A shout out to my mom for sending me this link. Tom Baynham and Ben Tyers built what they call “The contraption“, which is a Rube Goldberg type device that eventually, about 3 minutes after being triggered by a mechanical alarm clock, opens the blinds. Along the way there are rolling golf balls, strings, pulleys, falling weights, flying darts, burning candles, even a slinky walking downstairs. A video is worth a thousand words, so just watch this one.
In our third annual contest, Design News and Allied Electronics are going to crown a winner in early 2016 for the best reader gadget submission this year, and once again, you, the readers, are the judges!
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and dynamometer in a small, portable package with the ability to output vehicle torque, speed, horsepower, 1/4 mile times, 0-60 mph acceleration times, ambient air temperature, and more.
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