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Archive for January 2016

DIY Color-sensing Nerf Turret Sees Red, Green, Blue…

DIY Color-sensing Nerf Turret Sees Red, Green, Blue…
A couple of years ago, we featured the Pixy, a compact image sensor that can tag hundreds of objects based on their color. Electronics company RobotGeek combined Pixy with a couple of its robot kits to…

Codespace Wants Everyone to Learn to Code

Codespace Wants Everyone to Learn to Code
As I’ve pretty much made my entire career in fields where computers are a key element, I know a thing or two about the value an early exposure to coding and tinkering with computers. I first…
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R2-A6 Garlic Bacon Dip: Delicious Droid

R2-A6 Garlic Bacon Dip: Delicious Droid
The next time you have a party, bring out the bacon dip in the form of an R2 unit. You might call this one a gastromech droid. This creamy hors d’oeuvre is made with garlic, bacon…

Deal: Learn to Build 60 Games with Construct 2

Deal: Learn to Build 60 Games with Construct 2
Rver wanted to build your own video games, but don’t know how to write code? The Construct 2 game engine makes it easy to create your own games without code. Now you can learn how to…

Showerloop DIY Shower Water Recycling System: Rinse & Repeat

Showerloop DIY Shower Water Recycling System: Rinse & Repeat
Showerheads such as the Nebia save water by dispersing it over a wide area. The Showerloop on the other hand captures used water, cleans it and feeds it back to the showerhead. Inventors Jason Selvaran and…

LEGO Teedo & Luggabeast Concept Set May Never Hit Jackpot

LEGO Teedo & Luggabeast Concept Set May Never Hit Jackpot
Rey and BB-8’s first meeting was made more memorable by an opportunistic Teedo scavenger and an adorable Luggabeast. LEGO Ideas member hongtzer honors the desert duo with this proposed playset. Hongtzer says he tried to make…

Captain America Waffle Iron Makes Tony Stark Jealous

Captain America Waffle Iron Makes Tony Stark Jealous
I like waffles as much as the next guy. I’m always more interested in how they taste than how they look. They can be missing a few of the little squares and I’ll still eat them.…

Jurassic Parkour

Jurassic Parkour
I always thought those stubby arms on the T-Rex were useless, but it turns out I was completely wrong. They seem to work great for doing all kinds of crazy stunts as shown in this video…

Star Wars: Episode VII’s Niima Outpost in LEGO

Star Wars: Episode VII’s Niima Outpost in LEGO
And now for the coolest Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO diorama we have seen so far… This huge diorama depicts the junkyard settlement Niima Outpost on Jakku in LEGO form. This amazing display was made…

Darth Vader Briefcase: Your Lack of Organization is Disturbing

Darth Vader Briefcase: Your Lack of Organization is Disturbing
Like most of us, Darth Vader had a boss. I’m sure Imperial management wanted him to do more than just force-choking admirals and chilling in his ball thingy where he could take off his mask. I…

This LED Lamp Is Powered by a Tiny Candle

This LED Lamp Is Powered by a Tiny Candle
We all take electricity for granted. I hate to sound like your parents, but there are parts of the world were they don’t have electricity. The Lumir C is perfect for those folks since it is…

DIY 3D Printed Light-up Halo Energy Sword: Slice & Solder

DIY 3D Printed Light-up Halo Energy Sword: Slice & Solder
There are tons of foam or plastic replicas of the iconic Energy Sword, but tinkerers can make one that does more with less weight with the help of Adafruit’s guide. The company’s design uses 3D printed…

Otto the Robot Draws on Walls

Otto the Robot Draws on Walls
Jurg Lehni has created a wall-mounted robotic drawing tool named Otto. This robot can draw and color vector shapes that have been entered into a computer. Otto is just a fun robot that people can admire…

Build a Life-size, Functional BB-8 for Just $120

Build a Life-size, Functional BB-8 for Just $120
What if I told you that you could have a fully functional BB-8 droid for just $120(USD)? 17-year-old Angelo Casimiro wanted a BB-8 droid, but the diminutive $140 Sphero version just wasn’t enough. So he invested…

ScopeAround Modular Wireless Camera: Explore, Examine, Enhance

ScopeAround Modular Wireless Camera: Explore, Examine, Enhance
Mobile devices have become so popular as both still and video cameras that we now have lens attachments for phones and videocamera rigs for tablets. The ScopeAround system aims to add to that revolution by making…

Eyeborg Filmmaker Replaces Damaged Eye with Camera

Eyeborg Filmmaker Replaces Damaged Eye with Camera
Back in 2009, we talked about a dude named Rob Spence who had put a red LED into his false eye. Spence lost his eye in an accident when he was a child. Spence is back…
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