Catch Gnarly Waves With “The Dock”

Stand Around and Catch Gnarly Waves With “The Dock”

Why waste all that energy paddling out, hundreds of yards, to catch a sweet wave when you can just stand there an let it come to you? Who needs physical activity, anyways? Volcom teamed up with Stab to show off just how fun an extreme it would be to put a floating dock out in the waves. This 100 feet …

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Meet Maslow CNC: Can it be this easy to have a home CNC router?

Meet Maslow CNC: Can it be this easy to have a home CNC router?

A CNC is an automated machine that takes a design from the computer and makes a cut-out object using power tools and a medium such as wood or metal. These machines look and function a lot like 3D printers, but instead of adding material they cut it from something larger. Designs are created or downloaded online and are extremely precise, …

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"The Red Special" Engineering Brian May's Homemade guitar

“The Red Special” Engineering Brian May’s Homemade guitar

The path to becoming a guitar god is well documented: Step 1) A young prodigy spends hours alone practicing to perfect his craft Step 2) He meets other like-minded musicians and form a band Step 3) World dominance is achieved! Guitarist Brian May added a significant step to his process, coming before the traditional “step 1,” he couldn’t afford a …

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Forget the Eclipse: How to Make a Solar Oven in a Jiffy!

Forget the Eclipse: How to Make a Solar Oven in a Jiffy!

Forget the solar eclipse, it only comes once in a while, and lasts only 10 minutes! Cook up some lunch all year long, by harnessing the the power from the “earths yellow sun” in a solar oven. Making a solar oven isn’t just for school projects, they can be a great way to spend a summer day with family. All …

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WARR Hyperloop Team Speeding into Phase II Competition Powered by PARTsolutions

WARR Hyperloop Team Speeding into Phase II Competition Powered by PARTsolutions

UPDATE: The WARR Hyperloop team achieve new heights! The student team from TU Munich shot to first place through the 1.25 km long test tube at speeds of 324 km/h at the SpaceX Hyperloop challenge competition II in Los Angeles. The team beat their previous success from competition I. Elon Musk, as initiator of the Hyperloop challenge, even took to Twitter himself …

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Hyperloop Design: How Ryerson's Hyperloop Team Streamlined their Design Process

Hyperloop Design: How Ryerson’s Hyperloop Team Streamlined their Design Process

In 2013, Elon Musk announced the concept of a “5th mode of transportation,” the hyperloop. In 2015, Musk decided that the best way reach some of the sharpest young minds in the world, would be to host an international competition with SpaceX, where students could submit prototypes for subsystems or the Hyperloop pod itself. What is a Hyperloop? A Hyperloop …

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Engineering Old-School Logos: Before Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign, How Were TV Logos Made?

Engineering Old-School Logos: Before Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign, How Were TV Logos Made?

It’s hard to believe that there was a time when making a title sequence or logo could take weeks compared to one day when done digitally. Most logos today have 3D aspects and back then when put on a flat screen it was difficult for designers to incorporate 3D elements into their design since it was mostly done on paper. …

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