Beakerhead 2014 Day 5 – Catharsis Catapult Competition

Upon leaving the Canadian Museum of Making, I realized there was still time to take in the grand finale of Beakerhead 2014, the Catharsis Catapult competition. The competition was held in the west field at WinSport. Here are some photographic highlights from the competition and a very short video.   This concludes the coverage of Beakerhead 2014. See you at

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Beakerhead 2014 Day 5 – The Canadian Museum of Making Tour Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the Canadian Museum of Making tour. From the area that I like to call the “grand hall”, the tour continues thru a hallway adorned with numerous pieces of belt-driven machining equipment. All pieces of equipment look like they are fully operational. You really do feel like you are in a Victorian era manufacturing facility. This

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Beakerhead Day 4 – Beakernight Highlights

The sun set on Little Big Street, and the flames and neon lit up the night on the Stampede parking lots by the Saddledome. Here’s a bunch of photos and videos from Beakernight. Click on the thumbnails to access the photo galleries. Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Momentum Drummers filling the night with cool beats… iLuminate performing to three songs… iLuminate

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Beakerhead Day 4, Sept 13, 2014 – El Pulpo Mecanico – Exclusive

A giant fire spewing octopus on the chassis of a 1973 Ford 250 pick-up truck – this is El Pulpo Mecanico! At 25 feet tall, it uses 200 gallons of propane during each show. Just one giant cam in the middle spins and controls the movement of the tentacles, eyeballs, and mouths, yup, four mouths to be exact. Each flame

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NASA announces contracts for crew transport vehicles for the ISS

NASA announced today the recipients of contracts for crew transports up to the International Space station. The recipients were SpaceX and Boeing. SpaceX has already unveiled their crew capsule a few months ago, dubbed the Dragon V2. I still would like to see Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser completed as it’s maybe the closest thing to a Star Trek shuttle

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Beakerhead Day 1 and Day 2 Highlights

Yesterday, Beakerhead kicked off with the Tremendous and Curious World of Beakerhead at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. The show opened with Mayor Nenshi wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, due to the late summer snowfall Calgary endured over the first three days of this past week. I can’t believe we went from +24 deg Celsius on Sunday to three days

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