Category: engineering


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Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability.

pedal powered tennis ball launcherHere is an amazingly innovative project where students have recycled a bicycle to produce a Tennis Throwing machine.

Both cleanly powered and built from recycled bicycles our pedal powered tennis ball launcher is a unique innovate or die entry. It allows players varying in skill levels to practice to be better at both tennis and cycling. The launcher is towed to the court on its built-in bicycle trailer. A bike is secured to it and functions to drive the device. Pedaling the cycle as one would on a trainer drives the two launcher wheels. The cyclist then aims and pulls the lever to launch balls to the hitter.

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Source: http://www.bmw.co.za/innovations. Shot in the Netherlands utilising the moving sculptures of world-renowned artist Theo Jansen, this commercial, entitled “Kinetic Sculptures” forms part of a broader campaign which serves to highlight BMW’s market leadership in the fields of technology and innovation.

He beleives the walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds

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This is an amazing and addictive game. Credit to http://fantasticcontraption.com

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Nokia's MorphMorph is a concept demonstrating some of the possibilities nanotechnologies might enable in future communication devices. Morph can sense its environment, is energy harvesting and self cleaning .
Morph is a flexible two-piece device that can adapt its shape to different use modes. Nanotechnology enables to have adaptive materials yet rigid forms on demand.
It is also featured in the MoMA online exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind”. It has been a collaboration project of Nokia Research Center and Cambridge Nanoscience Center. Excpert from http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia/research/demos/the-morph-concept

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compact discs

Learn how such a common commodity is precision engineered and mass produced in the hundreds of thousands

post clockThe clock tower is usually part of a church or municipal building such as a town hall, but many clock towers are free-standing.

The mechanism inside the tower is known as a turret clock. It often marks the hour (and sometimes segments of an hour) by sounding large bells or chimes, sometimes playing simple musical phrases or tunes.

Creative Bookmarks

Bookmark-II

Very interesting and intelligent design for a book mark. Every time after reading the book yo  put the belt on can be set your bookmark.

Bookmark-II-1

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PowerPOST is a socket conceptual design that is placed in the legs of a table. This makes supplying power to desktop computers and other products much easier as it makes wire automatically organised without then being  cluttered on the floor. The elegant design will attract many consumers to opt for this product.

Office furniture companies would very much invest in this product.

sixthsense technologyAt TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.

So see what a city is made of, the team of national geographic has striped it of its skin and found out what it is that drives the world’s megacities.

This episode, Mumbai is the megacity in which 13 million people live. Discover and marvel at how such dense city manages to sleep soundly.

The airport opened for commercial operations in 1998, replacing Kai Tak, and is an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in Mainland China (with over 40 destinations) and the rest of Asia. Despite a relatively short history, Hong Kong International Airport has won seven Skytrax World Airport Awards in just ten years.

The amazing feet of raising a new airport on a separate island is dwarfed by cutting edge engineering.

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