Anyone who presoaks laundry knows the problem. You fill the washer with clothes, laundry and soap - with the intention of starting the laundry after 20 minutes of soaking. Two days later you remember it's in there. Jitendra Tailor decided to solve this problem for once and all with an automated presoak system. With Tailor's gadget, you only have to cut one wire in the washing machine - the one that goes from the lid switch to the pull on/push off module. Attach the gadget and presto, no more forgetting about your laundry.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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