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Optical Illusion Warped Placemat: You’re Eating All of That?!

Optical Illusion Warped Placemat: You’re Eating All of That?!
Japanese product design studio A.P. Works has an idea for a placemat that will make it seem like your food and dinnerware are warping spacetime itself, because the placemats’ lines curve right where the spoon, fork…
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LEGO Centurions Concept: Brick and Machine, Power Xtreme!

LEGO Centurions Concept: Brick and Machine, Power Xtreme!
If there was ever a cartoon made for LEGO it would be The Centurions. The hilariously stereotypical alpha males Max Ray, Ace McCloud, Jake Rockwell, Rex Charger and John Thunder used adaptable exosuits and modular parts…
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Nutshell Lets You Contain Yourself In Your Own Portable Pod

Nutshell Lets You Contain Yourself In Your Own Portable Pod
Now you can be alone even when you’re in a crowded room with the Nutshell. It’s a portable pod that you can expand to create your own little hideaway, wherever and whenever you feel like it.…
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LEGO Apollo 11 Concept Set: One Giant Leap for Minifigs

LEGO Apollo 11 Concept Set: One Giant Leap for Minifigs
LEGO Ideas member LuisPG pays homage to one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments with this well made concept. His Apollo 11 set consists of the Eagle Lunar Module, the Apollo spacecraft and minifigs of astronauts Neil Armstrong,…
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LEGO Classic Computer Set Concepts: Building Blocks

LEGO Classic Computer Set Concepts: Building Blocks
Professional LEGO builder Chris McVeigh is known for his miniature kits and building guides, including those of classic computers. But wouldn’t it be nice if there were LEGO sets of the machines you grew up with?…
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This Belt Doubles as a Scooter

This Belt Doubles as a Scooter
Product designer Ádám Török, from Sopron, Hungary, came up with the idea for this truly unique scooter. He made it for a school graduation project. His thinking is that in the future, most vehicles will be…
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Civilization Beyond Earth Worker LEGO Set is Ready to Colonize Your Toy Collection

Civilization Beyond Earth Worker LEGO Set is Ready to Colonize Your Toy Collection
Firaxis Games is the developer behind Sid Meier’s Civilization III up to its most recent release, Civilization Beyond Earth. For the latter’s launch party, the studio asked employee Andy Clarke to create LEGO replicas of the…
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WriteBoard Electronic Whiteboard: Quantum Note Taking

WriteBoard Electronic Whiteboard: Quantum Note Taking
Whiteboards and blackboards are great for group discussions. But they also take attention away from the speaker, especially for participants who insist on writing down everything that’s on the board. That’s where the WriteBoard concept comes…
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Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite

Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite
Unlike most artforms or professions, writing needs the most basic of tools. Even if you’d rather work with a word processor instead of pen and paper, you can just get a cheap laptop and be all…
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Karen App Really Wants to Be Your Friend: Overly Attached App

Karen App Really Wants to Be Your Friend: Overly Attached App
Even if you use the Internet only casually – thanks for spending time here! – chances are several companies have gathered a bit of data about you, or at least your online habits. These trawlers range…
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Teaching Virtual Characters to Move Realistically: QWOP Harder

Teaching Virtual Characters to Move Realistically: QWOP Harder
You may be familiar with the term ragdoll physics, which is a type of animation sometimes used in video games to create dynamic – albeit unrealistic– animations for characters. Ragdoll physics is a form of physics-based…
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Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts

Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts
A few years ago we saw a custom fabricated material with embedded actuators and magnets, which enable it to autonomously fold into a predetermined shape when subjected to electricity. MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab is working on creating…
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VRClay Virtual Reality Sculpting: Unchained Modeling

VRClay Virtual Reality Sculpting: Unchained Modeling
Here’s an app that adds another meaning to Ghost in the machine. Currently in development, VRClay lets you create 3D shapes in virtual reality with the help of the Oculus Rift and the Razer Hydra controllers.…
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Pango Turns Sketches into 3D Models: Pop-up Book 2.0

Pango Turns Sketches into 3D Models: Pop-up Book 2.0
Like any tool, 3D printers can’t magically produce the thing you want on its own. You have to provide detailed instructions to the machine in the form of a 3D model, which of course requires training…
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Pixel Waffle Iron Concept: 8-bite

Pixel Waffle Iron Concept: 8-bite
We’ve seen a couple of video game-themed waffles before. If you want to make your own edible pixel art, keep an eye out for the Pixel waffle iron. It lets you create blocky patterns on your…
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THAW Lets Smartphones Interact with Computers Through Their Displays: Actual Drag and Drop

THAW Lets Smartphones Interact with Computers Through Their Displays: Actual Drag and Drop
Last year MIT’s Tangible Media Group went viral because of its real time shape-copying machine. But one of its latest efforts blows that machine out of the water. Called THAW, it’s a software system that allows…
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