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Archive for March 2016

Make a Mini Rotary Tool from a Bottle Cap

Make a Mini Rotary Tool from a Bottle Cap
These days, Dremel rotary tools are pretty affordable, but if you want one for the price of free you can make one from stuff you likely already have around the house. It may not have all of the power of the real thing, but it will handle simple jobs for you.

Raspberry Pi Zero Motor Controller: ZeroBorg

Raspberry Pi Zero Motor Controller: ZeroBorg
PiBorg specializes in motor controllers and sensors for the Raspberry Pi, as well as robot kits based on the affordable computer. The company’s latest controller is for the tiny Raspberry Pi Zero, one that’s equally compact yet will let you manage up to 12 motors.

Virtual Reality Movie Theater Opening in Amsterdam

Virtual Reality Movie Theater Opening in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is getting a unique and very cool theater that will have movie fans giving up stadium seating and a big screen for rotating chairs and goggles. The project is called The Virtual Reality cinema and it will use chairs that can swivel 360-degrees, Samsung Gear VR headsets, and surround sound via Sennheiser HD 201 headphones.

Fake Bob Ross Builds a Super Mario Level

Fake Bob Ross Builds a Super Mario Level
I spent many a summer day watching Bob Ross paint on PBS growing up. He made it look so easy and there were never mistakes, only happy little birds and happy little trees. I always figured Bob was high as a MF when he made his show.

T-shirt that Reveals a 3D Model of the Human Torso: Virtuali-Tee

T-shirt that Reveals a 3D Model of the Human Torso: Virtuali-Tee
The first wave of virtual reality headsets are prohibitively expensive. But thanks to companies like Curiscope, we can experience the resurgent technology on the cheap. The company has created a t-shirt called Virtuali-Tee that projects a 3D model of the bones and organs inside the human torso.

LEGO Mario POW Block Can Really Do Some Damage

LEGO Mario POW Block Can Really Do Some Damage
Super LEGO maker ZaziNombies’ latest creation is based on one of the Mario series’ oldest and most powerful items. His POW Block replica is made of 400 to 500 LEGO pieces, which means it can hurt at least 400 feet after it’s thrown.

Make Your Own Origami Darth Vader

Make Your Own Origami Darth Vader
The Force is strong with this origami Darth Vader. He may look adorable, but that lightsaber could still give you a serious papercut, so don’t underestimate him. He’s more paper now than man. However, there is still good in him, I feel it.

Run Obscure Apple II Software from Your Browser: The 4am Collection

Run Obscure Apple II Software from Your Browser: The 4am Collection
The Apple II dominated the PC scene for over a decade, which meant a ton of applications were made for the series and its clones. For instance, its roster of top tier games could go toe-to-toe with that of dedicated gaming systems.

Flexible & Modular Sensor Array: SensorTape

Flexible & Modular Sensor Array: SensorTape
Last month we checked out a decorative tape with a circuit board design. It turns out that researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Responsive Environments group have considered such a form factor for interconnected and programmable sensors, and are looking for potential customers for their product.

ColorWare Retro 5K iMac, Magic Mouse & Magic Keyboard: Apple ][expensive

ColorWare Retro 5K iMac, Magic Mouse & Magic Keyboard: Apple ][expensive
ColorWare’s patrons are clearly willing to pay a premium to own unique gadgets. Its Apple IIe-inspired Retro MacBook Air and iPhone 6s/6s Plus were such a hit that the company has given the same treatment to the 27″ Retina 5K iMac, along with the bundled mouse and keyboard.

He-Finn the Human Action Figure: Masters of the Oooniverse

He-Finn the Human Action Figure: Masters of the Oooniverse
Citizens of Oooternia, Prince Finn is here to protect you from the Icer King, Marcel-Lyn and Skelemongrab, thanks to toy modder James Freckingham aka Robotic Industries. The bootleg action figure is based on a one-off toy that James made last year using parts from vintage figures (note the bracers and loincloth).

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…
Amazon has just released two variants of the Echo, a personal assistant and Bluetooth speaker. Both these variants – the Tap and the Echo Dot – are significantly cheaper than the $180 (USD) Echo. But makers can save even more money by tapping into Amazon’s Alexa voice service using a single board computer.

Fallout 4 Wall Art: Scenes from the Wasteland

Fallout 4 Wall Art: Scenes from the Wasteland
I am a big fan of Fallout 4 but after years of neglecting to upgrade my gaming PC, the graphics aren’t exactly running at their top settings. This high-resolution wall art makes me want to drop some big cash on a new graphics card so that I can play the game and make it look this good.

DARPA’s Awesome VTOL X-Plane Moves to Phase 2

DARPA’s Awesome VTOL X-Plane Moves to Phase 2
DARPA works on some crazy stuff, but the crazy stuff has a way of becoming normal stuff eventually. At the moment, DARPA is working on a slick new VTOL aircraft that has the vertical landing capability of a helicopter mixed with speed and hauling capacity of a fixed wing aircraft.

Egg Ninjas: Make Hard Boiled Eggs The Ninja Way

Egg Ninjas: Make Hard Boiled Eggs The Ninja Way
I had no idea this was a problem, but apparently we need a gadget for handling recently boiled eggs. These stealthy bungie-corded Egg Ninjas will help, while turning your eggs into little assassins. All you have to do is stick an egg in the silicone suction cup, lower it down into your boiling water like your little round ninja is repelling down for his mission and leave the ring tag outside the boiling water pot.

Amazon Echo Now Has a Choose-your-own Batman Adventure

Amazon Echo Now Has a Choose-your-own Batman Adventure
How about experiencing a radio-like adventure on your Amazon Echo? You can now use Amazon’s electronic personal assistant to investigate the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents in this promotional tie-in for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.