Musket vs Modern Assault Rifle

The musket: “Brown Bess” The British Army’s Land Pattern Musket, nicknamed the “Brown Bess” was a smoothbore muzzle-loader. Smoothbore Smoothbore refers to the finish of the inside of the barrel of the musket. A smooth bore does not impart any rotational forces to the fired projectile. Muzzle-loader Loading a musket was an involved process. First,…

Kickstarter Project: iPod Nano Watch Band

A simple idea This project merges (Principle 5 – Merging) the do-anything screen (Principle 6 – Universality) with a watch band, making a smartwatch the year before the release of the Apple Watch. It’s another example of a Kickstarter project that met with great success with $942,578, pledged of $15,000 goal and 13,512 backers. What else? One of the…

Hybrid Airliner Prototype

E-Fan X All-electric airplanes are already in service in limited applications like trainers and for towing gliders. These small planes boast low energy use and low maintenance, but battery capacity and weight remain limiting factors for longer range aircraft. Airbus, Rolls Royce and Siemens are thus employing the same strategy used by automobile manufacturers before…

SWING – Table Converts to Shelves

This is another smack-your-head, why-didn’t-I-think-of-it innovation. It’s a table made up of segments (Principle 1 – Segmentation) that converts to a shelf unit (Principle 15 – Dynamics) easily by turning on a pivot (Principle 12 – Equipotentiality). Check out the video: What can we learn? Like the Youtube video says, there are some bits of…