Papercraft Mecha

It’s been a while since we’ve seen papercraft featured here in the front page. This one comes to us from machinecore. Presenting, Red Dragoon:

Red Dragoon

This piece pretty much shows you there’s nothing you can’t do with the right type of paper. Those sharp edges are definitely a nice touch.

Want more of this awesome stuff? Head on over to his DA page.

Don’t have Weak Abs – Build an “Armored Core”

Not quite what mech gamers will expect. Despite the similar trademark names, Mike The Machine (Author of the video) will show you how to build your abdominal muscles through his “Armored Core” training program. The video demonstrates procedures on increasing your load capacity (400lb sit-ups), how to bulletproof your AC (Ab smashing with a bowling ball) and further enhancing the flexibility and endurance of your parts (various exercises) which will only strengthen your developed Armored Core.

Trademark similarities aside, Mike “The Machine” Bruce seems to be an accomplished athlete enough to create an exercise program that focuses on developing your muscles from your chest to your pelvis (I mean, just look at the dude). If you ever feel like getting ripped, and smashing rocks like blowing up MTs, just trust the “Armored Core” name to get the job done. You can order the totally non- Armored Core related exercise video here. View a short video from the DVD after the jump:

Trinity, Help!

Remember the scene in The Matrix where Neo first displays signs of being the One? I think that was one of the first few scenes in movie history that really made good use of bullet-time effects.

Fast forward a few years later, and someone’s made a tribute video. Not content to be mediocre however, it was decided that no fewer than 440 hours of work should be put in to make it. And that LEGO should be used as the building blocks of the recreation. We salute you, LegoMatrix.

As always, for more awesome Internet finds, head on over to the Project Awesome thread in the forums.

Random Mecha Video of the Day/Week: Panic Attack!

What we have here is an awesome short fan video about giant alien robots invading the city of Montevideo located in Uruguay. Rumor has it that the creators of the video have been contracted by Mandate Pictures to give them $1 million to direct a $30 million film on the basis of this video which reportedly only cost $500 to make. Directorial and actor management aside, there is no doubt to the quality of special effects used in the video are nothing short of awesome especially considering the budget and robot action involved. Enjoy!

[via: Topless Robot]

A Fitting Tribute

Life is in a fragile state as never before. The economic crisis still threatens the modern world we live in, and greed continues to compromise the well-being of those who are already oppressed. Our natural environment continues to degrade in the name of progress, and blood continues to be spilled in pointless conflict. These are indeed difficult times, yet not all wish to bow down to fate and continue to resist the vices that plague the ugly side of humanity.

Random Mecha Video of the Day: Aerosmith’s Fly Away From Here

An old music video by rock band Aerosmith back in 2001 from the album “Just Push Play” which includes another more famous hit called “Jaded”. You’ll see standard stuff form music videos in addition to some mech action between two giant robots, which is cool except I don’t know if there’s supposed to be a story in the video or something.

Wi-Fi Between Devices (Wi-Fi Direct) Coming in 2010

The Wi-fi Alliance, the trade group for responsible for the current wi-fi system, has agreed to a new Wi-fi standard called Wi-fi Direct which will allow wi-fi devices to communicate directly without having to go through a wi-fi hub. The potential uses of this technology are quite big as one can potentially perform Bluetooth functions to already existing wi-fi devices. Videos can be sent to TVs from the PC without having a physical connection between the two, or play ridiculous pranks on your neighbor’s equipment who still has an unsecured wi-fi connection. This revolutionary new technology may fulfill the technological dream of being able to control any electronic device remotely, at a touch of your fingertips.

The most excellent thing with this story: It will come as a software upgrade to already existing wi-fi devices and will come built-in with newer ones. Wi-fi Direct is expected to be out by mid-2010.

Thanks to Grim for the heads up.

[via: Mashable]

Assault Girls Movie Trailer

Girls, guns, giant robots and giant monsters!
All of the above blowing stuff up!

These things can be seen in this mindless and mind blowing trailer for the upcoming Japanese movie Assault Girls; a film that seems to have all the elements of an adrenaline pumping anime style, sci-fi action flick. Oh and I almost forgot, it has a story:

In the aftermath of global thermonuclear war, the Earth’s surface has been turned into a desert battlefield. Three beautiful female hunters: Gray (Meisa Kuroki), Lucifer (Rinko Kikuchi), and Colonel (Hinako Saeki) traverse the barren landscape armed with powerful assault rifles to fight a group of deadly sand-dwelling monsters called “sunakujira” (sand whales). When the the epic battle eventually seems to be coming to an end, the sparkle of muzzle flash dies down and assault ship flies overhead. Suddenly, a gigantic super mutation called “Madara Sunakujira” attacks.

Assault Girls will have a Japanese national premier after a limited screening on December 17, 2009.

Assault Girls official site

[via: Nippon Cinema]