Tagged: engineering

Robot dog will be available soon

Last week, Boston Dynamics’ robot SpotMini starred in a new video. The robot doesn’t open doors for its friends or fight off a human assailant brandishing a hockey stick. It simply traipses down corridors, through...

10,000-year clock

Installation has finally begun on Jeff Bezos’ 10,000-year clock, a project that the Amazon CEO has invested $42 million in, with the goal of building a mechanical clock that will run for 10 millennia....

SpotMini and the rise of creepy robotics

SpotMini is a small four-legged robot that comfortably fits in an office or home. It weighs 30 kg. SpotMini is all-electric and can go for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what...

Falcon Heavy demonstration mission

The test flight was the first attempt by SpaceX to launch a Falcon Heavy rocket, on 6 February 2018 at 20:45 UTC. The Falcon Heavy is most powerful operational rocket in the world by a...

Seattle Spheres

After seven years of planning and construction, Amazon’s mini rainforest spheres are finally opening in Seattle. “The Spheres,” as they’re known, hold 40,000 plants from 30 different countries around the world. They were designed as places...

How an AK-47 works

Russian inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov created one of the most popular guns in history, the AK-47. This automatic rifle first debuted in 1947 and is still being made today.   Synopsis Born in 1919, Mikhail...

4-minute course Japanese Rube Goldberg machine

Japanese have made an impressive Rube Goldberg machine with a 4-minute course. The beads move in a chain reaction divided into several more complex steps, including the one with a whiteboard that turns to...

DLP projector stereolithography 3D printer

In this video Bill, the engineer guy, explains some of the engineering principles underlying the design of a DLP (digital light processing) 3D Printer. The printer featured is an Ember printer, manufactured originally by Autodesk,...

Crushing 1500 sheets of paper with hydraulic press

1500 sheets of paper and some pulp vs. our 144 ton Hydraulic press… How the Hydraulic Press works Since the hydraulic press works on the basis of Pascal’s Law, its working is similar to...