Tech Stuff 86

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.

This week, early sound footage of NYC, Simone hunts robots, the biggest plane taxis and more.

The boy robot of 1774.

Before the “Jetsons.”

Early sound footage of NYC

Simone hunts a robot.

Engineering the Olympic snowboarding ramp.

3D printing factory in China.

Building Shinkansen cab cars.


Dropping boats from a C17.

Do airplanes have horns?

Raising the anchor on a ship of the line.

Salt flat racers.

Robot carpenters?

If the Hal 9000 was Alexa.


Laser printing turbo prop engines.

Taxi test of the Stratolaunch.

Ok, it worked, but this is not how you bend a hoop.

Are cheap mini lathe’s worth it?

Train in street.

Video of the week: A ship’s last trip.

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