Working on the Railroad

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This really is pretty cool to watch, it’s mesmerizing. It’s amazing really how something like this was engineered. It’s a work of art to be sure. (Note, when I first watched this video, the color was fine, watching it now, it doesn’t look like the color is working, hopefully that’s fixed). {Potato Feed}

Army Man Bowl

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Instructables user N36 has put together a short Instructable on how to make a fruit bowl out of Army Men.  It’s only 7 steps long, two of which are gather supplies, and add the fruit.  I like the idea, but sadly, these bowls are kind of useless for anything that’s not small enough to fit … Continued

Books within Books

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kaitlanm has carved little tiny books.  I’ve posted before about alternative uses for books.  Much of the time, the backlash about the book mutilation is large, but I think this time it should be alright.  It’s not apparent if the tiny books in there are actual books, or if they’re just props.  It would be … Continued

A Square Bike

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reddit user his_name_is_aaron has made his own bike.  Instead of a traditional curved bike, with different angles, he choose to use right angles.  Well, right angles except for the front wheel, I’m not sure why.  It’s nice looking, but looks uncomfortable, and only has one gear, which makes it really limited. He based the idea … Continued

LEGO Car

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If this morning’s ION Thruster was too slow, or dangerous for you to build, try your hand at this more traditional building block, LEGO bricks: Comprised of about half a million bricks, it’s powered by 256 cylinders which in turn are powered by compressed air.  Everything is built out of LEGOs (except for maybe the … Continued

DIY ION Thruster Fan

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ION engines are super cool.  They produce thrust with just electricity, no moving parts, no exhaust, no problems.  Well, one problem actually, the thrust produced is pretty minuscule for the input energy required.  The only place it works is in space, where there’s no friction to overcome and constant slow acceleration can eventually lead to very … Continued

Humans vs. Cameras

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Have you ever wondered what how accurate night sky photographs are at recreating what a human eye can see?  Well, flickr user inefekt69 has decided to travel to the a spot known as The Pinnacles in Western Australia and try and capture the difference. He took a 30 second exposure at f/2.8 ans ISO 3200, … Continued

Concrete LEGO Molds

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LEGO Bricks are pretty much usable for anything.  Ben Uyeda has decided he wants to build his own Nesting Table design out of concrete.  He also decided to use the easy to assemble LEGO bricks as his mold of choice.  The best part is that the LEGOs aren’t even remotely close to being ruined or … Continued

Over-Engineered Door

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How can you over-engineer a door you might ask?  Well, that’s a question answered by Matharoo Associates.  They’ve designed, and built this interesting door above.  It’s made of 40 individual sections of Teak, with 160 pulleys, 80 ball bearings, and a wire rope connected to a counterweight.  Opening the door happens with a wave of … Continued

Denali National Park

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This is the first entry into a profile of the National Parks of Alaska.  This is a part of my 18 month process to update you all on my experiences putting together the ultimate Alaska expedition.  There are 23 units of the National Park System in Alaska, 8 of those are National Parks.  I’ll start … Continued