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Archive for November 2013

This Working Batmobile Could Be Yours (for About $125,000)

This Working Batmobile Could Be Yours (for About $125,000)
What is your favorite Batman movie? If you said Batman Returns you’re probably the only one who said that then check this out, You could own an actual working version of the Batmobile from the 1989 movie.

iFixit Guts New PS4

iFixit Guts New PS4
Not too long ago Sony offered up their official unboxing and teardown video giving us a look at what comes in the package you buy a new PlayStation 4 and the hardware inside the enclosure. Typically, when we talk about tear downs around here it’s the geeks over at iFixit ripping something open and giving us a glimpse of what goes on under the shiny outside of our favorite gadgets.
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Doctor Who’s Story in One Poster: Baywheux Tapestry

Doctor Who’s Story in One Poster: Baywheux Tapestry
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, artist Bill Mudron drew a timeline – timeandspaceline? – of the Time Lord’s adventures. His artwork starts with the First Doctor up until the upcoming The Day of the Doctor episode, with major events noted in between.

R2-D2 Adirondack Chair: This Droid’s Got Your Back

R2-D2 Adirondack Chair: This Droid’s Got Your Back
Despite what it says on its front, this really is the chair that I am looking for. When you spend all day piloting an X-Wing fighter, you get used to having an Astromech droid at your back, so those off-duty hours can feel a bit lonely.

Entertainment Flask: Sip, Don’t Blow on This NES Cartridge

Entertainment Flask: Sip, Don’t Blow on This NES Cartridge
It’s the eve of the launch of the PS4 and one week before the Xbox One’s arrival, and I just realized something. We pay $60 for video games these days, and they all are packaged in the same old boring round discs.

Death Star Wall Tiles: Now I Just Need a Spherical Room

Death Star Wall Tiles: Now I Just Need a Spherical Room
Thanks to these custom tiles, I can finally turn my room into the Death Star. They look amazing. You really could turn any room into a Death Star. Death Star shower? You could do that. And it would be amazing.

Atoms Launches Bunsen and Pascal Robot Kits

Atoms Launches Bunsen and Pascal Robot Kits
If you hang around here much, you know we love our LEGO, and we also have an affinity for DIY robotics. A company called Atoms has announced its modular robotics building kits are now available to purchase.

Curiosity Hits the Road after Software Glitch Grounded it for a Week

Curiosity Hits the Road after Software Glitch Grounded it for a Week
NASA isn’t immune to software glitches that can cause some of its incredibly expensive hardware to stop functioning. Such was the case about a week ago when a software update caused a fault on the Curiosity Mars rover, leaving it immobile for almost a week.

Hoth Wampug Cave Dog Bed: Of Course We’ll See Master Luke Again

Hoth Wampug Cave Dog Bed: Of Course We’ll See Master Luke Again
Our pals over at Homes and Hues spotted this Wampa-inspired Hoth Wampug Cave made by Tom Spina Designs for Kristen Andrews’ famous pet pug Chubbs the Wampug. She will knock you out and drag you to her icy cave, where she will hang you upside down and save you for a later meal.

View-Master Hacked to Play 3D Video: Old Toy, New Trick

View-Master Hacked to Play 3D Video: Old Toy, New Trick
A few years ago we saw a View-Master that was upgraded with digital picture frame displays. Alec Smecher took the classic toy to the next logical progression. He bought a very old model of the View-Master and installed a pair of 0.9″

Voltron Deluxe Hoodie: And I’ll Form the Hood!

Voltron Deluxe Hoodie: And I’ll Form the Hood!
Defend the universe with this badass hoodie from 80s Tees, featuring three fifths of the Lion Force Voltron squad in their proper positions. The only thing I don’t like about it is that Keith’s Black Lion looks a bit depressed in this hoodie.

Adjustable Toilet Seat: One Size Fits All Butts

Adjustable Toilet Seat: One Size Fits All Butts
It’s no secret that there are plenty of significantly obese people on the planet right now and these people face problems that you and I never even think about. Like if they will fit into an airplane seat or even on a conventional toilet seat.

Swann Mosquito Mini RC Helicopter is Designed for Easy Indoor Flights

Swann Mosquito Mini RC Helicopter is Designed for Easy Indoor Flights
Want to fly an R/C helicopter but have trouble with the controls? Swann has announced a new miniature remote-controlled helicopter called the Mosquito. The little helicopter has a rotor diameter of only three-inches and weighs less than one ounce.

Rice Krispie Treat Mos Eisley Cantina: a Hive of Sugar and Villainy

Rice Krispie Treat Mos Eisley Cantina: a Hive of Sugar and Villainy
The Rice Krispie Treat Mos Eisley Cantina. It is a wretched hive of sugar, scum and villainy. And an amazing geek work of art. It was made by TK Peggy, obviously a geek and a pastry artist.

Nissan 3E Augmented Reality Glasses: Drive Like a Cyborg

Nissan 3E Augmented Reality Glasses: Drive Like a Cyborg
I find that receiving too much information while I’m driving can be a major distraction, but I guess that Nissan thinks that Japanese drivers can handle it. They’ve just unveiled their own augmented reality glasses which appear to compete directly with Google Glass.

Assassin’s Creed Movie in the Works: Hits Theaters August 7, 2015

Assassin’s Creed Movie in the Works: Hits Theaters August 7, 2015
I didn’t even know they were working on a movie for Assassin’s Creed. I’m always leery to hear a movie studio is producing a movie based on a video game. It’s not that I don’t think video games don’t have a good enough story to make a movie because many do.
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