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September 1, 2016

MASERATI-POWERED, 470 HP, MOTORCYCLE

at 4:43 pm. Filed under Insane Equipment

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This MASERATI-POWERED, 470 HP, MOTORCYCLE has some power to spare but I am not sure how easy to ride it would be.

“The Lazareth LM847 has four wheels and a Maserati V8 engine. It’s exactly as insane as it sounds, and it looks crazy too. Yours for €200,000. Beyond the ludicrous motor, the LM847 forgoes a standard transmission in lieu of a single-speed chain gearbox, which means all you really have to do is hold on. Top speed hasn’t been announced but if the Tomahawk’s 200-plus-mph figure is any indicator, the LM847 should be in the same ballpark.”

 


July 19, 2016

SwagBot is Herding Australian Cattle

at 8:04 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Insane Equipment

SwagBot is Herding Australian Cattle

 

Automating crop harvesting is one farming duty that robotics is good at but dealing with animals that are lose in a field is another story. The SwagBot is a robot that will soon be tending to the animals in the field.

Via: IEEE Spectrum

“SwagBot is designed to “work in highly undulating terrain, for the purposes of supporting farmers in grazing livestock operations,” Dr. Sukkarieh told us. The robot is electric, with a rugged waterproof chassis that can deal with almost anything Australia can throw at it. It’s not autonomous yet; it just uses vision right now to see the animals, but the researchers are working on figuring out what kinds of sensing systems they’ll need to do a variety of different activities.”

 


May 29, 2016

18 Year Old Computer Collector Buys a IBM z890 Mainframe

at 4:00 pm. Filed under Computer Hacks, Insane Equipment, Vintage Electronics

 
At 18 years of age he has already been collecting for years. Most of his collection are things like Commodore and Apple computers. These can sit on a shelf and be moved around with ease. When he saw an IBM z890 Mainframe up for grabs he jumped on it. With a bit of excavation he was able to get it into his parents basement.

 


May 23, 2016

Carbon M1 Printer Demo

at 1:41 pm. Filed under Insane Equipment

 

Tested got a look at the new Carbon M1 3D printer. They are still a bit secretive on some of the special sauce that differentiates it from the competition but their technology allows the system to print very quickly. It looks almost magical since the part grows out of the media dish. This is because the projection system is at work in the base and works by interacting with the media at the bottom of the transparent media container. The build platform lifts the fused 3D part up and out of the dish as it is created. The materials that they can print range from rigid to very soft and flexible. The idea is that the machine could be used to make production parts on demand, instead of warehousing a large number of parts a company could have the design files and a printer that can print on demand.

HARNESSING LIGHT AND OXYGEN TO PRODUCE OBJECTS FROM A POOL OF RESIN, CLIP is a photochemical process that eliminates the shortcomings of conventional 3D printing by harnessing light and oxygen to rapidly produce objects from a pool of resin. From everyday products like tennis shoes and electronics, to industrial components, to highly customizable medical devices, CLIP makes it possible for creators to design the parts and products of the future.

 

 

April 28, 2016

Table Tennis Trainer Project

at 9:35 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks, Insane Equipment

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If you enjoy table tennis this trainer might be a great next project. Thomas Mayer created this as his bachelor thesis project. Two Playstation CL-eye cameras are used to view the play area and track the ball. A project is then used to display game elements that the players can interact with to play many game scenarios. The game was created using VVVV which is a visual/textual live-programming environment for easy prototyping and development.

Via: Technabob and Gizmodo

“The basic idea of my bachelor thesis was to track the ping pong ball in realtime to create data visualisations for trainers and players. After a few weeks of working I started developing a projected mapped interface for the ping pong table to show the collected data. By projecting game obstacles on the surface I figured out that I can change the game play totally.”

 


 


April 14, 2016

Huge Hydraulic Press Folds Paper

at 4:46 pm. Filed under Funny Hacks, Insane Equipment

 

There is a theory that you can’t fold paper more then 7 times. There was even a Mythbuster Episode about it. By pressing the paper between folds it is easier to work with but even with the power of this press the experiment fails when the paper basically explodes out of the press.

February 29, 2016

Howe & Howe RS-1 Gremlin – Mini Unmanned Tank

at 12:21 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Insane Equipment

 

The Howe & Howe RS-1 Gremlin – Mini Unmanned Tank is an flexible system that allows the user to scope out areas that would be dangerous to walk into with a human. Since this can be controlled remotely the human operator can be situated in a safe location while only the robot it put in harms way. All we need now are some autonomous quadcopters mounted to the frame which could also provide live aerial video of the scene.

Via: TechEblog
“Based on the RS‐1™ modular platform, the Gremlin ™ is a system designed to meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s safety. Howe and Howe Tech has designed this platform by addressing the dangers the first responders, military, and civilian clients encounter, and keeping them from dangerous environments. With a remotely controlled platform, remotely controlled payload the Gremlin package is perfect for active shooter neutralization, sniper applications, riot control, or for use as a hostage resolution tool. With the ability for a lethal or non-lethal payload this package is truly a versatile problem solving tool. The RS1‐G3 “Gremlin” ™ was developed for the U.S. Military and is not for private sector purchase.”

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