Posts by Josh Mings

Josh is co-founder of EvD Media. He engineers and designs, is the Marketing Manager for Luxion, is CSWP certified for SolidWorks training and support and excels at falling awkwardly. He is editor of and co-host of, a weekly podcast about design, engineering and what makes it all happen.

Friday Smackdown: Squirrel-bone Stump Leg

4 days ago

He was a wee titmouse with an apple and a bag of cracked corn. A long journey lay ahead, fortunate to have a new mechanical leg to replace the squirrel-bone…


Tinkerplay is the Posable Robot Making App You (and Your Kids) Will Play for Hours

1 week ago

It was a sad day when My Robot Nation was gobbled by 3D Systems and subsequently buried on the Cubify website. (You can find it here now: They were…


Friday Smackdown: Vein Blade Pop-Out

2 weeks ago

A small plan hatched from beneath an elderberry tree. The five had their suits, goggles, razor loaded pulse rifles and a penchant for adventure. Once aboard the carrier high overhead,…


Friday Smackdown: Troll Box Socks

3 weeks ago

A little troll in green pajamas, ate a raisin biscuit. Atop a box in too big socks and sitting on mouse, he dreamed of jars, of capturing stars and mixing…


Friday Smackdown: Pummeled Meat Shanks

4 weeks ago

When the form took shape in the back of the latched, palm-leaf hutch, the entire building shuddered. It was more massive than the last with every bit the desire to…


Friday Smackdown: Flare Pop Face Jiggle

1 month ago

The flares flew, hitting against the fiber shell of our helmets. Sparks fell like the bright casts of rake beetles after sipping warm lava from a rock mop bucket. The…


The Flow Hive Just Completely Revolutionized Beekeeping

1 month ago

A bee hive design just raised $2.2 Million in 24 hours. With 40 days to go, there is likely a few million to be added. The list of reasons why…


Friday Smackdown: Flute Chewer

1 month ago

‘Wow,’ it said in an electronic voice close to the noise one makes when burned with a hot flask of fermented herring. We were shocked. First, that it spoke, or…


The Making-Of a Cutting Board You’ll Want to Watch Over and Over Again

1 month ago

There’s something about intricate woodworking that makes the salivary glands kick into overdrive and dormant facial hair follicles sprout anew. Scott Lewis doesn’t need facial hair to prove he’s a…