Max Davis

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Engineer modifies Segway to invent hands-free wheelchair

Invented by engineer Kevin Halsall for his paralysed best friend, the wheelchair is for disabled people with active lifestyles<p>A Segway rebuilt into a hands-free electric wheelchair with a top speed of 20km per hour is on the verge of mass production. The Ogo, built in a shed in New Zealand by Kevin …

Robotics

Build a Kickass Robot Arm: The Perfect Arduino Project for Beginners

The Arduino is a cheap, fun way to get into building your own electronics. It can also be daunting to get started. Here, we’ll show you how to get a …

Hack A Toy Hobbit Sword To Detect Wi-Fi

No orcs or goblins nearby, just an Internet connection<p>In <i>The Hobbit</i>, the sword Sting glows blue whenever Bilbo Baggins approaches orcs or goblins--a convenient feature in Middle-earth. In the real world, free wireless detection is more useful. “We’re always looking for fun projects that get people …

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …

Elephants

This human hamster wheel is like its own personal roller coaster

It must be terribly dizzying to be on the never ending cycle of a human hamster wheel but boy does this guy make it look fun. In fact, it looks like …

10 Skills Every Beginner Electronics Maker Needs to Know

Today's Hardware Friday post has nothing to do with Microsoft and nothing to do with development. But given the time of year and the number of …

Arduino

DIY: Build Your Own Lighted Industrial Pipe Shelving

DIY Lighted Pipe Shelves<p>Posted in Living<p>Particle board and steel pipes. That doesn’t exactly sound like the makings of an awesome exercise in …

Little Scenes Made in Cardboard

Vera van Wolferen is a Dutch artist who creates worlds and stories from miniature maquettes that she builds with only grey recycled cardboard. She …

Miniature

So I heard you like interesting mechanisms.

Beginner’s Guide to Pepakura

Pepakura is a term that comes up often in cosplay. The technique can be used to make armor, helmets, and a variety of props. It’s essentially high …

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

Eastern Europe

Everyday Steel Items Reinterpreted with Wood

Stephan Siepermann, a designer based in the Netherlands, recently debuted two new works at Dutch Design Week 2014 in Eindhoven.<p>mr. knox not only has …

Furniture

Interesting Engineering

Interesting Engineering

Jack Storms, the Crystal Machinist

For butterfingered woodworkers, dropping a project on the shop floor can be bad. But just imagine if your materials of choice were crystal and …

New Hampshire

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

Chemistry

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

3D-printed sculptures create optical illusions using the Fibonacci sequence

Design lecturer John Edmark has created a series of designs for 3D-printed sculptures that appear to move, utilising an effect similar to a zoetrope …

13 One-Hour DIYs To Upgrade Your Home Office

If you've got an hour and a dull home office, these 13 projects will make a huge improvement.<p><b>1. Cork Trivet Pencil Holder</b><p><i>Design for Mankind</i><p>Keep losing your pens? This cork trivet DIY from Design for Mankind will keep your favorite pens and pencils front-and-center. You'll need a drill, but beyond …