The Glaucus by Super Releaser is an open source, four legged soft robot that has no actual hard moving parts. Instead, the slug-inspired robot moves by inflating different interior chambers. It’s a slow process, but it works.
To promote their product, Pepsi Max UK modified a busy bus stop in England like never before. One glass wall was replaced with a digital giant screen. The screen appeared as a glass window, but just when travelers least expected it, amazing special effects would be added to real life! It looked as if aliens, […]
Our sight is one of those things we often take for granted and we often don’t realize how precious it really is. Gene Purdie was labeled legally blind 15 years ago. He was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease and his hopes of being able to see again were almost none. His family learned to live with […]
Imagine if you had a cartoon character roaming your floors, watching your kids and telling them stories — that’s Kuri. Reporting from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Mashable introduced us to Kuri, who we fell in love with immediately. It’s basically a cat that you can control and at least pretends to […]
Audri is a budding scientist and made his very own Rube Goldberg Machine. He accurately explains that an RG Machine is a complex machine that performs a simple task. Audri’s machine is especially impressive as he is only in the first grader. Appropriately, he plays OK Go while running and testing his machine.
The whole point of a Rube Goldberg Machine is to complete as many complex tasks as possible only for the end result to be a simple undertaking by itself. Joseph Herscher shows us the epitome of a true RGM by using one in an everyday life situation — just to turn the page of his […]
Ninety-seven year old Grandpa Hal Lasko has been working in graphic design ever since it was entirely done by hand. Long after he retired, his family introduced him to the classic Microsoft Paint. Ever since then, he spends around ten hours a day creating collision of pointillism and 8-Bit art one pixel at a time. […]
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. It strikes an estimated 1 in 10 people over age 65. While dementia doesn’t hurt affected people, it’s an extremely painful experience for families and friends as their loved one lose memory of everything and everyone they know and care for. Emma Yang […]
It’s hard to find anyone who actually enjoys going to the airport. The crowds, the lines, the security, it’s a nightmare! Modobag is hoping to make the experience a little more enjoyable by bringing a motorized suitcase to the market place. Now, would you rather walk, or run, to your flight, or ride?! The answer […]
Nearly every highway adds special ridges on the side of the road to warn drivers that they are dangerously close to the edge of the asphalt. National Geographic learned that a group of engineers were inspired to make musical rumble strips. The resulting music is surprisingly good.
It’s truly amazing how much drones have advanced in just the past couple years. Already, many enthusiasts are starting drone racing teams. Sounds kind of boring? Not at all. With added CGI, GoPro shows how awesome drone racing at night can be with this footage from the Phoenix Cup. This is the future of racing!
In case you haven’t heard, Nintendo’s Pokemon is finally available at the App store. It’s an augmented reality game where players must catch digital Pokemon in the real world. Incredibly, Nintendo has managed to get a generation of young people outside in the fresh air to play their newest game. Chase Levin realized he wasn’t […]
They say in only a few years we will have robots in our kitchens that can help us cook. But 69 year old British inventor doesn’t have that much time to waste, so he decided to make his own Rube Goldberg Style breakfast making machine. It’s reminiscent of the ice machine Doc Brown made in […]
Great ball contraptions and Rube Goldberg machines are always good for a viral video. This latest clip by Akiyuky taken at Japan Brickfest 2016 is sure to mesmerize you with its unique and creative steps of moving balls forward on the assembly line.
Back in the 90’s, gamers got a taste of virtual reality. But it was just plain awful. Finally, modern technology has caught up to our VR dreams. So how good is modern VR? Lucy and Kate had their grandma try out a Jurassic Park clip on their smartphone virtual reality headset. Her reaction? Priceless!
Beauty the bald eagle was shot in the face by a poacher in 2005, damaging her beak so badly she was on track to be euthanized. But scientists, engineers, and even a dentist designed a nylon polymer beak using a 3-D modeling program that would perfectly replace her lost upper mandible. After a 3-D printer […]
Dave Hakkens was tired of people’s excuses for not recycling. So he took a trip to a plastic plant to see why more companies don’t use recycled materials. Instead of trying to convince manufacturers to change their policies, he studied how recycling plants work and designed and built his own suite of open-source machines that […]