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The one-man ace engineering wrecking crew - If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find me, maybe you can hire... the Cabe-team

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Painted Beetle (yes, actual Beetle) by Evan Skrederstu from UGLAR

  New to the art scene, or rather newly discovered is an artist collective known as UGLAR and made up of five members. These five artists, Evan Skredertsu, Christopher D. Brand, Steve Martinez, Espi, and Jose A. Lopez, are transcending their previous titles as ‘street artists’ and moving past land... Read more »

Awesome castle bunk bed created by dear old Dad.

  One father decided that his two little girls simply could not live without a pink castle of their own, so he created an awesome, DIY Castle Bunk Bed with his own two hands and the extraordinary power of his imagination! See the picture above for the finished product. There... Read more »

Dean Segovis’ Fetch-O-Matic is an automatic tennis ball launcher the gives dogs a workout while having fun. The secret to the launcher is the windshield wiper motor housed inside. When a ball is dropped inside the holder, it sends some power to the motor, which in turn transfers the energy to the spring-loaded throw arm and launches the ball. Those savvy enough can train their dogs to use it by themselves whenever they want to have fun.

  Pets are people too. If corporations can be labeled as people then why can’t our pets? Regardless, when it comes to our pets, we often spoil them with lavish gifts to show our affections. Makers on the other hand tend to build projects that help with everything from feeding... Read more »

J.M. Pearce’s water-testing platform uses open source electronics and 3D printed components.

Researchers from the Michigan Technological Institute design a completely open source water-testing device that won’t break the bank. Read more »

While it may look like a car stereo, it is in fact an internet audio streaming machine.

  Listening to audio and radio stations on the internet usually involves using a PC or mobile device to do so. That’s no longer the case as an engineer and audiophile named Chris (of niston cloud) designed a stand-alone Hi-Fi internet receiver component that can be connected to independent sound... Read more »

The handles are a dead giveaway as to what this cyclone dust separator is made from.

TabLeft’s Cyclone Dust Separator utilizes a Thien baffle and shop vac to keep work areas free from debris. It can be constructed using common items found in most workshops, including plywood and PVC pipe. Read more »

Atomic Shrimp’s Two Hour Trebuchet was designed and constructed in a mere 2-hours (hence the name). Amazingly enough, there were no blueprints used for the build, which uses 1-ich batten for the frame and throwing arm. A heavy engineering brick strapped to a wooden skid serves as the counter weight, which is used to fire tennis balls as projectiles. (Link)

The DIY catapults and trebuchets are as varied in their design methods and materials as there are people in the hurling community. The age old siege weapon is still being used today in skirmishes on the modern battlefield. Read more »

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