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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 »

The scaled down Dahlgren cannon complete with ball bearings and black powder.

Imjur user designs a scaled down fully functional Dahlgren cannon. The cannon fires steel ball bearings using 100-grains of black powder. Read more »

The Illumiphone may not look sophisticated but it has a devine sound.

One Princeton graduate and software engineer recently developed a new instrument based on light and spatial movement. She calls it the Illumaphone. Read more »

The wooden blocks hallowed out for the NFC tags and magnet placements.

Song Blocks was designed using a series of NFC tags, controller board and a Raspberry Pi B+ to engage music from a Sonos wireless hi-fi system. Users beware as kids love to play the same song repeatedly, which can lead to early hair loss and nervous conditions. Read more »


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