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Seventeen Sneaky Secret Compartments

Seventeen Sneaky Secret Compartments

Be inspired by these seventeen secret compartments and passageways. Pick one to build yourself or come up with your own clever hiding place.

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Cloning the DARwin-OP

Cloning the DARwin-OP

Kansas City programmer Michael Overstreet wanted his own high-performance humanoid robot to experiment with, but was deterred by the $12,000 pricetag of an off-the-shelf DARwin-OP. Though a significant fraction of the cost is tied up in the top-of-the-line servo actuators the design requires to perform at spec, Michael believed he could build his own “clone” of the fully open-source design, at substantial savings, by 3D printing as many pieces as he could in fused filament, on home equipment.

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Kickstarting the HexBright: Adventures in Flashlight Hacking

Kickstarting the HexBright: Adventures in Flashlight Hacking

Christian Carlberg is a Cornell-educated mechanical engineer. After his undergraduate degree, he spent three years doing classical aerospace work and getting an MS, part time, at night school. At 25 he moved to LA to work in movie FX, specifically “practical effects”—physical, animatronic robot-based puppets now in decline thanks to low-cost CGI. After that, he […]

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