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Archive for December 2015

DIY 3D Printed Digital Sundial: Glow-in-the-light

DIY 3D Printed Digital Sundial: Glow-in-the-light
Nearly all sundials tell the time by using a gnomon’s shadow as the hour hand. But this very cool sundial by Thingiverse member Mojoptix displays the time like a digital timepiece. Mojoptix used OpenSCAD to design a gnomon with many tiny holes.

This Robot Wants to Crawl up Your Colon

This Robot Wants to Crawl up Your Colon
Robots will be the end of us all. The sooner we accept that, the sooner we can begin figuring out the best ways to ingratiate ourselves to our new overlords. However, getting to our eventual robot death is going to be a long hard road, with a lot of pain.

Deal: WALTR Audio/Video Uploader

Deal: WALTR Audio/Video Uploader
Out of the box, iOS devices can only play a handful of audio file formats. But if you’ve got files in other formats, you have to convert them, then bring them into iTunes, then sync them to your devices.

Review: Sony DSC-RX100 IV Professional Point-and-Shoot Camera

Review: Sony DSC-RX100 IV Professional Point-and-Shoot Camera
For several years now, the Sony DSC-RX100 digital camera has been lauded as the king of point-and-shoots, packing near-DSLR quality photography into a camera that can fit into your pocket. Over the years, Sony has revised the camera several times, and we’re now on the 4th generation of the diminutive, but powerful shooter, the RX100 Mark IV.

SWIZA Maverick Drone Transport Backpack: For Frequent Fliers

SWIZA Maverick Drone Transport Backpack: For Frequent Fliers
If you don’t want to fly your drone to it’s destination and then meet it there later, you can always just carry it the old fashioned way. But drones can be hard to carry when you have to carry other stuff with you as well.

Fan Made Star Wars VII LEGO Millennium Falcon is Definitely Not Garbage

Fan Made Star Wars VII LEGO Millennium Falcon is Definitely Not Garbage
LEGO enthusiast Marshal Banana is a huge fan of Han Solo’s spaceship. So much so that he spent the past year planning, gathering pieces for and building this large and accurate model of the Millennium Falcon based on its appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Pokémon Themed Nintendo 2DS Headed for Japan

Pokémon Themed Nintendo 2DS Headed for Japan
Pokémon fans in Japan will be happy to know that some special Nintendo 2DS units will soon be coming to their country. These clear plastic 2DS units sport a colorful retro look and will be Pokémon themed.

Custom Apocalypse Action Figure: Build-A-Conqueror

Custom Apocalypse Action Figure: Build-A-Conqueror
Craig Warrack makes custom action figures, particularly those based on Marvel characters. This year he joined The Fwoosh’s Secret Santa for toy modders. This is his present for his mystery giftee: a sixth scale Apocalypse figure.

2D Body Paint Cosplay: Maybe She’s Mystique

2D Body Paint Cosplay: Maybe She’s Mystique
Kay Pike is a costume designer and model. But recently she’s been taking up body painting, using it to turn herself into various geeky characters. So far she’s painted herself as Rescue, Cheetara, Thanos, a Titan from Attack on Titan and my favorite, Captain Marvel.

3 Foot Tall LEGO Star Wars Ewok Village Is Taller than Most Ewoks

3 Foot Tall LEGO Star Wars Ewok Village Is Taller than Most Ewoks
This is the most impressive LEGO Ewok village I’ve seen this side of Endor. It is full of Yub-Nub. I don’t know what that translates to, but rest assured, your LEGO Ewoks would love this. It was created by KW Vauban and it is a LEGO masterpiece.

Deadpool’s ‘Pool Log Is the Yule Log Nobody Wants

Deadpool’s ‘Pool Log Is the Yule Log Nobody Wants
I tried over the holiday weekend to explain to my daughter why Dish Network had an entire channel with nothing but a fireplace and a couple pets trotting around playing continuously. If you don’t have a fireplace, is watching one on TV really a decent substitute?

DIY GoPro Cannon: Be a Cannonball

DIY GoPro Cannon: Be a Cannonball
Action cameras let us see through the eyes of athletes, daredevils, and professionals, including human cannonballs. If you’d like to record that unique point of view without risking your life, check out Eclectical Engineering’s debut project.

DIY Hearthstone Warrior Wallet: My Thanks

DIY Hearthstone Warrior Wallet: My Thanks
One of Hearthstone‘s tried and tested decks is the control Warrior, also nicknamed “wallet Warrior” because it requires many rare cards. Redditor cube_man99 made a visual pun as a gift for a friend who loves playing with the deck.

Touch-sensitive Question Block One Ups Other Christmas Ornaments

Touch-sensitive Question Block One Ups Other Christmas Ornaments
Jordan Wills aka njneer is an engineer at Silicon Labs. He recently helped make his company’s Christmas ornament giveaways, which were made of circuit boards. Jordan couldn’t help but notice that the bare boards look a lot like a Question Block.

Build-on Brick Executive Pen Desk Set: The Block is Mightier than the Sword

Build-on Brick Executive Pen Desk Set: The Block is Mightier than the Sword
After the holidays, I always like to buy at least one strange, but cool item with that I know I would never order for myself, and by that I mean buy with my own money. This Build-on Brick Executive Pen Desk Set is the perfect cool and not too expensive way to shed some of that Christmas money or spend down those gift cards.

You Can Control This Family’s Christmas Lights: Twitch Plays Light Op

You Can Control This Family’s Christmas Lights: Twitch Plays Light Op
For many people, Christmas is one of the rare times when they can be with their loved ones. For Ken and Rebecca-Ellen Woods of Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s also an opportunity to connect with virtual visitors from all over the world.

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