Kevin Kohler aka “The Backyard Scientist” does all kinds of cool and questionable stuff in his backyard. Well, now he has made a cool, or should I say hot, flaming sword.
Kohler filmed himself building a sword that’s literally on fire.
Smartphones these days have remarkable cameras, but they aren’t shaped like a camera, so they aren’t easy to control while shooting, especially when you want to use accessories. The Beastgrip Pro takes your smartphone and turns it into a professional camera rig.
As Pokémon GO has proven, it’s a great time to get out of the house and explore the world around you. But if you want a bigger adventure than just walking around your town, you’ll find Google’s new app interesting.
You know how those Pikachu characters randomly appear in parks around the world, and Pokémon GO players can run catch them if you are fast? Well a Pikachu has just popped up in park earlier this week in New Orleans, Louisiana but this one is real.
We’re always looking for ways to make ugly household stuff look appealing. Household sponges are pretty unattractive. They don’t go with your decor. They just sit there waiting for the next dish to wash, and eventually start to get nasty over time.
Wall-climbing robots have been around for a while, but wall-climbing robots that can actually spin spiderwebs? Did I mention they were made of carbon fiber? Yeah, that exists now. We’re all going to wind up suspended from some cave ceiling in cocoons.
What’s cooler? A flame thrower or a freeze ray? I prefer flame throwers, even though they’re not literally as cool. But which would win in a fight? The Backyard Scientist decided to test it out.
He constructed a homemade liquid nitrogen “freeze ray” that uses the pressure of the nitrogen turning from a liquid to a gas to create a powerful cold spray.
Remember that monster bus that towers over traffic and swallows cars whole? Apparently, China actually went and built the thing. For years, the country has been talking about building this beast and it is now a reality.
In theory, 3D printing should be every kid’s favorite hobby, but things like working with molten plastic and complex CAD software generally keeps it out of their hands. However Qixels 3D Maker offers a way to teach kids the basic concept of 3D printing while keeping the process completely safe.
I like Star Wars, I like LEGO, and I like watches. These LEGO Star Wars watches over at ThinkGeek are the trifecta of geeky time telling. Each watchband is made from LEGO links and is adjustable to fit smaller wrists.
I think we may have seen every mashup possible at this point, but in my heart, I know I’m wrong. There is always another weird mashup product. This Missha x Minions collaboration is a collection of Minions-themed makeup.
It’s almost that time of the year – when kids go back to school and parents rejoice because snacks last longer than 24 hours, and kids aren’t telling you they are bored every 23 seconds. While kids don’t want to go back to school, you can soften the blow just a little by giving them a really cool backpack.
It seems like everytime I turn around a new Game of Thrones something or other is out. If you are a fan of the new adult coloring book craze, you might love this new coloring book that HBO will be selling directly from its shop starting in November.
Remember those isolinear chips that Starfleet used in TNG? They were basically their form of memory cards to slot into their computers. Well, now you can use them to rest your drinks on so they don’t damage your surfaces, like tables, counters, navigation consoles, etc.