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Archive for October 2015

Super Mario Mini Blank Books: Your Princess Is on Another Page

Super Mario Mini Blank Books: Your Princess Is on Another Page
This set of three Super Mario Mini Blank Books is like playing paper Mario the old school way. These stylish and geeky blank books are perfect for drawing your own Super Mario levels. You get two 5-inch by 7-inch notebooks and a pocket sized notebook.

Saber Cuts: Luke’s Lost Hand Collectible: Saw Wars

Saber Cuts: Luke’s Lost Hand Collectible: Saw Wars
Dismemberment has become a staple in Star Wars films, with Obi-Wan Kenobi being the chopping champ. Sculptor Alessandro Randi aka Codec Zombie aims to preserve the meme with a series of handcrafted collectibles that he calls Saber Cuts, starting with the series’ most famous lost limb: Luke’s right hand.

Marty and Doc Travel to the Real 2015

Marty and Doc Travel to the Real 2015
The 2015 that Doc and Marty time traveled to in Back to the Future Part II was pretty awesome. Way cooler than our 2015. I’m still waiting for a decent hoverboard and those self-lacing sneakers. Flying cars too.

Make Some Cool Origami Bats for Halloween

Make Some Cool Origami Bats for Halloween
This origami bat looks like it could be Batman’s calling card. Hey, the Joker has a playing card, so why not? Maybe Batman can leave this origami bat on unconscious thugs so the GPD knows to take them in.

DIY Electromagnetic Mjölnir Prank: Magnethor

DIY Electromagnetic Mjölnir Prank: Magnethor
Thor’s hammer Mjölnir is famous for its enchantment that allows only the bravest and kindest to wield it and its lethal power. YouTuber Allen Pan aka Sufficiently Advanced put a high tech spin on the picky hammer with the help of science.

Imperial AT-AT Driver Action Figure Coming Soon

Imperial AT-AT Driver Action Figure Coming Soon
Back in the day, one of the toys that all Star Wars fans wanted for Christmas was the AT-AT. It was tall and awesome to play with. You had to have the Snowspeeder and a tiny tow cable to wrap its legs up to complete the package.

Researchers Teach Robots to Fall without Breaking

Researchers Teach Robots to Fall without Breaking
Robots are really cool, but before they can start selling robots that will clean our houses and tend to our kids, they have to perfect them and make them safe and robust. Part of keeping an expensive robot safe is teaching it how to fall without cracking its shiny metal butt open.

Giant Monster Slippers: Crush, Crumble and Comfy

Giant Monster Slippers: Crush, Crumble and Comfy
Have all the smashing power of a monster, while lounging around the house in comfort with these cool Giant Monster Slippers. Do the smash. The monster smash! Stomp into every room and watch others flee in terror.

Donut-shaped Pool Table: Bakery Billiards

Donut-shaped Pool Table: Bakery Billiards
This is a pool table that Homer Simpson would love. It was made by designer Cléon Daniel, and it looks delicious. I don’t think you could play a game on it without getting hungry. Like donuts in a bakery, this pool table was made completely by hand.

3D Printed Pokémon Planters: LeafGreen

3D Printed Pokémon Planters: LeafGreen
We’ve featured a 3D printed Bulbasaur planter before, but that one’s no longer on sale. Fortunately, Etsy shop PrintAWorld has a similar product as well as an Oddish planter. The Bulbasaur planter is made of ABS plastic.

R2-D2 USB Wall Charger: Powered by Droid

R2-D2 USB Wall Charger: Powered by Droid
Who else are you going to trust to charge your phone? BB-8? Please! R2-D2 won’t let you down. In fact you would need a restraining bolt to keep me away from this droid. This cool R2-D2 USB wall charger has 2 USB Ports: 2.1A + 1.0A and measures 3 1/2″ tall by 2″ wide.

VEC9 Vector Arcade Cabinet: Vec to the Past

VEC9 Vector Arcade Cabinet: Vec to the Past
What started as a drunken purchase turned into an anachronistic arcade game. In 2012, electrical engineer Andrew Reitano bought an Asteroids vector monitor on Craigslist. He wanted to see if he could make it display graphics, but with the help of Todd Bailey and Michael Dooley he ended up with VEC9.

ZeroPi Helps You Build Robots with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

ZeroPi Helps You Build Robots with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Robots are awesome, and if I had the time and hardware, I would definitely build some cool ‘bots to amble around the house and scare the crap out of my kids. That would be awesome. If you like to build robots, a new device has landed on Kickstarter that you might want to add to your parts collection.

Amazon Turns Dash into Internet of Things Button: Merch Imitating Hack

Amazon Turns Dash into Internet of Things Button: Merch Imitating Hack
The Dash Button was originally intended to make it easier for loyal customers to order products from Amazon, but we’ve seen how you can easily hack it for other purposes. It looks like the company took notice of the Dash’s potential, because it’s created a variant that connects to its new Amazon Web Services Internet of Things (AWS IoT) cloud platform.

Makerarm Industrial Robotic Arm: One Stop & One Armed Shop

Makerarm Industrial Robotic Arm: One Stop & One Armed Shop
Last month we featured the Dobot, a precise robotic arm that can plot, laser engrave and pick and place objects. But if you’re looking for something even more versatile, the Makerarm might be for you. It can also draw, use a laser head and assemble objects, but you can also use it as a 3D printer, a PCB fabricator, a soldering station and even a screwdriver.

Vinyl Idolz Walking Dead Action Figures Give Walkers the Stink Eye

Vinyl Idolz Walking Dead Action Figures Give Walkers the Stink Eye
You might recall a few months back I talked a bit about the Vinyl Idolz Ghostbusters action figures. Those were cool, but the cartoonish characters had some weird eyes. Vinyl Idolz now have a Walking Dead series just in time to celebrate the premiere of the new season of the show.

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