Feature: The Ponginator – A Robotic Combination of King Kong and Ping Pong

By Brian Boyko Contributing Writer, [GAS] Ponginator is a robot, and as far as robots go, this one is fairly simple. It plays music, says a few words cribbed from audio files, and shoots ping-pong balls from pressurized air guns. We’ve been doing a series on crazy inventors with crazy inventions. Vernon Graner and the […]

Feature – Have fun storming the castle: Mongo the Trebuchet

By Brian Boyko Contributing Writer, [GAS] Mark Winkler decided, in infinite wisdom, to spend six months building a full-scale trebuchet. In the next installment of Geeks Are Sexy’s series on crazy inventions and crazy inventors, we introduce Mark’s brainchild, “Mongo, the Trebuchet.” Mongo often launches watermelons, but the 25Gs of force put on the melon […]