Last week, we reported about how MegaBots, the American giant-piloted-robot-concern, finished their brute of a mech, the MegaBot Mark II, and immediately challenged the one other existing giant fighting robot, Japan’s Kuratas, to a duel. Well, peoples of earth, get excited, because the Japanese accepted. It’s on.
Finally, after millennia of bullshit agriculture and metallurgy and revolutions industrial, political, cultural, whatever, shit’s finally getting good. That’s because there are now two giant, functional, manned robotic mecha-Gundam-Pacific Rim-giant-robot-whatever suits, and it looks like they’re gonna fight. Who will…
Just because your nervous system is an intricate mesh of wires and logic gates doesn't mean you don't feel things. Especially on night watch, when the humans engage in their social rituals.
Built by the ultra-talented Kosmas Santosa, this Lego Mech, titled Der Silberrȕcken 8, is a complex and an incredible build. Everything in the workshop from the tanks of nameless gasses to that vice on the tool bench is extremely well done. The hanger where the figs are working on the Mech is also stunning, down to…
It's just not a Friday night until there's an alcohol rationing riot and the mechs come out with their smart machine guns. That's when the party really gets started.
Having a kid is a lot of responsibility but if you're a man-sized child, it can also be a lot of fun. Take Carsten Riewe, for example, he made a Caterpillar P5000 Powerloader costume from the movie Aliens for his 13-month-old daughter. What's the point of having kids if you can't do crazy things like that!
They ate a simple meal by the fire, guarded by the house mech. Some might say they weren't nomads at all — just high tech poseurs appropriating a traditional way of life. But out in the wild lands beyond the city, there was no one to accuse them of anything.
Another week, another giant ring that we spin up in orbit. The geoengineers always claim that their job is the hardest because they have to build a climate up from the metal substrate. But we know that infrastructure construction is the worst. We start with nothing, and make a world.
Everyone, this is Jaimie Mantzel, and he is about to blow your mind.
This horrific-looking, chicken-devouring contraption is the E-Z Catch chicken harvester. It swallows up live chickens like feathered Reese's Pieces. Fair warning: Watching the video might ruin your lunch. But that's not the whole story.
Wasilla, Alaska: Home to moose, human, and most notoriously, one Sarah Palin. Its most famous resident may be a divisive one, but I think we can all agree that Carlos Owen, backyard roboticist and aspiring mad scientist, is a hero.
Happy Halloween! Bad news! Your costume sucks compared to this kid's, which is amazing. It's a homemade chicken walker mech costume, and it is so badass I can't quite put how badass it is into words. I think between this and the Lil' Mega Man costume we can conclude that Halloween is the best time for awesome dads to…
The Mega Mech Airmagination inflatable robot isn't quite the My Buddy/Optimus Prime hybrid that we've had in mind since age 8 1/2, but it brings us one step closer to the loving embrace of cold, possibly sharp steel talons. Because the Mega Mech Aimagination a fully remote controlled friend. Essentially an RC car with…