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Hamster powered polypod
posted February 9 2011 19:52.40 by Giorgos Lazaridis

We've seen solar powered bots, wind powered, battery powered, and others, more extreme using compressed air for example. But, tell me, really, have you ever heard of a hamster...

[Via: popsci]    [Link: crabfu]
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Tags: robot   diy   mechanical   games and fun   animals   crazy designs   

DIY PID-controlled soldering hotplate
posted February 9 2011 19:21.39 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Herctrap always sends us videos that he stumbles upon. This time, he sent us this home-made device, for SMD parts re-working and -perhaps- soldering as well. I really did not know...

[Via: herctrap]    [Link: dammitdarrell]
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Tags: electronic project   mechanical   tools   

The most ambitious turbine back-pack project
posted February 5 2011 9:56.48 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Ten years of research, calculations and drawings, this is what Andreas needed to make this extremely ambitious engineering project, a turbine powered back-pack! The turbine works...

[Link: technologie-entwicklung]
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Tags: physics   inventions   mechanical   research   crazy designs   jet pack   

Brute-force safe-cracking bot
posted February 2 2011 7:13.46 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Traditional safes have many protection layers against thieves. Two very curious MIT students made an automatic dialer that is possible to open a safe. The method is simple: Brute-force...

[Link: kvogt]
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Tags: electronic project   crazy hack   robot   microcontroller   mechanical   security   

Air-powered waliking bot
posted February 2 2011 7:05.53 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Another mechanical construction by youtube user denha. This time, he made a walking bot with 12 legs. The prototype was made by wood, and had a small DC motor to operate. He then...

[Link: denha]
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Tags: green   mechanical   robot   

Amazing bot ties and unties a necktie
posted February 2 2011 6:51.52 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Do you wear ties? Do you know how to make a necktie? Well, i don't, but this bot does know how to tie! Uploaded by youtube user...

[Via: bricogeek]    [Link: kineticsculptures]
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DIY Death-ray with 5800 mirrors
posted January 31 2011 21:51.12 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I remember seeing a few years ago the mythbusters. Funny, but many times lame. In this particular episode, they tried to reconstruct the parabolic mirror of Archimedes. The first...

[Via: dailymail]    [Link: EricJacqmain]
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Tags: crazy hack   physics   solar   mechanical   games and fun   experiments   fire   

Yet another marble machine
posted January 31 2011 21:29.42 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This marble machine is a creation of denha. Although there are more impressive and complicated marble machine in youtube, this one is special because of the mechanical "arm" that is...

[Link: denha]
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Tags: games and fun   mechanical   physics   marble machine   

Is it just me, or this is the hand of the Terminator?
posted January 26 2011 20:52.05 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Germans are known for their obsession with mechanical perfection. Many people believe that this obsession was turned against them in WW2. But that is the way things are, they make...

[Link: ieee spectrum]
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