Doors

Teeny Tiny R2-D2 Ready to Hack Open Tiny Blast Doors
MAKE is calling this the world’s smallest R2-D2, and who knows? It might be. I’m not sure whether or not there’s a movement out there dedicated to fitting a beloved ‘bot into a tiny shell, but if there is, this guy’s creation may just be the champion of all time, since this R2 makes that AA battery he’s standing next to look pretty hefty.

Talking Piano Speaks in English: Says It’S Mad as Hell About the Environment, and is Not Going to Take It Anymore

Talking Piano Speaks in English: Says It’S Mad as Hell About the Environment, and is Not Going to Take It Anymore
File this under “weirdest use for a piano. ever.”. This amazing bit of programming and mechanical engineering has created what is probably the first and only classical piano that can speak in English.

Steampunk Broadcast Video Controller Actually Works, Only Plays Videos From 1932

Steampunk Broadcast Video Controller Actually Works, Only Plays Videos From 1932
This wondrous steampunk contraption may looks like something out of an H.G. Wells time-travel story, but it’s actually modern broadcast video control system, concealed under the shell of a victorian-styled retro-mechanical facade.

Ora Concept Watch: Like a Tape Measure Went Crazy on Your Wrist

Ora Concept Watch: Like a Tape Measure Went Crazy on Your Wrist
This insane-looking contraption isn’t some sort of strange measuring device. Nope, what you’re looking at is a design for one of the most unusual looking watches to hit the pages of Technabob in a long while.

Insect Lab Steampunk Bugs: Creepy Crawly Critters

Insect Lab Steampunk Bugs: Creepy Crawly Critters
Personally, I’ve never been a fan of bugs – except maybe under my shoe – then they’re pretty cool. And these hybrid steampunk insects are enough to give me nightmares. Created by Mike Libby of Insect Lab, these steampunk bugs combine mechanical components with REAL bug carcasses.

God Hand Robot Ready to Get You With His Kung-Fu Grip

God Hand Robot Ready to Get You With His Kung-Fu Grip
Give your robot a hand (or two) with these incredibly complex mechanical digits from Japan’s Crafthouse. Instead of the typical grippers you might find on a hobby robot, Crafthouse’s servo-controlled GOD HANDs give miniature robots a set of flexible digits that work much like their human masters’ appendages.

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