CycloCable Gets Bikes Up That Hill

CycloCable We all know it’s a bit of a pain cycling up steep hills especially on your journey to work, but CycloCable gets bikes up that hill. Well the Norwegians have got that sorted, in Trondheim at least. Just watch this video: You can see more detail about how the ‘CycloCable gets bikes up that… Continue reading CycloCable Gets Bikes Up That Hill

How To Open A Wine Bottle Without A Corkscrew

This Is How To Open A Wine Bottle Without A Corkscrew It would appear to be a very simple process to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew. Just look at this video to learn how: If you aren’t happy with that method try this one. There probably aren’t many corkscrews where this chap comes… Continue reading How To Open A Wine Bottle Without A Corkscrew

Another Method Of Opening Food Cans

Introduction The video here demonstrates another method of opening food cans without a traditional can opener. This Is Another Method Of Opening Food Cans This is another method for opening food cans without a can opener. It involves grinding off the folded over edge of the can. The grinding material is in this case is flat… Continue reading Another Method Of Opening Food Cans

Zipper Slider Repairs

Introduction Here are two zipper slider repairs that can be done when the pull tab has come off and either: the crown (or lug) is lost, you still have the crown (or lug). This post is an edited compilation of two posts I wrote on this blog in the past describing the repair of Zipper Sliders. I have updated the references and… Continue reading Zipper Slider Repairs

Automotive Air Compressor RAC900 by RING

Ring RAC900

Introduction This post is about the RING Automotive Air Compressor RAC900 which is an excellent pump for inflating anything with a Schrader valve, (e.g. car tyres, bicycle tyres, etc.) or balls, airbeds, etc. (3 Inflation Adapters are supplied). It has to be powered by a 12 volt (30 amp peak) supply such as a car battery (not provided).

Flipping Heck It’s A SmartInversion

Introduction It’s an unusual flying object – this SmartInversion – that propels itself by flipping inside out. Created by engineers at Festo in Esslingen, Germany. It was originally reported in a New Scientist blog in April 2012 which is no longer online. I decided to investigate it further and found it in the Festo archives.… Continue reading Flipping Heck It’s A SmartInversion