Most quadcopters and consumer drones have a central case that holds its other electronics and rotors branching out of it. But Ascent AeroSystems’ Sprite looks like a toy propeller, with two pairs of rotors mounted on top of a tubular frame.
Play Through the Fire and Flames literally through fire and flames with the Sound Torch. It’s a bluetooth speaker with a built-in burner on top, which emits flames that are synchronized with what’s playing.
The Sound Torch can play audio for up to 12 hours per charge, while its lighter fluid container holds up to 4 hours worth of fluid.
A few months back, we featured this awesome Super Mario Bros. reversible backpack. It was so popular that it sold out, and readers who wanted one might have ultimately ended up disappointed. It turns out the backpacks have to be wholesale ordered in large volumes, so that’s why they haven’t turned up again.
We have talked about the awe-inspiring railgun that the US Navy has been working on before. The last time we mentioned it the gun was test fired at 32-megajoules and looked incredible doing it. The Navy wants to replace the giant deck guns on its ships and one day the railgun may do just that.
The only time you will catch me slumming it with any show from The CW is catching up on Arrow and Flash via Hulu. I like both of those shows and each time I watch I think how much cooler the Arrow is than Hawkeye.
Online services like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk or Fiverr let you hire people for small tasks. NOVP Limited’s Nobot is a… strange extension of that. The idea is that you’ll buy a small robot to perform manual labor.
German company Nerdytec caters to PC gamers who prefer to play on their TVs. Its Couchmaster series consists of lap desks that have a pair of large and soft armrests. The wooden desk also comes with optional wrist rests.
Garden gnomes are weird. I always imagined that they would come to life and try to kill me in my sleep growing up. I am not such a big fan of the original Star Trek series, but I certainly watched all the big screen movies growing up with the original cast.
By day you are a mild-mannered everyman, but at night you can become a superhero while lying in bed. Forget about fighting crime. Your superpower is catching some Zzzzs.
Each of these Heroes Never Sleep masks features a high quality cartoon-like design that makes it look like the superhero is half asleep.
The first time I saw Merle and Daryl in The Walking Dead I really didn’t like either of them. Daryl has definitely grown on me, though I was rather glad to see Merle turn. One of the most memorable scenes in the show was when they left Merle cuffed to the roof of the building in season one and Merle cut his own hand off to get away from the horde.
We’ve seen 3D printed clothing before, but it’s usually not made of fabric or if it is, it’s basically made through a hybrid of CAD and knitting. The Electroloom could be the first 3D printer that creates clothes out of fabric, combining the familiarity and comfort of traditional clothing with the efficiency and personalization of 3D design.
The Backyard Scientist’s propane rifle looks super cool when it fires. The spark and the propane going through the tubing create a neat effect, making it look like a sci-fi rifle. It is mesmerizing.
It is pretty easy to build, though it’s always dangerous to play with propane and fire.
Google’s Project Ara and similar smartphones could help us personalize our mobile device like we do our PCs, but if you’d rather stick with your smartphone of choice, the Nexpaq phone case appears to be a viable half-measure.