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Archive for July 2016

A Working Pokémon Game Inside a Game Boy Advance Inside of Minecraft

A Working Pokémon Game Inside a Game Boy Advance Inside of Minecraft
Minecraft is the digital equivalent of LEGO. You can build almost anything you can imagine inside the game. People imagine quite a lot and they all build their dreams. Redditor Requag recently built a working version of Pokémon Fire Red within the world of Minecraft. 

Microsoft Is Adding a Wheelchair Option to Xbox Avatars

Microsoft Is Adding a Wheelchair Option to Xbox Avatars
Great news for disabled gamers who play on the Xbox One. Microsoft is adding the ability for avatars to ride in a wheelchair. Now more folks can have cool avatars that represent them better. It looks like they are also adding some visual tweaks as well. Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Xbox head, confirmed that the wheelchair additions were not “far off,” after responding to a question on the subject on Twitter.
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Microorganisms Play in a Pac-Man Maze: Protozoan-Man

Microorganisms Play in a Pac-Man Maze: Protozoan-Man
Scientists at the University of Southeast Norway apparently have nothing better to do, so they released microorganisms into a Pac-Man-style maze made out of fluid to observe how the single-celled euglena (Pac-Men) avoid their predators, the multi-celled rotifers (Ghosts).

BB-8 Tea Set: Tea-B-8

BB-8 Tea Set: Tea-B-8
Some droids fix starships, others work in medical facilities or carry the Empire’s mail. Still others live to serve in the kitchen, like this BB-8 tea set. At last you can have BB-8 serve you a steaming hot cup of tea.

This Epic K’Nex Ball Machine Is a True Mechanical Marvel

This Epic K’Nex Ball Machine Is a True Mechanical Marvel
Some people build simple stuff using K’Nex, but others like to build huge contraptions like this. This is The Citadel, a huge K’nex ball moving machine built by YouTuber Shadowman. It took him about 3 years to build it. The machine features more than dozens of unique sections, lifts, and mechanisms that separate balls into 17 different paths.

LEGO Planet Express Ship: Our Minifig Crew Is Replaceable, Your Package Isn’t

LEGO Planet Express Ship: Our Minifig Crew Is Replaceable, Your Package Isn’t
I didn’t know that designing LEGO constructs in the virtual world was a thing. It clearly is because this spaceship for Futurama was designed by a dude called Nicola Stocchi using LEGO Digital Designer. The digitally-rendered spacecraft has 5112 parts and looks gigantic. My question is if you can design this thing in Digital Designer, could you not actually build it so we can see it in its real world glory?

Colin Furze Builds World’s Most Effective Doorbell System

Colin Furze Builds World’s Most Effective Doorbell System
Inventor Colin Furze is known for building crazy stuff – from jet trikes to guitars that shoot fire. So you might be scratching your head wondering why his latest contraption is… a doorbell. But this isn’t just any doorbell.

The Sunday Morning Breakfast Machine Is Good for Any Morning

The Sunday Morning Breakfast Machine Is Good for Any Morning
Two friends worked together to make this cool Rube Goldberg machine designed to fix breakfast for their wives. Peter Browne designed the mechanics, while his friend Mervyn Huggett handled the electronics. The idea is to make people laugh, but it still had to work.

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Puzzle Has 3000 Pieces of Frustration

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Puzzle Has 3000 Pieces of Frustration
Growing up, my grandfather was a big fan of jigsaw puzzles, and always had one out on the table that he was working on. Once he finished them, he would glue the pieces together and hang them on the wall.

These Hair Bows are Marvelous for Superhairos

These Hair Bows are Marvelous for Superhairos
My daughter isn’t a hair bow kind of girl. It’s probably my fault, I’m the one that has got her clothes together since she was tiny, and I’m all Jon Snow when it comes to hair bows.

Eva Solo Grating Bucket Collects Shredded Food Inside

Eva Solo Grating Bucket Collects Shredded Food Inside
You can buy all kinds of graters, but most of them require you to grate your cheese directly over your meal like some barbarian. The Eva Solo Grating Bucket is a more elegant solution. It collects the shreds inside as you grate, allowing you to dispense them appropriately later. Cheese, carrots, whatever.

LEGO Arcade Robot Breakdance Battle! ‘Nuff Said!

LEGO Arcade Robot Breakdance Battle! ‘Nuff Said!
What if I told you that someone has combined four of the best things ever into one cool video? Those things are LEGO, arcades and robots in a breakdance battle. Yeah, now we have your attention. This is likely to be the best thing you see all day.

Das Keyboard 5Q Has All the Clicks and Can Display Data Using Colors

Das Keyboard 5Q Has All the Clicks and Can Display Data Using Colors
Das Keyboards have been around and annoying folks nearby with their super clicky mechanical keys for a long time now. A new version has turned up on Kickstarter called the Das Keyboard 5Q and it has a cool new feature that turns it into a display of sorts.

World’s First TV Remote for Dogs

World’s First TV Remote for Dogs
TV has officially gone to the dogs now that they have their own remote controls. Illyena Hirsky-Douglas, a researcher at in animal computer design at University of Central Lancashire, collaborated with pet food brand Wagg to create the world’s first television remote just for dogs.

What’s Inside a Black Box Flight Recorder?

What’s Inside a Black Box Flight Recorder?
Have you ever wondered what’s inside of a black box? You know, the boxes that are on airplanes and helicopters, that help investigators determine what happened in a crash? Well, father and son team Dan and Lincoln from the What’s Inside?

Wreck-It Ralph Will Wreck the Internet in Upcoming Sequel

Wreck-It Ralph Will Wreck the Internet in Upcoming Sequel
It’s not easy to do video game-centric movies right. Sometimes they turn out good, other times they just create a well intentioned flop. Wreck-It Ralph is one video game flick that many people loved. The good news is that a sequel is coming in 2018. Walt Disney Animation Studios directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston hit Facebook Live on Thursday to announce that an internet-centric sequel to Wreck-It Ralph is in production, and will be released March 9, 2018.
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