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Couldn’t Find The Tap Holder

Yesterday, a student came into the shop needing to tap a 1/2″ hole in a PVC pipe for an engineering project. Tapping is not a common practice in the CED shop, and so our collection of taps and dies are … Continue reading

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RGR, Beakerhead And The Canadian Rockies

I just returned from Calgary, where 5 Ton Crane installed the Ray Gun Gothic Rocket at the 1st annual Beakerhead festival of art, science and engineering. The RGR was well received by the event organizers and seemed to be enjoyed by most. More than … Continue reading

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5 Ton Crane At Beakerhead 2013

The nice folks at Beakerhead, an annual celebration of the intersection of science, engineering and art, have invited my collaborative group, 5 Ton Crane, to install the Ray Gun Gothic Rocket at this year’s event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This will be the first … Continue reading

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Art & Science Discussion At The POP Tech Conference

Here is an interesting article about the technology industry’s slow realization of the value of Art. Some organizations like Xerox and M.I.T. have known this for some time and have made moves to actively include art practices in their business. They … Continue reading

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Curiosity

That’s right kids, tonight NASA is attempting a technological and engineering feat of epic proportions. After eight months of traveling through space the latest Mars rover Curiosity will land, one way or another, on the surface of mars.  With luck everything … Continue reading

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The Most Organized Tool Box On The Planet

  Here is a quick video of master carpenter, Norm Abram showing a tool box designed and built by a piano builder from Boston named Henry Studley.  Studly’s level of skill is so high that I am intimidated just by … Continue reading

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Mars Rover Spirit’s Entire Journey On Mars – Time Lapse

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Bon Voyage Nautilis Crew

It was great to get the chance, once again, to be a part of the process that the collaborative group 5 Ton Crane engages in during the construction of their large projects. My contribution to their current work (a scaled … Continue reading

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Space, Pop Culture And Our Future

Here is a short video that my friend Sean Donnelly made for Time Video. It is an interview with Megan Prelinger of the Prelinger Archives in San Francisco. She talks about the reciprocal relationship between the evolution of our technology … Continue reading

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Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

The rebels in Libya have been transforming various mechanic shops and work spaces in their cities into weapons facilities to fight Gadaffi’s forces. Two things come to mind when I watch this video. The first is how similar this seems … Continue reading

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