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Saw blade slingshot - Possible but...
posted June 1 2011 19:59.20 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Yes, you do know him. Its that maniac with the slingshot obsession. He makes DIY slingshots that throw whatever you can imagine. I have already feature the machete slingshot, the...

[Link: JoergSprave]
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Tags: pc related   slingshot   insane   crazy designs   knives/guns   mechanical   omg   



The fastest Rubik Cube solving bot in the world
posted June 1 2011 19:37.19 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Some time ago, i uploaded a blog entry showing the world's fastest Rubik Cube solving bot. Ancient history some may say. THIS is the world's fastest bot that solves the Rubik Cube...

[Via: technabob]    [Link: Swinburne University of Technology]
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Tags: robot   mechanical   geometry/mathematics   crazy photo/video   crazy designs   insane   








A pendulum juggling bot is not as simple as it looks, and totally blind
posted May 31 2011 19:47.05 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Meet the Blind Juggler, a robot that is able to juggle a ball on a paddle. But that is not all it can do. The bot gradually swings the paddle left and right like a pendulum, without...

[Link: blind juggler]
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Tags: robot   mechanical   sensors   autonomous   pendulum   geometry/mathematics   extreme   



This juggling bot plays with 5 balls and 2 hands
posted May 30 2011 20:20.55 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Meet the juggling bot! This bot has 2 extremely fast and accurate mechanical arms that it uses to juggle with 5 balls simultaneously. The bot has a high speed camera in front of it...

[Link: DCE]
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Tags: robot   artistic   extreme   high speed   mechanical   



This bot climbs on walls using supersonic air
posted May 27 2011 20:28.18 by Giorgos Lazaridis




I bet that when you saw this bot in the picture above, you thought that the suction cups it has are connected into a vacuum... Well, that's wrong. This bot utilizes the Bernoulli's...

[Via: dvice]    [Link: GerbilGod7]
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Tags: robot   physics   mechanical   research   science   ultrasonic   crazy designs   pressure   high speed   pneumatic   








BMW puts 714 metal balls to impress you
posted May 24 2011 21:03.19 by Giorgos Lazaridis




BMW invests big amounts for quality (or just effective) advertising, like the "image eye burn ad" entry that i uploaded some time ago. This time, the BMW marketing department hired...

[Via: artcom]    [Link: peterbmw1]
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Tags: crazy photo/video   3D media   kinetic   artistic   commercial   animation   mechanical   crazy designs   



Etch-a-sketch clock is indeed a good idea
posted May 19 2011 19:41.38 by Giorgos Lazaridis




I received today a notification from herctrap about an Arduino (what else) project. He sent me the link and bellow he marked "good idea". Youtube user fusionintech made this project...

[Link: fusionintech]
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Tags: etch-a-sketch   electronic project   clock   microcontroller   arduino   mechanical   games and fun   step motor   geek   



Japan thinks BIG for this wind tower generator
posted May 17 2011 20:03.49 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This could be an alternative to nuclear power, it is cheap and clean. Japan-based ZENA Systems is working on developing a new type of wind energy generator. The project wants a huge...

[Via: neatorama]    [Link: inhabitat]
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Tags: extreme   crazy designs   innovations   wind   mechanical   research   








The first Blood-Powered Heart Turbine is here
posted May 17 2011 19:56.07 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This tiny little gadget comes from Swiss scientists who designed a blood-powered turbine that can fit in arteries and power internal electronics, such as a pacemaker (for the present)...

[Link: ieee spectrum]
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Tags: biotechnology   research   mechanical   inventions   health & nature   science   

















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