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  • November 20, 2013
    SHOES OFF THE FURNITURE. This is a commercial for GoldieBlox, a new line of engineering toys aimed at girls. The ad features a giant Rube Golderg machine (designed by the same guy who created the one for OK Go's music video and not designed by women like it should have been) ... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    This is the fully automatic Gauss gun that Jason of Delta-V Engineering built in his spare time. What I build in my spare time? LASTING FRIENDSHIPS. Jk jk -- sandcastles. I just completed my latest project after almost three years of work. It's a home made, portable coilgun... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    AeroVelo, a team of engineers from the University of Toronto, has successfully claimed the 33-year old prize in the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. The $250,000 was awarded to AeroVelo for being the first team to successfully fly a human powered copter f... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2013
    This is a video of the machine built by Youtube user Hknssn entirely out of LEGO that can fold and launch paper airplanes. Not very complicated paper airplanes mind you, but still better than anything I could make. I remember in high school physics class we had a paper airpla... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2012
    This is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) made entirely out of LEGO pieces by Youtuber nico71240. Granted I have no clue what a continuously variable transmission is because I'm a stupid idiot, but I can tell it's impressive to build one out of LEGO. This CVT enabl... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2012
    I know it's hard to tell from the picture, but the full model is actually over 7-feet long (for comparison, my penis is only two-and-a-half). That's a big ship. The 135-pound replica was built by LEGOmaniac Adrian Drake over 475-hours spanning 21-months and using nearly 70,00... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2012
    This is the full-size (looks small to me but I haven't been to Chuck-E-Cheese in a couple months), fully operational skeeball machine built entirely out of Knex by Instructable user Shadowman39. Apparently he comes from a long line of Shadowmen. Me? I come from a long line of... / Continue →
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  • May 26, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump because I don't want the robots to get too upset and launch the apocalypse early. This is a video from the University of Michigan's engineering school (traitors to the human race!) of a bipedal robot named MABEL being put through a trip-test. I... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2010
    Finally, after years of being a mis-proportioned strumpet, Barbie has finally put herself through college (stripping) and earned a Computer Engineering degree. I'm proud of you, Barbie (one more lap dance for old time's sake?). Not only will Computer Engineer Barbie be attach... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2009
    This is a video of an alleged Pakistani engineering student failing to use an automatic door correctly (read: with his face). You just have to see it to believe it. God only knows how he treats escalators. Engineering Student Takes On Electrical Door, Loses [gizmodo]... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2009
    In one of the sickest and twistedest announcements I've read in recent history, programmers attending the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers symposium will attempt to program AI to destroy us all in a game of DEFCON. Part of the symposium is a sort of "Turing Te... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2009
    Remember the last time I announced a casting call for a show? Did any of you actually apply? Is 'Super Testing' on the air? Has it started yet? I have no idea, I only watch educational programming. Sexeducational programming. HIYO! Porn basically. Anyway, here's the cha... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2008
    The University of Cambridge, in cooperation with a bunch of school kids, ballooned four teddy bears to 30,000 meters. Because, I mean, why the hell not? A helium balloon was used to get the bears up up and away flying to Near Space or the Edge of Space as it is known. The be... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2008
    Just look at that bridge. I was almost tempted to call it Photoshopped, but then I remembered I'm not a stupid idiot. The Siduhe Grand Bridge has been in construction for over 4 years and stands 2,132 feet above the ground below. Holy shit! One of the initial problems with ... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2008
    This is a video of a Donkey Kong game made with LEGO Mindstorms RCX. You push a button, the opening game audio plays, and then Kong starts throwing barrels. Mario jumps over them, but never makes any forward progress. And sometimes the barrels actual hit him, which, at least... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2008
    The Taipei 101, once the world's tallest building, sits a paltry 600 feet from a fault line. So is the structure doomed? Nope -- it's rocking a uni-ball of steel. To counteract the forces working against it, architects installed a $4 million, 730-ton tune massed damper, wh... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2008
    The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is held every year at Purdue and requires contestants to complete a simple task with a complex machine in 20 or more ridiculous steps. Last year's objective was to juice an orange into a pitcher and pour the juice into a cup. This year's was ... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2007
    As a world renowned architect, I grew up building a lot of LEGO sets. Most of them skyscrapers and other buildings of my own design. Now, No Starch Press is releasing a book of LEGO designs (208 pp., $24.95) that you were not allowed to make growing up, most of which are wea... / Continue →