Archive | July, 2012

World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine

The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers is claiming to have built the largest functional Rube Goldberg Machine in the world, with a 300-step process that blows up and pops a balloon:

While I’d argue that the ‘largest’ Rube Goldberg Machine is most likely the Life Size Mousetrap, it’s still impressive to see all 300 steps work in order to perform one simple task!

Map of the Dead

Map of the Dead

If you ever find yourself surrounded by zombies, make sure you have the Map of the Dead bookmarked for quick reference.

The zombie apocalypse survival map includes vital resources like gun stores, pawn shops, military locations, gas stations, hospitals, and cemeteries. It also highlights danger zones, and offers a few suggestions for where you’re most likely to survive.

[Map of the Dead]

History Gets Under Your Skin

ChaosCrewTattooedPoster

The Chaos Crew wanted to show off what they could do with a tattoo gun, so they took the most important events of 2011, and tattooed them onto a giant calfskin ‘poster’.

Their motto for the project was fitting: “We get history under your skin.”

Stair Rover

The Stair Rover is an eight-wheeled skateboard that can roll down stairs, and was designed by Royal College of Art graduate Po-Chih Lai: