Student Robot Club builds wheelie legs for a disabled cat

Meet Flipper! Flipper was born with a twisted spine, meaning her back legs can't walk on the same plane as her front legs. And that, in turn, means she has to drag her hind quarters around whenever she wants to go somewhere. Cue the members of the Blitz Robotic Club at Conifer High School in Colorado. Together the… » 1/31/13 12:40pm 1/31/13 12:40pm

Animal-Shaped Armor for the Eternal Battle of Cats vs. Mice

Jeff de Boer's elaborate suits of armor imagine a fanciful world in which cats and mice have learned to smith metal and construct for themselves often ornate suits of armor. Through the years, he's expanded his visions of animal armor, creating armor inspired by Medieval times, Ancient Rome, the Renaissance Era, and… » 1/27/13 9:00am 1/27/13 9:00am