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  • Boy Builds Wall-Climbing Machine Using Recycled Vacuums
    By on July 2, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Joe McIntosh writes “Hibiki Kono just might be a boy genius. The 13-year-old decided he wanted to climb vertical surfaces like his hero, Spiderman. So, he used two 1,400-watt recycled vacuum cleaners and a little bit of elbow grease to make a machine that allows him to scale walls. Kono has been scaling the walls of his UK school and has told the media that he hopes his invention will help window washers eliminate clumsy ladders from their daily routine.”


  • Dad Builds 700 Pound Cannon for Son’s Birthday
    By on August 31, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “The Charleston Daily Mail reports that machinist Mike Daugherty built his son a working cannon for his birthday — not a model — a real working cannon. ‘It looks like something right out of the battle at Gettysburg,’ says Daugherty. The 700 pound cast iron and steel howitzer, designed to use comparatively small explosive charges to propel projectiles at relatively high trajectories with a steep angle of descent, has (more…)

  • Guy Builds Electric Motorcycle Outta Junk
    By on May 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Tony Parker Has Built An Electric Bike Made From Junk. He Also Made A Solar And Wind-Powered Charging Station For The Bike.