Sunday, April 17, 2016

All-weather bike car

Outdoor adventure sport enthusiast, Mikael Kjellman, has a invented an all-weather velomobile called the PodRide.



Mikael is raising funds on IndieGoGo to take the project to the next level.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Watching the SpaceX launch live

Sometime in the 1980s I stayed up really late to watch one of the space shuttle launches live (possibly STS-61C. Due to weather or some other problem it was delayed and I missed seeing the launch.

Just now I watched the SpaceX launch live on Facebook!



Not only did CRS-8 Dragon mission successfully launch and deliver the Dragon spacecraft into space to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, but the Falcon 9 rocket returned to land upright on a barge floating in the Atlantic Ocean.



You can watch the replay of the launch video at https://www.facebook.com/NASA/videos/vb.54971236771/10154018106296772


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Printed/Programmed Magnets


Destin from SmarterEveryDay explores some mind blowing magnets.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Simone's robot helpers



Simone Giertz, maker/robotics enthusiast/non-engineer, creates some amusing robots.



Build logs and more of her robots on her blog and YouTube channel.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Digital Sundial

Analogue sundials show the time with a shadow pointing to numbers marked on the sundial. This digital sundial uses 3D printing so the shadow cast projects the time.


The video explains the process of creating the sundial and you can print your own from files from Thingiverse or buy a complete device from Etsy.