Make a Coil Train

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No doubt about it, electric trains are cool.  They are expensive though.  And you could get called “a nerd.”  But really, those people are just not cool, so there. Follow the simple 4 step instructable to make “The Simpliest Electric Train“.  Now, watch the video of it in action.  It’s quite cool.  Except the jumps, … Continued

The Clock

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Gislain Benoit hand soldered this beautiful three-dimensional working clock that doubles as a work of art.  Contained above are all of the analog components necessary for a working clock in what you would typically find contained inside of a microchip.  What’s more, telling of the time is done via measuring the phases of electricity from … Continued

Destroying things with Electricity

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Electricity is dangerous.  If lightning wasn’t proof enough of that, here you can watch as someone for reasons unknown (otherwise known as because I can), decided to connect 16 high capacity capacitors together.  For serious, look at the size of these things: According to math, all of these wired up in parallel like this gives 2180J … Continued

STumble Time

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Fresh on the heals of this morning’s announcement that we’re going back to our crazy, WW2, politically-incorrect stumble-fest roots, here’s the latest batch of stumble pictures and gifs.  You’re welcome.

Electricity is Dangerous

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Yea, really, really dangerous.  But really, really cool at the same time. {reddit}

Getting Tased

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“Art”, it’s such a funny word isn’t it? What is art, What isn’t art How can I make my own art What makes my art different from someone else’s art Well, I don’t know the answers to any of those questions, even though I took an art history class in college.  I do know that … Continued

Concepts!!!

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You know what the best thing about concepts is, how ridiculous they are.  I like to place bets as to when an individual concept will make it from the Photoshop render, to a prototype, to a working prototype, to a consumer product.  So far, exactly one thing has made it to the end, and I … Continued

96 Hours

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What is this 4 seasons of 24?  HA!  No, it’s how long I was without power.  Let me tell you, it was long.  Let me tell you a story: Friday, March 12th into Saturday, there was a massive rain storm.  I’m talking bad.  sustained winds of around 30mph, with gusts of 66mph.  I watched the … Continued

Electricity

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Is very important for servers. Mine just came back last night, more on that exciting story later today.

Microwave Music

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Ok, it’s alittle late, but I had to show it, just because it’s so awesome: I can only imagine how much power was needed to get those microwaves working like that.  I mean, look at all the extension cords!  From my count, it’s 49 microwaves, at around 500 watts each, that’s a lot of power.   … Continued