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Category: Just Plain Fun

Devon Tread 1 Motorized Watch Looks Awesome, but Crazy Expensive

Devon Tread 1 Motorized Watch Looks Awesome, but Crazy Expensive
I have said before that I don’t wear watches. If I were a billionaire and could just throw away money on cool stuff that I don’t really need, I would buy this new Devon Tread 1…

Flushing Noise Generator Still Doesn’T Cover Up the Smell

Flushing Noise Generator Still Doesn’T Cover Up the Smell
Apparently in Japan, the toilets in many public female restrooms are equipped with an Otohime (“Sound Princess”). Otohimes produce a flushing sound when activated, presumably to mask lady farts or umm… other sounds that may be…
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3d Dot Game Hero Character Creator in Action

3d Dot Game Hero Character Creator in Action
Chomping at the bit (or is that champing at the bit?) to get your hands on 3D Dot Game Heroes for your PS3? With the game hitting consoles on May 11th, you won’t have to wait…

Beetlecam Wildlife Robot Gets Up Close and Personal With the Lions

Beetlecam Wildlife Robot Gets Up Close and Personal With the Lions
Since they don’t have feelings (yet), it’s an obvious use for robots to send them into the battlefield to disarm bombs and IEDs. However, this is the first time that I’ve seen a robot used to…

Isochron: Like X-Com on Your I-Device

Isochron: Like X-Com on Your I-Device
A lot of fans of the tactical video game X-COM were disappointed, to put it mildly, when 2K Marin announced that they’ll be remaking the cult classic as a First-Person Shooter. If you’re one of those…

Lamp/Lamp: Introduce a Bit of Wtf in Your Room

Lamp/Lamp: Introduce a Bit of Wtf in Your Room
No one really looks at lamps and bulbs; we just need them to see everything else. Designer Hironao Tsuboi is having none of that! He has guaranteed that you will stare at his creation, the lamp/lamp.…

LEGO ATM Doesn’t Charge Any Fees for Withdrawals

LEGO ATM Doesn’t Charge Any Fees for Withdrawals
If you’re a regular Technabob reader, I think it’s clear that you can make just about anything using LEGO bricks. Take for instance, this ATM machine, made using LEGO NXT components. LEGO-master Ronald McCrae’s incredible Brick…

Lost Tarot Cards: Now You Can Tell the Future of the Island

Lost Tarot Cards: Now You Can Tell the Future of the Island
I’ve always found something mystical about Tarot cards, ever since I saw them in James Bond’s Live or Let Die. Although I don’t own a set, I think these Lost Tarot cards are really cool. These…

Star Wars Antique Plates: the Forks Are Not With Them

Star Wars Antique Plates: the Forks Are Not With Them
I recently stumbled across these awesome antique plates that were altered with images of Star Wars characters. Can you imagine eating breakfast on one of these? Too bad they’re just decorative, and you can’t eat off…

Instants! Collection: a Button for Every Meme

Instants! Collection: a Button for Every Meme
Need to augment someone’s punchline with a “Bazinga”? Want to surprise your office mate with a battle cry from Leroy? Or maybe you just want to dance to Keyboard Cat’s tune? All of that and more…

Hero Core: Nothing but Plain Old Fun

Hero Core: Nothing but Plain Old Fun
Indie developer Daniel Remar’s upcoming PC game Hero Core is just about as old school as shooters and platformers get. The game sports Game Boy-era black and white graphics, and pays homage to earlier incarnations of…

Optimus Prime Balloon Animal Sculpture Soon to be Defeated by Decepticon Named “Pin”

Optimus Prime Balloon Animal Sculpture Soon to be Defeated by Decepticon Named “Pin”
Actually, I’m not sure you can actually refer to a Transformer as a balloon “animal”, so we’ll just call him a balloon robot from here on.  This 7-foot tall, 5-foot wide Optimus Prime was made from…

These Chocolate Bars Are Shockingly Unpleasant

These Chocolate Bars Are Shockingly Unpleasant
I don’t know what it is with cheap-o novelty makers and their insistence on making mock versions of everyday objects that intentionally jolt you with electricity. I suppose we can blame those old Adams joy buzzer…

Super Mario Bros. Theme Played on Pencils

Super Mario Bros. Theme Played on Pencils
Here’s what happens when you try and play the theme from SMB with a couple of spare pencils. Actually, they look more like pens to me, but what does it matter.…

Kid Makes His Own iPad Stand

Kid Makes His Own iPad Stand
The day my iPad came through the door, my kids were all over me to let them play with it. My 5-year-old daughter calls it the “big iPhone” and loves to play games on it. My…

Play NES Games on Your Kindle, Sorta.

Play NES Games on Your Kindle, Sorta.
I wondered how long it would take for someone to hack the Amazon Kindle in order to play games. Unfortunately, from what I’ve seen, the games don’t look all that cool on that monochrome e-ink screen.…
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