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Thumb Twiddling Machine Helps Your Fingers Do the Twiddling

Thumb Twiddling Machine Helps Your Fingers Do the Twiddling

Video and interactive artist Eran Amir created this silly contraption which does one thing and one thing only – it helps you twiddle your thumbs. Clearly, he did this because if you are truly so bored…

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These Shoes Could Keep You from Falling

These Shoes Could Keep You from Falling

Footwear hasn’t exactly been a hotbed for true technological innovation, but these shoes change that. Israeli startup B-Shoe Technologies has developed some new shoes that incorporate some really helpful features. Like, helping you to not fall.…

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Das Keyboard 4 Offers the Ultimate in Clicky Mechanical Keys

Das Keyboard 4 Offers the Ultimate in Clicky Mechanical Keys

If you have ever worked in an office or sat by someone typing on a Das Keyboard, you may not be a fan. The keyboards the company makes are very clicky making them loud, but they…

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Flappy Bird in a Box: Frustration in a Box

Flappy Bird in a Box: Frustration in a Box

By now everyone has heard of Flappy Bird, the extremely difficult and insanely popular game. So by now you also know that it is no longer available to download. However, if you want to get into…

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This Full-size LEGO Car is Powered by Air

This Full-size LEGO Car is Powered by Air

LEGO expert Raul Oaida and Steve Sammartino have built themselves the stuff of childhood dreams for many LEGO builders. I know I wanted to build a full-size car I could drive around the neighborhood more times…

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NERF Vulcan Sentry Gun: Ready! Aim! Fire!

NERF Vulcan Sentry Gun: Ready! Aim! Fire!

When I was a kid, about the only NERF things you could buy were footballs and basketballs. These days, you can get some pretty amazing toy weapons which fire soft NERF darts. But this highly-customized sentry…

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The Heartbeat is a Pinhole Camera Powered by a Watch Movement

The Heartbeat is a Pinhole Camera Powered by a Watch Movement

We’ve all seen pinhole cameras, but this one is pretty extraordinary. It is called Heartbeat and it was custom-made by Korean designer and photographer Kwanghun Hyun. What sets it apart from other pinhole cameras is that…

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Sunflower Uses Solar Power to Shine Light into Your House

Sunflower Uses Solar Power to Shine Light into Your House

Do you find yourself sitting in the dark, even if it’s bright and sunny outside? Well, speaking from experience, regular exposure to sunlight can really make you feel better both mentally and physically. But if the…

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Skittles Sorting Machine 3 Sorts Other Types of Candy, Needs Its Name Sorted Out

Skittles Sorting Machine 3 Sorts Other Types of Candy, Needs Its Name Sorted Out

Last year we found out about Brian Egenriether’s pet project – a machine that automatically separates Skittles by color. It’s fun to watch it work, but ultimately it was a novelty invention because it went about…

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LEGO Xbox 360 Disc Changer Isn’t Really for the Lazy

LEGO Xbox 360 Disc Changer Isn’t Really for the Lazy

If you and your indolent ass ever wished that there was a gadget that could insert your Xbox 360′s discs for you, this contraption is not the answer. Not only because it’s not really practical, but…

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DARPA Shows Robot Hand That Can Do Delicate Work on the Cheap

DARPA Shows Robot Hand That Can Do Delicate Work on the Cheap

DARPA is showing off a new robotic hand that is advanced enough to perform very delicate, precise maneuvers. That’s impressive by itself, but the main thing here is that it costs just 1/16th the price of…

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MB&F HM4 Final Edition Watch: Mortgage Everything You Own to Get It

MB&F HM4 Final Edition Watch: Mortgage Everything You Own to Get It

There’s something to be said about watches that cost more than cars. Needless to say that this analog wonder of a watch will cost you a pretty penny, but it will probably last you a lifetime.…

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LEGO Lathe Performs Spinjitzu on Foam

LEGO Lathe Performs Spinjitzu on Foam

Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to make motorized shop tools out of LEGO. Now, the guy behind the LEGO 3D milling machine is back with a new creation – a lathe that can…

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LEGO Automaton: LEGONardo da Vinci

LEGO Automaton: LEGONardo da Vinci

This awesome LEGO robot was inspired by 18th Century Swiss watch and automata creators Pierre Jacquet-Droz and Henri Maillardet. It is a LEGO automaton that draws sketches on paper and comes from the mind of Italian…

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Cardboard Computer and Plotter Really Work

Cardboard Computer and Plotter Really Work

I’ve heard of corrugated cardboard being used to house computers, but this project takes cardboard computing to a whole new level. Niklas Roy used rubber bands, rope and cardboard to create a functional, mechanical computer and…

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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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