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Category: Strange + Wonderful

The Boncho Is a Poncho for Bike Riders

The Boncho Is a Poncho for Bike Riders
The Boncho is a poncho accessory that covers riders to protect them from the rain. It also neatly folds up for easy and compact storage. It’s not much of a fashion statement, but it will keep…

Using Sound Localization for Navigation: Over Hear!

Using Sound Localization for Navigation: Over Hear!
Voice-guided navigation makes it a lot easier for drivers to follow directions for map applications. But a group of Electrical & Computer Engineering students from Cornell University have come up with a more intuitive solution. They…
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HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell

HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell
Researchers from The University of Tokyo’s Shinoda – Makino Lab have created a mind-blowing device that clones both images and low amounts of haptic feedback. In other words, it creates reflections that you can “touch” and…

Shield Signal Proof Headwear: The Modern Tin Foil Hat

Shield Signal Proof Headwear: The Modern Tin Foil Hat
P.T. Barnum said that there’s a sucker born every minute and he was right. All you have to do is look at certain Kickstarter campaigns to realize that he’s right. Take, for example Shield: Signal Proof…

Darth Vader Cremation Urn: Death Vader

Darth Vader Cremation Urn: Death Vader
I freely admit that being cremated after death is something that I want no part of. The idea of flames consuming my body or that of my loved ones doesn’t sit well with me. Some folks…

DIY 3D Printed Digital Sundial: Glow-in-the-light

DIY 3D Printed Digital Sundial: Glow-in-the-light
Nearly all sundials tell the time by using a gnomon’s shadow as the hour hand. But this very cool sundial by Thingiverse member Mojoptix displays the time like a digital timepiece. Mojoptix used OpenSCAD to design…

This Robot Wants to Crawl up Your Colon

This Robot Wants to Crawl up Your Colon
Robots will be the end of us all. The sooner we accept that, the sooner we can begin figuring out the best ways to ingratiate ourselves to our new overlords. However, getting to our eventual robot…

2D Body Paint Cosplay: Maybe She’s Mystique

2D Body Paint Cosplay: Maybe She’s Mystique
Kay Pike is a costume designer and model. But recently she’s been taking up body painting, using it to turn herself into various geeky characters. So far she’s painted herself as Rescue, Cheetara, Thanos, a Titan…

DIY GoPro Cannon: Be a Cannonball

DIY GoPro Cannon: Be a Cannonball
Action cameras let us see through the eyes of athletes, daredevils, and professionals, including human cannonballs. If you’d like to record that unique point of view without risking your life, check out Eclectical Engineering’s debut project.…

You Can Control This Family’s Christmas Lights: Twitch Plays Light Op

You Can Control This Family’s Christmas Lights: Twitch Plays Light Op
For many people, Christmas is one of the rare times when they can be with their loved ones. For Ken and Rebecca-Ellen Woods of Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s also an opportunity to connect with virtual visitors from…

DIY Viking PC Case: Ragnar’s Revenge

DIY Viking PC Case: Ragnar’s Revenge
It’s that time of the year again. No, not Christmas, but Bit-tech’s annual awards for best casemod and custom case. They’ve got a lot of great entries this year and I don’t have a strong favorite.…

Jet-Powered Go-Kart: A Beautiful, But Dumb Way to Die

Jet-Powered Go-Kart: A Beautiful, But Dumb Way to Die
I think that any Spartan soldiers looking for a beautiful death would gladly strap into this homemade jet-powered go-kart. They would undoubtedly need a way to attach a shield and spear to it. Power comes from…

Battlefield 4 Dragon Valley Easter Egg Really Doesn’t Want to Be Found

Battlefield 4 Dragon Valley Easter Egg Really Doesn’t Want to Be Found
I’m not into first-person shooters, so I was surprised that Battlefield 4 actually has a reputation for having lots of hidden goodies and references. But one of the game’s newest Easter eggs will impress even BF4…

Boston Dynamics Wishes Us a Terrifying, Robot-filled Christmas

Boston Dynamics Wishes Us a Terrifying, Robot-filled Christmas
Boston Dynamics has given us a nightmare before Christmas by releasing a video of three of its creepy-ass trotting robots. The only way this video could be more terrifying is if Hector from Saturn 3 was…

Wine Bottle Fire Extinguisher: In Case of Wine of Fire

Wine Bottle Fire Extinguisher: In Case of Wine of Fire
The best place to keep a fire extinguisher is somewhere where you can reach for it quickly. Same goes for wine, so I guess it makes sense that your fire extinguisher should look like a bottle…

FAA Drone Registry Opens for All Drones over 0.55lb

FAA Drone Registry Opens for All Drones over 0.55lb
With Christmas on Friday, you can bet that lots of folks around the US will be getting a shiny new drone under the Christmas Tree. Consider this a PSA that could prevent you from being fined…
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