Tag Archives: engineering

Irregular as Clockwork

A demonstration of the fascinating engineering that goes into a simple mechanical clock. How do pendulums, escapements, gears and hands all work together to keep time?

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Bacteria-Robot

This project uses several robots that move closer to  food in a way reminiscent of the game  Hunt the Thimble . The robots measure the  food level around them as they move and use a simple algorithm … Continue reading

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Jelly and Marshmallows

A variety of projects by Jelly and Marshmallows: Kelvin’s thunderstorm: An electrostatic generator that uses falling water to generate very high voltages ~40,000 volts. With no moving parts or magnets the principle (invented by Lord Kelvin) is surprisingly simple. Balancing … Continue reading

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Printing Trains from Laser Scans

3D printed model railway kits from laser scans, enabling high resolution models to be made in the long tail of the hobby.

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Antweight Robots

Miniature radio-controlled combat robots. Robot Wars but on a very small scale – robots must weigh less than 150g and fit in a 10cm cube.

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