Tagged: engineering

1000rpm spinning belt of knives

colinfurze invented the perfect weapon to keep your personal space safe.. 8 knifes, 1 belt…

Norway’s $47BN coastal highway

Norway’s western coast is home to some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth. Carved by glaciers throughout the ages, some of these fjords stretch for 200 kilometers inland and are over a kilometer...

How a TV works in slow motion

If you are reading this, you’ve seen a screen with your eyes. But have you really seen it though? Like real proper seen it? Don’t worry, The Slow Mo Guys will help you out. This is...

Ace of Spades

Compressorhead is a project of Berlin-based artist Frank Barnes and collaborators Markus Kolb and Stock Plum consisting of a robot “band” that plays on real electric and acoustic instruments. The robots are made from...

Why you should make useless things

In this joyful, heartfelt talk featuring demos of her wonderfully wacky creations, Simone Giertz shares her craft: making useless robots. Her inventions — designed to chop vegetables, cut hair, apply lipstick and more —...

Puzzle cabinet

A mechanical/puzzle cabinet designed for a puzzle collector with several mechanically automated moving compartments opened by solving the appropriate puzzles. Decorated with Wisteria flower marquetry and inlayed stone butterflies. Inspired in part by the...

The story of the Nazi’s indestructible towers of death

Flak towers were eight complexes of large, above-ground, anti-aircraft gun blockhouse towers constructed by Nazi Germany in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna from 1940 onwards. Other cities that used flak towers included...

How Pringles are made

Pringles were invented and first sold in 1968 in October in USA, but they were not sold across America till mid – 1970s. According to the patent, the inventor of Pringles brand potato chips...