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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Killing Time Takes on a New Meaning with the Arachnophobia Timepiece

Killing Time Takes on a New Meaning with the Arachnophobia Timepiece
If you can’t stand spiders, you might want to pass on this creepy yet amazing spider-inspired timepiece called the Arachnophobia. It was created by luxury watchmaker MB&F, because why not? It basically looks like a giant…
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Ants March Around iPhone When it Rings

Ants March Around iPhone When it Rings
I find ants to be creepy. I mean, they aren’t as bad as spiders, but still, I would crush every one of them if I could. At least now I know how to make them march…
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Guy Builds Homemade Flying Machine Using 54 Drone Rotors

Guy Builds Homemade Flying Machine Using 54 Drone Rotors
Like the Wright brothers before him, this man has a serious need to fly. Some might call him adventurous. Others would call him innovative. I call him crazy. The custom-built aircraft you see here is called…
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Steampunk Gas Mask Looks Like Fallout, but Won’t Save You from It

Steampunk Gas Mask Looks Like Fallout, but Won’t Save You from It
Halloween will be here before you know it. They already have Halloween stuff in the stores, and the giant Halloween pop-up store in my town is already open. That means it’s time to start thinking about…
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Core Systems All-in-One 1U-size Rack Computer: Servertop

Core Systems All-in-One 1U-size Rack Computer: Servertop
My only knowledge about working with servers is courtesy of Mr. Robot, but should you need a dedicated PC in your server rack or room, check out Core Systems’ new M1U2201. The M1U2201 fits on a…
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Bacon Jams Give You Spreadable Bacon

Bacon Jams Give You Spreadable Bacon
The closest I could come to spreadable bacon until today was a can of bacon-flavored squeeze cheese. That stuff is hard to find, so I usually have to fry up some real bacon if I have…
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Man Hides Resume in Large and Heavy Tablets: Applying for the Position of Quest Giver

Man Hides Resume in Large and Heavy Tablets: Applying for the Position of Quest Giver
Redditor mrdeepimmersion wanted to apply for a game design job at Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons team. Thinking that his electrical and computer engineering background put him at a disadvantage, he decided to show…
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Takara Tomy Maglev Model Train: Shinkansen-chan

Takara Tomy Maglev Model Train: Shinkansen-chan
It may not be as exciting as Lexus’ hoverboard, but Takara Tomy’s new Linear Liner is still pretty neat. Based on Central Japan Railway’s L0 Series trains, this model train also uses magnetic levitation to zip…
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Han Solo in Carbonite Backpack: Leave It Frozen

Han Solo in Carbonite Backpack: Leave It Frozen
We all love Han Solo in carbonite merchandise, but this backpack is just wrong. I’m pretty sure it’s that giant deformed head, and tiny hands and feet that make this so horrible. If Han actually looked…
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Raspberry Pi-based PDP-8/1 Replica: PiDP-8

Raspberry Pi-based PDP-8/1 Replica: PiDP-8
Released in 1965, the PDP-8 was the first successful commercial minicomputer, making it a coveted piece of computing history. In other words, it’s rare and expensive. So to celebrate the PDP-8’s 50th anniversary, Oscar aka Obsolescence…
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Microbot Push Robot for Pushing Buttons: For Semi-automated Homes

Microbot Push Robot for Pushing Buttons: For Semi-automated Homes
You know the old joke about how if someone ever invented a device that does everything at the push of a button, people would still ask for a device that would push the other device’s button…
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The Everything Machine Graphical Programming App for Kids: Visual Basic

The Everything Machine Graphical Programming App for Kids: Visual Basic
We’ve seen a couple of electronics kits with graphical programming interfaces for beginners. There’s also a similar environment for Arduino. The Everything Machine is a graphical programming sandbox for hardware that many people already have: a…
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MIT 3D Printer Prints with Glass: Fount of Glass

MIT 3D Printer Prints with Glass: Fount of Glass
Aside from the usual plastics and composites, we’ve seen 3D printers use food, sand, metal and even paper to make objects. MIT adds glass to that ever-growing list of materials with its Glass 3D Printing (G3DP)…
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Piece Lets Your Phone Dual-Wield SIM Cards

Piece Lets Your Phone Dual-Wield SIM Cards
If you have to use two phone numbers, you can either get two phones or one phone with multiple SIM card slots. Piece offers a third option: use your current iOS or Android device for both…
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Living Dead Dolls Monkeys of Oz Will Get Your Brains, My Pretty

Living Dead Dolls Monkeys of Oz Will Get Your Brains, My Pretty
I’ve never been a fan of the The Wizard of Oz. The thing that creeped me out about it wasn’t the witch, or the tornado, it was the flying monkeys. I used to think it would…
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Live Action First-Person Shooter Controlled via Chat: Chat of Duty

Live Action First-Person Shooter Controlled via Chat: Chat of Duty
Realm Pictures created the 21st century equivalent of text-based games: a chat-based game. The film studio set up a live action zombie roleplaying game in their office and then had people on Chatroulette, Omegle and Skype…
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