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Steampunk Dorks November 19, 2009

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There is a great exhibit at SFO (yes, the airport) of turn of the century slot machines. They are all brass and wood and levers and awesomeness. I imagine dorks 100 years ago getting together and presenting their clockwork projects. Here are some bad photos I managed to capture before finding out I wasn’t supposed to take photos.

Slot Machines at SFO

Slot Machines at SFO

More Slot Machines at SFO

More Slot Machines at SFO

Yet More Slot Machines at SFO

Yet More Slot Machines at SFO

Yet More Slot Machines at SFO

Yet More Slot Machines at SFO

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Cart Before the Horse March 18, 2009

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A modern green chariot from Fleethorse. To start, the treadmill tilts up and the horse starts walking by instinct and powers the chariot. Goes up to 50mph and has 32 gears. When the horse gets tired it switches over to a DC motor that has enough juice to get to the nearest stop where the horse can rest. There’s all sorts of monitors on the horse to figure out if it’s tired. There are shock absorbers on the treadmill to not jar the horse. There’s also a pooper scooper.

Exoskeletons March 18, 2009

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Lockheed has come out with an exoskeleton based on Berkeley Bionics HULC.

Via SRL crew.

Flying Car March 18, 2009

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Woburn, MA company Terrafugia did a successful test flight of their flying car recently.  It’s a 2-seater that can take off and land on roads with retractable wings to fit within its lane.

Some videos from their website here and here

The Boston Herald has some more pix here. Will the DMV be issuing pilots licences soon? Shudder to think what kind of DMV test they’ll come up with.