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Category: Strange + Wonderful

DIY Hobbit Sting Sword Glows Near Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks: Whitehat Baggins

DIY Hobbit Sting Sword Glows Near Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks: Whitehat Baggins
The magical dagger Sting protected Bilbo from evil creatures and glowed blue when there were orcs nearby. But WarSting, Spark IO’s modern take on Sting, provides a more timely warning. It will glow when there are…
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Monkey Resuscitates His Electrocuted Friend with CPR

Monkey Resuscitates His Electrocuted Friend with CPR
You should know how to perform CPR, just in case your friend mostly drowns fighting a water elemental, nearly suffocates tossing sawdust on a fire elemental, or steps on a live wire in an Indiana train…
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Norse IPViking Online Map Shows Cyber Attacks in Real Time: WarGames 3

Norse IPViking Online Map Shows Cyber Attacks in Real Time: WarGames 3
Solid Snake and Fallout are wrong. War does change. At this very moment, hackers and their legion of enslaved computers are waging an invisible war online. Perhaps they’re trying to steal information or shut down certain…
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News Channel Uses NBA 2K14 Image Instead of Player’s Actual Photo: If It’s in the Game, It’s…Good Enough?

News Channel Uses NBA 2K14 Image Instead of Player’s Actual Photo: If It’s in the Game, It’s…Good Enough?
Casual hoops fans may not be familiar with NBA shooting guard Troy Daniels, but that might change soon thanks to a news channel’s blunder. Houston channel KRIV Fox 26 recently interviewed the three-point specialist over the…
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R/C Flying Christmas Tree: Airy Christmas!

R/C Flying Christmas Tree: Airy Christmas!
Wait. This is what trees do after Christmas? They fly away? I’d better anchor my tree down so I can enjoy it for a few more weeks. You better nail yours down too, because if Otto…
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Robotic Spider Dress Reacts to Nearby People: Spider-Sense Tingling!

Robotic Spider Dress Reacts to Nearby People: Spider-Sense Tingling!
The Spider Dress isn’t as powerful as Peter Parker’s Spider-Sense, but it’s designed to react to potential danger as well. Designed by “technological couture” specialist Anouk Wipprecht, it has six spiky limbs on its shoulders that…
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KipstR Wristband Starts TiVo Recording When You Fall Asleep: Blue Collar Band

KipstR Wristband Starts TiVo Recording When You Fall Asleep: Blue Collar Band
Earlier this year we saw a Netflix and Fitbit hack that pauses the video when the viewer falls asleep. Virgin Media’s KipstR wristband is a very similar device, but it works with TiVo instead of Netflix.…
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PS4 Streaming to PC via Android Remote Play: A 21st Century Title

PS4 Streaming to PC via Android Remote Play: A 21st Century Title
A few months ago we talked about how the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play feature – which is officially exclusive to the PS Vita and the Z3 mobile devices – might be modified so that it can…
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Lord of the Rings Gingerbread Barad-dûr: Gingerbarad House

Lord of the Rings Gingerbread Barad-dûr: Gingerbarad House
We’ve seen Sauron’s headquarters as a tasty cake. Here it is as a gingerbread house tower. According to Turkulainen, Jarno Koivula and his friend Roy made the menacing model using about 30lb. of gingerbread. Jarno and…
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Wicked Lasers Star Wars Crossguard Laser Concept: The Insanity Awakens

Wicked Lasers Star Wars Crossguard Laser Concept: The Insanity Awakens
Wicked Lasers is known for creating crazy powerful consumer lasers, but there are some lines that even the company wouldn’t cross. But they’re going to help anyone crazy enough to realize its idea. It’s a concept…
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Batman Cowl Replica Doubles as Coolest Lamp Ever

Batman Cowl Replica Doubles as Coolest Lamp Ever
This is a Batman cowl replica like you have never seen before. It’s a 1:1 scale copy of Bruce Wayne’s head that actually lights up. So it is a bust and a lamp, making it a…
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Carbon Fiber LEGO Tiles: Aftermarket Mod

Carbon Fiber LEGO Tiles: Aftermarket Mod
After proving its worth in industrial applications, carbon fiber is increasingly being incorporated in consumer products. Mark Carpenter and his kids add the miracle material to toys with their LEGO-compatible 1×2 carbon fiber tile. Despite being…
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3D Printed Rollerblades: PLAirborne

3D Printed Rollerblades: PLAirborne
Instructables user Mizchief100 makes rollerblades cutting edge once again with his custom fit 3D printed design. It’s not 100% 3D printed – you’ll still need to buy shoe laces and wheels for instance –but the boot,…
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DeLorean Time Machine Conversion Mod: Back to the Back to the Future

DeLorean Time Machine Conversion Mod: Back to the Back to the Future
Bob’s Prop Shop specializes in creating replicas of famous movie cars and props. Its most famous replica is that of the DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future, which it sells for $65,000-$75,000 (USD) and rents…
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Samurai Darth Vader & Stormtrooper: The Shogun Strikes Back

Samurai Darth Vader & Stormtrooper: The Shogun Strikes Back
It’s no secret that George Lucas borrowed story ideas from Akira Kurosawa’s samurai movies when he created Star Wars. Even Darth Vader’s suit resembles samurai armor. If that wasn’t obvious enough, Bandai’s badass S.H. Figuarts Star…
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Sega Genesis Megatron: A Real American Villain

Sega Genesis Megatron: A Real American Villain
Earlier this year we featured Takara Tomy’s killer crossover combo action figures of Optimus Prime as a Sony PlayStation and Megatron as a Sega Mega Drive. It turns out the toy maker also released a US…
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