This is one thing that you’ve definitely got to see. In Germany, in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, they can repurpose the building’s internal ventilation system to create an artificial tornado – indoors!
This twister takes about 7 minutes to form and is powered by 144 jets and 28 tons of air.
When I first saw the Reflectius Clock by Art Lebedev, I thought that it was simply using reflections, but that’s not the whole story. This wild concept clock uses 60 mirrors and a single laser to display the time.
The mirrors rotate so that the single laser beam is reflected at precise angles so that it draws the digits on the face of the clock.
Psi169 joined the Sprite Stitch forums with a bang, showing off a 2-foot by 3-foot cross stitch of the various iterations of Mario through the years, as well as the power ups that have aided him in his adventures.
Nearly 40 years ago, Filipino-American scientist Leon O. Chua came up with the idea of a memory resistor, or memristor for short. Yesterday, April 8, Hewlett-Packard showed devices that the company made using memristors in place of transistors.
Or maybe even a Bondi Blue iPad. The de Blob of the gadget world, Colorware is pleased to announced that they’re now selling custom colored iPads. Colorware offers a wide range of colors for the iPad’s body, Apple logo and home button.
This robotic plant can go on walkabout whenever it pleases. It was created by the Mexican artist Gilberto Esparza, who specializes in thought-provoking robot creations, as well as mechanical sculptures.
The Plantas Nomadas robot plant is part robot, part plant.
I’ve got to give to the guy behind this LEGO build, it’s ingenious. If you love playing chess, then you should get cracking and build your own.
This incredibly small LEGO chess set was created by Flickr user Akunthita.
Luxury phone brand Mobiado prides itself in crafting unique phones. The company was one of the first to use materials such as aluminum, wood and even meteorites. Their latest design is the CPT001, a cellphone with a body carved from a single block of marble.
The Armory has a 100-item Nerd Purity Test with questions ranging from reasonable (Have you ever programmed a computer?) to absurd (Do you know the Latin name for the fruit fly?) to just plain hilarious (Is your weight less than your IQ?).
If you’re trying to set a romantic mood in your bedroom, this is almost certainly not the right way to do it. On the other hand, if you’re a complete Star Wars geek, you’ll have to get your credit card out right now.
These $25 lightsaber nightlights will look great flanking each side of your headboard, and can be set to one of 8 different colors to set the right mood for any battle with the dark side you might have in your dreams.
While the one-line description of Pixeljam’s Cream Wolf is “You drive an ice cream truck,” there’s something far more insidious going on in this quirky retro-style Flash game.
Basically, the objective of the game is to drive around your neighborhood in an ice cream truck, and take their orders for delicious ice cream cones.
Although there aren’t many people who can afford the world’s most expensive car, the Bugatti Veyron, there are probably quite a few people who can buy a few LEGO Technic kits in order to build a smaller Veyron – assuming they had the LEGO-building skills.
This build is by Spanish LEGO-maniac Sheepo, and it looks like it sports all of the classic lines of the original, plus a few extra surprises under its tiny hood.
Sheepo’s Veyron is 1:8th scale of the real car.
I like the X-Men; in fact I watch the cartoon with my son sometimes. It reminds me of the cartoons from Saturdays when I was his age. I though the X2: X-Men united film was pretty darn cool too, even if the first flick was better.
I knew that there were people who were very good at using paper to create things, but did you know that these papercraft creations could be this realistic? What’s even more fantastic is that you can download the plans of these papercraft ships and vehicles, and try to make them yourselves!
There isn’t much information about the person behind these Star Wars-themed papercraft vessels, other than the fact that he’s Japanese.