Tech Stuff 57


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.

The luckiest foamer.

Talking through a wall.


How its made: hex keys.

Aircraft gone to scrap after WW2.  The greatest air force ever built was obsolete by the time the war ended, scrapped because of the jet engine.

Electronic Lego blocks.

Antonov to the rescue!! One left over from the cold war are the big Antonov transports. They ate frequently used to move big stuff that needs to get somewhere fast, like an engine for a stranded 777.

Maintaining the model railroad at the Museum Of Science And Industry.

Airshow 1945, with captured German Aircraft:

Soccer ball from Challenger makes it to space:

The most fun looking bad idea I’ve seen in some time.


Thermite welding in India.

And in the US.

Video of the week: Drone over Meiji Mura.



  1. Len · February 17, 2017

    That’s not the first railroad at the museum, though – here’s an article about an earlier one (the first?):


    • jccarlton · February 19, 2017

      I knew about the Cronkhite layout, but I didn’t want to create an entire post from a digest entry. Also I’m not sure if I still have the articles from Model railroader and whatnot because I purged a huge chunk of my MR collection pending a move as it doesn’t look like I’m ever going to have layout of my own.


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