Weird and Wacky Engineering
6/7/2013 11:44 AM EDT
How many of you have a pet snake and want to take it for slither? Well, you just may need this invention...
post comment 4 comments last comment Battar
The text of the abstract and claim shows up the apparent inability of patent attorneys to construct ...
5/31/2013 11:29 AM EDT
I think Wile E. Coyote was the kind of person who created many of the patents I find to write about in my “what were they thinking” series. You know what I mean – those absurdly complicated gadgets...
post comment 10 comments last comment krwada
To tell you the truth ... I would have used a pressurized canister of ethyl ether as the 'blower'. ...
5/28/2013 2:19 PM EDT
I've been playing with the Image Blender app on my iPad, and I have to say that it is a LOT of fun.
post comment 10 comments last comment Max the Magnificent
Hi Carolyn -- I will do so -- thanks for the suggestion -- Max
5/24/2013 11:01 AM EDT
This is an interesting patent in that it has some sensible elements and some that are are totally crazy...
post comment 2 comments last comment resistion
3/25/2013 5:46 PM EDT
Sometimes the way the world works leaves me gasping with astonishment and delight.
post comment 7 comments last comment Max the Magnificent
You are correct about the Oakland A's -- Stacy also told me how this all came about -- I could have ...
3/8/2013 5:23 PM EST
Ooooh, this takes me back. I just opened the first one from January 1972. There's no way to artificially replicate that 41-year-old magazine smell.
post comment 9 comments last comment Asad.Asif
Agreed! Wish there were digital copies (scanned or otherwise) of old electronics related magazines.
3/1/2013 10:14 AM EST
An experiment that will change the scientific world forever – a plan so audacious that not even NASA has attempted it!
post comment 8 comments last comment Max the Magnificent
2/26/2013 1:17 PM EST
I want a small box that can connect via WiFi to the Internet on one side and stream live television (in the form of a VHF signal) out of the other side.
post comment 39 comments last comment AustinTim
Max, Did the digital converter work? If you want one of those anything inputs to VHF I've got ...
2/22/2013 10:35 AM EST
You would not believe the wonderful little retro portable TV I just discovered at Mock Electronics.
post comment 22 comments last comment Max the Magnificent
They do? They never mentioned that (the little rascals) ... but to be fair I never asked :-)
2/21/2013 12:12 PM EST
So many product test videos show the products only in a good light, so the fact that some of these videos show the products failing puts an interesting spin on things.
post comment 12 comments last comment Max the Magnificent
It would have to be a really big blender for a notepad (more like a cement mixer :-)