Construction Robotics developed this bricklaying robot SAM
(Semi-Automated Mason) after addressing two key challenges: mortar application and onsite variables that can hinder precision.
SAM is deisgned to compensate for fluctuations in wind, settling or compression of soil, and human activity around the robot. Robots like these hold significant promise for reducing the time and costs in creating affordable buildings. A human mason works with the robot to ensure consistency and safety of the building process.
They have some other interesting stuff on their site, like their trip to the World of Concrete convention!
A 145-meter spokeless Ferris wheel just opened in Weifang, China. Built on a bridge spanning the Bailaing River, it’s about ten meters taller than the London Eye, a spoked Ferris wheel.
Intralox makes these incredible machines. Excellent material for making perfect-loop GIFs. Previously: Lost and lonely dildo on a conveyor belt Some sort of machine pooping out globs of meat
These SolarGaps prototypes are interesting ways to harness sunlight as it’s being blocked. Note: the video is heavy on the promotion and light on the tech specs, but it’s a neat idea.
Boasting an IPX6 waterproof rating, the Trakk Bullet Ultra Compact Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker resists dust and heavy rainfall. It’s currently available in the Boing Boing Store.The Trakk Bullet offers the same wireless convenience as other portable speakers, but few are built as tough as this one. Its utilitarian construction is designed to be a totally low-maintenance […]
The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch is a simpler take on an active wearable that raised over $2m dollars on Kickstarter and is currently offered in the Boing Boing Store.Somewhere in between the single-day battery life and platform-specificity of the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices, there exists the Ticwatch. Instead of trying to shoehorn another […]
Loot Crate is a subscription service that delivers a box of curated pop culture goods to your doorstep. To sample their geeky wares, you can order a single mystery box exclusively from the Boing Boing Store.Each month Loot Crate sends you 6-7 unique items and apparel, including collectibles, books, and t-shirts. Pulling inspiration from all […]