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Functional ATM Made Out of LEGOs

LEGO designer Ronald McCrae created this amazing functional ATM made entirely out of LEGOs. How functional is it? Just check it out for yourself: This Lego NXT Automatic Teller Machine includes HiTechnic IRLink and a Codatex RFID Sensor, and just like any other ATM, it demands the PIN number. Along with a functional keypad, a display screen, it flaunts 913 ...

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Perpetual Rube Goldberg Machine Made Out of LEGOs

Much like an enlarged prostate, this LEGO Rube Goldberg machine, left to its own devices, would just keep going and going and going. Some Goldberg machines have a goal, such as creating the perfect cocktail, others are made simply for their geeky aesthetic but this particular device simply is. And it continues to be. With the assistance of various building ...

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Self-Portrait Machine Forces You To Draw Yourself

A narcissists dream, the Self-Portrait Machine takes a photo of the user and transfers the picture into a drawn image of themselves. The catch is that the user is actually the one that does all the drawing, as they are physically attached to the machine. The machine itself performs a little dutch rudder action, guiding the user’s hand along the ...

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Shot Glass Printing Machine

Here’s a video of a RepRap machine that can print out its own three-dimensional shot glasses. Does a robot get any cooler than that? Yes. The kind that brings you a beer. Why not get a LEGO Mindstorms setup going on that pours liquor into finished shotglasses? Now there’s an idea. Link

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DIY: Build Your Own Multi-Color Fog Machine

You’ve probably been looking for that first-party Rock Band stage kit for your Wednesday night parties. I’m here to tell you not to bother with that overpriced junk. Instructables member Marc92 shows you how to make your own fog machine and light show that’s perfect for real and fake bands alike. However, unlike your typical fog machines which spit out ...

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The Lumbering Contraption Of Nose Picking

In light of this coming Sunday’s Handcar Regatta, a race of human-powered rail-track creations, the team over at Almost Scientific have created a ginormous 10 feet tall 10 feet wide hamster wheel they’re calling the Lumbering Contraption. What purpose does it serve? Well, it controls a slew of doohickeys that mobilize a giant nose picking machine. Weird, right? If only ...

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Halloween Bubble Fogger

I used to have a sweet little fog machine until my roommate lost it. I may consider this Bubble Fogger as a suitable replacement. Instead of just belching out smoke onto your stage a la Spinal Tap, this little fucker burps up bubbles filled with fog that remain perfect spheres until popped. Once popped, the fog will flow into the ...

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Homebrew Goodness Reminds Me Of Old Sierra Game

If you’re one of many Wii owners that are tired of using it at as a DVD player or a dry-erase board, then you’ll be happy to know that the homebrew scene is still going strong with innovative concepts that are pushing the capabilities of the Wii more than Nintendo ever attempted to do. Wii Physics is one of the ...

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No Pilot? No Problem

It seems wind records aren’t the only vehicular-based records being broken this year. Pictured above is the 66-pound unnamed unmanned flying machine that broke a world record for the longest-lasting unmanned flight. It remained airborne for an unbelievable 83 hours and 37 minutes. That’s three and a half days of non-stop flight thanks to it’s power source: lithium-sulfur batteries charged ...

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