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Category: Strange + Wonderful

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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Kraken D20: Rolling in the Deep

Kraken D20: Rolling in the Deep
Release the Kraken and roll! The Kraken D20 is the most insane die you will ever see. It’s perfect for rolling those sanity checks. This crazy 3D-printed die was made by Nvenom8 Designs. I get the…
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Sploot Game Lets you Poop on People

Sploot Game Lets you Poop on People
I view birds as the foul demons that they are – ready to crap on my car as soon as I clean it, typically right on the door handle. I also harbor an unhealthy fear that…
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Amiiqo Lets You Back Up 200 Amiibo: Amiiclone

Amiiqo Lets You Back Up 200 Amiibo: Amiiclone
Nintendo’s Amiibo line has been a big hit for the company so far, but a $50 (USD) device called Amiiqo could put a dent in their profits. It’s a shame, because Amiiqo does have legitimate and…
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Amazon Dash Button Hack: If This Then Dash

Amazon Dash Button Hack: If This Then Dash
Amazon’s new Dash Button lets Prime members order a product with a press of a button. You can think of it as a convenient tool or maybe a depressing metaphor. Cloudstitch CTO Ted Benson thought of…
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Anodos RAL 9000 Robotic Lamp: Luxo Jr.’s Evil Twin

Anodos RAL 9000 Robotic Lamp: Luxo Jr.’s Evil Twin
Back in 2012 we checked out Pinokio, an attempt at making a real version of Pixar’s mascot Luxo Jr. Anodos’ upcoming robotic lamp also appears to have a playful personality, although its name and appearance make…
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The Swiss Army Barbie Doll Will Get You Detained by the TSA

The Swiss Army Barbie Doll Will Get You Detained by the TSA
My daughter plays with a mix of toys from Barbies to cars. She doesn’t care if it’s a girl toy or a boy toy, she just wants something cool and fun to play with. She has…
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Volkswagen’s Stroller Automatically Brakes & Follows: Das Kinderwagen

Volkswagen’s Stroller Automatically Brakes & Follows: Das Kinderwagen
We’ve seen a robotic stroller that can drive itself. Volkswagen Netherlands claims it came up with a similar project just for kicks. The project was accidentally inspired by a short VW commercial. In the ad, a…
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