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An artist, an instrument, a map... Stadsmuziek!
posted April 27 2011 19:15.24 by Giorgos Lazaridis




I remember, when i was a kid, this lanterna toy. It had a drum with some small pins attached to its surface. The drum was very close to some metals with different length, each one...

[Link: phlilius]
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Tags: music   mechanical   artistic   crazy designs   



This Gatling Slingshot has some serious stopping power
posted April 26 2011 16:41.08 by Giorgos Lazaridis




You may happen to remember youtube user JoergSprave, from which i had posted an older blog entry with a useless but impressive machete slingshot. The following video is again from...

[Via: gizmodo]    [Link: JoergSprave]
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Tags: crazy hack   mechanical   knives/guns   slingshot   games and fun   crazy designs   








Coupled Pendulums explained with Easter eggs
posted April 23 2011 11:06.22 by Giorgos Lazaridis




A coupled twin pendulum has a weird reaction when one of the two sides is set to oscillate. Professor Roger Bowley from Sixty Symbols decided to demonstrate and explain this weird...

[Link: Sixty Symbols]
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Tags: physics   mechanical   pendulum   experiments   science   theory/tutorial   how it works   



The gym of the past had so freaking weird machines
posted April 21 2011 19:59.58 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Look what i have stumbled upon! Long before the gyms as we know them today, people had their own exercising machines to work their bodies. Look at the following photos, and i am...

[Link: newsbeast]
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Tags: mechanical   health & nature   retro   history   crazy designs   crazy photo/video   sports   



The evolution of universe animated with a Rube Goldberg Machine
posted April 21 2011 19:48.50 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Or should i say "The evolution of life animated with the world's most complicated Rube Goldberg Machine". This machine was made for an annual contest for the Rube Goldberg machines...

[Link: popularmechanics]
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Tags: rc servo   mechanical   games and fun   history   crazy designs   








Cool promo video of a custom bike steel-frame maker
posted April 18 2011 20:15.39 by Giorgos Lazaridis




I like creative people, who pay attention to the detail, and make really cool staff out of raw material, using their tools with maximum efficiency. Sean Walling, owner of Soulcraft...

[Link: michael evans]
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Tags: crazy photo/video   mechanical   documentary   bicycle   



How small can a marble machine be? Tiny!
posted April 18 2011 20:05.52 by Giorgos Lazaridis




I have feature again marble machines from denha in the past, but this one is special. He made an...

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



Wild, loud and expensive jetpack to be on the shelves within months!
posted April 16 2011 20:19.48 by Giorgos Lazaridis




The idea of a jetpack is not new, but a commercial model was not yet designed. Glenn Martin, the designer of this jetpack characterizes his invention as "the simplest aircraft of...

[Link: martinjetpack]
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Tags: flying machines   jet pack   extreme   futuristic   crazy designs   inventions   mechanical   








A POV clock made with all off-the-shelf parts
posted April 14 2011 20:10.44 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Chris from pyroelectro informed me for another project upload. Look around you. Do you see some LEDs? A PIC microcontroller? A fan? Then let's make a POV clock! For those who...

[Link: pyroelectro]
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Tags: electronic project   clock   diy   microcontroller   pic   mechanical   

















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