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Engineering Student Hits Top Score With Homemade Pinball Machine

December 21, 2012
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A 21-year-old student has transformed tens of thousands of K'Nex pieces, a toy construction system, into a full-sized, working pinball machine. Andrew Locke says he was motivated by a love to build, the same obsession that has inspired him to pursue a career in engineering.

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AP (Jan. 2, 2014) — The owner of Seattle's Pinball Museum is on a mission to bring back an arcade classic. A look at the sights and sounds of this quirky collection. (Jan. 2)
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More Car Shoppers Going Mobile, Tesla Rises to the Top

More Car Shoppers Going Mobile, Tesla Rises to the Top

TheStreet (May 14, 2014) — Auto shoppers are using mobile devices more than ever to find the car of their dreams, says Avi Steinlauf, CEO of Steinlauf says shoppers are not always seeking out the cheapest vehicle with 64% of buyers saying time and price are of equal importance. He says shoppers on average will visit two dealers and take two test drives. On that score, Steinlauf says 80% of shoppers who take test drives will purchase a car within two weeks. Finally, Steinlauf says the recall controversy is not affecting GM shoppers and he says Tesla is worth the hype if price and range are not an issue. Video provided by TheStreet
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Univ. Of Pennsylvania's Jumping, Climbing Robot

Univ. Of Pennsylvania's Jumping, Climbing Robot

AP (Aug. 13, 2013) — University of Pennsylvania engineering professor Daniel Koditschek and fifth-year Ph.D. student Aaron Johnson have developed a robot that can jump over gaps and climb ledges, obstacles that have impeded mobile robots in the past.
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Video of Homemade 'Lightsaber' Goes Viral

Video of Homemade 'Lightsaber' Goes Viral

Newsy (May 29, 2013) — A YouTube user posted a video of a 3000mW homemade laser powerful enough to set objects on fire.
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