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Rex Garrod

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Rex Garrod, the professor of bodgineering, passed away this week.

He was a true inventor and one of my personal heroes.

mitxela, Apr 12 2019

Rex Garrod http://www.timhunkin.com/a229_rex.htm
Tim Hunkin's tribute page [mitxela, Apr 12 2019]

"Recorded on sticky tape and rust" https://youtu.be/6l18q7Gi4GQ?t=536
[mitxela, Apr 12 2019]

Explaining Brum https://youtu.be/2roG4jIjvEk?t=643
[mitxela, Apr 12 2019]

Sawing open a transistor https://youtu.be/vkVVSiUfEag?t=433
Later in this episode they use a lathe as a fax machine [mitxela, Apr 12 2019]

Launching a beer can using petrol https://youtu.be/gfr3_AwuO9Y?t=160
In fact, if you have not already done so, you should watch every episode of the Secret Life of Machines [mitxela, Apr 12 2019]


       I remember the Wedge from Robot Wars, so cheers [+]
FlyingToaster, Apr 12 2019

MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 12 2019

not_morrison_rm, Apr 17 2019

       Oh, Rex.   

       From Tim Hunkin's page it sounds like his true death was some time ago, but even so.
Loris, Apr 18 2019

       Very sad news.
xenzag, Apr 18 2019


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