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ArtFall, a collaboration between Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman @ Mindshare Labs, creates a 2D physics simulation from hand drawn art. Eric explains - Basically, you draw on a whiteboard; a camera captures what you’ve drawn and inserts your art into a physics simulator. Objects are then “dropped” from the... Read more »

Here’s a really nicely done drawbot, built around a BEAM Trimet spinner bot. Check out the couple of other bots they have on their YouTube channel. bicorewalker Channel Read more »

This is one of the better DIY electric rides that I have come across. It’s an amazing 48-Volt, 15 horsepower, bike that uses a Briggs and Stratton Etek motor. It looks like it’s a very smooth ride. However, at those speeds I would suggest using a motorcycle helmet. What a... Read more »

Got an extra router in your parts pile? How about an wifi enabled robotic car? Wifi Robot: A remote control car that can be driven over the internet or with a laptop wirelessly from up to 500m away. It has a live-feed network camera so that it can be driven... Read more »

TI’s BeagleBoard is a great little Linux system. It consumes less than 2 watts and can connect to all sorts of things; it has an HDMI port that carries DVI-D video, a USB port that lets you connect USB peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and network adapters, an RS-232 serial... Read more »

(Image via Conhouse) Here’s an interesting design for container-like prefab housing. I’m not sure why the designers have chosen to go with a custom container-like module vs. shipping containers (of which the west has a huge surplus), but this is still a neat, actually-commercially-available, somewhat-more-sustainable housing solution. Read more »

Even if you’re like me and never win them, you’ve got to love the huge contests on Instructables. I spent at least 3 hours last weekend Googling for ‘DIY plasma cutter’ and could only come up with cocktail-napkin drawings. This week, there’s a well-done homemade plasma cutter entry in the... Read more »


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