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Author Archive: Paul Strauss

Strenco St-2 Steambot: Your Own Steam Powered Robot

Strenco St-2 Steambot: Your Own Steam Powered Robot
Batteries schmatteries. Electricity shmelectricity. Who needs modern energy sources when you can have scalding hot steam to power your gadgets? This unique robot from Germany gets its juice from good old H2O. Strenco’s ST-2 Steambot lumbers…
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Tiny Cylon LED Kit: Battlestar Galactica Gets Miniature

Tiny Cylon LED Kit: Battlestar Galactica Gets Miniature
This DIY electronic kit lets you live out your Battlestar Galactica fantasies in miniature. Dale Wheat’s tinyCylon circuit is a pint-sized version of the chasing red LEDs found in the helmets of everyone’s favorite Battlestar baddies.…
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Dreamgear Warbeast PS3 Guitar Perfect for Metal Heads

Dreamgear Warbeast PS3 Guitar Perfect for Metal Heads
For all you headbangers out there, the guitars that come with the Rock Band and Guitar Hero games probably seem kind of tame lame. Well now you can truly rock out with this axe that’s more…
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Sony Style Ad: Chocolate Covered Electronics

Sony Style Ad: Chocolate Covered Electronics
With all the insanity of the recent holidays, I somehow missed this tasty advertisement that Sony Style was running for the recent shopping season. Created by the CGI mavens over at Tronic Studio, the ad envisions…
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Headphonies: Little Speaker Dudes in Your Pocket

Headphonies: Little Speaker Dudes in Your Pocket
These pint-sized characters might look similar to other artist-designed vinyl toys, but take another look and you’ll notice that they don’t just look cool hanging out on your desktop, they’re actually functional. Eran Weinberg’s Headphonies combine…
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Technabob’s Most Popular Posts of 2008

Technabob’s Most Popular Posts of 2008
2008: What a year it was. Every year there are a handful of posts that really make readers go wild. But at the same time, not everyone can be expected to read every post on the…
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Elekit Tornader Robot is Really a Ball

Elekit Tornader Robot is Really a Ball
This robot kit from Japan lets you build your own ball shaped robot that can pull off all sorts of wild and crazy moves as it gyrates around your floor. While the Tornader robot from Elekit…
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Bioshock Bento Box: Come to (Big) Daddy

Bioshock Bento Box: Come to (Big) Daddy
For those of you who have put in your fill of time playing Bioshock, you know that Big Daddy can be one mean dive suit wearin’ mutha-flippa’. But now that he’s been transformed into a tasty…
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5.25-Inch Floppy Disk Coasters Save Tabletops, Not Data

5.25-Inch Floppy Disk Coasters Save Tabletops, Not Data
For some strange reason, I never thought I’d write a story about floppy disk coasters twice. But these really floppy, floppy disk coasters I found over on Etsy today were just too good to be ignored.…
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Microsoft HD View Offers Gigapixel Zoom, Hdr Images, More

Microsoft HD View Offers Gigapixel Zoom, Hdr Images, More
I was working on a story about something completely different today when I came across this intriguing digital image technology they’ve been working on for a while over at Microsoft Research. The team sums up their…
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Light Up Apple Rainbow Logo T-Shirt: Retrodiscolicious

Light Up Apple Rainbow Logo T-Shirt: Retrodiscolicious
Wear your retro Apple spirit on your sleeve (or really on your chest) with one of these illuminated t-shirts, sporting the old school rainbow Apple logo. The t-shirt lights up using an electroluminescent display that responds…
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The Light Bulb Gets Flat

The Light Bulb Gets Flat
Who says light bulbs need to be round? Despite what Copernicus might have taught us, flat is the new round. Korean designer Joonhuyn Kim has reinvented the classic incandescent light bulb by putting it into a…
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United Keys Offers OLED Keyboards on the Cheap

United Keys Offers OLED Keyboards on the Cheap
If you’ve been craving the light up keys of Art Lebedev’s OLED Optimus Maxiumus Keyboard, but don’t want to take out a second mortgage on your house to buy one, now you can get yourself a…
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Millennium Falcon Sled Takes You Into Hyperspace

Millennium Falcon Sled Takes You Into Hyperspace
So maybe it won’t make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, but this Millennium Falcon sled should take you down the neighborhood snow mound in 10 seconds flat. The colorful snow sled doesn’t have…
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Xbox 360 and PS3 Get 8-Bit Doppelgängers

Xbox 360 and PS3 Get 8-Bit Doppelgängers
Why the heck would you drop $200 to $400 on a brand new console when you could get the same thing for a fraction of the price? Oh yeah, I neglected to mention that these alternate…
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Drop as Many F-Bombs as You Want

Drop as Many F-Bombs as You Want
Do you swear like a truck driver? Yeah, me too. Now you can clear any room by dropping the old F-Bomb, literally. Just toss this plush softball-sized cartoon “bomb”  into any room and as soon as…
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