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Archive for November 2014

Gundam Gunpla Retro Anime Painted Action Figure: Oldtype

Gundam Gunpla Retro Anime Painted Action Figure: Oldtype
Warhammer toy figures may be the canvas for some of the best custom paint jobs, but Gunpla enthusiast mumumuno53 cleverly made a case for Gundam models with this jaw-dropping Gundam RX-78-2 figure, which he painted to make it look like its anime counterpart.

The Saddest Star Trek T-shirt Ever

The Saddest Star Trek T-shirt Ever
This Christopher Pike T-shirt is clever, but so very sad. When you see it, all you can do is wonder what happened to his wheelchair. Remember, Christopher Pike had a nasty radiation injury and was left paralyzed.

Drone Deep-fries Thanksgiving Turkey

Drone Deep-fries Thanksgiving Turkey
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. If you fried your turkey, hopefully you didn’t blow yourself up or set your house on fire. Frying turkeys is dangerous. You always want to use a drone to drop that turkey into the oil, so you can avoid third degree burns.

HashKey 1-Key Keyboard: # Sign of the Times

HashKey 1-Key Keyboard: # Sign of the Times
Here’s a perfect Holiday gift for the Twitter addict. DJ and journalist Ben Gomori is raising funds on Kickstarter for the HashKey, a USB keyboard that only has a hash key. I bet Facebook is envious no one’s come up with an actual Like button.

FES Watch Has an E-ink Screen and E-ink Band

FES Watch Has an E-ink Screen and E-ink Band
I went for years without wearing a wristwatch. I could just pull my smartphone out of my pocket and see what time it was. The larger my smartphones became, the more of a pain they were to pull out of my pocket, particularly when driving or sitting down, so I went back to a watch.

Omnipresenz Livestreaming Service Gives You a Human Avatar: The Epitome of Living Vicariously

Omnipresenz Livestreaming Service Gives You a Human Avatar: The Epitome of Living Vicariously
A Spanish company called Omnipresenz is trying to come up with a revolutionary way of interacting with the world. Its eponymous service aims to let you see, hear and act through another person anywhere in the world.

Firefly Jayne Dress-up Magnets are Like Paper Dolls for Geeks

Firefly Jayne Dress-up Magnets are Like Paper Dolls for Geeks
My daughter had a birthday recently, and one of the things she received was a notebook of those paper punch-out dolls that you can put clothing on. They are all over the place and it seems I am constantly picking up little paper underwear from the floor.

WaterColorBot 2.0: Robo-painter

WaterColorBot 2.0: Robo-painter
Hey, even I can be Van Gogh with this crazy contraption and I have zero artistic talent. Basically, the WaterColorBot is a robotic painter that gets it’s input from vector artwork on a computer. It can also will copy real-time sketching, transferring the design to paper with its brush arm and a set of watercolor paints.

Help Give a Rancor Its Cave

Help Give a Rancor Its Cave
You might remember back in August of 2012, when we told you about the 501st legion making a life sized Rancor monster named Roxy. Well, Roxy needs a home and you can help.

The FCC Wants Drone Operators to Have Conventional Pilot’s Licenses

The FCC Wants Drone Operators to Have Conventional Pilot’s Licenses
To become a licensed pilot, one needs a recent clean bill of health from an FAA-certified Airman Medical Examiner, to spend about $5,000 on pilot’s education, pass a test on the legalities and physics of airplane flight, log 30 to 40 hours in a plane with an instructor (although most do about 70), fly solo under an instructor’s supervision, and take a flight test.

Plow or Snow Blow Your Driveway without Going Outside

Plow or Snow Blow Your Driveway without Going Outside
We have robots that can do annoying chores for us right now. You can buy robots that vacuum for you, gutter-cleaning robots, pool cleaning robots, mopping robots, lawn-mowing robots and I’m sure there are many more.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Gets Sweded

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Gets Sweded
Well, it had to happen sooner or later and now the trailer for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has been sweded. And the end result is pretty hilarious. Dumb Drum did an awesome job since this sweded trailer looks completely ridiculous.

Keyboard Waffle Iron Spells Delicious

Keyboard Waffle Iron Spells Delicious
When Chris Dimino unveiled his Typewriter Waffle Maker a few years ago the Internet begged him to make more of them to sell. Challenge accepted. Chris is now raising funds on Kickstarter for a more functional version of his art piece, which he simply calls The Keyboard Waffle Iron.

The Millennium Falcon Rug: A Space Fleet Beneath Your Feet

The Millennium Falcon Rug: A Space Fleet Beneath Your Feet
This Millennium Falcon rug may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts. This is the ship that did the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. Now it will sit on your floor, making your living room look like a hanger bay.

Super Mario World “The Athlete’s Rag” Theme Played on Eight Floppy Drives

Super Mario World “The Athlete’s Rag” Theme Played on Eight Floppy Drives
Anyone who has spent any amount of time playing Super Mario World knows the music by heart, so you’ll recognize this tune. Anand Jain a.k.a. “MrSolidSnake745” has created a neat version of “The Athlete’s Rag” theme song from the game using his popular band of eight floppy drives.

Game of Thrones Sigil Christmas Lights: Not So Merry and Bright

Game of Thrones Sigil Christmas Lights: Not So Merry and Bright
It’s that time, Christmas decorators. It’s time to get your hands on the geekiest of decorations and start putting up your Christmas tree. You could go for plain white or colored lights, but the geek in you wants something cooler.

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