[Video Link] I, for one, welcome our plastic, flame-shooting horsey overlords. Shown at Maker Faire Detroit 2011.
William Osman saw a BattleBot from the TV show for sale, so he did what anyone would do: he bought it, fixed it up, and started monkeying around with it. The weird part was that he got a lot of haters weighing in about it! OK, maybe not that surprising, given that it's the internet.… READ THE REST
Peter Forsberg spent three years building Aerium, a motorcycle that runs on a tank of compressed air worn by the rider. Much of the mechanism is visible, and it can be ridden continuously for up to five minutes. Just listen t those pistons about 16:45 into this video: Image: YouTube / Wonder World READ THE REST
Xiao Qian Feng creates a gorgeous wooden jewelry box, right down to the hand-crushed pigments. Note to purists: she uses some modern power tools among the ancient ones. I love the pace of this channel's videos, like this one on building a traditional recurve bow. And her traditional outfits are all just beautiful! Image: YouTube… READ THE REST
It's an option virtually every small business and freelancing professional will eventually consider — do I need to rent office space? Whether it's the result of a growing staff, growing responsibilities, or simply maturing as a company, there's usually a moment for any professional organization when getting a centralized office starts to make a lot… READ THE REST
The cloud is definitely growing up. A decade ago, you'd have been hard-pressed to find many comfortable with saving all of their documents, media, and other important files with a cloud service provider. Today, everyone is on board the cloud storage train. But, with growth comes maturity too. For many users, it's not enough to… READ THE REST
With January here, it's easy to think that the worst of winter is over. Unfortunately, as recent years (like last year) have shown us, it can remain pretty steadily chilly all the way into April and May. If you've got central heating, you're going to be getting pretty sick of those bills by then. The… READ THE REST