Tech Stuff 13

This is a sort of search and discover newsletter of my findings of things that may relate to technology in one way or another.  It might be the latest gosh wow tech, it might be something as old of humanity.  It might relate to science large or small.  It might be art for art’s sake.  Or somebody just doing something funky. Because I think that technology is just the representation of human creativity and breaking boundaries.  So I’m certainly not going to place boundaries here except that it won’t be the same old, same old.  So almost no gadgets or yacking about the latest phone or whatever, unless of course it involves taking them apart or destroying them in unusual ways.  Or putting them to work in imaginative ways that most people won’t even think of.  So buckle up, it’s going to be a fun ride.

Playing with magnets

http://damn.com/even-engineers-are-completely-baffled-by-this-new-magnet-technology/

The racist toys of the 1880’s

http://archive.org/stream/automatictoywork00auto#page/n0/mode/2up

A tour of the ISS.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a20247/explore-the-iss-in-360/

Giant marble mountain.

This Guy Spent 3 Years Building a Giant Marble Rollercoaster in His Garage

 

Toyota’s new electric car made out of wood.

Toyota’s Latest Electric Concept Car is Made from Wood and Built Using Japanese Joinery Techniques

Going tiny with baby strollers.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/1/11340188/gb-pockit-foldable-stroller-worlds-smallest-price-preview

The clothing, fashion and to some extent textile industries have been resistant to automation and new ways of clothing fabrication. Which is strange because textiles are where automation and the industrial revolution got their starts.

Smart garments are great, but perhaps looking at how garments are designed and manufactured might  be more productive.  We still make garments like they were made 100 years ago.

Lincoln Logs were one of my favorite toys.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/how-to/a20251/make-your-own-diy-lincoln-logs-from-scrap-lumber/?src=TrueAnth_POPMECHANICS_TW&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=56fefb5504d30167acff5e5e&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Archeology from orbit finds Viking site in newfoundland.

Founding iron.  It’s important to remember that the Vikings were as much traders as they were raiders and got around a lot.

Gunny drives an FT17.

 

A crappy place to visit.

http://www.theplumbingmuseum.org/

At least a place where they look at things dealing with crap.

Big radio:

 

http://www.nutsvolts.com/magazine/article/the-colossus-of-radio

To receive 500 kw radio.

http://www.ominous-valve.com/wlw.html

Crossley also made cars, very small cars.

 

 

The last revolutionaries.

The Revolutionary War Veterans Who Lived Long Enough to Have Their Pictures Taken

Fusion in China.

http://www.scmp.com/tech/science-research/article/1909796/new-dawn-chinese-scientists-move-step-closer-creating

Launching oil into space, for science.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Research/Sending_crude_oil_into_space_to_study_Earth_s_depths

Putting inserts on piston skirts to reduce friction in engines.

http://www.gizmag.com/federal-mogul-piston-coating/42594/

http://media.federalmogul.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251259&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2151720#.VwQky2D2aYN

The 3D printer revolution continues.

Carbon Introduces the M1 3D Printer Featuring Revolutionary CLIP Technology

The New Stratasys J750 3D Printer Creates Entire Multi-Material Products in a Single Print

Mechanical calculator tries to divide by zero.

Old Calculator Nearly Explodes When it Divides by Zero

Doesn’t like it very much.

Video of the week, Shinkansen in the snow:

Love that new railroad sound.

 

The Tech Stuff Series.

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/tech-stuff-12/

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