If you've ever been to Maker Faire, you're probably familiar with all the wonderful pedal-powered carnival rides that appear throughout the event. Here's a video demonstration of a small Ferris...
Adam Flaherty | Tuesday March 13th, 2012 2:00 AM
Categories: Energy, Fun & Games | No Comments
The Missus, a mini (2-meter) autonomous sailboat, will compete in the 6th International Robotic Sailboat Championships this June, in Vancouver, BC. We are a group of Memorial University students who...
John Baichtal | Tuesday February 28th, 2012 11:00 AM
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This is a wonderful collection of black-and-white newsreel footage, assembled by the company that invented the newsreel, showing a montage of early helicopter prototypes in all their wacky and frequently-terrifying...
Sean Michael Ragan | Friday February 24th, 2012 5:59 AM
Categories: Energy | 1 Comment
Well, more accurately, they transform into “whegs,” which look like legs, but are driven like wheels and don’t, as a rule, have powered joints. Apart from sheer novelty value, the...
Sean Michael Ragan | Friday February 3rd, 2012 6:21 AM
Categories: Electronics, Energy, Robotics | 10 Comments
This project dates back to 2009, but it’s entirely new to me: the HPS Hamstar is a hamster-powered submarine constructed out of a 3-liter bottle, a hamster wheel, and a...
Matt Richardson | Thursday January 5th, 2012 3:30 AM
Categories: Energy | 11 Comments