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Archive for April 2018

Build Your Own Cardboard Quadruped Robot

Build Your Own Cardboard Quadruped Robot
Check out this creepy walking robot which was made using an unlikely material – cardboard. Maker Raz85 decided to build it out of cardboard, rather than 3D print it because “Corrugated cardboard is a stiff, strong, and light-weight material made up of three layers of brown Kraft paper and most of the packing boxes are made from it.

BMW Launches Car Subscription Service

BMW Launches Car Subscription Service
If you have a spare $2000 a month, you might want to buy a second home – or you might want to check out BMW’s new car service. This Netflix-like subscription service recently kicked off a pilot program called “Access by BMW,” which lets subscribers drive various BMW vehicles on demand.
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Crocheted Infinity Gauntlet Rules the Crafting Universe

Crocheted Infinity Gauntlet Rules the Crafting Universe
Avengers: Infinity War is hitting theaters on April 27th here in the States, so we don’t have long to wait now. To celebrate the release of this major geek milestone, UK crochet designer Liz Ward created a crocheted Infinity Gauntlet.

Colin Furze Builds Alexa Voice-activated Flamethrower

Colin Furze Builds Alexa Voice-activated Flamethrower
Madman builder Colin Furze continues to add to his arsenal of dangerous playthings. This time, he designed and built Alexa voice-activated flamethrower. This guy never stops building insane things that could put him in the hospital.

The Oregon Trail Gets a Dedicated Handheld Edition

The Oregon Trail Gets a Dedicated Handheld Edition
Hey, kids! Now you can die of dysentery any time and any place! Thanks to Basic Fun, we now have a handheld version of Brøderbund’s classic 1980s survival simulation game, The Oregon Trail. The handheld version features a case and buttons inspired by the beige cases of 1980s computers, and offers up a complete version of the game you can play anywhere you’d like.

HAL 9000 Christmas Ornament – 2001: A Spruce Odyssey

HAL 9000 Christmas Ornament – 2001: A Spruce Odyssey
“Open the pod bay doors HAL.” “I’m sorry Dave. I can’t do that. How about opening some Christmas presents instead?” That’s what this HAL 9000 Christmas Ornament might say to you on Christmas morning. Hot on the heels of the Dave Bowman plush, Hallmark is continuing its celebration of the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey with a new keepsake ornament that lets you hang a miniature version of the HAL 9000 computer on your Christmas tree.

This Credit Card Sized Chess Set Fits in Your Wallet

This Credit Card Sized Chess Set Fits in Your Wallet
You have to really love chess if you need to keep a spare chess board and all of its pieces in your back pocket. And it turns out you can do just that with this teensy Credit Card Chess Set designed by Innovo and available via 3D printing service Shapeways.

2001: A Space Odyssey Plush Dave Bowman: My God It’s Full of Stuffing

2001: A Space Odyssey Plush Dave Bowman: My God It’s Full of Stuffing
Can you believe that it’s been 50 years since the science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey premiered in theaters? It’s a far more esoteric movie than Star Trek or Star Wars, which is probably why there isn’t much in the way of merchandise to collect.

Overwatch Doomfist Made Real: Metal Hulk Smash

Overwatch Doomfist Made Real: Metal Hulk Smash
In a recent episode of Make It Real from YouTube channel The Hacksmith, the crew built something pretty epic – a real-life version of Doomfist’s gauntlet from Overwatch. This thing is no joke. It weighs in at 45 pounds and packs approximately 2,600 pounds of pneumatic punching force.

Funko to Make Cereals with Mini POP! Prizes Inside

Funko to Make Cereals with Mini POP! Prizes Inside
You know what we need? Better and more fun breakfast cereals – with better toys in them. Do they even still put toys in cereals, or have the lawyers shut that down too? Well, if you want new cereals that you can eat and feel like a kid again, Funko has got your back.

Thinkgeek’s April Fools Day Tentacuddle Blanket Was Real

Thinkgeek’s April Fools Day Tentacuddle Blanket Was Real
I’m really happy that April Fools Day was on a Sunday this year, so I didn’t have to look like a fool, falling for stuff all day long. Every year, people try to fool you with fake products.

This 15-Foot Tall Exoskeleton is Made for Racing, But Is Still Taking Baby Steps

This 15-Foot Tall Exoskeleton is Made for Racing, But Is Still Taking Baby Steps
This is the Furrion Prothesis exoskeleton.  It is a giant 8,000-pound mech that should be saved for our defense when Godzilla and his enemies show up. Apparently, it’s designed for mech racing, but it could also be used to destroy homes and small cities while stomping civilians into dust.

These Han Solo Sneakers Have Soul… O

These Han Solo Sneakers Have Soul… O
Han Solo is one of the best characters in movie history. Everything about the Millennium Falcon’s Captain is iconic. He’s a scoundrel, he’s got the swagger, even his outfit kicks butt. This dude’s hair is always perfect.

Chocolate Canon 5D Camera: Smile and Say “Cacao!”

Chocolate Canon 5D Camera: Smile and Say “Cacao!”
Do you like photography? How about chocolate? Now you can combine these two fun pastimes into a single experience thanks to these fully-edible cameras made from the delectable sweet treat. Candy maker Angelina of Chocolate Presents offers up a variety of tasty edibles, including this edible Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR.
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