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Category: Just Plain Fun

Decaf Test Strips to Curb Your Paranoia

Decaf Test Strips to Curb Your Paranoia
If you’ve ever wondered if that decaf coffee is really devoid of caffeine, or if your waiter really brought you the decaf tea, Silver Lake Research may have a very convenient answer to your constant paranoia:…
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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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Sparebots Definitely have Feelings

Sparebots Definitely have Feelings
Bloggers/photographers/tiny mecha manufacturers Lenny & Meriel take cold and complicated computer innards and turn them into something heartwarming: Sparebots. The photo above is captioned, “I think we should try a 5.” Awwww. And that’s a robot…
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Papercraft Millennium Falcon Might Ignite at Lightspeed

Papercraft Millennium Falcon Might Ignite at Lightspeed
Bored, young Padawan? Here’s a project for you: build your own papercraft Millennium Falcon. Don’t be intimidated; Jedi Papercraft Master Shunichi Makino has already done half of the work for you: he has the smuggler’s starship’s…
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Solar-Powered Toy Monkey

Solar-Powered Toy Monkey
The solar-powered toy monkey is meant to help children “appreciate the power of alternative energy.”  It comes in a kit that customers have to assemble, so it can also be a fun way for you and…
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Wooden Wall-E: How Many Trees Had to Die?

Wooden Wall-E: How Many Trees Had to Die?
Disney commissioned UK-based sculptors and a group called Morpheus Prototypes to build this wooden sculpture of Wall-E as a gift for Pixar/Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. Here’s a closer look: I don’t know anything about…
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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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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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Hacked USB Cable Flash Disk

Hacked USB Cable Flash Disk
USB flash disks are very popular not only because they carry a lot of data in such a small size. They’ve also become a hit because they come in all sorts of weird designs. It’s reached…
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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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Umbrella Corporation Umbrella Keeps Rain Off Your Zombie Head

Umbrella Corporation Umbrella Keeps Rain Off Your Zombie Head
Are you a biochemist who works for a certain pharmaceutical company that for the past 12 years has been making viruses that turn people into zombies? If so, then you’ve  probably received an Umbrella Corporation umbrella,…
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Jingle Ping: 49 Microwaves Play Jingle Bells

Jingle Ping: 49 Microwaves Play Jingle Bells
I know it’s a bit late, but I’m sure everyone’s still up for a bit of Christmas fun, and I swear this one’s worth watching. Creative marketing company AKQA set up 49 microwaves to play Jingle…
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Lightsaber Nunchucks: *Facepalm*

Lightsaber Nunchucks: *Facepalm*
I can see how this could be fun, but if you show this to a Star Wars geek he’ll probably shake his head, gather his robes and walk away. Some guy who looks like a mugger…
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Play Tiny Golf With the Greenhouse Golf Mouse

Play Tiny Golf With the Greenhouse Golf Mouse
Here’s something that can be a fun distraction at the office: the GreenHouse Golf Mouse not only looks and feels like a golf ball, it also comes with a “golf turf-like” mouse pad, a mini-putter, a…
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Build Your Own Robot Arm!

Build Your Own Robot Arm!
Red5’s aptly named Robot Arm helps budding Dr. Wilys work on their assembling skills. £30 (appx. $44.23 USD) gets you a kit which you have to put together to form the arm, but I don’t think…
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