hydraulics

Exploring a Mysterious Plasma Effect in a High-Speed Jet of Water

Did you know that a jet of water hitting a glass surface with create an arc of plasma?

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Making an Impressive Working Robotic Arm from Cardboard

Watch this working robotic arm being built from little more than cardboard and medical syringes.

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Lowriders Are a Perfect Mesh of Engineering and Craftsmanship

Almost everything on these lowriders have been customized, from hand embroider on the seats to the insane hydraulics systems.

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Boston Dynamic’s Cheetah Robot Can Now Outrun Usain Bolt

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chPanW0QWhA&feature=plcp] This is the latest video from Boston Dynamics, the company famous for creating the dynamically stable quadruped Big Dog. Just six months ago, we saw this Cheetah robot run at 18mph, crushing the previous speed record of 13.1mph, which was set at MIT in 1989. This time, it’s running at 28.3mph; quick enough, in fact, to […]

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Experiments in Garden Hose Hydraulics

[youtube=http://youtu.be/oD2N0X6b5bc] Dave Sharp of the Hive76 hackerspace has been playing around with garden hose hydraulics, and the result is rather cool: The pressure in your typical garden hose is nominally around 40 psi or so, so my first hydraulic cylinder should be able to develop about 125 pounds of force if it had really good […]

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