A mesmerizing look at the dexterity and speed of a GROB-WERKE CNC milling machine, as it sculpts a solid block of metal into a precision part. The way it moves the object to meet the cutting blade is like a robotic ballet. More here.
The largest official LEGO AT-AT kit you can buy measures has about 1,100 pieces. Peter “Cavegod” Brookdale’s design uses over 6,000 bricks and is enormous. Charlie Goldberg of BrickVault acquired all the parts to replicate the giant walker, and recorded the build process.
Gone are the days when farmers need workers to individually pluck vegetables from the earth, instead relying on marvels of engineering, like the Dewulf GKIIISE carrot harvester, a machine that can yank carrots from the ground, and remove their leafy green tops automatically.
People put additions onto their houses all the time, but we never thought you could expand a cruise ship to add more space. Check out this fascinating time-lapse clip of a cruise ship as it was cut in twain, and stretched at the Blohm+Voss Shipyards back in 2008.
The Backyard Scientist has made a habit of pouring molten aluminum into things to see how it will interact with them. This time, he pours the hot metal into an aquarium filled with thousands of water-absorbent polymer beads. The resulting sculptures are totally awesome.
Beyond Slow Motion picked up a stack of colorful Magination magnets, then captured how dropping a single one into the mix causes them all to pull together toward each other. By adding some water and colored powder to the mix, the effect is even more impressive.
Dude Perfect show that they’re more than just trick shots, as they put a variety of awesome R/C cars and trucks from Traxxas to the test, including a tricky obstacle course, crazy roof jumps, and highlighted by an amazing hydroplaning run and a ridiculous long jump.
Joby Aviation’s two-seat fixed-wing flyer has 12 propellers to help it take off and land like a helicopter, but can stow eight of them and flip the other four to turn it into a conventional airplane while cruising. It uses electric motors to fly at speeds up to 200 mph.
Brett Jubinville and Tinman Creative Studio have posted the first episode of their animated series which envisions a world in which our greatest scientific minds possess superpowers, and must help save the world from evil. It’s proof that Kickstarter can lead to great things.
Artist Courtney Brown envisions a fantastic typewriter that can type for itself, courtesy of its eight tentacles. Titled “Self Organization,” the sculpture was made from a 1938 Underwood and intricately shaped bronze, and took top prize at the 2015 California Sculpture SLAM.
This portable arcade machine can emulate classic games and play new homebrew titles on its 4.2″ display, mounted behind a magnifier for a vintage arcade look. Has an arcade joystick and buttons, stereo speakers, HDMI out, and a rechargeable battery pack. More on Technabob.