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Archive for July 2008

Soft and Snuggly Sound: DIY Stuffed Animal Headphones

Soft and Snuggly Sound: DIY Stuffed Animal Headphones
Instructables contributors never cease to amaze me with the wonders they conceptualize and create. We may have reached the craftastic zenith with these DIY stuffed animal headphones. I myself have never felt the urge for my ears to cuddle up with my headphones, but maybe I’m missing out.

You Probably Don’t Need This Quasi-Robotic S’Mores Maker

You Probably Don’t Need This Quasi-Robotic S’Mores Maker
The Progressive International Microwavable S’Mores Maker is an unnecessary gadget that makes s’mores in the microwave for you, which I thought was a jolly headless robot. It’s more of fauxbot (faux robot.) That is to say, it sort of appears to be robotic but in fact it just has bendy arms that a human has to manipulate, which is a huge letdown for those of us who dream of robots performing simple everyday tasks like making our daily s’mores.
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Vmod Lets You Take Your Media on the Road

Vmod Lets You Take Your Media on the Road
Want to take all of your digital media on the road? VMOD mounts inside your vehicle and lets you easily move all of your music, video, photos and other media to your car via a Wi-Fi connection.

Hori Real Arcade Pro Ex: Serious Control for Xbox 360

Hori Real Arcade Pro Ex: Serious Control for Xbox 360
The Xbox 360’s standard controller has an excellent reputation, but sometimes you just want the heft and precision of a real arcade joystick. So if you’re looking for a really substantial controller for your 360, Japan’s Hori is about to bring the answer to your prayers.

Rubber Ducky Mouse for Your Inner Bert or Ernie

Rubber Ducky Mouse for Your Inner Bert or Ernie
The rubber ducky mouse is a mouse that has a little duck floating in some blue liquid at the bottom, to make your computing experience a tad more whimsical. Rubber duckies always, always, always make me think of Bert and Ernie.

Robots Build Smaller Versions of Themselves, Ad Infinitum

Robots Build Smaller Versions of Themselves, Ad Infinitum
Someone called ScreamyGuy built this fractal scene of robots. He says, “I built a robot whose sole purpose in life was to create an even smaller robot just like himself… So much like himself, that this robot endeavored to create yet another tiny robot, ad infinitum.

Iwood Cases: You and I(Phone) Up in the Trees

Iwood Cases: You and I(Phone) Up in the Trees
If you’ve got a “classic” glass and metal iPhone like me, you probably don’t NEED a case thanks to its durable metal back. But if you’ve got a shiny new plastic-backed iPhone 3G, you might want some additional protection for your gadget.

Tetris + Ice Cubes = Icetris

Tetris + Ice Cubes = Icetris
What better way to keep your “on the rocks” cocktails chilled but with some whimsical Tetris block ice cubes? Given the heritage of Tetris, it’s only appropriate that these Icetris ice cube trays would come from Dima Komissarov of Russian design shop Mystake.

LED Alarm Blocks Deconstruct the Time

LED Alarm Blocks Deconstruct the Time
Looking for something a little different to set on your bedside table? This new alarm clock tears apart the hours, minutes and seconds and places them on individual time-telling blocks. Seiji’s LED block alarm clock are interconnected using ribbon cables with enough slack in them to let you stack them pretty much any way you like.

Solar Powered Robotic Bugs on the Attack!

Solar Powered Robotic Bugs on the Attack!
If you don’t happen to have enough room for one of those 22-foot tall styrofoam robots to defend the homestead, that’s okay. Thanks to the wild and wonderful creations of robot insect builder TinyMinds, you can get your hands on some little robots which should do the trick just as well.

Karlsson Station Hologram: the Clock has Two Faces

Karlsson Station Hologram: the Clock has Two Faces
Here’s a nifty clock that’s a bit more dynamic than what you’d typically see hanging on your wall. Depending on the angle you view it from, the face either shows simple hash marks or numerals around the dial.

Arkanoid Cross Stitch More Fun Than Actually Playing Arkanoid

Arkanoid Cross Stitch More Fun Than Actually Playing Arkanoid
Do you remember the classic video game Arkanoid? Some people do, and rather fondly, as evidenced by this elaborate cross stitched homage to it. I’m not sure what’s up with the Philip K. Dick quote on there but I’m sure there’s a good reason for it.

Take One Pop a Day With the Bubble Wrap Calendar

Take One Pop a Day With the Bubble Wrap Calendar
The Bubble Calendar is made of poppable bubble wrap so that you can mark time with one pop per day. The handmade calendars come in vertical or horizontal styles and cost $29.95 for paper backing, or $49.95 for clear acetate backing.

Dead iPod Gets Second Life as a Mouse

Dead iPod Gets Second Life as a Mouse
Got a broken old iPod lying around? Besides dropping it in the dumpster, what else can you do with it? Well if you’re like this resourceful modder, you turn it into a mouse. After stefferroo’s brother dropped his iPod under his car and then proceeded to run it over, it was surely headed for the trash bin.

Decorate Your House With Own Your Body Parts

Decorate Your House With Own Your Body Parts
Paris design studio 5.5 Designers recently unveiled their series of household items based on your own unique body parts. My personal favorite among these oddities are the eyeball lamps, which are modeled after your very own peepers.

Weird Japan: the 5 Second Stopwatch Game

Weird Japan: the 5 Second Stopwatch Game
You’ve got to hand it to the Japanese. I’m pretty sure that the ONLY objective of this new handheld game is to press the stopwatch button at exactly 5-seconds, but I’m so completely mesmerized by the marketing materials that I must go buy one now.
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