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Archive for May 2016

Robot Hand Learns to Twirl Objects

Robot Hand Learns to Twirl Objects
Robots can do all kinds of cool stuff, but hand control could still use improvement. For the most part, roboticists have not been able to give their creations the same kind of finger dexterity as humans.

This Chainsaw Plays Doom

This Chainsaw Plays Doom
This gaming mod is called the Painsaw for obvious reasons. It is made to look like a blood-spattered chainsaw from Doom, but it’s more than just a prop. It actually plays the classic science fiction horror FPS.

Custom LEGO Iron Man Lab: The Iron Bank

Custom LEGO Iron Man Lab: The Iron Bank
LEGO enthusiast Minh Pham loves to make custom minifigs and similarly sized figures. He has a growing collection of Iron Man figures, some of which he bought and some of which he made, and he figured out a thematic way to display them.

Guy With a Spear Takes Down Flying Drone at a Russian History Festival

Guy With a Spear Takes Down Flying Drone at a Russian History Festival
Get yonder infernal flying contraption out of here you bloody wizard! Check out this video of a drone flying over a history festival in Russia. Everything is fine until one of the actors suddenly appears and chucks a spear at the drone, sending it tumbling out of the sky.

A Giant Skull Armchair for Your Castle Grayskull

A Giant Skull Armchair for Your Castle Grayskull
This skull chair is perfect for your career as a Bond villain or comic book bad guy. When you sit down in this thing and pet your cat, people will know you mean business. Now all you need is a mansion to put this in and a shark tank.

FORMcard Pliable Thermoplastic: Duct Clay

FORMcard Pliable Thermoplastic: Duct Clay
If you love Sugru but wish it was easier to reuse, check out Peter Marigold’s FORMcard. While Sugru is a silicone-based glue that starts soft and then hardens when exposed to air, FORMcard is a starch-based thermoplastic that starts out as a stiff pocket-sized sheet but becomes pliable when dunked in hot water.

Mario Question Block Light Dispenses Light, Not Coins

Mario Question Block Light Dispenses Light, Not Coins
Any child of the ’80s or retro gamer has probably played Mario Bros. at one time or another. If you have ever played that game you will remember the sound effects and the question mark box that got us so excited when we played.

Own Your Own Official Ghostbusters Proton Pack (Ghosts Sold Separately)

Own Your Own Official Ghostbusters Proton Pack (Ghosts Sold Separately)
If you want to bust some ghosts, you need the right equipment. And now you can get it. That’s because Anovos recently unveiled their official Ghostbusters Proton Pack Kit. The kit features everything you need, but sadly it has no mini-nuclear reactor.

Planet Lollipops: How Many Licks Does It Take to Get to the Center of the Universe?

Planet Lollipops: How Many Licks Does It Take to Get to the Center of the Universe?
If you ever wondered what the Sun might taste like, here is your chance. This is a set of ten handmade lollipops with encapsulated images of planetary objects in our solar system. The set includes the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and yes, even Pluto.

MARLO Robot is Learning to Walk on Uneven Terrain

MARLO Robot is Learning to Walk on Uneven Terrain
It doesn’t matter if you fear a Terminator style robot executioner or an insane “I’ll wear your skull” type of Saturn 3 Hector robot overlord, right now we are safe because robots can’t walk worth a crap.

The Darkzone Agent Action Figure: Tom Copycat’s The Division

The Darkzone Agent Action Figure: Tom Copycat’s The Division
Virtual Toys is known for making great bootleg action figures based on popular characters. One of its newest creations is The Darkzone Agent, a sixth scale action figure based on the avatar from Ubisoft’s The Division.

Stark Industries Messenger Bag Won’t Fit Your Battle Armor

Stark Industries Messenger Bag Won’t Fit Your Battle Armor
School may be almost over for most people around the country, but that doesn’t mean your need to carry a bunch of crap with you is over. A new backpack has turned up that Marvel fans will love.

The Pizza Proposal Ring Box: Please Don’t Say DiGior-NO

The Pizza Proposal Ring Box: Please Don’t Say DiGior-NO
That pizza delivery box that was actually made of pizza was pretty awesome, but if you want your main slice to be with you forever, you need this Pizza Ring box that’s also made of pizza.

Materiable Interface Can Change Its Shape and Material Properties: Jake the Desk

Materiable Interface Can Change Its Shape and Material Properties: Jake the Desk
In 2013, MIT’s Tangible Media Group unveiled inFORM, a form of interaction that uses a series of actuated pins to change the shape of its surface. The group’s researchers are building on inFORM with what they’re calling Materiable, which can not only change its shape but also simulate varying degrees of flexibility, elasticity and viscosity.

Chocolate Game Of Thrones Dragon Egg Has A Dragon Inside

Chocolate Game Of Thrones Dragon Egg Has A Dragon Inside
Is there anything better than chocolate eggs? Not really. Well, now these treats don’t have to be consumed just at Easter time. These chocolate Game of Thrones eggs are great for any time of year. They even have a chocolate dragon inside that is too cute to eat.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition Super Mario Mash Up Pack: Super Money Maker

Minecraft: Wii U Edition Super Mario Mash Up Pack: Super Money Maker
Nintendo is slowly but surely reaching out to other platforms and game developers to stay competitive. One of its latest collaborations was with none other than Minecraft maker Mojang, resulting in a free update to Minecraft: Wii U Edition that adds a ton of Mario-themed goodies.

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