A team of welders from Mazda Motor Corporation managed to create a 1mm square dice, and it looks like a speck of dust to the untrained eye. This project was purely for to see how far they could take precision sheet welding and required stainless steel foil plates with a thickness of just 0.05mm that were masterfully joined together. More specifically, they had make all the faces in a T-shape, eventually bending them into place using a pair of fine tweezers. Read more for an up-close image.
It’s not everyday that you come across a giant hammer, much less one that weighs 3-tons and requires a powerful hydraulic lift. That’s exactly what the guys over at “How Ridiculous” built and let’s just say that it’s capable of crushing just about anything, except for obsidian, or at least a block-shaped piece.
Former NASA engineer Mark Rober unveils his latest project, the world’s largest t-shirt cannon. For this project, he teamed up with 12-year-old Anthony Hartman and discussed everything over video calls. To ensure that that the final design would actually work, Hartman went ahead and built a miniature version first.
For those who have never heard the term Rube Goldberg machine, it basically refers to a chain reaction-type contraption specially designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. They consist of a series of simple unrelated devices, whereas the action of each triggers the initiation of the next, eventually resulting in achieving a stated goal.
This scene appears to be straight from a movie, but it’s real, and a host of drivers were all parked alongside highway I-285 on Tuesday evening in metro Atlanta trying to grab as much cash as they can. Dunwoody police Sgt. Robert Parsons said the armored car crew estimated the loss to be around $175,000, when the vehicle’s side door accidentally swung open. The drivers may have felt lucky initially, but now some are slowly returning the money to avoid any possible criminal charges. Read more for the footage and additional information,
Unlike other conveyor belts, Celluveyor is an omnidirectional conveyor belt that can move objects freely in any direction, thanks to several small hexagonal cells driven by omnidirectional wheels. How did this idea come about? Well, the inventors were inspired by soccer-playing robots, so they decided to take the robots, place them upside down and use the wheels to move packages around. The path for any parcel can be set using software on a tablet, while its direction can be changed by pressing a single button. Read more for this week’s selection of interesting images from around the web.
One artist who goes by ‘Doooo’ from Japan wanted to bring the commonly used phrase ‘put your money where your mouth is’ to life, literally, and the result? This human mouth-shaped coin bag, complete with lips, teeth and even gums. Strangely enough, this isn’t the first fleshy creation this unusual artist has made, as he also covered a DJ soundboard in a human skin-like material as well as wrapping an iPhone case and portable charger the same way. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Photo credit: Roman Booteen
Russian artist Roman Booteen specializes in the art of the hobo nickel, or to be more specific, the sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coin. He’s known for several pieces, including a Gold Bug that was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The Gold Bug, and one of his newest pieces with a hidden gold chalice. Many of his coins have been sold on auction sites online (eBay, WorthPoint, etc.), and have fetched as much as $3,100. Read more for a video and additional information.
Built by designer Mart Atkinson, creator of the BMW Alpha (above video), the Racer-X is his latest project, and it’s an electric motorcycle designed to look like the letter “X”. Featuring an aluminum tube structure covered in carbon fiber paneling, an open source software-controlled servomotor, an offset steering axis, and a Nissan Leaf-sourced 38 kW battery system. Read more for more fascinating images from around the web.
Photo credit: Laughing Squid
To celebrate the premiere of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones on April 14th, British office supply company Viking Direct employees teamed up with artist Andy Singleton to create a giant 43-foot, fire-breathing paper dragon. How long did this all take? Around 10-days, with an additional 10-hours required to piece everything together. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.