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Maker Spotlight: Joseph Sam

Maker Spotlight: Joseph Sam

The time that Joseph Sam spent building things with his father and step-father inspired him to become an engineer.

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Scottish rotary boat lift – The Falkirk Wheel

Scottish rotary boat lift – The Falkirk Wheel

This amazing machine transfers boats between the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals of central Scotland, which are some 80 feet apart vertically. It was opened in 2002. Gareth wrote last year about artist Andy Scott’s proposal to install a pair of titanic mythical sea-horse heads as part of the lock mechanism below the wheel. […]

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Laser-cut gingerbread bridge

Laser-cut gingerbread bridge

Via Boing Boing Gadgets comes this model of Berlin’s Oberbaum Bridge, being cut with a laser out of gingerbread. The builder hasn’t completed the whole thing, but has put up an Instructable slideshow showing his progress thus far. Laser Cut Gingerbread Bridge

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Bus-tracking system at Georgia Tech

Bus-tracking system at Georgia Tech

Students at Georgia Tech developed this Arduino-based, solar-powered bus-tracking system that shows students where the buses are on campus at any given time so they can decide if it’s quicker to wait for the bus or walk to their next class. The site for the system has lots of information and media on the system’s […]

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