This is the third video in our series of maker profiles shot as part of the Red Bull Creation competition. Here, you'll meet the puckish tinkerers behind Virginia-based North Street Labs, who favor the type of project that "makes you laugh, makes you scared, or make you laugh at the person who's scared," to quote one member. They've built everything from a motorized hammock to a game that replicates the g-forces of a Top Fuel Dragster. Warning: Dizzying footage ahead.
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Posted 08.21.2012 at 1:26 pm 2 Comments
Here's the second video in our series of maker profiles as part of the Red Bull Creation competition. In this installment, you'll meet Greg Needel, mechanical engineer, combat roboticist and toymaker. For last year's program he built a beer tap that senses the size of a glass and pours the perfect brew, and then went on to create a swingset-powered vehicle. This year, he continued the party theme with a robotic cooler. Bravo, Greg. Enjoy.
We're big fans of Arduino work here at PopSci (see: here, here, and here) and so is Red Bull. That's why they created the hack- and make-a-thon Red Bull Creation, a 72-hour competition that pits inventors against each other and streams it all online. This year, we've come together to bring you the competition, which runs from July 19 to 22. (Past projects have included a tweeting coffee pot and real-life Pong, so we're excited to see what's next.) For all the details, check out the official site and the video below. [Red Bull USA]
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