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Deployable Arm Shieldby Greek Gadget Guru

I've always been a fan of "gadgetry" I've been inspired by a variety of superheros, super geniuses, and secret agents, to try my own hand at somethin...

December's Winner!

Low-cost 3D printerby Ryumin Yevgen

This device is a budget option 3D printer. Quality and speed is not worse than the factory counterparts, and the cost is much less. Repeat this print...

November's Winner!

Up-Ride: Bicycle to Elliptical Conversion Kitby Joseph Prosnitz

Up-Ride is the bicycle to elliptical conversion kit. This is a new and unique approach to providing low impact exercise by providing an accessory to ...

October's Winner!

hybrid homemade  robotby 1) Karan                   2)Surendra Singh 1) Kamat                    2)Suda

Our project is a solar  hybrid robot which can be used for mining and transport hazardous things like bomb.Its art and beauty lies in its aim of savi...

September's Winner!

Robot Resurrectionby Shane Evans

This is mostly a work of art. But it represents what we have all become as humans... Robots. We are programmed by media to listen to what they inform...

August's Winner!

Mostly Printed CNCby Ryan Zellars

This is my CNC machine, low cost and multipurpose. I have adapted it to use things like drag knives, 3D print head, Dual 3D print heads, and even a p...

July's Winner!

"Faultline"by Jim Jenkins

It is kinetic sculpture.

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3 Wheeled off road Skate /Bikeby Schel Harris

The Skate /Bike Thing came out of the GLEAN Portland Artist residency I'm currently in. For 5 months we 5 Artists were given access to the Sorting f...

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3D Printed Peristaltic Pumpby Frank Zhao

This is a peristaltic pump, it is designed with emphasis on durability, and being ability to pump thick liquids at an easily controllable rate. It's ...

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3D Printed Stepper Motor V1.1by Anthony Garofalo

I designed this stepper motor with eight electromagnets, six neodymium magnets, with a 3d printed rotor and stator housing. This is specifically a pe...

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3D Printed Wind Turbine uses Bambooby Jeff Heidbrier

This Turbine is a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine that can charge batteries or run other small electronic devices. The 3D Printed Wind Turbine uses moder...

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Arduino based humanoid robotby Seth Altobelli

My project is intended for education but it can easily be expanded on for other applications. It is my homemade humanoid robot. It has 22 degrees of ...

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Army Power Wheels Adult Racerby James Price

The vehicle is custom built using only the Power Wheels jeep body. The frame is welded steel. The drivetrain consists of a large DC motor, 24 volt ...

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automated liquid cooling system for RC enginesby Khalid Al-Ghamdi

My name is Khalid Al-Ghamdi. I am a 25 year old Saudi citizen living in the Kingdom of Bahrain because I had a chance to complete my education in In...

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Avian Research Mechsby Jonny Poole

The function of this project (not just the puffin you see here) has many purposes as i have become to learn over the years. From pest control to th...

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Celestial Mechanicaby Jessika Welz

Celestial Mechanica is a 16' tall, 50' diameter, kinetic steel art sculpture of the movement of the heavenly bodies, revolving around a fiery sun. ...

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Chatty Spring Ballzby Cere Davis

"Chatty Spring Ballz" is an acousto-kinetic sculpture that allows for an interactive exploration into the hidden acoustic world of high tensioned ste...

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Circular Saw Centrifugeby Mike Warren

Start spinning more food in your kitchen than just salad. Bring the danger of the workshop into the kitchen with a homemade centrifuge! By using an e...

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CNC Plasma System Build Projectby Brian Wensel

This project is both a work of art and a serious tool for creation, built with lots of blood sweat and tears. This CNC Plasma build is a culminatio...

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CNC Router / Mill / Laser Cutter Comboby Brian Wensel

In this project we wanted a CNC router that could be much more than just a router. The build fills the CNC router's shoes with no problem. We also ...

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Dalekby simon wassell

its function is plainly just to make me and others smile. making the the things i do always brings a that look of a surprised child in a persons eye...

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Development of an exoskeleton for level-ground walkingby Johann Bernhardt

Even with my passion of building from scratch, is this not a usual home-made project or a costume made in the garage while watching some Sci-fi-movie...

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Eclips3D Open Sourced 3D Printerby Andrew DeGonge

The Eclips3D is a fully functional 3D printer which can be used to create intricate 3D prints using plastic and other exotic plastic-based materials....

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Edge of Tomorrow Exosuitby baylor thomas

So this project is a big accomplishment, but its not nearly done still have to do the legs and probably make the arms a little better also. The main ...

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Energy Conversion system for ocean wavesby Rohan Patel

Basically its a mechanism which generates electricity from ocean waves very cost effectively. It does so by using over 70% parts exist into the marke...

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Epic Cortege Walkerby Gustav Sohtell

The Epic Cortege walker is a project we did to challenge and raise the level of the constructions in the Chalmers Cortege.

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Forced induction dreamsby Rob Lambert

n the quest to achieve 280 BHP /litre from a four stroke engine this project grew from a stock 1988 Honda CBR250R road bike engine, designed by Honda...

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Hybrid Airplanesby Shreyasvi Natraj

Efficient airplanes is a project about implementation of the technology of hybrid cars used for the Li+ ion battery recharge, in case of hybrid airpl...

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Inferno Robotics Corpby George Stavrev

The project was was intended to take several different components and work out the interface between them. It uses a servo motor, flex resistor as a ...

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Kinetic sculpture Treasuring the Particleby Marco Kruyt

Two moving robotic hands cherish the particle. The artwork refers to an exploration into the deepest origins of matter, and our understanding of real...

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Kuna Cat Exercise wheelby Bartosz Barlowski

What is the product? The wheel comes in peaces and resembles a puzzle. It is very easy to assemble and does not require and glue. Each component...

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Long Road Homeby Andrew Smith

Long Road Home was commissioned by Ripley's Believe it or not. . . odditoriums and was installed in their Gatlinburg TN location. The piece was ba...

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Make a mini latheby jack houweling

I am a woodworker and never had a lathe, I like to build things so I thought I would try build one.

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Mechateuthisby Barry Crawford

It is a work of interactive kinetic art. It's function is to entertain people who enjoy seeing and playing with aesthetically pleasing and well desig...

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MESArc Road Warriorsby Jake Marshall

ABOUT MESARC What is MESArc? ?MESArc stands for Math, Engineering, Science, and Achievement Remote Control. Evolving over the years, the MESArc pro...

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OutRunnerby Sebastien Cotton

OutRunner is the world's first legged running robot that is commercially available to the public. That's right—a running robot! OutRunner is eating u...

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Party Candy Catapultby Valentin Ameres

This candy catapult is the perfect game for all ages! Put in some candy for the little ones or jello shots for the adults, everyone can have fun with...

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Pecker Birdby Russell Smith

Pecker Bird is a work of kinetic art, number 13 in a series of mechanical sculptures powered by 100 year old windup phonograph motors.

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Pneumatic Exoskeleton Armby James Ho

This exoskeleton was designed and built so solve the problems with today's current exoskeletons. Because most exoskeletons today are actuated using h...

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Remote operated Electric Bucket Loaderby Justin Gray

The Remote Operated Electric Bucket Loader is built for moving dirt in environments that pose significant risk to the occupant. The exterior case is...

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Rostock 3D printer buildby Zakk Atkinson

i am currently building the Rostock Delta 3D printer(Designed by a guy named Johann, many parts available on Thingiverse).

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Sexy 6 axis robotic armby Warren Williams

My robot build from scratch will have 5/6 axis when done.

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Simple Electric Bicycleby Valentin Ameres

This electric bicycle was built due to the expensive public transportation fees. Its main purpose is to get you from A to B.

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Single Feed Contra-Rotating Propeller Hubby Philip Cox

Contra-rotating propellers are much more efficient and operate without inducing torque on an airframe. This is a retro-fit hub that enables a single...

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Tailgating Chair for People with Disabilitiesby Lance Greathouse

This chair is a fully functional electric wheelchair that also is a piece of moving art that attracts a lot of attention. The tailgating chair for th...

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THE CRICKETby william sans


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The first real Iron Man exoskeletonby Douglas Dixon

In short, I am building the first fully functional 'Iron Man' exoskeleton. This first suit is primarily a systems test bed. I will be creating and te...

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The InstaHamby Theresa Willingham

It's a work of art that is also an educational exhibit. The InstaHam portable photo booth is intended to be an interactive proof of concept project ...

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The Ringinator™by Martin Lemieux

My project is a tool. It is made with a specific function and task in mind. It is best described as akin to a miniature table saw. The main function ...

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The Tri-Brid Vehicleby Thomas Miller

The Tri-Brid vehicle seeks to promote sustainable transportation and lessen dependence on the grid. Additionally, it looks to developing countries to...

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Transforming Tall Bike to Chopper Bikeby Rachel Kohout

I made a bike that transforms from a tall bike to a chopper bike while riding. It's more of a novelty and fun bike to ride, though you would definit...

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Two Happy Carrotsby Jim Jenkins

This is a motorized kinetic sculpture that features a sound component.

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Very high speed machined retainer & machined connecting rodby James Allen

A fully machined, heat treated steel cage, wirth two rollers in each window is used with a fully machined, heat treated connecting rod which operates...

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Wind Powered artby Bob Burnside

It is a work of visual entertainment.

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