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Archive for January 2015

16-Bit Game Controller Doormat: Press “A” to Rug

16-Bit Game Controller Doormat: Press “A” to Rug
This fun 16-bit game controller doormat looks like the old Super Nintendo controller (with a few changes to avoid the lawyers). Instead of button mashing with your fingers, you’ll have to do it with your feet until they are clean.

Ghostbusters Ecto-1 NES: Who Ya Gonna Play?

Ghostbusters Ecto-1 NES: Who Ya Gonna Play?
At first glance, this looks like an ordinary Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, but look again and you will see that it has a fully-functioning NES game system inside. Oh yes. Busting does make me feel good. Busting some other dude to become high bidder on eBay is an even better feeling.

D20 Critical Hit Door Mat Has a 1:20 Chance of Making you Fall

D20 Critical Hit Door Mat Has a 1:20 Chance of Making you Fall
You might recall in the past we have talked about a cool throw rug that looks like a 20-sided die of the sort you would throw in a rousing game of Dungeons and Dragons. If you wanted a smaller version of that rug, here is your chance.

Janicki OmniProcessor Turns Sewage into Drinking Water: Poop2H2O

Janicki OmniProcessor Turns Sewage into Drinking Water: Poop2H2O
NASA and Bear Grylls have proven that it’s possible to drink pee. If Janicki Industries has its way, someday we’ll be drinking water from poop and other waste materials too. Its OmniProcessor impressed no less than Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who even drank some of the poop-sourced water.

MacGyver Intro without Music: Solving Crimes with Sound Effects

MacGyver Intro without Music: Solving Crimes with Sound Effects
One of the highlights of the week for me growing up was each fresh episode of MacGyver. The only thing that could spoil it for me was a rerun, but I watched them anyway. MacGyver had a one-word name, an epic ’80s mullet and got himself out of jams using his brain instead of fighting or shooting his way out of them.

Extracting Faces from Eye Reflections in Photographs: Zoom in and Enhance

Extracting Faces from Eye Reflections in Photographs: Zoom in and Enhance
From Blade Runner to CSI, popular fiction often stretches the capabilities of photography in the service of plot. But technology has a way of catching up. Last year, psychologists Rob Jenkins and Christie Kerr were able to extract identifiable faces that were merely reflected in the eyes of a photographed person.

“Wazer Wifle!”: A Fallout 3 Rap That’s Actually Pretty Good

“Wazer Wifle!”: A Fallout 3 Rap That’s Actually Pretty Good
Normally, when you see a YouTube rap based on a piece of geek culture, you know it’s going to be awful. Probably better than a local Mitsubishi dealer rap, but not by much. There’s usually no flow, the most boring and predictable rhymes in the world, a beat that sounds like it was rejected from a MC Hammer album in the ’80s, and that awful breathlessness that comes with attempting to rap without having any practice at all.

Playing Tennis with a Bokken: Probably Took a Few Takes

Playing Tennis with a Bokken: Probably Took a Few Takes
Tennis is a difficult game as is. Even though your ball-bludgeoning instrument is large and paddle shaped, it’s still quite hard. When your bludgeon is sword shaped, because it’s a bokken you carved out of a paddle in the style of Miyamoto Musashi, it’s probably really hard.

Amazing R/C Batman Tumbler: Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?

Amazing R/C Batman Tumbler: Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?
Batman’s Tumbler began with Batman Begins and since then there have been many versions in toy form. This new 6-inch scale kit from Soap Studio is one of the coolest. No, it is the best ever!

This Stargate Cosplay is Awesomely Adorable

This Stargate Cosplay is Awesomely Adorable
If you are going to cosplay someone from the Stargate show, you don’t mess around with any of the charcaters. You go straight for the Stargate itself. This costume that looks like a Stargate is as complicated as the real stargate from the show.

3D Printed Batman Costume: Holy Stiff Abs Batman!

3D Printed Batman Costume: Holy Stiff Abs Batman!
Stevie Dee’s 3D printed Batman Arkham Origins costume isn’t as polished as the 3D printed Samus Aran costume that we saw last year, but it still looks awesome. And you can have one. Stevie made the 3D files on his own, then sent them to Tundra Designs to be printed and finished.

Viotone M One Speaker Pipes Sound Through a Violin: String Theory

Viotone M One Speaker Pipes Sound Through a Violin: String Theory
With their chicken-wire like appearance, I thought that electrostatic speakers like those produced by MartinLogan were the weirdest of its kind. Until now. Behold, the Viotone M One, a speaker that pipes its sound through a violin.

Chainsaw Carved Wood Batman Sculpture: The Bark Knight

Chainsaw Carved Wood Batman Sculpture: The Bark Knight
Artists who carve wood amaze me. It takes real talent to transform trees into sculptures. I would probably end up in the E.R. if I tried. I’ll just leave it to the professionals, like artist Thomas Earing of Seattle.

Voxel8 to 3D Print Complete Electronic Devices

Voxel8 to 3D Print Complete Electronic Devices
Up until now, the vast majority of 3D printers on the market have been designed to produce plastic models, and if there’s functionality, it’s pretty primitive – like rotating gears. But Voxel8 aims to change that, with their upcoming 3D printer that can not only print plastic, but also circuitry.

Philips outs BDM3490UC 34″ Curved UltraWide LCD Monitor

Philips outs BDM3490UC 34″ Curved UltraWide LCD Monitor
If you’re one of those folks who can never get enough desktop space on your computer screen, you’re going to want to check out this new display from Philips. The Brilliance Curved UltraWide LCD screen (model BDM3490UC) measures in at a substantial 34″ diagonally, and offers a 3440×1440 resolution at 60Hz.

Watch a 17×17×17 Rubik’s Cube Being Solved

Watch a 17×17×17 Rubik’s Cube Being Solved
Are you ready to watch a monster 17×17×17 Rubik’s cube get solved by some Mensa genius? Me too. Watch as Kenneth Brandon, a Rubik’s Cube pro, solves one of these giant cubes. Grab a snack and go pee because the full video is nearly 8 hours long.