Recreation http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8214/more en Spiderman II uses high and low-tech effects to bring characters alive http://machinedesign.com/recreation/spiderman-ii-uses-high-and-low-tech-effects-bring-characters-alive <div class="field-deck"> The movie-magic industry now includes everything from cutting-edge computers to simple wires and harnesses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Jerome Chen had an arsenal of technologies and &ldquo;tricks&rdquo; available as effects supervisor on the new comic-book-driven movie, the <em>Amazing Spiderman 2</em> from <strong>Marvel Comics</strong> and <strong>Columbia Pictures</strong> (opening next month).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/recreation/spiderman-ii-uses-high-and-low-tech-effects-bring-characters-alive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/recreation/spiderman-ii-uses-high-and-low-tech-effects-bring-characters-alive#comments Recreation Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:43:00 +0000 35421 at http://machinedesign.com Gallery: The engineering of U.S. Olympic Sochi bobsleds http://machinedesign.com/recreation/gallery-engineering-us-olympic-sochi-bobsleds <div class="node-body gallery-body">In this photo gallery, we show how the U.S. Olympic two-man bobsleds from BMW and four-man bobsleds from Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project Inc. are designed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/recreation/gallery-engineering-us-olympic-sochi-bobsleds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/recreation/gallery-engineering-us-olympic-sochi-bobsleds#comments CAD Recreation Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:02:00 +0000 34081 at http://machinedesign.com What a ride: Wooden roller coasters http://machinedesign.com/recreation/what-ride-wooden-roller-coasters <div class="field-deck"> With updated technology, wooden roller coasters are gaining fans, even in China. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Worried about the U. S. trade deficit with China? There is one U. S. product the Chinese can&rsquo;t get enough of: wooden roller coasters. At least that is the impression one gets from The Gravity Group LLC, an engineering firm in Cincinnati.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/recreation/what-ride-wooden-roller-coasters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/recreation/what-ride-wooden-roller-coasters#comments Recreation News Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:39:00 +0000 33731 at http://machinedesign.com CGI takes center stage in remake of RoboCop http://machinedesign.com/recreation/cgi-takes-center-stage-remake-robocop <div class="field-deck"> Production designers and special-effects experts pump new life into Robocop, the remake of an 80s sci-fi classic. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Robocop is considered a sci-fi film classic. It has spawned two cinematic sequels, a pair of TV shows, and two animated series, as well as several video games. Its upcoming remake (opening next month) presented the filmmakers with a host of challenges and opportunities to give the film a fresh new look and feel. Updating some of its special effects was similar to a large engineering project...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/recreation/cgi-takes-center-stage-remake-robocop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/recreation/cgi-takes-center-stage-remake-robocop#comments Recreation Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:44:00 +0000 32851 at http://machinedesign.com E-bike design modernizes the penny-farthing bicycle http://machinedesign.com/recreation/e-bike-design-modernizes-penny-farthing-bicycle <div class="node-body article-body">BASF, a German chemical company that specializes in manufacturing plastics, has developed Concept 1865, an e-bike inspired by the design of a penny-farthing, a 148-year-old bicycle design.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/recreation/e-bike-design-modernizes-penny-farthing-bicycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/recreation/e-bike-design-modernizes-penny-farthing-bicycle#comments Products Recreation Materials Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:16:00 +0000 31851 at http://machinedesign.com BNF How Maker Geeks celebrate Halloween http://machinedesign.com/blog/how-maker-geeks-celebrate-halloween <div class="node-body blog-body">What do 100 Maker Geeks do on Oct. 31?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/how-maker-geeks-celebrate-halloween" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/how-maker-geeks-celebrate-halloween#comments 3D Printing Recreation A Skeptical Engineer Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:40:00 +0000 31761 at http://machinedesign.com Electric bike balances pedal and motor torque http://machinedesign.com/recreation/electric-bike-balances-pedal-and-motor-torque <div class="node-body article-body"><p> A pedal-electric (pedelec) bike uses a special sensor to synchronize power from an electric motor with that of human pedaling for a smooth, power-assisted ride.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/recreation/electric-bike-balances-pedal-and-motor-torque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/recreation/electric-bike-balances-pedal-and-motor-torque#comments Recreation Mechanical Drives Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:06:00 +0000 29811 at http://machinedesign.com A motorized one-wheel scooter that won't fall over http://machinedesign.com/automotive/motorized-one-wheel-scooter-wont-fall-over <div class="node-body article-body">If the sight of a Segway prompts a double-take, then Ryno Motors the next wave in personal transportation will surely take pedestrians and motorists by surprise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/motorized-one-wheel-scooter-wont-fall-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/motorized-one-wheel-scooter-wont-fall-over#comments Automotive Recreation Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:00:00 +0000 27531 at http://machinedesign.com Hackers, start your motors, if you can http://machinedesign.com/recreation/hackers-start-your-motors-if-you-can <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> If you&rsquo;re too old for the Soap Box Derby, not well-heeled enough for Formula I or IndyCar, and not too thrilled about high speeds, but you still want to &ldquo;race,&rdquo; maybe the three-year old Power Racing Series is more your style.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/recreation/hackers-start-your-motors-if-you-can" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/recreation/hackers-start-your-motors-if-you-can#comments Recreation Wed, 22 May 2013 15:42:00 +0000 26331 at http://machinedesign.com Race boats get an all-electric powertrain http://machinedesign.com/recreation/race-boats-get-all-electric-powertrain <div class="field-byline"> Stephen J. Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes-Benz and Cigarette Racing design an all-electric race boat.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/recreation/race-boats-get-all-electric-powertrain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/recreation/race-boats-get-all-electric-powertrain#comments Recreation News Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:54:00 +0000 12023 at http://machinedesign.com