A small start-up company in Grenoble, France has conceived and executed an awesome idea: the Short Edition vending machine! Continue reading »
The Minimum Wage Machine allows anybody to work for minimum wage. Turning the crank will yield one penny every 4.00 seconds, for $9.00 an hour, or NY state minimum wage (2016). If the participant stops turning the crank, they stop receiving money. The machine’s mechanism and electronics are powered by the hand crank, and pennies are stored in a plexiglas box. The MWM can be reprogrammed as minimum wage changes, or for wages in different locations. Continue reading »
A Japanese “machine gun” camera has popped on eBay. The camera, which was used in war-time during the World War II era, can be yours for a price of $4,499. Continue reading »
For anyone that loathes laundry but loves biking, the design students at Dalian Nationalities University in China have a compromise to make the chore more enjoyable. Their creation, aptly-called the Bike Washing Machine (or BiWa for short), combines the two activities into one stationary device. A washing machine drum is ingeniously integrated into the wheel of a bike that cleans your clothes as you pedal. Continue reading »
The company Pugedon has come up with an effective way to both look after the environment and care for animals living on the streets. In one city, they set up vending machines which fill up special trays with food when an empty plastic bottle is placed in them. The profit made from the recycled bottles covers the costs of providing the food for the animals. Continue reading »
“I hope to capture the power, beauty and fragility of nature in knotted embroidery threads. The work explores the sculptural possibilities of a unique embroidery technique that utilizes a domestic sewing machine and a base fabric that dissolves in water. By repeatedly stitching threads into dense structures I create intricate and complex openwork compositions that mimic natural forms and structures.”, told artist Meredith Woolnough to Bored Panda. Continue reading »
A new exhibition entitled “Android: What is Human?” showing at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo will showcase some of the most realistic humanoid robots ever seen.
The three android robots include Otonaroid, an adult female android robot; Kodomorid, a human female child robot and Telenoid, a minimally designed robot. The robots are the brainchild of Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University’s Department of Systems Innovation who has been developing robots for over 20 years.
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Only 10 days remained till the end of this Kickstarter, and I’m glad to say, that RBMG makers achieved an unbelievable result – over 600 backers ordered their Rubber Band Machine Guns. And now they proud to announce something new – the machine gun gift package. It includes the Rubber Band Machine Gun with fast charger; both are colored in camouflage, and packed into the special military style wooden box. Now you can fire your enemy, being hidden from his alert eye. Continue reading »
Mikhail Kalashnikov, the father of the world’s most popular assault rifle, is handed an AK-74 November 23, 2002 in Izhevsk,1000 East km. from Moscow. November 23 marked the 55th anniversary of the release of the first Kalashnikov gun. According to the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategic and Technologies some 70 million to 100 million Kalashnikovs have been built worldwide since 1947, compared about 7 million to Kalashnikov’s Western rival the M-16 assault rifles. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images) Continue reading »
Steam Machines are a line of video game consoles that will be manufactured and distributed beginning in 2014 by a number of vendors using a range of different design specifications outlined by Valve Corporation. Steam Machines will run SteamOS, an open source Linux-based operating system developed for games and other entertainment that is capable of running hundreds of games currently in the Steam catalog, as well as upcoming titles from other developers.
Only 300 boxes will be sent to Steam community for test. One lucky guy got it. Take a chance to look at the process below.
“I had to re-post this 3 times really sorry about that, its final this time” Continue reading »
Alexander Shpetniy, a young designer from Ukraine, is proud to announce the launch of the kickstarter for his project the Rubber Band Machine Gun (hereinafter the RBMG). The plan is to raise $ 5,000 by January 17, to run a serial production of the RBMGs. Launching is appointed on Monday, December 16. The project rewards set includes a machine gun in three versions of color: light wood (standard version), black colored and burnt wood color. In addition to the basic RBMG unit there is a special fast charger add-on, which will be very practical for those who prefer speed up the process of the gun charging. Continue reading »
Two skeletons dressed for a wedding sit in a garden of the Horn family house in Isernhagen, Germany, on October 28, 2013. The Horn family has been decorating their house for Halloween for more than ten years. (CHRISTIAN DITTRICH/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »
Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s niece Ava Janus poses with the “Thanatron,” often referred to as the “Death Machine” invented by Dr. Kevorkian. It is one of the items on display during a media preview for the sale of the estate of Kevorkian to be held October 28 at the New York Institute of Technology. A portion of the sales will go to the charity Kicking Cancer for Kids. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images) Continue reading »
AutoWed is a novelty wedding machine, created by ConceptShed, offering a quick hitch, a couple of rings and a personalised certificate for just £1/$1. Audio prompts, specially produced music, a bespoke retro keyboard and VFD display, ring vending and ticket printer all wrapped up in a Cadillac-pink cabinet with shiny aluminium fittings. Continue reading »