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DIY Burning Psylocke Psionic Blade: Telepyrokinesis

DIY Burning Psylocke Psionic Blade: Telepyrokinesis
Last year, we checked out a lightsaber replica that used a stream of flammable liquid as a substitute for the blade. The Hacksmith had a similar idea for a real life version of Psylocke’s psi-blade. But…

DIY Mechanical PONG Table: Mag Hockey

DIY Mechanical PONG Table: Mag Hockey
YouTuber Daniel Perdomo and his friends made one of the coolest video game replicas of the year so far. It’s a physical replica of the classic game PONG. It’s basically a magnetic, mechanical version of air…
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DonkiBot Auto-follow Trolley Robot: BigDonk

DonkiBot Auto-follow Trolley Robot: BigDonk
A few years ago we saw a concept for a suitcase that would automatically follow its owner using Bluetooth sensors and a mobile device. Omorobot had the same idea for its DonkiBot, but with a different…

SenCbuds Self-pausing Earphones: Plug Back, Playback

SenCbuds Self-pausing Earphones: Plug Back, Playback
Earphones are becoming smarter and smarter, but most of them incorporate fitness or communication options. SenCbuds on the other hand promise a simple but still practical feature. They automatically pause the audio when you take them…

Hyper Light Drifter Collector’s Edition Comes with SNES Cartridge: 2016-Bit

Hyper Light Drifter Collector’s Edition Comes with SNES Cartridge: 2016-Bit
Heart Machine’s critically-acclaimed action RPG Hyper Light Drifter wears its 16-bit influence on its sleeve, from its graphics to its gameplay and now to its Collector’s Edition, which comes with a decorative – i.e. empty –…

ELLO 2M DIY Laptop: A BASIC Computer

ELLO 2M DIY Laptop: A BASIC Computer
Today, even single board computers are locked in an arms race of size and power. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but Konstantin Dimitrov thinks that for budding programmers and electronic engineers, simplicity and soul will…

Wooting One Analog Mechanical Keyboard: Xinput, Where X = All Keys

Wooting One Analog Mechanical Keyboard: Xinput, Where X = All Keys
Back in February, we heard about the Wooting One, a mechanical keyboard that can take analog input like the buttons on modern gamepads. Wooting recently launched the keyboard on Kickstarter, and it’s revealed that all of…

Mechanical Giant Squid Kinetic Sculpture: Mechateuthis

Mechanical Giant Squid Kinetic Sculpture: Mechateuthis
Barry Crawford said that when he was a kid, he dreamed of growing up to be a robot. Sadly, his childhood dream hasn’t come true yet. But he did become what he calls a “gizmologist”, making…

Colin Furze’s Flamethrowing Guitar & Smoking Bass: Through the Fire & Vapes

Colin Furze’s Flamethrowing Guitar & Smoking Bass: Through the Fire & Vapes
The crazy inventor Colin Furze promoted Intel’s new TV series America’s Greatest Makers by making a flamethrowing guitar and a bass that’s literally smoking. He may be a Brit, but he’s a great maker all right.…

Star Trek Shuttlecraft Tent Concept: Summer Camp, the First Frontier

Star Trek Shuttlecraft Tent Concept: Summer Camp, the First Frontier
Geeky product designer Dave Delisle came up with a really cool idea for Trekkies’ away missions here on Earth. He thought of a tent that would be shaped like a Federation shuttlecraft. As Dave points out,…

Steam on PS4 Hack: Steamote Play

Steam on PS4 Hack: Steamote Play
Alert the masters! YouTuber OsirisX must be banished, for they have orchestrated an unholy union. OsirisX installed Arch Linux on a PlayStation 4 that still had version 1.76 of its firmware, and then installed Steam on…

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop
YouTuber Charles Mangin is a big fan of Apple’s classic computers, even the apocalypse in a box known as the Apple III. Last year, Charles designed a Raspberry Pi case based on the disastrous PC. It…

Stick-on Smartphone Macro & Micro Lenses: Blips

Stick-on Smartphone Macro & Micro Lenses: Blips
Earlier this year, we checked out the ScopeAround, a set of affordable scientific cameras that stream video to smartphones. But if you’re looking for something even simpler and cheaper, check out SmartMicroOptics’ Blips, a pair of…

Google Science Journal App Helps You Conduct Basic Experiments: Research Engine

Google Science Journal App Helps You Conduct Basic Experiments: Research Engine
Smartphones and tablets are packed with sensors. Normally they’re used by apps or the phone itself, but now Android users can take advantage of their mobile device’s light sensor, microphone and accelerometer to gather and record…

Google & Levi’s Smart Denim Jacket Lets You Control Your Phone: Swipebeast

Google & Levi’s Smart Denim Jacket Lets You Control Your Phone: Swipebeast
Last year, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team unveiled Project Jacquard, which aims to make interactive clothing using conductive yarn and miniature electronics. At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, the company announced that it’s…

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play
One of the dream – or nightmare – scenarios involving robots are ones that would automatically replicate or create other bots. One of the biggest hurdles for such a system is putting a robots’ parts together. …
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