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I've posted this before, but it's so good, here it is again: a super-simple explanation of why differential gears are necessary in
[It's more interesting if you advance past the 2:00 minute mark] This is my second attempt at a simple soda can engine. It will run slowly on one or two tea ...
This animated gif of a chain-making machine is mesmerizing. (Via Rafael R.)
range of engine designs is based on the "Barrel Engine" concept. Such designs date from the 1910's and consist of a series of parallel cylinders wrapped around a drive-shaft, with the pistons coupled to it through a
Witness the jaw-dropping ingenuity of this fascinating hand-held mechanical calculating machine.
Gear 1 teeth:
Este video es una fracción de uno producido hace muchos años por la empresa Chevrolet. Tiene el audio original y un subtitulado en castellano.
Tools and Basic Information for Design, Engineering and Construction of Technical Applications
This is my favorite 4min selection of a larger work by Ralph Steiner. The original was silent, and the DVD had it set to classical music. I have swapped the ...
An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
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new 4 stroke engine
Made a little program to sharpen my pencil at work when the boss was gone.
http://AviationExplorer.com - This homemade personal helicopter is built on a 3 pole support structure. At the top are 2 rotor blades that rotate opposite of...
This is awesome! Chris originally took a bunch of photos in order to remember how to reassemble his newly acquired engine. What he did with those pictures though, is truly amazing! Watch this brilliant time-lapse sequence of 4 cylinder engine rebuild...
Inventor Saul Griffith asks whether engineers fully realize how big their influence on the world can be. He challenges all engineers, designers and makers to...
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Interesting video about Audemars Piguet watch makers
Material Properties Table - An A-Z of engineering metal properties from aluminium to zinc
AKA Center for Research on Things You Shouldn't Try At Home
A seven-segment digital display. Counts from zero to nine by purely mechanical means. There is just one motor and no electronics.
Click here to see the animated GIF...
The or is a mechanism that translates a continuous into an intermittent rotary motion. The rotating drive wheel has a pin that reaches into a slot of the driven wheel advancing it by one step. The drive wheel also has a raised circular blocking d...
A home built mechanical can crusher, #6 with plans to make five more by years end. Thanks to Birk Petersen and Projects in Metal Magazine.
For more: http://www.smartplanet.com/technology/blog/thinking-tech/video-coffee-stuffed-balloon-is-an-incredibly-effective-robot-hand/5571/?tag=content;col1
How I built the EDF JA37 Viggen out of bluecor foam
A mechanical iris made of laser cut parts from ponoko.com
Airtrax omni-directional technology allows this Sidewinder Lift Truck to move forward, diagonally, laterally, in any direction at all. The wheel system can r...
The ability to make knives out of household items sounds like the kind of thing that would come in handy in prison, or perhaps backstage at the Tonys. But
GTV-27 cutting brass for an Eastec demo. Operations include turning, center drilling, hex milling, thread cutting, and engraving.
It has come to my attention that an identical machine has already been conceptualized and patented US patent # 20030012675 A1 It seems everything has already...