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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Lactate Sensor Can Also Generate Electricity from Sweat: 1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration

Lactate Sensor Can Also Generate Electricity from Sweat: 1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration
When robots rise up and rule humanity, they could add insult to injury by using us for physical labor and as a power source at the same time. A group of researchers at the University of…
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Savioke “Botlr” Robot Butler Goes into Service at California Hotel

Savioke “Botlr” Robot Butler Goes into Service at California Hotel
Going on a trip can be expensive not only because you need money for travel and food, but because so many people expect tips. A hotel in California is rolling out a new robot butler that…
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This Creepy Scarecrow Robot Can Tase You

This Creepy Scarecrow Robot Can Tase You
This is one of the wackiest and most terrifying robots that I have seen in ages. It is a robotic scarecrow built by a Turkish farmer. The idea is that it will keep bears from destroying…
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Bacon-Powered Diesel Motorcycle: Now You’re Cookin’ with Bio-Fuel!

Bacon-Powered Diesel Motorcycle: Now You’re Cookin’ with Bio-Fuel!
Bacon and motorcycles. That sounds like a dream come true. Turns out that it really is a dream that has come true. Driven By Bacon is a documentary about a diesel motorcycle that runs on bacon…
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LEGO Robotic Hand & Arm: Mindstormsminator

LEGO Robotic Hand & Arm: Mindstormsminator
LEGO enthusiast Diavo Voltaggio won the Best Mindstorms award at this year’s BrickFair Virginia for his sweet robotic hand and arm. Powered by the Mindstorms EV3, it has four buttons – one for each finger –…
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Oil Drum Arcade Machine Gets 1.1 Games per Gallon

Oil Drum Arcade Machine Gets 1.1 Games per Gallon
We’ve seen arcade machines encased in a coffee table, a briefcase and an old barrel. Redditor Uhohthommo’s uncle went for the industrial look and stored his arcade machine’s hardware inside a 200L (approx. 53gal) oil drum.…
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Two-headed Dolphin: They Called Him Flipper, Flipper, Flipper, Flipper

Two-headed Dolphin: They Called Him Flipper, Flipper, Flipper, Flipper
Dolphins are cute if you ask me, just watch Flipper and you will see what I mean. What’s not very cute is this dead dolphin. It has two heads. Ewww. Conjoined anythings are rather disturbing.…
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Ultrasonic Levitation Machine: Ultrasium Leviosa

Ultrasonic Levitation Machine: Ultrasium Leviosa
Earlier this year, we saw a device that could make objects hover and move in three dimensions using ultrasonic waves. Richard Haberkern’s Ultrasonic Levitation Machine is a lot simpler than that device, but it’s affordable and…
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Cat-worn Device Sniffs out Wi-Fi Access Points: WarKitteh

Cat-worn Device Sniffs out Wi-Fi Access Points: WarKitteh
Gene Bransfield will make you think about securing your wireless networks the next time you see a cat with a collar. The security engineer has become famous for his goofy invention, the WarKitteh. Hidden in a…
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Star Wars Stormtrooper Robot Mini Statuette: Robo Fett

Star Wars Stormtrooper Robot Mini Statuette: Robo Fett
Aren’t you a little big for a stormtrooper? This one certainly isn’t your run-of-the-mill Empire cannon fodder. Made by Hidden Fortress, the 6″ tall Storm King Machine Mini Edition sees the foot soldier transformed into a …
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Tsumikore EVO! Attack on Titan Playset: Fun for the Whole Gigantic, Skinless & Man-eating Family!

Tsumikore EVO! Attack on Titan Playset: Fun for the Whole Gigantic, Skinless & Man-eating Family!
Japanese toy maker Happinet has a series called Tsumikore, which consists of figurines that are on all fours. Aside from looking silly – or naughty – the figurines are posed that way to facilitate stacking. The…
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The Space Invaders Toilet Paper Roll Holder: Pew-Pew, Poo-Poo

The Space Invaders Toilet Paper Roll Holder: Pew-Pew, Poo-Poo
Admit it. Sometimes, even when you’re in the bathroom, you’re thinking about how to get to the next level in a video game. And if that game happens to be Space Invaders, they can now join…
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Guy Hits Target from 1,000 Yards… with a Revolver

Guy Hits Target from 1,000 Yards… with a Revolver
This guy is the king of using a revolver as a sniper rifle. In the video below, shooter Jerry Miculek uses his revolver to pop a balloon with a special edition 9mm Smith & Wesson revolver…
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Facebook Wants Hollywood Movie Content for Oculus Rift

Facebook Wants Hollywood Movie Content for Oculus Rift
It gets annoying having to wear 3D glasses for a few hours to watch a feature film; I can only imagine how annoying it would be to wear an Oculus Rift for the full duration. Regardless,…
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PlayStation Optimus Prime & Mega Drive Megatron: Consoles in Disguise

PlayStation Optimus Prime & Mega Drive Megatron: Consoles in Disguise
Thanks to the Transformers’ 30th anniversary, we’ve seen Optimus Prime and Megatron turned into glam rockers and bears. Now they’re also video game consoles. Takara Tomy will be releasing limited edition action figures of Optimus Prime…
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Mr. Knocky: I Don’t Wanna Work, I Just Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day

Mr. Knocky: I Don’t Wanna Work, I Just Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day
Japan is home to all sorts of brilliant things. Chock up another one courtesy of Mr. Knocky. This silly invention is a remote-controlled drummer, and looks like a ton of fun – for at least an…
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