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Archive for December 2022

Robot Can Pick Up and Sort Donuts by Topping Without Damage

Robot Can Pick Up and Sort Donuts by Topping Without Damage
Recently on display at Pack Expo 2022 (I’m sad I missed it), this high-speed donut sorting machine developed by Soft Robotics, Inc. can sort donuts by variety and handle them all without damaging its precious, doughy cargo.

Building The World’s Smallest Nintendo Console

Building The World’s Smallest Nintendo Console
Hot on the diminutive heels of yesterday’s 0.75″ gaming monitor comes YouTuber Print ‘N Play, building the world’s smallest Nintendo Entertainment System. How small is it? Just take a look. It’s about two USB plugs tall.

Gaming on the World’s Smallest HD Monitor

Gaming on the World’s Smallest HD Monitor
Presumably, in an attempt to push the envelope in squinting, YouTuber Mr. Volt decided to find out if he could game on the world’s smallest HD monitor, a minuscule 0.7″ diagonal display that still manages to deliver 1920 x 1080p resolution.

Chocolate Covered Scorpions: A Snack with a Sting

Chocolate Covered Scorpions: A Snack with a Sting
Scorpion: I’ve never eaten one, and I’m perfectly fine with that. Actually, I prefer it that way. But for those of you who have to try every culinary oddity earth has to offer, Hotlix is selling these Chocolate Dessert Scorpions (affiliate link).

Building And Gaming On The World’s Largest Keyboard

Building And Gaming On The World’s Largest Keyboard
Presumably inspired (but also probably not) by the giant musical keyboard Tom Hanks plays in Big, YouTuber RKade decided to build the world’s largest keyboard, submit it for Guinness World Record recognition, and then use it to play a typing game.

Bitcoin Mining Space Heater Helps Pay for Your Increased Energy Bill

Bitcoin Mining Space Heater Helps Pay for Your Increased Energy Bill
Bitcoin mining operations are notoriously power-hungry and create a lot of heat in the process. So why not use that heat to keep you warm during the winter months with the Heatbit, a Bitcoin mining space heater?

Giant Googly Eyes Cooling Gel Eye Pads

Giant Googly Eyes Cooling Gel Eye Pads
Because who hasn’t dreamed of having googly eyes, Fred is selling these Chill Out cooling gel eye pads. You just place them in the freezer for 20 minutes, then lie down and let the stress slip away.

Don’t Try to Eat This Highly-detailed Cup Noodle Model Kit

Don’t Try to Eat This Highly-detailed Cup Noodle Model Kit
Cup Noodle: I can’t tell you how many I’ve eaten in my life, but if you take my college years into account, it has to be well over a million. Okay, maybe not that many, but definitely in the hundreds.

Giant Cheetos Body Pillow Thankfully Won’t Stain Your Clothes Orange

Giant Cheetos Body Pillow Thankfully Won’t Stain Your Clothes Orange
Because there’s a market for absolutely everything, the Cheetos Body Pillow is a neck/body pillow in the form of a giant Cheetos Puff. Unfortunately, it is not Cheetos scented, which is a misstep in product design if you ask me.

Star Trek USS Enterprise Dinnerware Set: Where No Mouth Has Gone Before

Star Trek USS Enterprise Dinnerware Set: Where No Mouth Has Gone Before
Because what Trekkie doesn’t need Star Trek-themed dinnerware, Toynk is selling this officially licensed Original Series Enterprise NCC-1701 8-piece ceramic dinnerware set. Made by Ukonic, the set includes four plates resembling the Enterprise’s saucer section and four bowls printed with the ship’s NC-1701 designation.

Robot Dog with Magnetized Feet Can Climb Metal Walls: Spider-Dog

Robot Dog with Magnetized Feet Can Climb Metal Walls: Spider-Dog
Because why should anywhere be safe from killer robots of the future, researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have gone and developed MARVEL, a quadruped robot with magnetic feet it can use to climb metal walls.

Jawa Sandcrawler Tiki Punch Bowl Is Mos Eisley Cantina Ready

Jawa Sandcrawler Tiki Punch Bowl Is Mos Eisley Cantina Ready
Crafted in the shape of a Jawa Sandcrawler, this massive 64-oz tiki punch bowl from Geeki Tikis is just the vessel to get the Mos Eisley cantina rockin’. Available from Toynk, the set also includes a 2-oz Jawa mini mug for individual sipping and is sure to be a hit at your next Star Wars-themed tiki party.

Machine Learning Robot Assembles 4,000-Piece All-White Jigsaw Puzzle

Machine Learning Robot Assembles 4,000-Piece All-White Jigsaw Puzzle
Constructed by brilliant engineer Shane Wighton of Stuff Made Here, Jigzilla is a jigsaw puzzle assembling robot that uses machine learning to determine which pieces fit together and where. In the video, Jigzilla tackles a custom 4,000-piece all-white jigsaw puzzle made by Shane and manages to complete the whole thing except for the very last row.

Bookie Cushion: A Whoopie Cushion Bookmark

Bookie Cushion: A Whoopie Cushion Bookmark
A perfect stocking stuffer or White Elephant gift, the Bookie Cushion from Fred is a small whoopie cushion designed to be squeezed between the pages of a book. Obviously, it’s most appropriate for books like Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind or Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury.

AI-Powered Laundry Robot Sets New Speed Folding Record

AI-Powered Laundry Robot Sets New Speed Folding Record
Speedfolding, the name given to a pair of industrial robotic arms coupled with a ‘machine vision’ neural network called BiManual Manipulation Network (BiMaMa-Net), can fold up to 30 to 40 garments an hour. The robot, developed by researchers at UC Berkeley’s AUTOLAB, can pick up a garment laid before it in any random position and proceed to fold it in about a minute or two.

UFO Cow Abduction Desk Lamp: Take Me With You!

UFO Cow Abduction Desk Lamp: Take Me With You!
Aliens: they are among us. And when they’re not busy infiltrating our society wearing convincing human costumes, they’re up in their UFOs abducting cows with their tractor beams. And here to commemorate one of their favorite pastimes is this UFO Cow Abduction desk lamp/night light.