Wacky Inventions

Discussion in 'New Science' started by ufonerd, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. Ermintruder

    Ermintruder Existential pixelfixer

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    Umm...you know how I, well, doubt everything?

    I doubt that this video is even pretending to be real. Don't you detect a double-yolk....on you?

    (Never fear....you're in good company).

    Clues as to it being not actually being a real design, include:
    • the whole style of the video
    • the fact that the 'app development company' is actually a video production company (www.oliversisland.co.uk) not an app software house
    • the small matter that their website says http://oliversisland.co.uk/project/79668906 ) The app is not available for sale as the ultrasound hack is not something most people would be able to carry out safely, and without this the app will not function. What?!
    • Other work of the company (produced for British-based tv channel E4) includes 'Aliens' "We created the title sequence and a package of promotional assets for this new E4 drama series set in a fictional England in which Aliens came to live amongst us. Working with the programme makers, Clerkenwell Pictures, we also created a phoney 80s news report and extensive behind the scenes docs shot in Bulgaria"
    If this is real, I'll eat my hat.
     
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  2. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    You could be right, I don't know .. one of the guys posts as Stallion Explosion on B3ta and normally puts out outlandish comedy videos .. like this one ... or they've invented a double yolk finder thingy ..

     
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  3. Coal

    Coal Polymath Renaissance Man

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    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    A Lego printer ..

     
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    JamesWhitehead Piffle Prospector

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    Better than most of the ink-jets I have owned! :D
     
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    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    A Lego pixel display

     
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  7. Coal

    Coal Polymath Renaissance Man

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    Brilliant. :D
     
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  8. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    Some early machines by Tim Hunkin

     
  9. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    New age music from a factory ..

     
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    FrKadash Justified & Ancient

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    I was desperately searching for a thread that I could post the following in as I was so surprised when I realised it's never been posted on anywhere on the forum before! Anyway the closest thread I thought my post might fit in at least vaguely was this one, so I digress, I'm talking about the amazing Survival Research Laboratories and the amazing work of Mark Pauline. A friend introduced their work to me years ago by giving my a couple of old VHS tapes produced by SRL. Has anyone here heard of them before?

    I'll add a quote from their wiki page:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survival_Research_Laboratories





     
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  11. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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  12. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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  13. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    I'm willing to bet he doesn't have the driveline flexibility to prevent it from shaking itself to pieces - particularly where the undersized rotor blades attach to the drive shaft.

    I'm curious as to why he didn't build himself a gyrocopter - a much simpler and safer DIY rotor-winged craft.
     
  14. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    He's basically built a big fan. Hope it keeps him cool.
     
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    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    Heath Robinson's new sex toy NSFW can someone please remind me how to do that spoiler thing so I don't upset the mods

     
  16. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Spoiler?
    Select text. Click the + next to the filmstrip icon.
    Select Spoiler from the menu.
     
  17. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    A paper aeroplane machine gun.

     
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    OneWingedBird Beloved of Ra

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    Very good live act that I'd recommend seeing if he's gigging anywhere near you... uses a mechanical drum machine he built himself from a cadillac wheel:

     
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    Coal Polymath Renaissance Man

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    Awesome and clever.
     
  20. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    Wintergatan's marvelous marble music machine ...

     
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  21. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    Del's machine of no obvious practical use .. it's beautifully crafted ..

     
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    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    A homemade toast buttering machine ..

     
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    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    Make your own bike pump espresso machine ..

     
  24. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    The Amazing Rube Goldberg Beer Pouring Device ..

     
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  25. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    .. skip to 0:25 ... genius madness :) .. I want one! (it's called an American Fotoplayer)

     
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  26. Coal

    Coal Polymath Renaissance Man

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    Utterly utterly brilliant. :glee:
     
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    hunck Justified & Ancient

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    Chortle. An improvement on the G 'n R original. Shades of John Shuttleworth.
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Pigeons in flight!
     
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    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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  30. Coal

    Coal Polymath Renaissance Man

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    Quite, it wooden work...


    ...I'll get me coat. C'mon you were all thinking it.
     
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