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Make Your Own Mini Star Wars BB-8 Droid

Make Your Own Mini Star Wars BB-8 Droid
Christian Poulsen liked the BB-8 droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens so much that he decided to make his own. He actually made the droid you see here in less than a day, which is why the surfacing and paint is not perfect.

Adaptalux Portable Lighting Studio: Opticpus

Adaptalux Portable Lighting Studio: Opticpus
Product designer Sam Granger has been into photography ever since he was a child. He says he’s disappointed by existing lighting equipment on the market because it’s cumbersome and expensive. So he designed the Adaptalux, a portable, modular and relatively affordable lighting rig for macro and product photography. Adaptalux has three main parts: the control pod, the lighting arms and the effects. The control pod powers and controls up to five lighting arms at once.
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Diablo Goblin Bank Laughs as It Takes your Money

Diablo Goblin Bank Laughs as It Takes your Money
If you have ever played the Diablo games, you will recognize this guy as a treasure goblin from Diablo III. You can now get this goblin as a piggy bank to help you save your pennies for that next expansion pack you want to buy.

One-Toothed Robot vs. Two Flamethrower Robots: Place Your Bets!

One-Toothed Robot vs. Two Flamethrower Robots: Place Your Bets!
If you think robot fights are clumsy and silly, YouTuber Team Velocity is here to prove you wrong. He recently shared one of his matches at this year’s RoboGames, and it is a fast-paced and brutal affair. Team Velocity’s K2 competes in the 60lb.

Superhero Mom Mug is Here to Save the Day

Superhero Mom Mug is Here to Save the Day
Mother’s Day will be here before you know it and you need something cool to give your mom. Let’s face it, being a parent can be a thankless job, especially when kids hit those teen years.

zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach

zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach
If zSpace has its way, our kids will learn in the same way Tony Stark works in the movies. The company makes virtual reality computers that have infinite applications yet are easy enough for children to use.

Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World

Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World
We can now add fabric to the many kinds of 3D printing “ink”, thanks to Disney Research and their partners from Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University. They developed a printer-laser cutter hybrid that stacks layers of fabric to create an object. Aside from the potential for customization, repairs and affordable small scale production, the printer makes it relatively easy to make soft, flexible and discreet electronics.

Japanese Collagen Beer Gets You Hammered and Younger Looking at the Same Time

Japanese Collagen Beer Gets You Hammered and Younger Looking at the Same Time
Japan is always on the ball when it comes to weird things to eat or drink. The latest food oddity from Japan is a new beer called Precious. Each can of Precious has 350ml of beer inside that is 5% alcohol.

LaundryBoy Hamper: It’s Game on for Dirty Clothes

LaundryBoy Hamper: It’s Game on for Dirty Clothes
Looking for a hamper that fits your geek lifestyle? Look no further than the LaundryBoy hamper. It might actually make you want to pick your clothes up off the floor for once and put them where they belong.

Doctor Who Crack in Space and Time Necklace

Doctor Who Crack in Space and Time Necklace
You ladies. Always wanting to draw the Doctor out of space and time… to you. Just like River Song. Well, this Crack in Space and Time necklace might just get the Doctor’s attention.

My Talking Elcor Plushie: Sincerely: I Want One

My Talking Elcor Plushie: Sincerely: I Want One
This toy must have gone straight from April Fools’ joke to something that’s actually doable and profitable. Sanshee’s officially licensed My Talking Elcor plush sounds just like its video game counterpart: a cyborg Eeyore. In case you’re not familiar with the elcor, they’re one of the alien races that feature prominently in the Mass Effect universe.

Darth Maul Legendary 1/2 Scale Figure is 40-inches Tall

Darth Maul Legendary 1/2 Scale Figure is 40-inches Tall
I really rather loathe the last three Star Wars films. As far as I’m concerned, the only bright spot in the prequels was Darth Maul; I thought he was one of the best Star Wars villains ever.

This Wheelchair-Accessible Snowmobile Is Awesome

This Wheelchair-Accessible Snowmobile Is Awesome
How often do you see wheelchair-accessible sports vehicles? That’s why this concept is so amazing. Bruce Thomson is an industrial design professor at Humber College in Toronto. He challenged his senior students to design a distinctively Canadian vehicle.

Bowler Hat Colander: an Elegant Strainer for a More Civilized Age

Bowler Hat Colander: an Elegant Strainer for a More Civilized Age
This Bowler Hat Colander is suitable for any gentleman or gentle lady in the kitchen. Flaunt it and tip it while wiggling your eyebrows and curling your mustache as you wait for your food to cook, then toss it in and strain. Strain your spaghetti and then throw it on your hat rack.

Star Wars BB-8 Droid Rolls into Real Life

Star Wars BB-8 Droid Rolls into Real Life
Sorry Artoo, but it seems like you’re not the most lovable droid anymore. When BB-8 was revealed in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser, people’s reactions toward it were mixed. But the movie’s live panel at Star Wars Celebration changed all that by nonchalantly revealing the robot’s working on-screen prop. Behold, what everyone now wants for Christmas: Insane Clown Posse must be having intense migraines right now.

Mushroom Dome Lets You Grow Your Own Shrooms

Mushroom Dome Lets You Grow Your Own Shrooms
I love mushrooms. We eat them on steak, in salads, in stir-fry, mushrooms are great. I am also a fan of the show How It’s Made and the last episode I watched showed how they grow and harvest mushrooms.
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