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Author Archive: Paul Strauss

These Rainbow Pencils Make the Coolest Shavings

These Rainbow Pencils Make the Coolest Shavings
Between my electronic gadgets and pens, it’s pretty rare that I use a pencil. Sure, I’ll use colored ones to fill in the occasional cool coloring book, but for the most part, the old #2 kind…

This 8-Bit Chess Set is Pixel Perfect

This 8-Bit Chess Set is Pixel Perfect
Chess is a fun and challenging game that really makes you use your brain. So too are lots of video games. If you like both of these pastimes as much as I do, then check out…
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How to Build a Working Microphone from Paper: Cardboard Cardioid

How to Build a Working Microphone from Paper: Cardboard Cardioid
Want a neat, but functional item to add to your desk? Check out this cool design for an old school microphone that’s made from cardboard, but actually works. YouTuber SKM builds lots of fun stuff from…

Voice & Motion Activated Stickers Are Perfect for Office Pranksters

Voice & Motion Activated Stickers Are Perfect for Office Pranksters
Too many of today’s pranks are cruel or downright mean. I prefer old school pranks, which are a bit more lighthearted, and not likely to end with you or your victim getting a punch in the…

Hungry Piggy Bank Has 25 Coin Slots

Hungry Piggy Bank Has 25 Coin Slots
When it comes to piggy banks, they come in all shapes and sizes. However, there’s one thing pretty much all of them have in common – a single slot for coins. Why is this? Well, the…

We Bet this Color LEGO Millennium Falcon Can Do the Kessel Run in 11 Parsecs

We Bet this Color LEGO Millennium Falcon Can Do the Kessel Run in 11 Parsecs
Why is it that spaceships in science fiction have a tendency to be grey or other blah colors? It makes little sense to me, given the fact that we love colorful cars. Heck, I drive an…

This Colorful LED Rounded-key Keyboard Looks Sweet

This Colorful LED Rounded-key Keyboard Looks Sweet
I’ve seen keyboards with colorful LED backlighting, and keyboards with cool retro-style round keys. But this is the first time I’ve come across a single keyboard which combines the two ideas into one. This colorful and…

Make Your Own Giant Gummy Squid!

Make Your Own Giant Gummy Squid!
There are lots of people out there who love the taste of squid, but I’m not one of them. I think it might be the rubbery texture that gets me, but I also don’t think it…

Gavin Belson Signature Edition Box 3 Gets Real

Gavin Belson Signature Edition Box 3 Gets Real
The HBO series Silicon Valley is one of my favorite comedies on TV. It’s a hilarious take on the software and hardware industries, and the crazy stuff that happens in pursuit of funding and customers. Among…

Mario and Zelda Holiday Sweaters: Merry Nintendomas!

Mario and Zelda Holiday Sweaters: Merry Nintendomas!
Who said ugly sweaters had to be ugly? This year, why not celebrate the holiday season with some of your favorite Nintendo characters? With these festive Mario and Zelda sweaters, you’ll be ready to enter the…

Admiral Ackbar Coin Purse: It’s a Trap! (for Your Money!)

Admiral Ackbar Coin Purse: It’s a Trap! (for Your Money!)
One of my favorite characters in the entire Star Wars saga has to be Admiral Ackbar. Not only does he have an awesome alliterated name, he sounds like Doc Brown from Back to the Future, and…

These Guys Built a 13-Foot-Tall Walking Robot in Their Garage

These Guys Built a 13-Foot-Tall Walking Robot in Their Garage
It might not be the flying mech that games like MechWarrior and Titanfall have tempted us with over the years, but a team of engineers in Japan have gotten pretty far with the construction of a…

Sushi Stacker is Like Jenga, but with Raw Fish and Chopsticks

Sushi Stacker is Like Jenga, but with Raw Fish and Chopsticks
Do you like to play Jenga? How about spicy tuna and wasabi? Well, have I got something for you! Sushi Stacker is a fun new tabletop stacking game that comes with planks that look like sushi…

This Action Figure Transforms from Samurai Warrior to a Toilet and Back

This Action Figure Transforms from Samurai Warrior to a Toilet and Back
If there’s one thing we can rely on Japan to provide us geeks with, it’s some very strange stuff. Take, for example, this action figure that transforms from a masked samurai warrior into a toilet. Yep.…

Laser-cut Star Wars Spaceship Models

Laser-cut Star Wars Spaceship Models
Toys are cool to display on your shelf, but they’re even more special when you’ve assembled them yourself. These kits from LazerModels give you the opportunity to put together your own works of geek art using…

Star Trek Bridge Lamps Operate at Light Speed

Star Trek Bridge Lamps Operate at Light Speed
While there have been numerous series in the Star Trek universe over the decades, The Original Series and The Next Generation were my favorites. So when I saw these cool Trek-inspired table lamps I was happy…
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