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Category: Strange + Wonderful

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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Eagle v Drone: Dawn of Justice

Eagle v Drone: Dawn of Justice
It’s really hard to be a drone enthusiast right now. There are too many laws restricting your movement – with more coming, people wanting to shoot your drone from the sky, and now eagles. If this…
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Mad Max Vehicles Recreated with Vegetables

Mad Max Vehicles Recreated with Vegetables
During August in Japan, Obon is celebrated. The idea is that the spirits of people’s ancestors return to this world. In order to welcome the spirits, people make little displays out of eggplants and cucumbers. So…
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WalkCar Personal Transport: Haul-U

WalkCar Personal Transport: Haul-U
We already have a wealth of options for traveling short distances in urban areas. Bicycles, skateboards and scooters are getting smaller and lighter, with electrically-assisted variants to choose from. But if Cocoa Motors’ WalkCar is for…
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MIT Making Robots with Human Reflexes

MIT Making Robots with Human Reflexes
In the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the idea is to create a robot that can navigate an obstacle course, using skills that could help save humans in an emergency. On the flip side, we may also be…
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Exoskeleton Simulates Aging: Inevitable Reality

Exoskeleton Simulates Aging: Inevitable Reality
While many companies and universities are working on exoskeletons that enhance the human body, the exoskeleton in the R70i Aging Experience intentionally does the opposite to help us understand and empathize how it feels to be…
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Lifestyle Home Elevator Will Beam You up. Eventually.

Lifestyle Home Elevator Will Beam You up. Eventually.
English company Terry Lifts has a small elevator designed to be an alternative to chairlifts. The Lifestyle Home Elevator lets residents, especially old people, shuffle between their floors with ease. It’s also a hilarious way to…
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Attack on Titan Facial Mask: Shingeko No Thank You

Attack on Titan Facial Mask: Shingeko No Thank You
Japan Trend Shop has a variety of facial masks for sale, many of them from geeky franchises. But none are as notable as the ones based on Attack on Titan, particularly because the male mask is…
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Photoshopped Planes Turned into Kerbal Space Program Ships: Hyperbolic Eccentricity

Photoshopped Planes Turned into Kerbal Space Program Ships: Hyperbolic Eccentricity
Redditor Mega_Dunsparce is one of those people who’s so good at a game he’s turned to ridiculous challenges to push his skills. Recently he used his mad chops in Kerbal Space Program to turn hilariously photoshopped…
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Tesla’s Robot Snake Charger: Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?

Tesla’s Robot Snake Charger: Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?
Check out Tesla’s prototype for an articulating metal snake that can charge a car. Basically it slowly bends down, finds the port and stabs into it as it injecting the car with alien parasites and venom,…
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Graava Action Camera Automatically Edits Your Footage: GoNoob

Graava Action Camera Automatically Edits Your Footage: GoNoob
My girlfriend’s parents just bought a GoPro camera for their travels. We tried using it and even with barely an hour’s worth of clips, I already saw how it can be daunting to find the good…
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Knocki Gesture Remote Control: Clapper 2.0

Knocki Gesture Remote Control: Clapper 2.0
Last year, we checked out a light switch that let you toggle lights just by waving your hand. Knocki lets you do that and more but by knocking or tapping on a surface. Unlike the Clapper,…
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WeDangle: Clothes with a Built-in Swing

WeDangle: Clothes with a Built-in Swing
Sometimes you just want to swing from a tree . When that urge gets to be too much, you have to find a tire and rope. But what if you had a swing built into your…
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Perpetual Slinky Escalator Makes You Work for Your Amusement

Perpetual Slinky Escalator Makes You Work for Your Amusement
A year ago Creatables came up with a miniature inclined Slinky treadmill. Sadly, it appears the toy never made it into production. But one of our favorite woodworkers Matthias Wandel came up with a DIY and…
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