Wolf Zipp shows off his working scale model of the SLJ 900/32 Wowjoint, a machine used to transport and place large sections of bridges. it has pneumatic lifts, wheels that can drive in any direction, and a cantilever system for crossing bridge pillars. It’s not fast, but it is impressive.
New Wave Toys’ RepliCade is an upcoming line of fully-functional sixth scale (i.e. 12″ tall) arcade machine scale models. The series is kicking off with Centipede. It has a wood cabinet, LED backlighting, laminated overlays and coin return buttons that work as controls.
(PG-13: Language) “Everything’s an incident, bro. This earplug wrapper could fall from my pocket, and that would be an incident.” We’re not sure if Mining Boom’s “safety” video is going to stop anyone from acting like a fool on the jobsite, but it’s certainly good for a chuckle.
Make a pair of perfect grilled cheese sammies without dirtying a pan with this specialty toaster from Nostalgia Electrics. Simply place buttered bread and cheese in the baskets, and you’ll have two tasty, crispy sandwiches in minutes. Add some meat or veg for extra deliciousness.
(PG-13 Lyrics) Guess who’s got the party jumping, travel the dark and all the pumping… There’s something about Die Antwoord’s banger of a track that lends itself perfectly to a heavy metal interpretation, especially under the masterful guidance of Leo Moracchioli.
Interactive designer Sabba Keynejad put together a simple, but wonderful rig for recording animations. By feeding sheets of paper under a pair of motorized rollers, a stack of 1000 individually printed sheets are brought to life. The track is Drinkee by Sofi Tukker.
The latest masterpiece from motorcycle customizer Max Hazan of Hazan Motorworks. He describes it as being “light, cheap, and fast.” All true, but he fails to point out the beauty of his handiwork, from the aluminum tank to the one-of-a-kind rear brake. More on Bike EXIF.
Getting strong now! Russian musician Logachev Andrey turns in a memeworthy performance of Bill Conti’s Gonna Fly Now from Rocky, playing all parts of the triumphant track on his trumpet, flute, and accordion. If you don’t feel like a champ after watching this, you’re dead inside.
GJS Co’s follow up to Ganker. Like it’s predecessor, the GEIO is a combat robot that’s controlled via a mobile app. But it has sensors that enable first person view, auto-targeting and augmented reality features. It also has conquest, scavenger hunt and race modes.
NovelKeys‘ Big Switches are individual mechanical keyboard keys. They’re fully functional, but you’d have to find a keyboard big enough to accommodate them. That’s because they’re four times bigger – 64 times by volume! – than regular keys. More on Kotaku.
Matt Giles shows off a really nifty way to dress up a room – instead of going with traditional floor tiles, he laid down 27,000 individual pennies (just $270 plus labor) for an amazingly cool look. Check out his DIY Penny Floor website for instructions to install your own.