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Build a TV Christmas Ornament That Plays Classic Commercials

Build a TV Christmas Ornament That Plays Classic Commercials
“Christmas is too commercial, man!” You’ve heard that phrase uttered every year, and yes, it’s true. Christmas has been commercialized and taken over by the man. So you know what? If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

Learn How to Make Your Own Lightsaber Pen

Learn How to Make Your Own Lightsaber Pen
If the pen is mightier than the sword, this lightsaber pen is mightier than… The pen. Despite our technological advancements, we do still use writing instruments on occasion, but one day soon they may be relics, so a lightsaber pen like this has a lot in common with the Jedi weapon of choice.
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Epic Life-size Iron Man Contains a Working PC

Epic Life-size Iron Man Contains a Working PC
I’ve seen some pretty amazing case mods over the years, but this life-size Iron Man PC might just be the most incredible PC build yet. Pro system builder Jengki Wmp of World Media Plus created this life-size sculpture of Iron Man in his Mk.

These Briefcase Arcade Machines Let You Tote a Personal Arcade Everywhere

These Briefcase Arcade Machines Let You Tote a Personal Arcade Everywhere
For those of you who have been following Technabob over the years, you know I love classic arcade games. I’ve even go so far as to have a custom-fabricated “Basement Invaders” arcade machine built for my man cave.

Fisher-Price Boombox Ready to Bring the Noise

Fisher-Price Boombox Ready to Bring the Noise
If you grew up in the ’80s, you might remember this classic Fisher-Price toy – a cassette player designed for just for kids. It was build from chunky, nearly indestructible plastic, and had big buttons on top for its basic functions.

Coca-Cola PC Casemod: Have a CPU and a Smile

Coca-Cola PC Casemod: Have a CPU and a Smile
We used to feature lots of awesome PC casemods here on Technabob, but the rise of laptops and mobile devices has all but killed the desktop PC except for high-end gaming and professional workstations. So with that, the number and frequency of cool mods has decreased dramatically.

These Steampunk Clockwork Goggles Mesmerize with Light

These Steampunk Clockwork Goggles Mesmerize with Light
If there’s one bit of kit that’s essential to a proper steampunk outfit, it’s a pair of goggles. Sure, you could just go down to the army surplus shop and buy some old industrial goggles, or you could do what John Park did, and make the kind of goggles that Daft Punk would have had if they were a victorian era act. John actually made these sweet goggles for his daughter who plans on going with a steampunk look this Halloween, and they look awesome.

Super Mario 64 Gets Online Multiplayer Mod, Chaos Ensues

Super Mario 64 Gets Online Multiplayer Mod, Chaos Ensues
Super Mario 64 is still considered one of the greatest video games of all time. Its combination of great 3D platforming and innovative control and camera scheme was pretty groundbreaking when it first came out back in 1996.

The Floppotron Plays “Eye of the Tiger”

The Floppotron Plays “Eye of the Tiger”
Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger will always be associated with Rocky III. After all, it was the theme song for 1982 boxing flick, in which Sly throws down with Mr. T. Given its era, it only make sense that the track would sound pretty darned good played on old computer equipment. Paweł Zadrożniak’s computerized band is known as The Floppotron, and it’s known for playing many hits, using its array of old floppy drives, hard drives, scanners, and other bits of vintage electronic gear.

DIY Acoustic Levitator Lets You Float Objects in Mid-air

DIY Acoustic Levitator Lets You Float Objects in Mid-air
While most levitation is achieved with magnets, it’s also possible to suspend small objects in air using sound waves. Thanks to engineer Asier Marzo, you can even create your own acoustic levitator, which can float lightweight objects like water droplets, styrofoam beads, and even insects. The system uses a 3D printed rig that holds two opposing grids filled with 36 tiny ultrasonic transducers each.

Playable Operation Cake: Surgical Sweets

Playable Operation Cake: Surgical Sweets
Operation was one of my favorite board games growing up – because it really wasn’t a board game at all, but an opportunity to play around with electricity and pretend to be a surgeon. So what could be better than combining this fun game than an edible version made from cake? That’s exactly what Ann Reardon from How to Cook That did, creating a this tasty Operation cake that really works.

Punch-activated Flamethrowers are the Best Kind of Flamethrowers

Punch-activated Flamethrowers are the Best Kind of Flamethrowers
Who doesn’t like flamethrowers? Everybody but space bugs and fire extinguishers, that’s who. Now, Allen Pan of Sufficiently Advanced just went and made the best flamethrowers ever. You see, these wrist-mounted fire shooters activate their wearer throws a punch.

Cycflix Makes You Sweat to Watch Netflix

Cycflix Makes You Sweat to Watch Netflix
Binge watching your favorite shows is making you soft and doughy, but that’s okay – the Cycflix is here to help. Basically, the Cycflix is an exercise-powered home entertainment system that makes you workout for the right to watch Netflix. You just fill in your workout routine, select the movie or show you want to watch, and the device will load the title in Netflix.

Molten Metal Squirt Gun Is The Death Star of Super Soakers

Molten Metal Squirt Gun Is The Death Star of Super Soakers
When the Super Soaker was first released in 1990, parents were freaked out that kids would fill the toy with harmful chemicals like bleach. But they never saw this coming – a squirt gun that blasts molten liquid metal. Thanks to Kevin Kohler—aka The Backyard Scientist, this now exists.

This Robot Can Crack a Combination Lock Safe in Fifteen Minutes

This Robot Can Crack a Combination Lock Safe in Fifteen Minutes
For all of the terrible damage and dismemberment that robots will surely bring in the near future, they also have their uses. Imagine taking a robot with you on a heist and having it crack a combination safe for you.

Giant LEGO Space Shuttle Can Actually Fly

Giant LEGO Space Shuttle Can Actually Fly
Many fans fondly remember LEGO set #1682, the Space Shuttle Launch. It was released 27 years ago, and is a classic. Well, last month Adam Woodworth created a tiny drone version of LEGO’s shuttle that could fly indoors, which was cool enough, but now he has created a larger version that can fly like an RC plane. This version flies pretty well.
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