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Archive for September 2009

Papercraft Speakers Crank Out Modern Tunes in Retro Form

Papercraft Speakers Crank Out Modern Tunes in Retro Form
Who says your speakers have to be made out of wood, plastic or metal? These retro mini speakers prove that papercraft speakers look just as good. Each one of these miniature speaker kits from Japan’s Princeton is a DIY papercraft project.

Use a Table Saw to Cut Your Cake

Use a Table Saw to Cut Your Cake
Imagine the next time you have friends over to dinner, you bring out a delicious chocolate cake on the table, then proceed to hack it apart with a hand saw. Now you can slice and dice cakes and other tender foods with the Table Saw, a serrated kitchen knife that looks just like a hand saw.
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Latte Espresso Media Player: Haptic Touchscreen Pmp for Under $100

Latte Espresso Media Player: Haptic Touchscreen Pmp for Under $100
While Apple may have crammed everything but the kitchen sink into their new iPod Nano, one thing it doesn’t have is a haptic touchscreen. But this portable media player from Latte has one, and now it can be had for less than a single Benjamin.

Colorware Color Coats the PS3 Slim

Colorware Color Coats the PS3 Slim
While the jury is definitely still out on whether or not the Sony’s new PS3 Slim looks better or worse than the PS3 Phat, we can all agree that it’s time that the PS3 got some colors besides black.

Mouseneto: Variable Gravity Simulator Successfully Levitates Mice

Mouseneto: Variable Gravity Simulator Successfully Levitates Mice
Scientists working for NASA have built a “variable gravity simulator” powerful enough to levitate drops of water up to 2 inches wide, and even young mice. The device is made of a “superconducting magnet that generates a field powerful enough to levitate the water inside living animals.” I don’t know how the magnet can levitate water and not just metallic substances, so don’t ask me okay?

The Old Robots Website: the Robot Geek’S Happy Place

The Old Robots Website: the Robot Geek’S Happy Place
Someone at Robot’s Dreams just posted a link and a tiny snapshot of The Old Robots Website, nothing else; no intro, not even a goodbye. After spending nearly an hour at said website, I think I now know why: whoever posted that link must have been so eager to go back to browsing The Old Robots Website that he or she couldn’t be bothered with typing something else other than the link.

Rare Computer Space Arcade Machines Turn Up on Ebay

Rare Computer Space Arcade Machines Turn Up on Ebay
Wanna own a bit of video game history? Then get your ass on over to eBay and put in your bid on one of these original Computer Space machines that are currently up for auction. The seller “mywantlist”, is offering both an original super-rare yellow Computer Space machine (only 1800 made), and one of the slightly less rare green models that came out after the initial popularity of the 1st gen.

Life Size Duck Hunt Dog Hits Etsy: Giant Light Gun Can’T be Far Behind

Life Size Duck Hunt Dog Hits Etsy: Giant Light Gun Can’T be Far Behind
Retro NES fans, you’ve gotta hand it to artist pixelparty for his fine craftsmanship in the creation of this life-size dog from the classic 8-bit light gun game, Duck Hunt. The dog measures 18″ wide by 16″ tall and is made from recycled pixels wood and a glossy coat of paint.

Computer Keyboard Clocks: Time to Press Enter

Computer Keyboard Clocks: Time to Press Enter
I love these fun and functional clocks modeled to look like giant computer keys. Each clock measures in at about 10-inches square, making it about 175 times larger than a regular computer key. While you won’t be able to spell out “CTRL-ALT-DEL” if you hang three of these on the wall, you could buy all four and spell out “CTRL-ALT-ESC-ENTER”, which I believe makes flames shoot out of PCs running Windows XP or Vista – so don’t try this at home.

Runaway R/C Ramen Noodle Cart: Why? Why Not?

Runaway R/C Ramen Noodle Cart: Why? Why Not?
The latest in a long line of strange and wonderful gadgets from Japan, this remote-controlled vehicle is modeled after one of those Ramen noodle carts you might see on the streets of Yokohama (mama). The tiny noodle cart runs on 4 AA batteries, and can cruise along at up to 5 kilometers per hour.

Not So Much Feelin’ This Xbox 1080 Portable Concept

Not So Much Feelin’ This Xbox 1080 Portable Concept
Kotaku’s Owen Good likened this concept to Blaster from Transformers. Personally, I’d go with a “V-Tech” comparison, or maybe even “LeapFrog.” You know what I’m talking about – something that my 5-year-old sister (and I do have one) would use to help learn her letters, something big and shiny with oversized plastic buttons.

Nintendo Ds, Ds Lite and Dsi Xploder Cheats: God Mode on the Go

Nintendo Ds, Ds Lite and Dsi Xploder Cheats: God Mode on the Go
I love playing video games because they give me quantifiable proof of my progress, unlike in real life where sometimes (cue violins) you just don’t know where you are, what you’re supposed to do and where you’re going (stop music).

Mega Man Boss Battle Rubik’s Cube: Still Easier to Finish Than the Video Game

Mega Man Boss Battle Rubik’s Cube: Still Easier to Finish Than the Video Game
I’ve never been able to solve a Rubik’s cube; the most I can do is “solve” one of the faces. I’m also not good at platformers, nor do I enjoy playing them (but I am really interested in playing Ratchet & Clank).

Hey! You Got Your Hard Drive in My Game Boy!

Hey! You Got Your Hard Drive in My Game Boy!
Man, the classic, brick-sized Nintendo Game Boy sure gets a lot of love in the modding/hacking community. Like that retro-tacular iPhone case we showed you a few days ago. Or this Game Boy that someone managed to shove a 80GB SATA hard drive into.

Feed Your iPhone to a Piranha Plant

Feed Your iPhone to a Piranha Plant
Of course you want to protect your iPhone from all the pesky objects out there looking to scratch up that gleaming surface, but why go with something plain? Something boring? Go piranha plant. You’ll never look back.

A Couple of Lucky People Will Nab These Custom Beatles Xbox 360s [Beatles Rock Band]

A Couple of Lucky People Will Nab These Custom Beatles Xbox 360s [Beatles Rock Band]
…and you will probably not be one of them, unless you are rich (or lucky… or, okay, rich). How does $3500 sound for the price of a swanky 360? Sure, it’s a little high (and will probably go higher), but just look!
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