Engineering the Force From Star Wars

Blue and red Lightsabers

Hello there! Even though Star Wars is science fiction, that hasn’t stopped engineers from bringing parts of the movies to life, including the Force. Read on to learn how the Force and four other pieces of Star Wars lore are…


The LEGO vacuum that sorts your bricks!

The LEGO vacuum that sorts your bricks

See how this crafty engineer solved one of our most dangerous problems: LEGO blocks on the floor! It only takes one incident, and you’ll never forget it. It’s late at night. You’re creeping quietly through the house, and then it…


Engineering a Robotic Piano That Speaks English

Engineering a Piano that Speaks English

Engineer Mark Rober recently introduced “Chopsticks,” a robotic piano that speaks English. While it seems unusual to want a talking piano, musicians have been on this quest for a long time. Getting an instrument to replicate the sound of a…


Engineering an Electric Jet Engine

engineering an electric turbo jet engine

Watch This Genius Design and Build an Electric “Turbo” Jet Engine From Household Items We’ve seen them hanging off the sides of aircraft for decades, but until now I never realized there are so many variations on the jet engine…


Engineering 6 Spider-Man Gadgets

Spider-Man toy in front of city

When it comes to transforming yourself into a superhero, these engineers have come as close as you can probably get. Watch these mad scientists bring Spider-Man to life. Do NOT try this at home! Creating Spider-Man 1. Climbing Walls These…


Engineering the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

person drawing model on a computer

How does Macy’s make its iconic Thanksgiving balloons? Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade History For just shy of a century, Macy’s has put on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with its iconic, giant balloons. However, before any before the dozen or…