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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Hexacade Six-Player Video Game Table: Friendship is Multiplayer

Hexacade Six-Player Video Game Table: Friendship is Multiplayer
Earlier this year we featured the 10-player arcade game Killer Queen. Event company Two Bit Circus also has its version of a not-so-massive offline multiplayer game. The company calls it Hexacade, because it allows up to…
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Business Suit Wetsuits: All Business While at Play

Business Suit Wetsuits: All Business While at Play
These awesome wetsuits were developed by Quiksilver Japan for those who are members of the board, who also like to surf on the board. True Wetsuits are high spec waterproof wetsuits that are designed to “be…
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Electric Typewriter Modded to Make ASCII Art Portraits: Chartography

Electric Typewriter Modded to Make ASCII Art Portraits: Chartography
Last month we saw artist Dmitry Morozov’s 8-bit instant camera. His latest work is an even more primitive camera. Dmitry calls it the i/o, an electric typewriter that makes portraits using ASCII characters. The i/o is…
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Flyte Levitating Light Bulb: The Lightest Light

Flyte Levitating Light Bulb: The Lightest Light
The typical light bulb is really boring. You put it in the socket and it glows to provide you light. There are all sorts of lamps on the market, but if you want something that it…
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Scientists Create Clock that Won’t Lose or Gain a Second for 15 Billion Years

Scientists Create Clock that Won’t Lose or Gain a Second for 15 Billion Years
When it comes to accuracy in telling time, the atomic clock is at the top of the heap. In fact, an atomic clock is used right now to set the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is…
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This Darth Vader Is Made of Bugs

This Darth Vader Is Made of Bugs
Artist Klaus Enrigue recreated Darth Vader’s helmet in an unusual way. He covered the mask with 150 creepy crawly insects. There are tarantulas, scorpions, and butterflies from around the world as if called by The Force…
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Orbit1 Desktop Metal Plating Machine: Modder’s Touch

Orbit1 Desktop Metal Plating Machine: Modder’s Touch
We already have 3D printers that can make objects out of metal or metal composites, but if all you want is a metal coating then the Orbit1 might be for you. It’s a compact electroplating machine…
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Google Maps Brings New Meaning to a Search for Nessie

Google Maps Brings New Meaning to a Search for Nessie
It is perhaps the most famous monster photo of all time. Appearing in England’s Daily Mail on April 21, 1934, it was snapped by London physician Robert Kenneth Wilson and became known as the “Surgeon’s Photograph.”…
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Brain Specimen Coasters are Perfect for Mad Scientists

Brain Specimen Coasters are Perfect for Mad Scientists
Coasters are those things that your mom had sitting on the coffee table growing up that no one ever used. If you are now all grown up and want your own coasters to yell at people…
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Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job

Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job
If you happen to be shopping in Japan anytime soon, prepare yourself. You may run into the stuff of nightmares. Toshiba has just installed Aiko Chihira, a humanoid greeter robot, at Tokyo’s Mitsukoshi department store. They…
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Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing
The Daily Mirror recently published an uplifting report about how 3D printing technology helped a recovering cancer patient. Keith Londsdale had major parts of his face removed to prevent his skin cancer from spreading further. He’s…
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zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach

zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach
If zSpace has its way, our kids will learn in the same way Tony Stark works in the movies. The company makes virtual reality computers that have infinite applications yet are easy enough for children to…
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Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World

Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World
We can now add fabric to the many kinds of 3D printing “ink”, thanks to Disney Research and their partners from Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University. They developed a printer-laser cutter hybrid that stacks layers…
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Japanese Collagen Beer Gets You Hammered and Younger Looking at the Same Time

Japanese Collagen Beer Gets You Hammered and Younger Looking at the Same Time
Japan is always on the ball when it comes to weird things to eat or drink. The latest food oddity from Japan is a new beer called Precious. Each can of Precious has 350ml of beer…
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Mushroom Dome Lets You Grow Your Own Shrooms

Mushroom Dome Lets You Grow Your Own Shrooms
I love mushrooms. We eat them on steak, in salads, in stir-fry, mushrooms are great. I am also a fan of the show How It’s Made and the last episode I watched showed how they grow…
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A Periscope for Cyclists: Pedi-Scope

A Periscope for Cyclists: Pedi-Scope
Mike Lane’s Pedi-Scope is a simple analog device that will free cyclists of squealing from their neck pain. Squeaking from the freaking. Oinking from the boinking. The Pedi-Scope straps to the front of your bicycle and…
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