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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Colin Furze’s Remote-Controlled Wheelie Bin: Haul Trash

Colin Furze’s Remote-Controlled Wheelie Bin: Haul Trash
We’ve seen a small remote-controlled trash can, now let’s check out how you can make a large one. YouTube’s star inventor Colin Furze used an electric wheelchair’s components to motorize and remotely control a wheeled trash…

Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick

Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick
We’ve seen a four-armed robot drummer that’s good enough for a casual gig, but only because the drum patterns are programmed into it. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology came up with a compromise by…
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Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana
Operating systems have built-in voice dictation, but YouTuber Zip Zaps wanted an old school output device. So she made an awesome-looking set of fingers that manually operates a typewriter. Zip Zaps didn’t actually modify the typewriter…

Fully 3D-Printed Scissor Jack Does Lift, Bro

Fully 3D-Printed Scissor Jack Does Lift, Bro
3D printing store 3D Printing Solutions recently showcased the strength of polycarbonate filament by making a scissor jack purely out of the plastic. They then used the jack to lift a pair of steel-reinforced concrete pieces…

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip. The…

Duck Chauffered by RC Car: Because, Internet.

Duck Chauffered by RC Car: Because, Internet.
What the duck is going on here? This duck is being pulled around by an RC car, because why not? That duck is obviously royalty and it is being given a parade/tour of the house, because…

This Chameleon Robot Blends in With Its Background

This Chameleon Robot Blends in With Its Background
Check out this short video from engineers at Wuhan University in China, showing off a special robot they developed. Its unique capability ensures that you can never hide from their robots, while they can hide from…

Ubersnap App Can Print Animated GIFs: Harry Potter and the Device of Selfies

Ubersnap App Can Print Animated GIFs: Harry Potter and the Device of Selfies
There are many mobile apps that make it easy to create animated GIFs. But the new Ubersnap app for iOS not only does that, it also has an optional service that can turn your creations into…

Waveshape Binary Clock Has Glitches for Laymen

Waveshape Binary Clock Has Glitches for Laymen
If binary timepieces aren’t geeky enough for you, check out this clock by Hack A Day community member Voja Antonic. Not only does it tell the time in binary, it depicts the digits as square waves.…

The Banana Stereo Record Player is Bananas

The Banana Stereo Record Player is Bananas
Only in the 1970s could you find such a fruity stereo. Wait. Bananas are a fruit right? Or are they an herb? I have no idea now. I just know that this stereo is bananas. This…

TUSK Wrist-mounted Phone Dock: Walruspod

TUSK Wrist-mounted Phone Dock: Walruspod
Derek Rieger was bedridden for a while after being involved in a major car accident. His smartphone kept him entertained during that time, but his injuries made it extremely painful to move his hands. He kept…

Human Heart Cake is Great for Valentines Day or The Walking Dead Parties

Human Heart Cake is Great for Valentines Day or The Walking Dead Parties
So this weekend is Valentine’s Day, or more importantly the return of The Walking Dead. I’m still holding out hope Carl and that annoyingly whiny new kid Sam are eaten on the way out of the…

Linespace Display System for the Blind: A Different Touchscreen

Linespace Display System for the Blind: A Different Touchscreen
Researchers at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut have come up with a way for visually impaired people to interact with images, similarly to how we use touchscreen devices. Their Linespace computer display uses 3D printing components to draw raised…

Upside-Down Wine Glass: Drink up! Or Down?

Upside-Down Wine Glass: Drink up! Or Down?
Hey lady, you’re doing it wrong. Wait. Never mind. Looks like you are doing it right after all. If you walk around the party with this glass in your hand, people will think that you’re already…

Jolly Roger Telephone Co. Anti-telemarketer Robot: Fight Spam with Spam

Jolly Roger Telephone Co. Anti-telemarketer Robot: Fight Spam with Spam
We’re all fed up with telemarketers and robocallers. For Roger Anderson, the last straw was when his young son was harassed by a telemarketer. This motivated him to create the Jolly Roger Telephone Company, software that…

Macintosh Classic Turned from Trash to Trash Bin

Macintosh Classic Turned from Trash to Trash Bin
Redditor HaHaBird bought several Mac Classic shells at a surplus shop a decade ago. He never figured out what to do with them until recently, when he converted one into a trash bin. The bin’s main…
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