"All About Welding Plastics"

Lately I've been getting interested in heat-welding plastics, and so far some of the best practical, hands-on advice I've found within the tubes comes from this black-and-white Seelye Model 63 Plastic Welder manual posted over at amphibious / all-terrain vehicle enthusiast site 6x6 World. t's posted as low-to-middling resolution JPGs,... Read more »

A Box Made From A Dried Orange Peel

Here’s a link to the fantastic British brainy-toys site Grand Illusions that I’ve been hoarding for awhile, hoping to someday reproduce the process and post it as a tutorial. I have tried sun-drying several of the largest orange peels I can find on suitable forms, and have made one functional... Read more »

Flat-Folding Steel Grocery Bag

From Oxford “origami engineers” Weina Wu and Zhong You, published as A solution for folding rigid tall shopping bags in Proceedings of the Royal Society A. ScienceNOW has an item that at least tries to explain why this achievement is scientifically significant, rather than just really cool. Which, frankly, I... Read more »

Coffee can radar

Whats more hardcore than making your own synthetic aperture radar system? How about teaching a class how to build their own using some breadboardable electronics, empty coffee cans, and a spare laptop? That’s exactly what radio whiz Greg Charvat did this semester at MIT, and you can see some of... Read more »

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