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American Journey 2.0: Cruising to Stanford

American Journey 2.0: Cruising to Stanford

Follow the Team Bobcat Ford Fiesta caravan… Cruising to Stanford Team Bobcat members Collin, Joe, and Jon give a quick demonstration of the latest changes to Caravan Track, explaining their experiences from the road and speculating about future versions This Thursday, the American Journey 2.0 team visited Stanford University, their final destination before heading to […]

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Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats

Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats

Bill Gurstelle is a Contributing Editor for MAKE magazine. His most recent book is entitled Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously. You can follow Bill on his danger-quest at twitter.com/wmgurst. He is a guest Make: Online author for the month of August. In this month’s MAKE magazine, Volume 19, […]

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How a Differential Gear Works

How a Differential Gear Works

Wonderful industrial film from the 1930s showing how a car’s differential gear works.

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Make your own snail art car

Make your own snail art car

We’ve covered Jon Sarriugarte and Krysten Mate’s Golden Mean snail art car on the Make: Blog and in MAKE magazine before. But now, they’ve posted an Instructable of the build details so you can create one yourself! How many takers do you think they’ll have? I wished we lived in a world in which this, […]

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Solar-human hybrid bike

Or car? Somewhere in between is this project from SJSU: (via Ecofriend) Here’s the homepage for Dr. Hsu, and here’s a presentation he gave on solar cells (pdf). At $4,000 and 30 mph with a 60-mile range, sounds like a good alternative to smaller gas-powered scooters!

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