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A Functioning LEGO Harvesting Machine

The Brick Wall built a functioning harvesting machine out of LEGO Technic pieces and a CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC tractor. They were able to control the machine from their tablet using SBrick Plus. My Mom asked me to pick up vegetables and fruits in the backyard. I think Lego …

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Software Engineer Gives Run-Through of a Complex Custom Puzzle Box That He Built For His Dad

Amazon software development engineer Ryan Calme built an incredibly complex custom puzzle box for his father and posted a video run-through of how its numerous layers of mechanisms work. All of Calme’s design files, software, and documentation are available to download from GitHub. via reddit Custom Built LEGO Axle Sorter …

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The Colony At The Edge Of The World

Photo By Lauren Buchholz It’s not easy standing out in New Zealand’s feathered crowd. From flightless kiwis to the world’s only alpine parrot, the birdlife on this tiny South Pacific nation has an incredible diversity. Yet, with striking white, black and gold plumage and a wingspan extending nearly 6 feet, …

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Photo Of The Day By Vaibhav Tripathi

Photo By Vaibhav Tripathi Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Morning Takeoff” by Vaibhav Tripathi. Location: Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California. “Snow and Ross’s Geese take off on a winter morning at Merced Wildlife Refuge,” describes Tripathi. Follow Lyrical Outdoors on Facebook to see more images by Vaibhav Tripathi. Photo of …

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Tamron Introduces Full Frame 70-210mm Tele Zoom

Along with announcing the development of a new standard zoom for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, Tamron today has also introduced a new telephoto zoom for full-frame DSLRs, the Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034). Tamron states that this new zoom, which features a fast constant maximum aperture of …

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Tamron Developing Fast Standard Zoom For Sony

Expanding its lens lineup for mirrorless cameras, Tamron today announced the development of the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. When released, it will be the third lens in the Di III series for mirrorless, joining the 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III (Model C001) for …

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The Long Now Foundation Begins the Installation of the Monumental 10,000 Year Clock in West Texas

Nearly 30 years after its conception in 1989 and six years since ground was first broken, the Long Now Foundation has begun installing the monumental 10,000 year clock at its designated location in West Texas, on land owned by Jeff Bezos of Amazon. The clock is designed to run for …

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A Gorgeous Overhead Timelapse Showcasing the Evolving Beauty of Athens, Greece at Night

Filmmaker Alexandros Maragos has created an absolutely gorgeous timelapse showcasing the evolving beauty of Athens, Greece from overhead and at night. In addition to the sleek urban style and rich history, Margaros has captured the natural beauty of the city in its surrounding, hills, valleys and mountains along with the …

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An Incredibly Detailed Miniature Scale Replica of the Defunct Discolandia Record Store in San Francisco

A post shared by Joshua Smith (@joshua_smith_street_artist) on Jan 28, 2018 at 4:29pm PST Artist Joshua Smith, who creates miniature scale models of abandoned buildings from urban settings, has made one such replication of the now-defunct Discolandia Record Store in San Francisco. Discolandia had been a Mission District mainstay since …

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The Traditional, Labor Intensive Process of Making Nablus Olive Oil Bar Soap by Hand

In 2014, Norwegian filmmaker Eirik Moe captured wonderful footage of the traditional process in creating the famous, handcrafted Nablus Olive Oil Soap Bar, which comes from Nablus, Palestine. Moe’s camera filmed the incredibly labor intensive process of scooping up liquid soap, spreading it out onto a plastic sheet on the …