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Tag: Pencil

Sprout Growing Pencils Sharpen Your Gardening Skills

Sprout Growing Pencils Sharpen Your Gardening Skills
Way back in 2012, we talked about some unique pencils that write as you expect, but have a unique feature. Once these pencils are too short to write with, you can stick them in a pot…
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Sprout Pencil Sprouts Herbs and Veggies from the Stubby End

Sprout Pencil Sprouts Herbs and Veggies from the Stubby End
Whoever invented pencils didn’t really think things through. Everything’s all good at the start, but what happens when the pencil gets too short and stubby that you can’t really use it to write comfortably? That’s where…
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Saving Shavings for the Sake of Art

Saving Shavings for the Sake of Art
Different pencil sharpeners result in differently-shaped and textured pencil shavings. For example, the ones that come with a handle churn out thin, coil-like shavings (which I packed into tiny bags and used as instant noodle props…
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Awesome LiteOn Concept Turns Scrap Paper into Pencils

Awesome LiteOn Concept Turns Scrap Paper into Pencils
There’s not much you can do with paper after you’ve written (or printed) both sides of it. You could use it to wrap stuff up you intend to store or throw away, but that’s about it. …
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Joerg Sprave Outs the Pump-Action Pencil Launcher: Teachers Run for Cover

Joerg Sprave Outs the Pump-Action Pencil Launcher: Teachers Run for Cover
Another week, another deadly weapon from The Slingshot Channel’s Joerg Sprave. His latest creation, a pump-action weapon that fires pencils at 100 miles per hour.…
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Twist Pencil Sharpener Is as Simple as It Can Get

Twist Pencil Sharpener Is as Simple as It Can Get
People are often trying to come up with stuff to make various things and situations in life easier and simpler. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible in our highly complicated world today. Or is it?…
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Eraser Pencil Gets All Used Up, Lets Nothing Go to Waste

Eraser Pencil Gets All Used Up, Lets Nothing Go to Waste
Traditional lead pencils are made of wood and have a small eraser stub at the end so you can rub your mistakes into oblivion. But often, these erasers are of poor quality and leave your paper…
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Parmesan Pencils: Put Some Shavings On Your Salad

Parmesan Pencils: Put Some Shavings On Your Salad
The last time I sharpened a pencil was when I took my licensure examination to become a Chemical Engineer. Before that, however, the last time I probably sharpened and used pencils on a regular basis was…
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Try Your Luck by Rolling These Pencil Dice

Try Your Luck by Rolling These Pencil Dice
I had a friend who relied a lot on chance. Back in college, when we were having our exams, he would etch the letters A to E on the different faces of his pencil, near the…
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Gold-Plated Pencil Pistol: Mightier Than a Sword

Gold-Plated Pencil Pistol: Mightier Than a Sword
An elegantly concealed weapon covered in gold, this 1948 .22 cal pencil-pistol was made by The Late Maharaja of Jodhpur, who gave it as a present to Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India. Sounds like…
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Art Academy: Learn to Paint on Your Nintendo Dsi

Art Academy: Learn to Paint on Your Nintendo Dsi
Ever wanted to learn how to draw and paint, but don’t have the time or money to deal with real world art supplies? Well if you happen to own a Nintendo DSi, you can sign up…
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Pre-Chewed Pencils Require Less Effort

Pre-Chewed Pencils Require Less Effort
Getting students to stay “on task,” as they say, is a constant challenge in the modern school, but one company thinks they have part of the answer. British design company Concentrate has just debuted a new…
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Drawdio Music Pencil Lets You Doodle Electronic Sounds

Drawdio Music Pencil Lets You Doodle Electronic Sounds
Feeling musically inclined, but haven’t the time or knowledge to write sheet music? Now you can produce your own sonic creations simply by doodling on a piece of paper. Designed by Adafruit (in collaboration with Jay…
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Felt Lightsaber Pencil Holders Are Not Exact Replicas

Felt Lightsaber Pencil Holders Are Not Exact Replicas
If your kids aren’t getting beat up in school enough for your liking, then you could try your hand at these felt lightsaber pencil holders and see if that kicks it up a notch. Seriously, this…
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This Robot Uses Pencil Erasers as Bumpers

This Robot Uses Pencil Erasers as Bumpers
This is a pretty sweet autonomous robot that employs pencil erasers as bumpers. It’s called No. 2, Champion Autonomous Mini-Sumo Robot (a name that just rolls off the tongue, no?) It was made by David Cook…
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Panda Shredder Destroys Tiny Documents, Not Pandas

Panda Shredder Destroys Tiny Documents, Not Pandas
These wacky mini panda bear shredders aren’t really big enough to destroy that second set of books you’ve been keeping for your business (let alone pandas), but they are perfect for getting rid of tiny pieces…
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