If you can believe it, The Sony Walkman has been around for 36 years now. In fact, the player was born on July 1, 1979. In celebration of the Walkman, Sony put together this handy infographic which shows the evolution of the music player.
Check out the Wave Cabinet designed and built by Sebastian Errazuriz Studio. It is making waves all over the place. Wavy wooden waves. It is one of the coolest cabinets I’ve ever seen.
It’s made up of wooden segments that allow you to manipulate its shape, making waves along its surface.
If you’re into aquatic activities the best wearable accessory for you could be the Kingii. It’s a compact and easy to use personal flotation device that you wear on your wrist. In case of emergency, pull its lever and it’ll help you stay afloat.
The Kingii uses a CO2 cartridge to inflate the bag.
Two Bit Circus – makers of the Hexacade – came up with a thrilling version of the dunk tank that Immortan Joe and his War Boys would approve of. Instead of being dropped into water, the person inside the Flambé gets doused in flames while wearing a flame retardant suit.
Two Bit Circus made Flambé for the 2014 STEAM Carnival, but they also had it on display at this year’s Maker Faire Kansas City.
MAKE: says that while the Flambé is as hot as it looks – they say you could feel the heat from the booth even from 50ft.
When your car battery dies, you can either ask someone for a jump start, or call for some roadside assistance and let them handle the process when they arrive. Those are the most common practices, but what if there was another way?
If you’re the DIY type, your options are not so limited when it comes to jump starting a car battery; assuming you have a bunch of AA batteries with you anyway.
In the 1940s, a retired clockmaker named Lawrence Wahlstrom found a complex arrangement of gears and began work on what would become the precursor to today’s useless machines. Lawrence’s Do Nothing Machine uses three electric motors and over 700 moving parts to achieve absolutely nothing.
The Craftsmanship Museum, which currently houses the Do Nothing Machine, said that Lawrence kept adding gears to his invention because he “realized that people prefer to be entertained rather than educated.”
3D artist Aryok Pinera posted this video of Super Mario 64 using the Unreal Engine. Basically it is the Super Mario game that you love, but in hyper-real environments. I guess that means Yoshi is gonna be very frightening.
What’s interesting about this is peoples’ mixed reactions.
Control the darkness with the Atari 2600 joystick candle. Etsy shop Kescha66 says the mold for the candle was made from an actual Atari joystick, which explains why the candles also have the Atari logo at the bottom.
You can buy the candles from Kescha66 for $10 (USD) each.
We have all had that moment of inexplicable gamer rage when we are convinced that the game has cheated us and we were robbed of our victory. Sometimes all that happens is you curse a lot, and then go do something else.
I am not a coffee fan. I have tried to drink it before to get off soft drinks in the morning, but it is so gross I just can’t do it. I can drink unsweetened tea all day, but coffee just tastes bad to me.
LEGO already has an official – albeit virtual – take on Jurassic World‘s Indominus Rex, but this concept by LEGO Ideas member senteosan is a better representation of the the spiky and bony hybrid dinosaur.
Senteosan’s concept is made of about 700 bricks, including the base.
There are times when a honk is not enough. MotorMood is a stick-on rear light for cars. Using its infrared remote control, you can flash it momentarily to reveal a smiley face and acknowledge a fellow motorist’s good deed.
I wouldn’t be surprised if a reverse MotorMood – something that let you scold or piss off fellow motorists – would sell like hotcakes, but that’s exactly why devices like this should exist.
Late last week, I talked a bit about SpaceX and why it was trying to land the first stage of its rocket on a drone ship in the Pacific. SpaceX planned the third attempt at landing the rocket over the weekend, but things didn’t go to plan.
This time out, rather than the rocket crashing or exploding on the drone ship in the ocean, the rocket never made it into space in the first place.
With the massive success of Jurassic World, prehistoric creatures are once again the talk of dinnertime conversations around the globe. While you could just settle for some CGI dinosaurs and velociraptors, why not go for the real thing?