Category Archive: Make

Aug 22 2014

Clamps

If you’ve ever wondered why C is the only letter that gets its own clamp then you have far too much free time on your hands. If you’ve ever wondered what legal retributions came against the number 7 after seven eight nine then you have an entirely unique set of life issues. However I did …

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Jun 25 2014

Not Fast Food: Collaborative Cooking lets 5 Chefs Cook at Once

you know the saying, “Too many cooks in the kitchen?” Does that apply when none of the cooks are actually in the kitchen but instead are working remotely and a machine is preparing the meal per their instructions? I’m going to guess yes, it would still be very easy for the guy with his finger …

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Jun 17 2014

Impressed: A Man and His Swords, and Things

This is swordsmith and armorer Michael the Elder God with one of his many swords. He’s kind of like that Tony Swatton guy in the sense that I idolize him for his manliness. In his own words he makes “swords and things.” So I just want you to take a moment and bask in the …

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Jun 16 2014

My Dog Would Die: Guy Builds Automatic Fetching Machine

What do you do when you’re an engineer with a dog? Apparently you build an automatic fetching machine so your dog can play fetch by itself when you’re busy. I would love one of these for my dogs, maybe if they could play fetch by themselves they wouldn’t have such a meltdown every time I …

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Jun 16 2014

Want: Super Mario Aquarium

Do people who have fish love them? I didn’t love the fish that I used to have. They were lucky if I remembered to feed them. Yes, I’m a horrible person. But some of them did like for like 7 years so that’s pretty good right? That’s a good run for a handful of Danios? …

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Jun 12 2014

Robo Paul the Cyborg Octopus to Predict the World Cup

Meet Robo Paul. He’s a “cyborg octopus” built with the sole purpose of predicting the outcome of the soccer World Cup which starts today. He was built by Cody Erekson, one of the guys behind Zombie Watchdog. From his Facebook page: Paul the Octopus was a common octopus living in a tank at a Sea …

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May 13 2014

Want: Functioning Titan Sword

Once in a while you come across an idea that eats at you until you are finally able to carry it to fruition. I built a tiny cabinet out of yard sticks last weekend for example. The results were bad enough that I’ll either have to try the whole mess again or just give up. …

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May 01 2014

Almost Too Sweet: How to make Unicorn Barf

The obvious answer to “How to make a unicorn barf?” is to punch it in the uvula. Then you might wonder if unicorns even have a uvula to punch. I know that horses almost physically cannot throw up due to the strength of their throat muscles. So I would guess that unicorns are about the …

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Apr 18 2014

Labor Intensive: People Made of Wire

Brooklyn-based Korean artist Seung Mo Park created a group of sculptures that he’s calling Human. They have me super impressed. The sculptures are created from fiberglass forms wrapped with aluminum wire. It’s got to be like elevently billion miles of aluminum wire too because these are not small sculptures. I can’t even begin to fathom …

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Mar 17 2014

I’ll Take Two: Foldable Paper Microscope

Stanford bioengineering professor Manu Prakash, PhD and his team recently released a new tool for the use in disease diagnoses and hopeful eradication. Foldscope is remarkably durable, waterproof and adaptable, weighs just under 9 grams, can be built in minutes, requires no external power and, since it travels as a flat, printed sheet, takes up …

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