I have to say that I have always wanted to pilot a radio-controlled helicopter, though I’ve learned that doing so isn’t as easy as I initially had thought. Experienced R/C pilots have told me that helicopters are really hard to pilot.
Designer Ingrid Brandth was inspired by her grandfather, “based many of his ideas on excitement, humor and secrets,” to create this neat piece of furniture.
At first glance, it may look like the plainest of tables, but there is more to it than meets the eye…
Maxconsole got a couple of videos from console-modders XCM showing the latter’s prototype light gun for the PS3. It’s basically half of a PS3 controller stuck to a light gun. I think XCM is shooting for a controller that’s compatible with all shooters, hence the need to come up with something with a sizable amount of buttons.
These fun wind-up desktop critters from Kikkerland are the perfect addition to any cubicle toy collection.
Designer Chico Bicalho’s MxyKikker crawler is my personal favorite, what with its dozen or so spinny elbow macaroni looking legs which help it move along your floor.
Here’s a couple of cool gun controllers I found while cruising the aisles at CES the other day. Both the Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 are getting new guncons from CTA Digital, but the Xbox 360 got left out in the cold for some reason.
While both images in the CTA booth were labeled as Sniper Guns, the Wii version is the more nondescript than the PS3 model that’s supposed to be based on an AK-47 (although I don’t see the resemblance).
If you love radio-controlled robots, then look no further because Vstone is going to release three mini-humanoid robots that will surely dominate our puny world.
The Japanese company Vstone announced these ‘bots as part of their Robovie series, which they started in 2008.
This new toy is so cool that I’m almost speechless. It’s a quadricopter and it’s got a camera on board!
The AR.Drone from Parrot is one amazing toy. It can be controlled via iPhone or iPod Touch thanks to WiFi and it will provide a live video stream of what it sees.
I was strolling down the aisles at the CES show today, when what did I see but a wondrous remote-controlled aircraft hovering in the sky. What was it that I spied?
Nope, as much as I want to believe this airborne beauty is an X-Wing Fighter, it’s actually an RCX 4 Star Stryker, I swear.
Whatever you call it, it’s a whole lot of awesome.
Ah, Russian Roulette. The subject of many jokes and at least one awesome film. But actually trying the game to have some fun with your friends will probably have some undesirable consequences, like dying. Just probably, but still.
The Brain Trainer is kind of like the Game & Watch version of the popular Nintendo DS game Brain Age. If you don’t know what Brain Age is, it’s a series of activities designed to test & exercise the brain, all in a quick and easy-to-play package.
Superherohype forum member Masterle247 must be the Tony Stark of cosplay. He’s making a War Machine costume in time for the release of Iron Man 2, and man the suit is looking sweet. So sweet that even Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau approves of it.
Despite its disproportionate body-to-wingspan ratio, there’s something ever so graceful about a dragonfly in the air. Now, thanks to the guys at Japan’s Tamiya, you can can watch these amazing natural creations any time the sun is shining.
The pair of dragonflies use a solar-powered motor and a mechanical wire rig to make their wings beat.
If you’re into playing with LEGO minifigs, here’s a great find for making your little LEGO characters just a wee bit more dangerous than just a choking hazard.
The guys over at Brickarms make a variety of custom-molded miniature weaponry to put into the hands of your minifigs.
A while back we featured a video of the versatile Tomy i-SOBOT shooting at a bunch of rectangular sponges with a bow and arrow. It turns out that the hurting didn’t stop there, as YouTube user paxshikai eventually came up with an armory’s worth of custom weapons for his/her robot, including a gatling gun.
It’s not even 2010 but I already know what I want for next year’s Christmas. Modder/genius/my new Santa Claus techknott – a disciple of no other than master modician Ben Heck – recently unveiled one of the most awesome pieces of hardware I have ever seen: a PS3 wireless visual interface (WVI).
It’s not exactly a portable PS3, but it’s the closest thing we have for now.
This LEGO replica of a rebel frigate from Star Wars is an impressive 4 -feet, 6-inches long. I don’t know exactly how long it took or how many LEGO bricks were used, but it sure looks amazing.
Star Wars fans may remember the Redemption, a classic EF76 Nebulon-B class rebel frigate featured in The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi.