Dennis Louton

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Watching a Grown Man Unlearn How to Ride a Bicycle is Surprisingly Compelling

A prank played by a welder rewrites part of this man's brain<p>I had avoided watching this video because I assumed it was clickbait, but I was wrong. …

Pranks

Sprite Is An Ultra-Portable Drone For Exploring The Wilderness

New Kickstarter seeks backers for drone that collapses to the size of a water bottle<p>Small drones are everywhere these days, it seems. Well, everywhere but one area where they might make a big difference: the wilderness.<p>Sure, some rural police departments have had success flying existing consumer …

Understand 1,700 Mechanical Linkages with these Helpful Animations

Mr. Đức thắng Nguyễn (Duc Thang Nguyen) is an engineer from Vietnam. Since his retirement in 2002, he has being working on an amazing animated 3D catalog of mechanical contraptions.<p>Using Autodesk Inventor as a tool, he has documented over 1,700 mechanisms. All from gears, couplings, clutches, …

Computer Science

Wacky and World-Class New 3D Printers at Midwest RepRap Fest

A large 3D printed clock tower on display.<p>SeeMe CNC’s new Eris prototype.<p>A rare spotting of two Tantillus printers.<p>A cute CoreXZ.<p>The unique Walley on display.<p>A custom printed Taz with a few extras.<p>The HaqBot is more finished than its name implies.<p>A K’Nex built printer with a couple of its …

Blue Freedom Hydropower Plant

A small generator that creates power from running water using a microturbine. The electricity is stored in a 5,000mAh power bank, which has two USB …

Hydroelectric Power

Viktor Red Race Bicycle | By Schindelhauer

Schindelhauer is a German brand that produces timeless, minimalist, elegant bicycles. They have announced a very limited edition(exactly 50 copies) …

Minimalism

Zackees Turn Signal Gloves

One of the biggest challenges to cyclists is staying visible to cars. When cycling, they normally rely on their arms to safely signal an upcoming …

Google's Decided Press Releases are Definitely News

The way Google selects what shows up in the “In the news” section of its search results has changed to allow company statements to join genuine media reports.<p>Reuters reported the change in policy, which has actually been in effect since September. A Google spokesperson told the news …

Google’s ARC Welder tool makes it easy to run almost any Android app on Chrome

During Google I/O 2014 it was announced that Chrome OS would be getting limited Android app support, thanks to the creation of a new “App Runtime for Chrome” (aka ARC) that runs Android code at nearly native speeds via a sandboxed Dalvik VM. Since then, several Android apps have made their way over …

Android News

Homeschooling Family Started Making Short Films for Fun Until That Playful Hobby Turned Into Something Far Bigger

A decade ago, Aaron and Chad Burns joined other members of their family in making short films just for the fun of it, but that hobby has now turned into something far greater, as the cousins are just days from seeing their feature film, “Beyond the Mask,” head to theaters nationwide.<p>Both from …

Homeschooling
Virtual Reality

360fly 360º Action Camera

A compact camcorder that shoots 1504×1504 360º videos at 30fps. It’s water-, dust- and shock-resistant and comes with a flat and a curved mount. Use …

Action Camera

Meet UberBlox: A New Modular Machine Building System

UberBlox is a new modular construction and prototyping system that is designed to help people easily conceptualize and build projects like 3D printers, smart systems and robots.<p>With a salute to the explosion of the maker scene, UberBlox offers a building-block style single-connector locking …

Alan Minna

It’s a sad sight to see a bicycle on top of a scrap heap, no matter what the condition. Unfortunately, a lot of the bikes on top of those heaps deserve to be there, as a result of our disposable society.<p>But an occasional few are tossed away as a result of pure ignorance… of the fact that well made …

Cycling

Reviews: MicroView, Navio Autopilot Shield and More Boards

MicroView<p><b>$40 : sparkfun.com</b><p>It can be tough to know what your Arduino is thinking sometimes. That’s why the folks at Geek Ammo created MicroView, a chip-sized Arduino-compatible module with a built-in 64×48 pixel OLED display on top. It has 12 digital I/O pins, three of which are capable of PWM, six …

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

Social Media

Microsoft Just Made It Possible For Us To Become Tony Stark

Copper IPad Stand

Upcycle a Hard Drive Into a Clock<p>Knife Sharpening Angle Coach With Bluetooth & Arduino<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>I am in the process of getting the stand …

DIY

The FAA’s new drone rules are four years late and still don’t make sense

The FAA is four years late with its homework. Its rules for the operation and certification of small drones were originally supposed to be published by March 10, 2011. As the FAA has missed deadline after deadline, the market for small drones has exploded. On February 15th, 2015, a few weeks after …

Drones

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis

New Balance C-Series 600 Cycling Sneaker

Some shoes are meant for running. Some for walking. The New Balance C-Series 600 Cycling Sneaker is meant for cycling. Designed in the company's …

Voltera’s Circuit Printer Launches on Kickstarter, Smashes Goal in Minutes

The Voltera V-One circuit printer, one of our favorite finds at CES this year, just launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter — and hit $100,000 in 35 minutes.<p>The Voltera system provides multiple capabilities: It will print the traces for your prototype circuit board (at 8mil space and …

Printing

Lyrebird Cycles 'The Tonewood Project'

<i>From Cycle EXIF’s technical correspondent, Richard Gearing.</i> In his spare time, Mark Kelly creates bicycle frames under the guise of Lyrebird Cycles. He refers to these frames as ‘The Tonewood Project’ — so named because of the Australian hardwoods used in the finished article, which are renowned as …

Stainless Steel

WeatherRack Weather Sensors

The SwitchDoc Labs WeatherRack Sensors provide a suite of weather sensors for use by Arduino and Raspberry Pi based small computers. It can also be …

Arduino

These Two Crazy Concept Cars Are Actually Bikes

The Zeppelin and Cyclone by Future Cycles look like cars but are entirely pedal-powered<p>This car of the future isn't a car at all—or, at least, how we think of one. It's more like a blown-up bicycle that's still entirely human powered but has a body and cargo space like a car's.<p>Future Cycles …