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Adam Savage Recreates Rasputin’s Mecha-Glove from Hellboy

Rasputin’s Mecha-Glove created by Mythbuster Adam Savage Adam Savage built his own Rasputin Mecha-Glove from the film Hellboy down to painstaking detail. The total build consisted of almost every manufacturing method known to man and took almost 5-years to complete.

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Sculptures Re-Carved To Reveal Skeletons

maskull-sculpture-skelletons-2 Maskull Lasserre's recent work, featuring found sculptures that he has re-carved to reveal their skeletons, suggests every sculpture has a skeleton inside it that is it is the task of the sculptor to discover.

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4 Awesome Songs and a Video Crowdsourced from Moogfest Tinkering

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 1.29.22 PM Nosferatune enlisted the help of professional musicians and producers to distill Moogfest experiments into songs.

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Dover Mini Maker Faire Showcases Innovation of Granite State & Beyond

MF13_FrontPlazaView New Hampshire is known for its “Yankee ingenuity, ” a place where generations have worked the land, manufactured goods and come up with creative solutions for reusing and repurposing materials. That spirit of making is alive today, and the Dover Mini Maker Faire is the place to find it. A […]

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Making videogame weaponry real: The Harpoon Gun from Evolve Pt 2

Aug-20-Harpoon-Gun-Assembled-Progress-08   In case you haven’t been following our little Make: Believe project with 2K, we’ve taken up the challenge of recreating four weapons from the game in real life (based on art files provided by the game developers). That’s largely thanks to the help of Shawn Thorsson’s maniacal work ethic […]

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Comment by doone on June 21, 2013 at 7:22pm
Comment by Neal on June 21, 2013 at 10:14am

Here come the Cylons. =)

Comment by doone on June 21, 2013 at 8:18am

ROBOT EVOLUTION

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Emily Monosson in Aeon:

In a laboratory tucked away in a corner of the Cornell University campus, Hod Lipson’s robots are evolving. He has already produced a self-aware robot that is able to gather information about itself as it learns to walk. Like a Toy Story character, it sits in a cubby surrounded by other former laboratory stars. There’s a set of modular cubes, looking like a cross between children’s blocks and the model cartilage one might see at the orthopaedist’s – this particular contraption enjoyed the spotlight in 2005 as one of the world’s first self-replicating robots. And there are cubbies full of odd-shaped plastic sculptures, including some chess pieces that are products of the lab’s 3D printer.

In 2006, Lipson’s Creative Machines Lab pioneered the Fab@home, a low-cost build-your-own 3D printer, available to anyone with internet access. For around $2,500 and some tech know-how, you could make a desktop machine and begin printing three-dimensional objects: an iPod case made of silicon, flowers from icing, a dolls’ house out of spray-cheese. Within a year, the Fab@home site had received 17 million hits and won a 2007 Breakthrough of the Year award fromPopular Mechanics. But really, the printer was just a side project: it was a way to fabricate all the bits necessary for robotic self-replication. The robots and the 3D printer-pieces populating the cubbies are like fossils tracing the evolutionary history of a new kind of organism. ‘I want to evolve something that is life,’ Lipson told me, ‘out of plastic and wires and inanimate materials.’

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Comment by Michel on June 15, 2013 at 10:39am
Comment by Neal on June 15, 2013 at 10:34am

I missed all these doone, fantastic.

Comment by doone on May 12, 2013 at 12:02pm

Artist: Mehdi Ghadyanloo
Location: Tehran, Iran

Source: behance.net
Comment by doone on May 3, 2013 at 9:01pm
Comment by doone on May 2, 2013 at 6:50pm

Popular Mechanics, 1949.

Comment by doone on May 2, 2013 at 6:50pm

Thomas Edison, 1889. The lightbulb inventor insisted his own direct current (DC) system was superior to competitor George Westinghouse's AC power, and took every opportunity to discredit alternating current.

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Comment by doone on May 2, 2013 at 6:50pm

William Orton, president of Western Union, in 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell tried to sell the company his invention.

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