Tech Stuff 33

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.

Best Tech Of All Time: Medical Innovations.

How an effect was made.

The effect.

3D printed electronics.

Optomec Breakthrough in 3D Printing Enables Micron-scale Smart Structures

The rebirth of Stop motion.

All parts should go together without forcing.  Deconstructed IBM Selectric.

Building a large CPU out of transistors.

The Megaprocessor is an awe-inspiring multi-ton CPU project

Building a liquid H2 tank.

Watch a NASA Rocket Fuel Tank Assembled in 60 Seconds in This Time-Lapse

Powering the big rocket.


1960’s CNC.

WW1 Uboat UC30 found:

Text translation

The cold April wind is sending dark waves across the submarine. Spring 1917 has until now been an unusually cold experience.
The shore is far off, but Captain Heinrich Stenzler knows that he will soon have German soil under his feet, on the island of Helgoland west of Denmark.
He has chosen the safe way home, sailing closer to the Danish west coast than planned in order to avoid the British naval mines that fill the North Sea.
He doesn’t know that a few days before, the British navy has applied a new mine field off the west coast. Smack in the middle of the passage, through which he is about to take his 26-man crew.
This is the story of Captain Johan Heinrich Wilhelm Maximilian Stenzler and the last voyage of UC-30. The last of the sunken German submarines from World War I, which is now likely to have been found.
First World War (1914-1918) is known for the bloody and exhausting trench warfare on the Western Front. But the waves of the North Sea also saw a war that cost thousands of soldiers and civilians.
The British Navy is both bigger and stronger than that of the Germans. However, using submarines and sea mines, the Germans can match the British.
Underwater warfare is considered both devious and ungentleman-like , but after losing several warships and merchant vessels to the Germans, the British set the thief to catch the thief.
With 45,000 sea mines in the German Bight and off the west coast of Jutland, and 70,000 sea mines in the Skagerrak, the sea is transformed into a veritable death trap.

Bad day for a Russian ship.

Actually bad day for the guys who needed that pipe.  The ship was lucky.

Duct tape roll cage?

NASA makes it’s research available online.


Robot octopus.


Self Assembly?

Cutting open an electric bike.


Old DEC computer on a chip.

A PDP-11 On A Chip

Stereo pictures of old Japan:

A Big lift.


Video of the week: WW1 arms manufacturing.

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