WMD - Weapons of Musical Destruction. A modern trebuchet flinging an upright piano. Built in two days, for the band "Dirty on Purpose".
Designed, built and fired by Jeff Del Papa, founder of the Junkyard Wars/ Scrapheap Challenge team The NERDS. Check the link for lectures and team building exercises led by the builder.
Ever wonder how those whacko's got onto that reality show? Despite having succeeded at the game, we don't know either. But for the curious, here is the tape that worked for us. We were the first Americans to appear on the engineering competition Junkyard Wars (Scrapheap Challenge to the rest of the world). This is the deluxe version of what we sent them.
Ever wonder how a sewing machine works? See a larger than life model constructed, and the operation demonstrated using adult humans as the working parts. (aka stupid human tricks)
Nerds speak - Have a Nerd speak at your next event. Or host your own Junkyard Wars style competition - Makes a great team building exercise. See *******www.the-nerds****/lecture.html
Time lapse video of the building of a large Trebuchet. The machine was built for the band "dirty on purpose"'s latest rock video, "Car No Driver"
The machine was designed and built by Jeff Del Papa, founder of the engineering competition team "The New England Rubbish Deconstruction Society; The NERDS", with the assistance of B&M Fabrication of Gilbertsville PA.
Built from steel, it weighs over 2.5 tons. (counterweight represented 1.5 tons of the total). The frame is 20 feet tall, the arm tip is another 18 feet at its highest point.
This was filmed at a rate of one frame every 4 seconds (two minutes of real time for every second of video).
Contact me if you would like a similar prop build for your organization, or my team building exercises based on "Junkyard Wars"
The Thanet Kent Fire & Rescue service show Kent TV how they rescue casualties from vehicles that have been involved in road traffic collisions.
Who Said The Tape Deck Was Dead?! [ *******www.chinavasion****/5tm2 ].
There's no need to put your car tape decks, boom boxes and walkmans on the scrapheap next to your 8-track and floppy disk drive. You can dust it off and plug it in thanks to this MP3 player which will play digital music on cassette decks or work as a stand-alone MP3 player.
Besides looking fantastic and giving your retro gadgets a second life it is also easy to use with a simple seven button interface driving everything and offering fast forward and rewind functions when being played on a traditional tape player.
Check it out now at [ *******www.chinavasion****/5tm2 ] or see more cool gadgets at *******ww.chinavasion****.
Want a preview of this Friday's new episode of "Transformers Prime?"
Check out a clip from "Scrapheap" - premiering Friday 2/18 at 6:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM PT - only on The Hub!
For the 100th anniversary of the first flight of the Wright Brothers, Scrapheap presenter Robert Llewellyn and the Junkyard Wars presenters Karyn Bryant and Tyler Harcott hosted an episode that had teams from Great Britain, the United States of America and France compete to try to build a plane that could fly.
If you wan't more from this episode, then tell me!
Home made jet engine bolted to a mobility car. 47 mph on the transit speedo ! The car is the sort of thing your gran would take to the supermarket
had a 360 which red ringed about 2yrs ago,so its been stored since then. heatgunned the ana - scaler chip and the gpu for 2 mins till the solder between the 2 chips above turned a yellowish colour, covered the caps with blu-tak to stop them being destroyed.heatgunned the top of the board aswell in that area for about 1min.works like new now.1 360 saved from the scrapheap,ms quality control can go and blow bigtime......
A bit of a 'scrapheap challenge', really. I bought the Marklin train set off E-bay but didn't want to spend any money on the layout. I had a look at what was in the garage and what was left over from my OO layout and used what I found.
Result: The layout cost me nothing!
For baseboard construction details, see my website:
Word of warning: DON'T OVERCOOK THE MOZZARELLA!
W.W.2 USAF pilot Jay Zeamer & his"renegade" aircrew rescued this old Boeing B-17E("666"-an abbreviation of the tail number,it also had a reputation for getting"Shot to Hell",on every mission) from the scrapheap.They "hotrodded"it with extra,larger calibre cannons...an amazing story.
Now Available on the Google Play Store:
Partnering with award-winning studio Amanita Design, Hothead Games publishes the beautiful and charming Machinarium for Android devices.
Discover the award-winning, steam punk world of Machinarium, navigating a clever little robot called Josef from the scrapheap into the city to save his robot girlfriend.
Solve puzzles, quests, brain-teasers and mini-games to rid the city of the wicked Black Cap Brotherhood robots. Gorgeous hand-drawn graphics and animations bring the robot's story to life, using unique comic bubbles and symbols to convey the plot.
The Machinarium world is populated only by robots of various forms and functions. One of the most interesting places in this world is old, rusty and legendary city of Machinarium where the game takes place.
Backgrounds and characters are 2D hand-drawn represented through carefully crafted animations.
An award winning and original soundtrack compliments the game play throughout.
Best Indie Game of the Year - DIY Gamer, Gamasutra, VGChartz****
Excellence in Visual Art (Independent Games Festival)