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Grilling Automation!


Ever wonder how Quiznos and Pizza Hut cook their food perfectly every time? It’s due to automation. You too can develop this type of automation on your own home grill with a simple conveyor system! Here’s how. Read more »

Operating Railroad Grade Crossing Signal


It seems that no matter how much things change, one thing that is always constant is a kid’s fascination with all things trains. When my son was about 4 years old he was fascinated by passing trains. Even more captivating to him was the railroad crossing signals which would flash... Read more »

Berto’s Amphi-Cycle

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 11:00 pm

This is a low-tech project, so no welding or big machinery is needed. Everyone can use his or her own bicycle and make it amphibious. The conversion time from land to water is not more than 7 minutes; the same for the opposite direction. The design is usable for any... Read more »

Stationary Drumcycle


A recent toe injury kept me from running for a few weeks, and I bought a stationary bike to keep in shape while recovering. The exercise bike has a lot to recommend it: it’s low-impact, safe, easy to scale up for harder workouts, and indoors out of the weather. It’s... Read more »