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Archive for March 2013

Batman Backpack: in Case Utility Belts Are Not Your Thing

Batman Backpack: in Case Utility Belts Are Not Your Thing
UD Replicas is known for its geeky leather motorcycle suits, with Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy being the company’s favorite source of inspiration. Aside from a series of suits and a utility belt, the company is also offering an officially licensed replica of Batman’s backpack.

Jawa Birthday Cake: Fresh-Baked from Tatooine

Jawa Birthday Cake: Fresh-Baked from Tatooine
Hide your droids and your money. Here comes one of those pesky Jawas. Oh wait, this cute little guy is just a birthday cake. Isn’t he adorable? At least this guy won’t try to swindle you and try to sell you a droid with a bad motivator.
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iSuppli Tears Down Galaxy S4 without Actually Having One

iSuppli Tears Down Galaxy S4 without Actually Having One
I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for photos and video of gadgets being torn apart to see what they look like on the inside. Typically, when we’re looking at a teardown its the geeks over at iFixit.

RHA MA150 Earphones: Lots of Bang for Your Buck

RHA MA150 Earphones: Lots of Bang for Your Buck
When it comes to earphones, it’s best to have a couple of pairs around because you never know when you’ll lose your favorite pair or you’ll break them. These earbuds offer a surprising good audio response for their price, and are good entry-level, or backup earphones for your favorite pair.

Image Toaster Prints the Latest Images on Your Morning Toast

Image Toaster Prints the Latest Images on Your Morning Toast
A picture speaks a thousand words. It might be hard to discern 6×6 pixel images on your morning toast, but at least you’ll be able to get a headstart on everyone when it comes to the day’s newest images on Google with the help of the Image Toaster.

Robot Salamander Crawls and Swims Its Way into Our Hearts

Robot Salamander Crawls and Swims Its Way into Our Hearts
Roboticists continue to take inspiration from animals to create new types of robot movement. This robotic salamander can swim, crawl and walk just like the real thing – only it’s not the real thing. It’s just a very good artificial copy from the Biorobotics Laboratory at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

Half-Life Gets the Stained Glass Treatment

Half-Life Gets the Stained Glass Treatment
Fans of the Half-Life series will immediately recognize the Lambda logo in this image. But this isn’t just some patch on Gordon Freeman’s uniform, no. This is a handmade work of art – a geeky stained glass masterpiece if you ask me.

LEGO Lathe Performs Spinjitzu on Foam

LEGO Lathe Performs Spinjitzu on Foam
Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to make motorized shop tools out of LEGO. Now, the guy behind the LEGO 3D milling machine is back with a new creation – a lathe that can create custom forms by tracing a simple outline.

Psychedelic Plumber: Mario on ‘Shrooms

Psychedelic Plumber: Mario on ‘Shrooms
I always wondered if any of the fungi in the Mushroom Kingdom were hallucinogenic – especially the ones that turned Mario into a flying raccoon or made him bigger. Well now we have our answer.

ThinkGeek Squirming Tentacle Can’t Even Hold onto Your Data

ThinkGeek Squirming Tentacle Can’t Even Hold onto Your Data
Over the years, we’ve seen some really bizarre USB gadgets turn up. We’ve seen plenty of lights, flash drives, and all manner of other devices. We’ve even had little USB powered dogs designed to hump away at your USB port.

LEGO Pip-Boy 3000: Bricked Computer

LEGO Pip-Boy 3000: Bricked Computer
We’ve seen a couple of DIY Pip-Boy 3000s that used the case of the Pip-Boy clock collectible to make a faithful replica. But Flickr user Simon Liu aka Si-MOCs chose a more complex process, using his LEGO building skills to create what he calls the Pip-Boy3000Si.

Time is Short Watch Reminds You That Time is Running out

Time is Short Watch Reminds You That Time is Running out
Sometimes you just feel like time is getting away from you. But no matter how hard we try, time keeps marching on. While most of us probably don’t need a reminder that we’re getting older and older, sometimes it’s good to have a tangible reminder so we live each day to its fullest.

Space Invaders Wall Vent Lets Aliens Flow Freely into Your Living Room

Space Invaders Wall Vent Lets Aliens Flow Freely into Your Living Room
Personally, the idea of letting space aliens into my home makes me nervous. I’m not sure if they’d want to do some sort of invasive probing, or just cut my brain open to see what’s inside.

Borg Yoda Tattoo: Futile, Resistance Is

Borg Yoda Tattoo: Futile, Resistance Is
Yes, the Borg is a hive mind entity. But even so, there must be some mastermind behind the hive mind. Who could have orchestrated the attack at Wolf 359? Who is powerful enough to lead the Borg?

+10 Electronic Dice Barbarian Gauntlet: -$70 to Budget

+10 Electronic Dice Barbarian Gauntlet: -$70 to Budget
Last year we featured SparkFun’s guide for making an electronic dice gauntlet. The instructions are still available online, but if you have more money than electronics know-how, check out this very similar product from ThinkGeek, which was probably inspired by SparkFun’s DIY project.

LEGO City Undercover Launches on Wii U

LEGO City Undercover Launches on Wii U
The LEGO video game franchise has proven to be quite popular with kids and adults. Typically, the games are available on multiple platforms, but Nintendo has landed an exclusive game in the franchise for its new console.
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