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Bathtub Hill Climb

It takes imagination, nerve, and a sense of humor.

Guinness World Record

100 drones, a night light show, & Beethoven’s 5th all add up to setting a new world record.

Personal Submarine

Deepflight Dragon is a 16', electric powered sub you can take to the "edge of darkness" in Lake Tahoe, CA.

Winged Drone

While it looks like a model airplane this fixed wing drone can fly up to 45 minutes with speeds up to 50 mph.

Hyperloop Test Track

Imagine travelling through a depressurized tube on a cushion of air at over 700 mph!

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Robots for Good Competition

MIT’s Hermes System is designed to enter dangerous situations and is controlled by an operator up to a kilometer away.

Born to Design

SolidWorks honors the people who are born to design and the products they are destined to create.

Sounds like a Strat

Looks like a Stratocaster, sounds like a Stratocaster, made of corrugated cardboard!

Lightning Motorcycle

Could an electric motorcycle out-muscle a combustion motorcycle?

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Inspired by Movies

This car made from small carbon fiber panels was inspired by two great movies: Transformers and Cars.

Soft Hand Robot

Made from 3D printed silicone this robot hand not only picks up delicate objects, it can also ID them.

Origami Inspired

This cardboard Lexus made of 1700 pieces uses CAD and laser cutting technology, but assembly; not so much.

Drift Racing

What started in Japan in the ‘90’s is now catching on in the US and UK. It’s hard to not get hooked when you see this video.

Born to Design

SolidWorks honors the people who are born to design and the products they are destined to create.

Collapsible Wind Turbine

It’s collapsible, durable, portable, light-weight (less than 4 lbs), adaptable, and affordable. This wind turbine has applications around the world.

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1,000 mph???

Part Formula 1 race car, part space rocket, and part supersonic jet fighter, the Bloodhound wants to set a new world record in 2016: 1,000 miles per hour!

Big Maker Art

Check out the 30 foot tall, flame shooting, Robot Resurrection, the life sized Mechanical Horse, and more from the World Maker Fair New York.

Worst Car Ever?

Could this be the worst car ever built? Judge for yourself.

Potentially Life Saving Device

Avatech uses Onshape & SolidWorks for their handheld avalanche detector to find trouble spots in the snowpack to save lives.

Born to Design

See what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2016.

Power Wheels Racing

The Power Racing Series represents the evolution of anyone who encountered Fisher Price’s Power Wheels toys. They look fun, but couldn’t they go faster? As it turns out, they sure can, and it's awesome.

WASP Prints Homes

The largest 3D printer in the world to provide housing for the world’s poorest people.

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Dateline Detroit

Meet Strati the first 3D-printed car is a small electric 2 seater printed from carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic.

Technology Meets Art & Design

A designer creates some of the most imaginative, aesthetically pleasing medical devices you’ve seen to date.

Smart Palm

This 21 foot, solar powered palm tree provides wi-fi, device charging, local info and more.

Answer - 54

Question - how many drones does it take to lift a human into flight?

Born to Design

SolidWorks honors the people who are born to design and the products they are destined to create.

Lung-on-a-chip

Harvard University's award winning transparent device simulates the chemical and mechanical performance of human lungs and could eliminate animal testing.

EngineerGirl.org

Inspire a young woman you know with a website that focuses on the exciting engineering opportunities available to girls.

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Codename Colossus

This toy is a labor of love from an artisan who knew nothing about 3D modeling or 3D printing before taking on this project.


Hubo Wins DARPA Challenge

Robots from Republic of Korea and United States take home $3.5 million in prizes!


Folding Bike

Folds around a lamp post and eliminates the need for a lock.


Miniature Origami Robot

This centimeter long robot self-folds, walks, and completes tasks.

Born to Design

SolidWorks honors the people who are born to design and the products they are destined to create.


Megabots Will Battle

Companies from US and Japan prepare for duel of gigantic robots.


FIRST Inspiration

There’s hope for the future of science, engineering, and technology professions.


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The World’s Smallest Computer

It fits on the edge of a nickel!


Thumbnail Track Pad

A new wearable device that turns your thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad.


Iron Man Delivers

In a superhero act of kindness Robert Downey Jr. delivers a real bionic arm.


Hummingbirds, Camera, Wind

Could researching hummingbird flight help future engineers manufacture better micro air vehicles?

25 Years of Spectacular Images

The best Hubble Telescope photos


Hubble Successor

The next telescope will be able to see objects that formed 13 billion years ago.


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You have until Friday May 22 to enter to win a $100 Amazon eGift card.

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Artistic Bookmobile

This Weapon of Mass Instruction is a DIY project gone right.


Homemade Flight Simulator

The ultimate garage project. He calls it a “big boy toy”, and he assembled it in his garage. This flight simulator has all the bells and whistles you would expect of any first rate aircraft. Take a ride.


What Is This?

Is it a shot from a distance, or a close up of something?


Dave Won a Myo!

David Henderson, Senior Mechanical Engineer at NEC Energy Solutions became the 2,000,000 user to download a component on TracePartsOnline.net. In recognition, we presented Dave with the new Myo armband.

Fun Falling Robots

They topple but can they get up?


Dig Out Your 3D Glasses

These 3D sculptures appear to bloom when spun under a strobe light


Seatbelt Required

3 jet engines, up to 375 mph, 36,000 horsepower. Would you get behind the wheel?


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$6,800, Choice of 7 Colors

Elio Motors' US $6,800, tandem seat, 84 mpg, American-made three-wheeler claims to be the "first start-up vehicle manufacturer to develop its own internal combustion engine since Nash Motors in 1951."


Closer to Human Flight?

“Using his body as an integrated flight surface with a powered wing, Jetman is changing perceptions of what is possible in human flight,” his official website explains.


Inspired by a Fish

Smooth and silent, this underwater robot is based on a cuttlefish. Named Sepios, its finned design can be an environmentally friendly alternative to propellers, and its propulsion system is almost silent.


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Eight finalists’ models are on view, ready for you to cast your vote.

Yes, it’s 3D chocolate!

Move over coffee maker, juicer, and food processor. Make way for the CocoJet!


Inspired by a Bat

This robot uses adaptive morphology inspired by the common vampire bat so the wings can also be used as legs. It’s hoped it can be used to find victims in dangerous areas after a natural disaster.


Prosthetic Mind Control

This double amputee is the first to wear and control two complex, mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.


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Long Haul

 by Phil Procario Jr.

Da Vinci's Helicopter


by Russell Richardson

R.C. Submarine


by Daniel Gant

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Water Pump


by Mark Morehead

Twin Cylinder Engine


by Robert O Connor

Vespa Sprint


by Martin Fitzgerald

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$10,000 Hoverboard


Image: Arx Pax

Check out this self-powered, levitating platform with enough power to lift a fully grown adult.


Covering the Market


Image: MVRDV

New laws in Rotterdam stipulated that fish and meat markets had to be covered. Cover it they did with this stunning arch building including apartments and more.

DIY Projects


Image: Toptenz

Sit back, relax, and enjoy these over the top do-it-yourself projects. From an all metal alien tank to Optimus Prime made from car parts, these creations will have you smiling!


Origami Solar Panel


Image: NASA

A childhood hobby influences NASA’s way to launch and deploy solar panels in less space with less weight.


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3DX Model Showdown

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3DX on Desktop Engineering

“Think of 3DX as a combination of Facebook — sharing of models in the cloud — and LinkedIn for your professional side … In general , just have a good time!” Bob Noftle, 3DX creator.


Teenage Domino Pro


Photo credit: WMUR TV

A New Hampshire teen created the domino set-up for the Honda Fit commercial. Watch the video.

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Space Station Espresso


Image: Lavazza

One of the most missed commodities by astronauts on the space station is the humble espresso. A specially engineered espresso machine will create a "corner cafe" to help overcome the isolating and challenging environment astronauts have to work in, while also giving them a little home comfort while they float hundreds of miles above their own.


Soccer Powered Illumination


Image: Getty

Soccer players in Rio de Janeiro harness kinetic energy that powers nighttime lighting of the field. About 200 energy-capturing tiles are covered by a layer of AstroTurf that works with solar panels for player-powered floodlights.

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Clean Oceans in 5 Years!


The Ocean Cleanup Foundation

After a trip to Greece where he saw more trash than fish, 17 year old Boyan Slat thought maybe the ocean could be cleaned up. While in high school, he and a friend spent more than 500 hours on this senior project. The result is the Ocean Cleanup Array.


3D Printed Medication Delivery


3D Printed Medical Pill Capsules
– by J Group Robotics

J Group Robotics is researching ways they can fill 3D printed capsules with a liquid or powder medicine during or after fabrication. This could drastically reduce the price and availability of these medications to poverty stricken nations.


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Walt's Vision in the Sky


Photo credit: WXTLTV

The Walt Disney Company is seeking permission to use unmanned aircraft for "aerial display systems with floating pixels, floating projection screens and marionettes held aloft and animated by drones."


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Photo credit: NASA

A giant cable from earth to space delivering a variety of payloads to space stations? Materials Engineers – help wanted!

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