Take a closer look at the workings of androids, cyborgs, and giant mechanical beasts with this collection of technical—but fictional—illustrations. Everyone from the lowliest droid to the most murderous Termintor breaks down to hydraulics and wire.
Maybe the old computers you've been hoarding are broken. Maybe you just got rid of them before the nostalgia set in. Either way, these slick schematic prints of classic computers are a great way to give a shout-out to the gadgets you love without devoting any of your precious shelf-space to a dinosaur.
When I see a fire hydrant, I selfishly hate it because it hogs a perfectly good parking spot. When I see an exploded fire hydrant, I absolutely love it because it's the urban sign for summer. When I see the schematics behind an early 20th century fire hydrant? I'm in awe of how beautiful the breakdown can be.
Artist Justin Amrhein imagines the pages of a mad scientist's notebook with detailed schematic illustrations of nameless and terrifying devices that shoot spikes, launch missiles, and deliver deadly poisons.
They've already released the CAD files for modding the case into a lobster phone (please, someone?), and now the OpenMoko folks are going all the way with their Neo Freerunner Linux smartphone, opening up the schematics for all to see and use under a Creative Commons license. This includes not only the full schematics…