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Now this is how you celebrate Independence Day. This is a "hydro-pneumatic flamethrower" from the folks at Intertia Labs. They're perhaps best known for their fighting robots, as seen on BattleBots.

(The video has some potentially offensive expressions of astonishment from the spectators, so turn the sound down first if you're at work.)

Their YouTube channel has more information, including videos with build details.

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Big Blue Saw isn't just useful for complex projects or elaborate crafts, it's great for simple things, too. Take this medicine cabinet organizer, for example.

Here's a photo of the medicine cabinet before the new organizer was in place.

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As you can see, it's a bit messy. The big problem is that the small stuff is eating up valuable space on the bottom shelf. And there's a large amount of unused vertical space as well. This is nothing that the correct application of laser energy (and some acrylic stock) can't fix.

Here's the design for the shelf in the Big Blue Saw Designer.

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After it's put in place, here's the result: an organized medicine cabinet, with everything easily accessible.

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The design file for the medicine cabinet shelf, in Big Blue Saw Designer format.

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Inspired by Laverda motorcycles and Lamborghini automobiles, motorcycle enthusiast François Knorreck spent 10 years working on this superbike-sidecar combination. He spent more than 10 years working on this, making various prototypes and finishing the final project in his garage.

More photos and info at Hackedgadgets.

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As some of you have noticed, our home page is sporting a brand new look. Check it out. And be sure to let us know what you think by e-mailing us or posting comments here.

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From the BBC, a report on building your own fusion reactor at home.