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Archive for March 2014

Phantom Drone Carries GoPro into Active Volcano and Survives

Phantom Drone Carries GoPro into Active Volcano and Survives
There are all sorts of things you can do with a flying drone aircraft or quadcopter carrying a camera. You could do the obvious and chase your dog or cat around the house. You could have it follow your significant other around to make sure they’re not causing trouble.

3D Printed Medieval Armor for Barbie Dolls: Woman-at-arms

3D Printed Medieval Armor for Barbie Dolls: Woman-at-arms
Watch out Ken. Barbie’s packing some steel. Actually Jim Rodda’s Barbie armor is made of biodegradable plastic. Jim originally wanted to print glitter cannons that fit on My Little Pony toys as a birthday gift to his niece, but it proved to be too complicated.
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Apple iPhone 5C 8GB Rumors Confirmed

Apple iPhone 5C 8GB Rumors Confirmed
Rumors have been flying this week that Apple was going to roll out a smaller capacity version of the iPhone 5C in hopes of spurring sales of the smartphone. Those rumors have proven true with Apple launching the 8GB iPhone 5C.

Star Trek Captain Picard Jacket Replica: The Previous Generation

Star Trek Captain Picard Jacket Replica: The Previous Generation
An imaginary thinking cap? Pfff. The next time you’re in a quandary, put on this replica of Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s jacket and let the cerebral hero of Star Trek: The Next Generation be your spirit animal.

LEGO Bluesmobile Kit Is on a Mission from God

LEGO Bluesmobile Kit Is on a Mission from God
It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses. Fans of The Blues Brothers will immediately recognize this awesome new custom LEGO kit, inspired by Jake and Elwood’s police auctioned 1974 Dodge Monaco.

This Desk Has Its Own Stairs, Shelves, and a Cupboard

This Desk Has Its Own Stairs, Shelves, and a Cupboard
You will never be far from your work with this unique desk. It will be very handy if you have a home with more than one story, since it will also give you some stairs while saving space in your home.

Megaton Lamp Made from an Actual Bomb

Megaton Lamp Made from an Actual Bomb
This lamp is the bomb. Literally. It was created by Stockpile Designs of Brooklyn, NY, and is called the Megaton floor lamp. It uses the hand-polished casing of a Korean War-era 100-lb kinetic bomb and is seated 42 inches above the ground by a narrow stand instead of residing in a bomb bay ready to ruin someone’s day.

New & Improved Looking Glass Volumetric Prints: Slices of Life

New & Improved Looking Glass Volumetric Prints: Slices of Life
Late last year we found out about Looking Glass, a volumetric printing service. Each 3D object consists of printed slices stacked and stuck together in a case. This month the company relaunched with a better and more affordable service.

Fan Remaking Super Mario 64 in HD: Super Mario 1080

Fan Remaking Super Mario 64 in HD: Super Mario 1080
Nintendo’s “enhanced remake” of the legendary N64 launch title Super Mario 64 was a Nintendo DS port that added new characters, game modes and more. With his remake, YouTuber Aryoksini is going to improve at least one aspect of the game: its graphics.

I Can Haz This Cat Burger Pillow?

I Can Haz This Cat Burger Pillow?
You love burgers, so share that love with your cat and give him or her a comfy burger to sleep in. This ultra plush pillow bed by Petz Route will keep your cat comfy and gives him a nice secluded area that beats any other cat bed.

Skyrim Book Cake: I Must Read It with My Mouth

Skyrim Book Cake: I Must Read It with My Mouth
Redditor bacongrease00’s wife made this tome of bread and icing. It bears the cover of The Book of the Dragonborn, one of the books in Skyrim, but inside you’ll find vanilla cake and cannoli cream filling.

Alien Warrior & Big Chap 1/2 Scale Busts: Walletbursters

Alien Warrior & Big Chap 1/2 Scale Busts: Walletbursters
Sideshow Collectibles will release two Xenomorph busts this year. Both the Big Chap and the Alien Warrior will be in “Legendary Scale”, the toy maker’s term for 1:2 scale. Unless we’re talking about a Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann scale model, I refuse to call anything that’s half the size of the original “Legendary”.

Mech Cellphone Holder Will Destroy All Other Cellphone Holders

Mech Cellphone Holder Will Destroy All Other Cellphone Holders
I’m taking a break from getting my ass handed to me playing Titanfall, and I just had to post this. This mech is the best possible way to display your smartphone.

London Underground Radio

London Underground Radio
I’ll be perfectly honest – I haven’t listened to broadcast radio in a number of years. Between iTunes, Pandora, and SiriusXM, I have enough choices already. That said, I would actually listen to the radio again if I could have one that looked like this.

Star Wars Gets the Street Art Treatment

Star Wars Gets the Street Art Treatment
Animated character designer Phil Postma created this series of imaginary Star Wars action figures cards after he saw an image of an R2-D2 action figure that looked like a tiny spray can.

This Tree-Pruning Robot Wields a Chainsaw

This Tree-Pruning Robot Wields a Chainsaw
Robots wielding dangerous weapons never seems like a good idea, but that doesn’t stop engineers from continuing to create them. Case in point, this “Pruning Robot With a Power-Saving Chainsaw Drive.”
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