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Tag: Insect

Feel Like the King of the Beetles with This Rhinoceros Beetle Chair

Feel Like the King of the Beetles with This Rhinoceros Beetle Chair

If you are a fan of the Beatles, disregard this chair. However, if you are a fan of actual bug beetles you are going to love this. This huge and very comfy looking Rhinoceros Beetle chair…

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Wearable Mosquito Nets Look Silly, But They’ll Keep the Bugs Away

Wearable Mosquito Nets Look Silly, But They’ll Keep the Bugs Away

Did you know that mosquitoes inject an anesthetic into your skin, so you won’t feel a thing when they finally take that bite? When that wears off, the itching and wave upon wave of annoyance begins.…

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This’ll Bug You: Farm 432 Concept is a Countertop Larvae Farm

This’ll Bug You: Farm 432 Concept is a Countertop Larvae Farm

The global human population is booming. Some studies predict that we’ll soon run out of resources (read: food) to feed everyone as this growth continues. One of the proposed solutions? Breed insects and use them as…

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Mostrap Reels Mosquitos in and Zaps Them Before They Get a Chance to Bite You

Mostrap Reels Mosquitos in and Zaps Them Before They Get a Chance to Bite You

Mosquitoes suck. They’re hard to kill (especially if you have bad hand-to-eye coordination) and they can infect us humans with potentially life-threatening diseases. A project called Kite was launched recently on Indiegogo, which is essentially a…

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T8 Robot Spider Creeps Its Way into Our Hearts

T8 Robot Spider Creeps Its Way into Our Hearts

If you want a realistic and creepy spider robot and have a spare $1,350(USD) Robugtix will be happy to sell you this lifelike robotic spider called the T8. Put this in your home and it will…

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3D Printing with Bees

3D Printing with Bees

3D printing tech can be quite amazing, but it’s usually done by melting plastic – or maybe sugar. But this is the first time I’ve heard of 3D printing using bees – or as it’s being…

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VelociRoACH Hits the Ground Running… and Raid Won’t Stop It

VelociRoACH Hits the Ground Running… and Raid Won’t Stop It

Remember that Tom Selleck sci-fi flick called Runaway? Despite being terribly cheesy, those insect-like robots in that movie always gave me the creeps. Never mind that it was none other than KISS’ Gene Simmons who was…

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Anti-Crack Ad is Slowly Eaten by Insects: This is Your Brain on Bugs

Anti-Crack Ad is Slowly Eaten by Insects: This is Your Brain on Bugs

People know that smoking is bad for their health. Most of them are also aware of the fact that doing drugs might make them loopy. Yet people still smoke and use all the same. Text warnings…

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Cockroach Looks Like a Jawa: Lives in a Skincrawler

Cockroach Looks Like a Jawa: Lives in a Skincrawler

Anyone on Tatooine can tell you that Jawas are annoying pests. They wander around collecting scraps and selling droids and are just generally everywhere. Meanwhile, on Earth, it turns out that we have our own Jawa…

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Fly on the Wall Smoke Alarm Buzzes into Your Home to Alert You to Fire

Fly on the Wall Smoke Alarm Buzzes into Your Home to Alert You to Fire

Who says smoke alarms need to be nondescript beige boxes? Helsinki designer Paola Suhonen sured doesn’t think so, with her unique smoke detector that looks like a gigantic house fly.…

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Festo BionicOpter Robot Dragonfly Makes Quadcopters Look Clumsy

Festo BionicOpter Robot Dragonfly Makes Quadcopters Look Clumsy

Automation company Festo loves showing off its technologies and expertise by creating robot versions of animals. We’ve featured the company’s SmartBird before, and you may have also seen its AirPenguin in action. Now the company has…

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Mantis Ridable Hexapod Robot: Insecticon

Mantis Ridable Hexapod Robot: Insecticon

Last year we heard about a group of students planning to build a ridable hexapod. Now we get to see what such a robot could look like, albeit from a different inventor. This is the Mantis,…

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LEGO Taxidermied Insect Collection is All About Bugs and Bricks

LEGO Taxidermied Insect Collection is All About Bugs and Bricks

Some interests are pretty morbid. For instance, I’ve always wondered just what kind of person would want to become a coroner or an undertaker. It’s just weird to me. The same thing applies to people who…

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The Ethiopian Caterpillar – Robot Bug of the 19th Century

The Ethiopian Caterpillar – Robot Bug of the 19th Century

I’m always mesmerized by the intricate craftsmanship found in antique automatons. I think it’s something about the fact that people could build robotics without any electrical or electronic components that is truly amazing. One of the…

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HexBug Nano V2: A Habitrail for Robo-Bugs

HexBug Nano V2: A Habitrail for Robo-Bugs

First there was the HexBug. Then there was the HexBug Nano. Now there’s HexBug Nano V2. Those creepy-crawly little self-propelled robots are back, and they’re better than ever. The latest iteration of these little robo-insects now…

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Giant Metal Scorpion is the Terminator of Arthropods

Giant Metal Scorpion is the Terminator of Arthropods

If there’s one critter that I think universally gives people the creeps, it’s the scorpion. While only a very small percentage are deadly enough to kill humans, they’re still pretty nasty looking creatures, and not the…

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