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Archive for May 2015

Adam Savage Builds a Star Trek Captains Chair

Adam Savage Builds a Star Trek Captains Chair
When Adam Savage isn’t working on Mythbusters or other projects, he spends his off time creating some really cool and geeky items. Case in point is this Star Trek captain’s chair replica. The project was inspired after Savage purchased an expensive “replica” captain’s chair that left him wanting more.

Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms

Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms
We’ve seen programmable electronics that use magnets or Bluetooth instead of wires and solder to connect its parts. But those kits are mainly meant for beginners, and are not as powerful or versatile as more advanced computers such as the Raspberry Pi or Arduino boards.
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3D Printed Game Boy Pocket Case for Raspberry Pi: Pocket PiGRRL

3D Printed Game Boy Pocket Case for Raspberry Pi: Pocket PiGRRL
Last year Adafruit showed us how to make the PiGRRL, a Game Boy-inspired handheld NES and MAME emulator. Now the electronics shop presents the Pocket PiGRRL, a multi-console emulator with a case that’s inspired by the Game Boy Pocket.

Processing Power Then and Now: Moore’s Infographic

Processing Power Then and Now: Moore’s Infographic
Did you know that the Apple Watch is probably more powerful than the iPhone 4? Or that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is five times more powerful than the PlayStation 2? Those are just two of the comparisons that technology education website Experts Exchange made in its new infographic about the processing power of some of the most popular devices.

The Walking Dead Daryl’s Crossbow Replica: Playing Dead

The Walking Dead Daryl’s Crossbow Replica: Playing Dead
Every time I watch The Walking Dead, I end up thinking about what would be the best weapons to fight a zombie horde. I think Daryl has the best weapon with the crossbow. It’s quiet, can shoot a reasonably long distance, and the bolts are reusable.

Mint Tells You if Your Breath Stinks or If You Need a Drink

Mint Tells You if Your Breath Stinks or If You Need a Drink
My wife often says I have bad breath. I think she’s is a bit hypersensitive on the issue, but it’s her nose. Luckily, soon there will be a tool available so that I can test my level of halitosis and either start brushing more often or prove that my wife’s odor-sniffing abilities are too finely tuned.

Behold My Fully Functional Death Star Beach Ball!

Behold My Fully Functional Death Star Beach Ball!
I’m not sure who decided that beach balls needed to be so lightweight that you can’t bean your brother with enough force to leave a mark. They also fly away with the slightest of breezes making a windy beach less than an ideal place for a game of catch.

Automated Master Combination Lock Cracker: Combo Breaker

Automated Master Combination Lock Cracker: Combo Breaker
It’s long been known that you can manually figure out the combination that unlocks any given 40-digit Master combination lock. But hacker Samy Kamkar discovered that the three numbers that open such locks are related to each other.

Brease Lets You Use External USB Drives as Cloud Storage: Cumolomodular

Brease Lets You Use External USB Drives as Cloud Storage: Cumolomodular
We’ve long been able to backup our files on external storage devices. And more recently we’ve had access to affordable cloud services that make our data omnipresent. But what if you could get the benefits of local and online storage in one system?

The Sandwich Knife Slices Perfect Sammies

The Sandwich Knife Slices Perfect Sammies
You can cut your fresh bread with any knife, but only one knife cuts it into handy pockets that make your bread sandwich ready. The Sandwich Knife gives you a single piece that consists of two slices connected at the bottom.

Game of Thrones Replica Crown: Uncle-daddy Not Included

Game of Thrones Replica Crown: Uncle-daddy Not Included
You may not have the Iron Throne or an uncle who is also your father, but you can have your very own crown making you king of Westeros, or at least king of your living room.

SmartChutes Automatic Parachute for Multicopters

SmartChutes Automatic Parachute for Multicopters
Zwier Spanjer became Internet famous back in January when he uploaded a video of himself saving his brand new and expensive quadcopter from falling into a ditch after its battery died. It’s hilarious to watch, but it could have ended horribly.

Wii U Laptop Case Mod: Nintendo NW

Wii U Laptop Case Mod: Nintendo NW
Last year, professional modder Ed Zarick figured out how to make laptop versions of the PS4 and the Xbox One, and then topped both efforts by stuffing the two consoles into one laptop. It turns out the current gen console laptop trifecta was completed around the same time, thanks to ModRetro member Anthony aka RedmagnusX.

Computational Hydrographics Applies Patterns Precisely: Copy Paste Connoisseur

Computational Hydrographics Applies Patterns Precisely: Copy Paste Connoisseur
Hydrographics or water transfer printing lets you apply graphics to objects in one pass. It gives a uniform finish and can be used even with large objects. And watching it is a great timewaster. But it’s not ideal for items with complex shapes, and it can be used to apply only graphics with repeating patterns, because it’s hard to align the film that holds the pattern with the substrate object.

Get Your Clothes Clean and Stay Very Green with Drumi

Get Your Clothes Clean and Stay Very Green with Drumi
More and more people want to live off the grid these days, but one issue these modern minimalist pioneers face is how to wash their clothes properly without having access to a traditional machine. Well, Yirego has a solution.

Mr. Fusion Replica is Perfect for DeLorean Owners

Mr. Fusion Replica is Perfect for DeLorean Owners
In September of 2014, we caught our first glimpse of a slick Mr. Fusion replica just like the one Doc Brown had on his DeLorean time machine. The catch at the time was that the replica wasn’t available just yet.
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