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Archive for December 2013

Real Life Leg Lamp: It’s a Major Award

Real Life Leg Lamp: It’s a Major Award
Perhaps taking inspiration from A Christmas Story, Redditor cit046286 has decorated her prosthetic leg by adding lights to it. She has used a prosthetic leg since her battle with bone cancer two years ago. She was diagnosed while she was deployed to Afghanistan.

3D Printed Jumbo LEGO Minifigs: Children of the Corn Starch

3D Printed Jumbo LEGO Minifigs: Children of the Corn Starch
LEGO opened Cuusoo to let fans pitch ideas for play sets. But if you have a 3D printer, you don’t have to wait and beg for a minifig of your favorite character. Just do what Michael “Skimbal” Curry did and make the minifigs yourself.
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Xbox One Laptop: The VCR Slims Down

Xbox One Laptop: The VCR Slims Down
Okay, okay, I kid. The Xbox One doesn’t look that much like a VCR, but it still is about a big as one. But leave it to an enterprising console modder like James “DarkUncle” Terry to solve that problem, by transforming an Xbox One into a laptop.

NES Emulator Voxel Engine Renders Games in 3D: Z Scroller

NES Emulator Voxel Engine Renders Games in 3D:  Z Scroller
A couple of years ago we got a peek at what several NES games might look like if they were rendered in voxels instead of pixels, courtesy of deviantART member John Buonvino. Programmer ProcyonSJJ was inspired by John’s renders and decided to take them a step further, making a voxel engine for the NES emulator FCEUX.

HipShotDot Aims to Improve Your FPS Aim

HipShotDot Aims to Improve Your FPS Aim
If you regularly play FPSes on your big screen TV, then there’s a handy little gizmo out there that you might want to add to your arsenal. It’s called the HipShotDot, and it’s designed to improve your aim when playing FPSes that have a targeting reticle on screen.

From Holes in the Ground to Holes in the Wall: The Ghosts of Toilets Past, Present, and Future

From Holes in the Ground to Holes in the Wall: The Ghosts of Toilets Past, Present, and Future
Everybody pees and everybody poops. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are, or how much money you have; when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. But how did the contraption that we all know as the toilet come to be?

Cubli Robot Cube Balances, Jumps and Walks: A Better Companion Cube

Cubli Robot Cube Balances, Jumps and Walks: A Better Companion Cube
We’ve seen robots that move about using wheels, two legs, four legs and even ones that slither like snakes. The Cubli can move despite being just a cube. Actually it does have wheels, but they’re inside its body.

DrumPants Wearable Drum Pads: Your Body is a Drummer’s Land

DrumPants Wearable Drum Pads: Your Body is a Drummer’s Land
We’ve seen a way to play drums using normal objects and even a steering wheel. DrumPants takes on the final frontier: you. Despite its misleading name, DrumPants are not actually pants or even restricted to pants.

SickWeather Maps out Where the Sick People Are (So You Can Avoid Them)

SickWeather Maps out Where the Sick People Are (So You Can Avoid Them)
There are a lot of apps that make use of information that people have posted on their public social network profiles. For example, there’s Hell is Other People, which is an app that helps anti-social people avoid other people by utilizing other users’ check-in data.

Solidator 3D Printer Prints Large Objects and Does it Fast

Solidator 3D Printer Prints Large Objects and Does it Fast
Two of the biggest challenges with today’s desktop 3D printers are that they 1) don’t print very large objects and 2) are painfully slow. The Solidator 3D printer aims to change both of those things, in a printer that costs less than $5,000.

The Twelve-sided Dice of Christmas

The Twelve-sided Dice of Christmas
Add a bit of Christmas pun to your tabletop gaming sessions with this neat D12 made by dice maker Eric C. Harshberger. It’s the items enumerated in The Twelve Days of Christmas in dice form, based on the artwork of Xavier Romero-Frias.

Artist Turns a Building into a Giant Rubik’s Cube

Artist Turns a Building into a Giant Rubik’s Cube
How good are you at solving Rubik’s cubes? I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m particularly bad at it. In fact, I have yet to successfully solve a 3×3 cube and I’ve been trying for five years and counting already.

These Harry Potter Stilettos Look Enchanting

These Harry Potter Stilettos Look Enchanting
If you love something, wear it. There’s a reason why shirts, sweaters, skirts, caps, and even pants bearing some elements from a movie or TV show sells like hotcakes: its fans just can’t get enough of it.

Death Star Cheese Ball: The Ultimate Gouda in the Universe

Death Star Cheese Ball: The Ultimate Gouda in the Universe
That’s no moon, that’s a cheese ball! It is almost operational and when it goes online, it will be the ultimate power in the universe. This awesome cheese Death Star was made by Jennifer Landa who has her sights set on Alderaan and isn’t afraid to fire.

Japan’s SCHAFT Dominates DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: Shut Yo’ Mouth!

Japan’s SCHAFT Dominates DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: Shut Yo’ Mouth!
DARPA’s Robotic Challenge Trials wrapped up earlier today, and the robot that reigned supreme is SCHAFT. The squat 209 pound, 4.85 foot-tall robot smoked the competition, scoring 27 points, besting its next closest competitor by 35% in overall points.

Mistletoe Drone: Kiss! Or Else.

Mistletoe Drone: Kiss! Or Else.
Nah, just kidding. This quadcopter is armed with only the famous holiday plant. Designer George Zisiadis and his friend Mustafa Khan flew the drone – it looks like Parrot’s AR.Drone, but I’m not 100% sure – above San Francisco, California’s Union Square to get passersby to smooch.
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