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iRobot and Raytheon’s All-in-One Robot Fabricator: Hide Your Kids, The Robocalypse Is Nigh

iRobot and Raytheon’s All-in-One Robot Fabricator: Hide Your Kids, The Robocalypse Is Nigh

OK, so basically, self-replicating robots are a no-no when it comes to robotics, because you don’t want them to start taking over the planet and exterminating humans. I for one, don’t welcome our robotic overlords.  iRobot…

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Katamari Stirling Engine: That’s How We Roll

Katamari Stirling Engine: That’s How We Roll

It’s been quite a while since Katamari Damacy first came out, but it’s still one of my all-time favorite games. Between the quirky characters and original gameplay mechanics, it definitely belongs in the video game hall…

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Robotic Fruit Bowl Costs $11,500, Might Drop Your Fruit on the Floor

Robotic Fruit Bowl Costs $11,500, Might Drop Your Fruit on the Floor

I love cool art and design, but artists can be a weird bunch. Take for instance this fruit bowl which was on display in the Design Space Tel Aviv booth at this week’s Art Basel show…

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MechBass Grooves on Some Muse

MechBass Grooves on Some Muse

Despite the increasing number of robotic musical acts, I’m still always tickled by the idea of a band that does away with the human element, and puts robots in their rightful place – to entertain their…

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Push Button House Unfolds into 5 Rooms in About 60 Seconds

Push Button House Unfolds into 5 Rooms in About 60 Seconds

How’d you like it if you could fold up your entire house and store it in a shipping container? Well, that’s basically what artist/architect Adam Kalkin recently did with the creation of his Push Button House.…

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Guy Makes His Own Scroll Saw – Out of Wood

Guy Makes His Own Scroll Saw – Out of Wood

Now you know you can run down to the local Home Depot and pick up a scroll saw for under 100 bucks, right? Well that didn’t stop one enterprising DIYer from building his own. Instead of…

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Single Kernel Popcorn Popper: The Opposite of Jiffy Pop

Single Kernel Popcorn Popper: The Opposite of Jiffy Pop

I’ve seen some strange inventions over the years, but this might be one of the strangest. It’s a special device that’s designed to pop popcorn – one kernel at a time.…

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LEGO Time Twister 2 Clock: Time is Better the Second Time Around

LEGO Time Twister 2 Clock: Time is Better the Second Time Around

About a year ago, I spotted this cool mechanical LEGO clock called the Time Twister. It was a pretty amazing build, recreating the segmented display of an LCD clock, entirely with LEGO parts. Well its builder,…

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DreamVendor Prints 3D Objects, Not Dreams

DreamVendor Prints 3D Objects, Not Dreams

3D printing is the bee’s knees, but we’re not printing our masterpieces yet – 3D printed essays! Yeah! – because 3D printers are still quite expensive, and of course 3D modeling isn’t exactly common knowledge. Virginia…

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Mechanized Steerable Stroller: Baby’s First Mech

Mechanized Steerable Stroller: Baby’s First Mech

We’ve featured a couple of cool and geeky baby strollers, but Xandon Frogget’s creation trumps them all: a stroller that can drive itself around, or let an adult or toddler steer it themselves, but still avoid…

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Crazy Tanks Used Corkscrews, Not Treads

Crazy Tanks Used Corkscrews, Not Treads

When you think of the way a tank moves around, the main attribute that comes to mind is the wheel-driven treads we’re all used to seeing. But imagine if tank technology had gone this way.…

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Rosko Pom Pom Tank: Coolest Retro Toy Ever?

Rosko Pom Pom Tank: Coolest Retro Toy Ever?

Most of us weren’t born yet back in the 1950s, but it was definitely a time long before modern remote-controlled electronic playthings. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t some cool toys back in the day –…

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Skittles Sorting Machine: Segregate the Rainbow

Skittles Sorting Machine: Segregate the Rainbow

I love candy. Any color will do; candy is candy. But some of you entitled consumers seem to think only one color is good enough for you. Brian Egenriether seems to be one of these discriminating…

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Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg Helps Man Climb 103 Floors of Willis (Sears) Tower

Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg Helps Man Climb 103 Floors of Willis (Sears) Tower

Advancements in biotechnology continue to amaze me. We’re rapidly approaching the point where human/cyborg combinations are becoming more and more plausible, as is evidenced by this recent accomplishment by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This past…

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Guy Builds Own Air Raid Siren, Neighbors Probably Not Too Happy

Guy Builds Own Air Raid Siren, Neighbors Probably Not Too Happy

Builder Matthias Wandel is known for his awesome moving marble contraptions, which certainly can make some noise. But now, he’s gone and taken his DIY skills and applied them to a much louder noisemaker – his…

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Stargate Wedding Ring Spins You into a Whole New World

Stargate Wedding Ring Spins You into a Whole New World

I love sci-fi, but I just never understood all of the hype about the Stargate franchise. I’m more a Star Trek or Babylon 5 kind of guy. Sure, it’s ok. I don’t think it’s great sci-fi.…

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