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When you think about flat packed items you immediately think of furniture but The FlatWorks, a wooden kit company, are offering a flat packed go-kart. The PlyFly Go-Kart can be put together within just a few hours, it runs on gas and it has a top speed of 25mph. [Image Courtesy of The Flatworks] The PlyFly Go-Kart is offered in two different types; one a 2.5 horsepower and the other a 4 horsepower. The faster of the two has a top speed of 25mph, while the smaller offers 17mph. The larger of the two can run for two and a half […]
Silicon Valley startup Carbon3D Inc. have taken a new approach to 3D printing and produced a technique that can print ready-to-use products 25 to 100 times faster than current methods. Rather than taking a layer by layer approach seen in most of today’s offerings, products are printed in a continuously flowing liquid media. 3D printing allows designers to create previously impossible geometries when it comes to manufacturing and so developments like these are undoubtedly exciting. The new degree of freedom for designers and solutions offered by 3D printing can be utilised in a broad range of industries, from automotive to medicine, health care, […]
If you want a bike that is unique you may be interested in the Erembald bike as it is made from stainless steel and is laser cut and made to order. The idea for the bike came from Tobias Knockaert and partner Karel Vincke. The pieces for the bike are laser cut and then put together like a puzzle. [Image Courtesy of Eleventwentyseven] Each of the bikes is made to order and it comes with a seat post that is not adjustable, while the handlebars are made to fit for the client. To make the bike even more unique the […]
Picture this: you arrive at the hotel, you check-in, hand the luggage to the bellhop and go up to your room. Sounds like the most common situation when traveling, right? Well, not exactly! At least not in Henn-na, a high-tech hotel that will open in Japan this year where all the employees will be robots. The Henn-na Hotel, which translates as Strange Hotel, is located in the city of Nagasaki and is expected to be opened in July this year. There will be 72 rooms with daily rates starting at $60-a-night. Huis Ten Bosch, the company that manages the hotel, will mainly employ humanoid robots. Obviously […]
If you’ve ever lived in a student house you’ll know how much of a nightmare the dishes can be in the absence of a dishwasher. One Swedish student decided to use his skills and tackle this problem with the use of some old school engineering principles teamed with the modern usage of 3D printing to create an ‘automatic’ dishwasher. 22-year-old Swedish engineering student Filip Sjöö used his CAD skills in Solidworks 3D and a little knowledge on 3D printing plastics to create a cogged device that relies on the flow of water from your tap for energy. When was the last […]
The Archimedean screw is a hydraulic machine much prior to the invention of hydraulic pumps and therefore met the needs of ancient people to carry fluid from remote locations or from places with different height levels. Its invention is attributed to the Greek mathematician Archimedes (287 BC – 212 BC), who was also a very well known engineer, physicist and astronomer and who made great contributions to the study of fluids. The Archimedean screw, as the name induces, is made up of a central cylindrical shaft surrounding a a helical surface similar to the structure of a screw. It moves water […]