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Archive for March 2014

Guy Drums with Fire

Guy Drums with Fire
Youtuber COOP3RDRUMM3R is seen here covering Ellie Goulding’s Burn. Naturally, he’s playing it with flaming drumsticks, which is the only way to play a song called Burn. Kids, don’t try this at home. This is a professional, or at least a mildly crazy person.

Droplet Sprinkler Targets Plants to Save Water: Sniper Medic

Droplet Sprinkler Targets Plants to Save Water: Sniper Medic
Traditional sprinklers simply spread water over an area, which leads to lots of water wasted and uneven watering. Droplet wants to change all that with its eponymous robot. Instead of blindly spraying water around like Bill & Lance with a Spread gun, Droplet knows where your plants are and aims at them like Mr.
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Ship Built out of Coins Sails the Curren Sea

Ship Built out of Coins Sails the Curren Sea
This ship is a pirate’s conundrum. You can board her and get the booty, but you can’t take the loot without taking apart the ship. It just reminds me of what I could have accomplished had I not wasted so may quarters in the arcade.

Arduino-based 8-bit Handheld Game Console: Gamebuino

Arduino-based 8-bit Handheld Game Console: Gamebuino
Late last year I talked about the DIY Gamer Kit, which contained all the parts you need to assemble your own handheld game console. In other words, the kit introduces you to video game hardware. Aurélien Rodot’s Gamebuino on the other hand comes fully assembled and is intended to get you into video game software.

Microbe Cross-Stitch: Handle Weave Care

Microbe Cross-Stitch: Handle Weave Care
Artist Alicia Watkins zooms in on microorganisms and viruses not with a microscope but with needle and thread. Her Etsy shop is filled with handmade cross-stitches of these tiny beings, from our buddies the red blood cell and the neuron to nasty folk like the anthrax bacterium and the ebola viruses.

Star Wars Polygon Pillow Covers: The Geometric Side of the Force

Star Wars Polygon Pillow Covers: The Geometric Side of the Force
Damn. Yoda looks amazing in polygons. Etsy seller The Retro Inc sells a line of custom-sized throw pillow covers with polygon art renderings of Star Wars characters.

Sonic Screwdriver Briefcase: Timelord Toolbox

Sonic Screwdriver Briefcase: Timelord Toolbox
There are plenty of replica sonic screwdrivers out there for fans of Doctor Who to collect. The last one we talked about was the War Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver. If you have a collection of sonic screwdrivers that you need a place to store and show off, this is the perfect DIY project for you.

Cloak App Uses Foursquare & Instagram to Help You Avoid People: The Antisocial Network

Cloak App Uses Foursquare & Instagram to Help You Avoid People: The Antisocial Network
The rise of social media networks and services have made it very easy for people to reach out and be heard. But a new iOS app called Cloak uses these very services for the opposite effect.

Pasta Pops: Spaghetti-Flavored Popsicles

Pasta Pops: Spaghetti-Flavored Popsicles
If there’s one place where spaghetti-flavored popsicles would exist, then it would be Japan. True enough, frozen treats that are packaged and sold as being spaghetti-flavored are available in the land of the rising sun. To the adventurous, this is just another unique treat to try.

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC Adds Maps, Aircraft Carrier Assault Mode

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC Adds Maps, Aircraft Carrier Assault Mode
If you are a fan of Battlefield 4, new DLC pack is coming soon that you will want to get your hands on. The DLC is called Naval Strike and has a new mode and four new maps.

Official Game of Thrones Jewelry: Sterling Sigils

Official Game of Thrones Jewelry: Sterling Sigils
Jewelry artists Pyrrha now have a deal with HBO to create and sell Game of Thrones pendants. You wear or you die. There is no middle ground.

Comic Book Vending Machine Trades Coins for Geeky Reading Materials

Comic Book Vending Machine Trades Coins for Geeky Reading Materials
I am a sucker for vending machines that dispense things that you don’t expect to find in a vending machine. One of my all time favorites was the vending machine that would sell you hot French fries.

Review: Grain PWS Wood Bluetooth Speaker: Big Boom, Small Box

Review: Grain PWS Wood Bluetooth Speaker: Big Boom, Small Box
The Bluetooth speaker market is very crowded, so it’s quite difficult to decide what speaker to go with. Well, the portable speaker that has now jumped to the top of my list is the Grain PWS (Packable Wireless Speaker).

A Slow Day in Afghanistan

A Slow Day in Afghanistan
What do you do when you are deployed in Afghanistan and you have way too much down time? Sounds like a good problem to have in Afghanistan. Well, Redditor b3tarded is there and made the most of his or her downtime by creating a Mario mural.

Funko Pop! Star Trek: The Original Series Vinyl Figures: Beam My Wallet up, Scotty!

Funko Pop! Star Trek: The Original Series Vinyl Figures: Beam My Wallet up, Scotty!
So what else can we geeks spend our dough on? How about this fantastic line of vinyl figures from Funko? These Star Trek original series characters look adorable and you can choose from Spock, Kirk, Andorian, Scotty, an Orion Slave Girl or a Klingon.

Rescape Augmented Reality Mobile FPS Platform: CountAR-Strike

Rescape Augmented Reality Mobile FPS Platform: CountAR-Strike
If 13th Lab has its way, you could soon be playing first-person games using your surroundings as a battlefield. Or a space station, a temple and anything else you can imagine. The computer vision company is working on Rescape, an FPS platform for mobile devices that can scan and digitize your environment, turning it into a video game map.
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