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Archive for November 2013

Millennium Falcon Stroller Does the Grocery Store Run in 12 Parsecs

Millennium Falcon Stroller Does the Grocery Store Run in 12 Parsecs
When you care enough to give your baby an awesome geek ride like this Millennium Falcon Stroller, you are the best parent ever. Now you can smuggle cargo like stinky diapers and teething rings in style.

SURYA Sunscreen Sculpture: A Creative Way to Deal with Unwanted Solar Glare

SURYA Sunscreen Sculpture: A Creative Way to Deal with Unwanted Solar Glare
This awesome sunscreen looks like it would be at home in deep space, but it’s actually designed for the arts district in Dallas, Texas. The sculpture/sunscreen was commissioned by the police to protect us from brain scans by aliens (NOT!).
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Desktop Wire Bending Machine: DIWire

Desktop Wire Bending Machine: DIWire
Wires or rods are integral parts of many structures or products. While we’ve seen early versions of 3D printers that can work with metals, many times all that a tinkerer or an artist needs is a way to bend existing wire to his will.

inFORM Dynamic Shape Display: Display See, Display Do

inFORM Dynamic Shape Display: Display See, Display Do
The touchscreen and app combo of today’s mobile devices makes one gadget act as many. Different apps display different interfaces, and the touchscreen lets you interact with those interfaces in a natural manner. But what if, aside from changing what you can see, your gadget’s display could also change its shape?

China Is Building This Twisty New Pedestrian Bridge… It Looks Exhausting

China Is Building This Twisty New Pedestrian Bridge… It Looks Exhausting
Check out this pedestrian bridge that China wants to build over the Dragon King Harbor River in Changsha, China. It’s all wavy and crazy and I don’t know about you, but this lazy American is getting winded just looking at it.

Sphyke Bike Wheel Lock Locks Your Detachable Wheel

Sphyke Bike Wheel Lock Locks Your Detachable Wheel
Sadly, there are a ton of thieves in this world. That’s just the way it is. And those who ride bikes are constant targets. While there are a ton of ways to lock up your bike, unless you remove and chain them up, they won’t stop thieves from stealing your detachable wheels.

Geeky Paper Quilling Sculptures: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Vader

Geeky Paper Quilling Sculptures: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Vader
You may or may not be familiar with the art form called quilling. Quilling is created using strips of paper rolled up or curved to create images. An artist named Alia Syed has taken the art of quilling to a very geeky next level.

Here is a Chest of Drawers, Literally.

Here is a Chest of Drawers, Literally.
This chest of drawers takes its name literally and gives you a manly piece of furniture. With a head. And eyes that are checking out his own abs and chest approvingly.

Netflix Now Rolling out to All TiVo Boxes for Virgin Media Subscribers

Netflix Now Rolling out to All TiVo Boxes for Virgin Media Subscribers
Back in September, Virgin Media in the UK gave in and offered a limited number of its subscribers using TiVo set-top boxes access to Netflix. The Netflix application operated directly on the set-top box, meaning that users didn’t have to switch to a different device or change inputs to watch Netflix streaming content.

EX¹ 3D Prints Circuit Boards: Rapidest Prototyping

EX¹ 3D Prints Circuit Boards: Rapidest Prototyping
Last year we found out about a new material that could be used with 3D printers to make simple electronic sensors. If that tinkled the tinkerer in you, wait ’til you see the EX¹ 3D printer.

VRcade Combines Motion Capture with VR Headsets: The Arcade is Dead, Long Live the Arcade!

VRcade Combines Motion Capture with VR Headsets: The Arcade is Dead, Long Live the Arcade!
A new company called VRcade aims to revive the idea of a gaming arcade with the help of virtual reality. Whereas VR headsets like the Oculus Rift need to be wired to a computer to work, VRcade’s headset has a wireless transmitter.

Stack and Scare Wooden Monster Blocks Do Exactly What Their Name Claims

Stack and Scare Wooden Monster Blocks Do Exactly What Their Name Claims
Check out these awesome kids blocks from Invisible Creature. These colorful blocks are called Stack and Scare for obvious reasons. You stack ’em up and have a good scare with the monsters that you create. There are four different sets of stackable wooden blocks that look like monster parts.

Turtle with Amputated Leg Gets Some Help from a LEGO Wheel

Turtle with Amputated Leg Gets Some Help from a LEGO Wheel
Schildi was a pet turtle living in Germany, presumably leading a happy life, gnawing on greens and taking forever to get anywhere as turtles do, but when he was abandoned, he lost a leg somehow. Luckily for Schildi, he was rescued, and vets were able to amputate his mangled limb.

F1 Car Made from Hundreds of Hard Drives

F1 Car Made from Hundreds of Hard Drives
This F1 race car is a bit unusual. It is made from hundreds and hundreds of hard drives and that makes it look pretty awesome. Can you believe that those curves all come from hard drive parts?

Ken Block Plays Vehicular Tetherball in Gymkhana Six

Ken Block Plays Vehicular Tetherball in Gymkhana Six
If you’re a fan of cars, racing, or stupid vehicular stunts you’ve probably seen Ken Block and his Gymkhana series of videos. Gymkhana Five saw Block tearing through the streets of San Francisco and the sixth installment in the YouTube video franchise is now available for our enjoyment.

Bero Bluetooth Controlled Robot Now Available

Bero Bluetooth Controlled Robot Now Available
Back in August of 2012, we talked about a cool little Bluetooth controlled robot known as Bero. Bero stands for Be The Robot and the little guy is pretty cool. The robot is open source and is designed to be controlled using a Bluetooth device such as the iPhone or Android smartphones.
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