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This 3D Printed Robot Bicycle Zoetrope Is Awesome

This 3D Printed Robot Bicycle Zoetrope Is Awesome
Zoetropes are pretty cool. You know, those things that you spin and they display a mini animation. PinShaper KitCameo created this fun 3D printed bicycle rim zoetrope. Once you see it, plain old bicycle rims will never do again. When the wheel moves, it shows the robot walking around the rim of the wheel while you are just riding your bike, oblivious to the little guy on your wheel.

Warcraft Durotan Plush Slippers Look Cooler Than the Movie

Warcraft Durotan Plush Slippers Look Cooler Than the Movie
I love video games, and I love going to the movies, but I skipped the Warcraft flick because it looked like a big stinking turd. I think its rapid plummet at the box office proved my decision correct.
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Patrick Stewart Sings Cowboy Classics: Make it So, Pardner.

Patrick Stewart Sings Cowboy Classics: Make it So, Pardner.
Patrick Stewart is a cool dude. I mean, he was Jean-Luc Picard and Professor X after all – putting him high up on the favorite list of many sci-fi geeks. He has something a bit different that has surfaced recently.

Clever Cutter Combines Knife with a Cutting Board

Clever Cutter Combines Knife with a Cutting Board
Knives and cutting boards are a classic kitchen combo. So why not just combine them into a single kitchen tool with the Clever Cutter? Combine them with a pair of scissors while you’re at it? This gadget puts a knife on one side and a small cutting board on the other, so you can slice vegetables, meats, and other food items as easily as you cut paper with scissors.

ZØRE X Gun Lock Aims to Secure Guns Better, Unlock Faster

ZØRE X Gun Lock Aims to Secure Guns Better, Unlock Faster
If you own a gun, safety should be a priority. One of the latest efforts to improve gun safety comes from Israeli startup ZØRE. The ZØRE X gun lock provides access to a firearm using a personalized pin code. The company claims it will give you fast access to the weapon in any circumstance, even in the dark.

Rocky Rocket Spaceship Chair: Blast off Indoors

Rocky Rocket Spaceship Chair: Blast off Indoors
Rich kids get all the cool toys – like Circu’s Rocky Rocket spaceship chair. It is a rocket shaped chair that you can climb into and pretend that you are blasting off to get away from the rest of us peasants on Earth. It has a red velvet interior as well as lighting and music systems that are controlled through a smartphone app.

Octospot Diving Camera Can Survive the Dark Depths

Octospot Diving Camera Can Survive the Dark Depths
GoPro is the big name in action cameras and its cameras will do go just about anywhere. If you want to take your GoPro into the water though, you need to put it into another watertight case.

Deal: Get the Chimera Drone and Spare Blades for Just $39.99

Deal: Get the Chimera Drone and Spare Blades for Just $39.99
Drones are used for capturing video can be expensive, so if you’re not planning on capturing aerial shots and just want a drone for flying fun, here’s an inexpensive, but capable alternative. The Chimera Drone measures just 7.2″

Play Tetris on This Bookcase

Play Tetris on This Bookcase
Books are so last century. Maybe we can come up with a better use for those old outdated bookcases. That’s what Øyvind Berntsen did. He added LEDs to the cells of his bookcase, then made them programmable so he can display pixelated images in multiple colors.

Starship Technologies Autonomous Delivery Robots Bring the Autom-noms

Starship Technologies Autonomous Delivery Robots Bring the Autom-noms
Yes, this looks like a cooler on six wheels. If you put some handlebars on it, it could be something you see at the NASCAR track between races with a redneck atop it. In fact, it’s a very swanky autonomous wheeled delivery system for packages and food that is in testing by Starship Technologies. The idea is that the tiny autonomous vehicle could turn up and pick up food or packages for delivery at a retailer, then deliver the packages or food to the consumer within about a 2-mile radius.

SnappyScreen Covers You in Sunblock in Less Than 10 Seconds

SnappyScreen Covers You in Sunblock in Less Than 10 Seconds
Sure, you can apply sunblock to yourself, without any help, but you may miss some spots. And asking someone else to rub it onto your body might be awkward. So why not have a machine do it for you?

Bagel Is a 21st Century Tape Measure

Bagel Is a 21st Century Tape Measure
Tape measures have long been the go-to tool for getting quick measurements, but they don’t work in all situations. Bagel is a digital tape measure that modernizes the antiquated tool, and makes it more useful and easy to use. Bagel uses a string that can measure length, height, and circumference, along with a 128 x 64 OLED screen that displays the exact measurements in either Imperial or Metric systems.

Yogurtland Gets Mario-Themed Flavors

Yogurtland Gets Mario-Themed Flavors
I’m not familiar with the Yogurtland franchise, but I presume it’s a frozen yogurt place along the lines of TCBY and the throngs of similar stores. Yogurtland has some flavors coming soon that fans of Mario might want to check out. The first two flavors to land were Mario’s Chocolate Gelato and Bowser’s Dragon Berry Tart.

Make Your Own Rocket Lamp and Blast Off

Make Your Own Rocket Lamp and Blast Off
This amazing table lamp shows the power and majesty of a rocket taking off. You can’t buy it, but if you think it looks awesome, as I do, you can make one yourself. If you want to try to DIY, you’ll need this model kit, a bunch of polypropylene pillow stuffing for the clouds, as well as the instructions outlined on Tinkerings.

Focal Listen Mobile Headphones Review

Focal Listen Mobile Headphones Review
French audio gear maker Focal may not be a common name among everyday electronics buyers, but they’re well known in the audiophile community for their high-end speakers, which can cost thousands of dollars. With the release of Focal’s Listen headphones, buyers can enjoy some of the engineering know how that goes into such fancy listening devices without breaking the bank. I recently spent some time wearing a pair of Listens as my daily headphones for work, which includes listening to a whole lot of audio, from music to movie trailers to podcasts to video games.

Duck Dodgers POP! Figures are from the 24 1/2th Century

Duck Dodgers POP! Figures are from the 24 1/2th Century
Growing up one of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons was Looney Toons. I had a special place for Daffy Duck and his alter ego Duck Dodgers. Now we can celebrate the classic cartoon with a series of POP!
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