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Category: Strange + Wonderful

DIY Oversized LED Matrix Necklace: iBling

DIY Oversized LED Matrix Necklace: iBling
Here’s a fun project from Al Linke, the creator of the PIXEL. He used the board that he made for his pixel art LED frame to turn an LED matrix into a comically huge and interactive…
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Own the Seventh Doctor’s Umbrella and Stop the Rainey Wainey

Own the Seventh Doctor’s Umbrella and Stop the Rainey Wainey
Umbrellas are one of those things that many of us don’t think about needing until it’s pouring outside and you have to run from the car to the office. Naturally, this happens most often when you…
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Link Wireless SSD Wristband: 1TB on Your Wrist. Technology is Awesome.

Link Wireless SSD Wristband: 1TB on Your Wrist. Technology is Awesome.
I have a couple of external hard drives that I bought just a couple of years ago. Together, they’re large enough to use as a foot rest. But now we have this. The Fasetto Link is…
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The Belfie Is a Sign That The Apocalypse is Nigh

The Belfie Is a Sign That The Apocalypse is Nigh
Okay… so you have a selfie stick, I’ll forgive you. You’re ridiculous, but I’ll accept a lot of ridiculous. If you have a selfie stick designed solely for taking photos of your own ass we all…
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Janicki OmniProcessor Turns Sewage into Drinking Water: Poop2H2O

Janicki OmniProcessor Turns Sewage into Drinking Water: Poop2H2O
NASA and Bear Grylls have proven that it’s possible to drink pee. If Janicki Industries has its way, someday we’ll be drinking water from poop and other waste materials too. Its OmniProcessor impressed no less than…
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Extracting Faces from Eye Reflections in Photographs: Zoom in and Enhance

Extracting Faces from Eye Reflections in Photographs: Zoom in and Enhance
From Blade Runner to CSI, popular fiction often stretches the capabilities of photography in the service of plot. But technology has a way of catching up. Last year, psychologists Rob Jenkins and Christie Kerr were able…
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Viotone M One Speaker Pipes Sound Through a Violin: String Theory

Viotone M One Speaker Pipes Sound Through a Violin: String Theory
With their chicken-wire like appearance, I thought that electrostatic speakers like those produced by MartinLogan were the weirdest of its kind. Until now. Behold, the Viotone M One, a speaker that pipes its sound through a…
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Japan Crate Ships Weird Japanese Snacks to your Door

Japan Crate Ships Weird Japanese Snacks to your Door
We all know that Japan is a mecca for weird food. They eat all sorts of things over there that are very strange by American standards. If you ever wanted to get your hands on some…
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Retro Console Emulator in a Game Boy Advance SP Case: Pi SP

Retro Console Emulator in a Game Boy Advance SP Case: Pi SP
We’ve seen retro console emulators based on the Raspberry Pi crammed inside a Game Boy and a Game Boy Pocket’s body. Bacman forum member Frostedfires wanted to use the Game Boy Advance SP’s case, but the…
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Robot Hand Masters Beer Pong: Because It Can’t Handle the Consequences

Robot Hand Masters Beer Pong: Because It Can’t Handle the Consequences
If you happen to be at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 6, drop by Empire Robotics‘ booth for a chance to challenge its robot to a game of beer pong. Spoiler Alert: it…
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LEGO Arm Exoskeleton: Cyberpunk is Awesome

LEGO Arm Exoskeleton: Cyberpunk is Awesome
It’s not as complex as the robotic Mindstorms arm we saw a few months ago, but this LEGO arm exoskeleton is just as cool. It was made by Flickr user Milan Sekiz, who says he found…
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Watch General Electric Crush Stuff with 100,000 Pounds

Watch General Electric Crush Stuff with 100,000 Pounds
I have to admit, it’s pretty fun watching stuff get crushed with 100,000 pounds of force. In this video, they also blast holes in materials with 140 mph winds using an air gun. Destruction is fun…
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Kid Calls 911 Due to PlayStation Network Outage

Kid Calls 911 Due to PlayStation Network Outage
Kids are bizarre little creatures. One of the things a parent has to do is realize that they are often completely irrational, and there is no way to rationalize with them. I have had a conversation…
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Play-Doh Will Take Back Plastic Penises it Sold at Christmas

Play-Doh Will Take Back Plastic Penises it Sold at Christmas
I guess I have always been a little overprotective of the innocence of my kids. They might not recognize certain sexual references in some things that adults get, but I still don’t want that stuff around…
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LEGO Go Board: Complex Simplicity

LEGO Go Board: Complex Simplicity
Like many of the best games, the ancient Chinese board game Go takes seconds to learn and a lifetime to master. Joe Miller’s LEGO technique mirrors the game’s virtue. His 9×9 Go board may seem unremarkable…
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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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