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Category: Interactive

MIT Students Build Wooden Roller Coaster on Campus

MIT Students Build Wooden Roller Coaster on Campus
Undergraduate students living in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) dorms are invited every year to take part in Resident Exploration Week (REX), during which the school’s residence halls host a variety of different activities for students to participate in.

A LEGO-Powered Water Vortex Machine

A LEGO-Powered Water Vortex Machine
Because there are very few things you can’t create with LEGO, YouTuber Brick Technology has constructed a collection of transparent, spherical LEGO machines capable of spinning their orbs fast enough to produce water vortices inside. How about that!

Playable LEGO PONG Set Turns up on LEGO Ideas

Playable LEGO PONG Set Turns up on LEGO Ideas
LEGO maniac TheBananaman2018 has built a fully playable, motorized version of PONG that can be built out of LEGO bricks. He’s added the set to the LEGO Ideas website, and with enough support, LEGO may consider it for production.

Omega Mart’s Claw Machine Is Filled With Unwrapped Butter

Omega Mart’s Claw Machine Is Filled With Unwrapped Butter
Art collective Meow Wolf’s immersive art exhibit Omega Mart in Las Vegas is full of surprises, and new to the store’s lineup of WTF-ery comes Butter Frenzy 2 – a claw machine full of unwrapped sticks of butter you can win.

Giant Inflatable Cheeseburger Sprinkler: Waterburger

Giant Inflatable Cheeseburger Sprinkler: Waterburger
Summer is upon us, and you know what that means: making your kids play outside so they stop wrecking the house and driving you crazy. And to aid you on your mission of prolonged sanity comes this giant cheeseburger water sprinkler.

The Infectious Disease Coloring Book: Now I Don’t Feel So Good

The Infectious Disease Coloring Book: Now I Don’t Feel So Good
Because what better way to raise a future doctor (or dissuade your child from becoming a future doctor) than with a coloring book full of infectious diseases, The Infectious Disease Coloring Book (affiliate link) from Nicholas Wright is advertised as “a gruesome coloring therapy adventure.”

Man Spends $15,791 on Ultra-Realistic Dog Costume

Man Spends $15,791 on Ultra-Realistic Dog Costume
Because we all have dreams, and everyone’s dreams are different, a Japanese man named Toko recently spent $15,791 on an ultra-realistic Border Collie costume so he could dress up as his favorite dog breed. Hey, different strokes for different folks – that’s what my favorite high school substitute teacher Mrs.

Buff Baby Punching Bag and Dumbbell Rattle: For Tiny TKOs

Buff Baby Punching Bag and Dumbbell Rattle: For Tiny TKOs
Designed and manufactured by Fred, the BUFF BABY line of products appear to be exercise equipment designed for newborns. Of course, they only look like that, with the Speed Punching Bag (affiliate link) actually being a crinkle-filled cradle toy, and the dumbbell a toy rattle.

Skeletonics Kinetic-Energy Exoskeleton: Humans In Disguise

Skeletonics Kinetic-Energy Exoskeleton: Humans In Disguise
Determined to win the costume contest at this year’s Halloween party? Look no further than the Skeletonics kinetic-energy powered exoskeleton – perfect for taking your Transformer costume to the next level. The next level being the 1st place pedestal at the costume contest, just so we’re clear.

Carving and Building a Kinetic Whale Sculpture: A Whale of a Good Time

Carving and Building a Kinetic Whale Sculpture: A Whale of a Good Time
Have you always dreamed of building your own wooden whale kinetic sculpture? Who hasn’t? It’s one of the dreams that unifies humanity. And thankfully, photographer and artist Sylvain Gautier documented the process in which he built this particular model, so you can follow along and build your own.

Plushie Skull with Hidden Organs Inside: Braaaaains!

Plushie Skull with Hidden Organs Inside: Braaaaains!
Apparently, existing plushies just weren’t scary enough for young children, so Uncommon Goods is selling this Giant Skull With Hidden Organs plushie. The larger-than-life skull measures approximately 10″L x 9″W x 6″H and features a removable brain, hidden inner ear and brain cell mini-plushies, and two removable pop-out eyeballs.

HAL 9000 Garage Door Button Upgrade: I’m Sorry, Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That

HAL 9000 Garage Door Button Upgrade: I’m Sorry, Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That
Because garage door buttons are boring and demand a futuristic improvement, Instructable user danthemakerman went and created detailed DIY instructions for taking your garage door button to the next level with a 2001: A Space Odyssey-inspired HAL 9000 upgrade.

Man Builds a Functional Tabletop Flight Simulator Out of LEGO

Man Builds a Functional Tabletop Flight Simulator Out of LEGO
Because if you can dream it, you can build it (at least with LEGO bricks), Riley of Youtube channel Brick Science wanted to build a tabletop flight simulator entirely out of LEGO. Something that would sit on the table, and you could move with functional controllers.

SEGA Genesis Plush Console: Genesis Does What Nintendon’t!

SEGA Genesis Plush Console: Genesis Does What Nintendon’t!
Made and sold by Kidrobot (which has been responsible for taking hundreds if not thousands of my dollars over the years), this $30 SEGA Genesis Gaming Console 12″ Interactive Plush features a soft likeness of the 1988 gaming system, complete with a detachable controller and removable Sonic the Hedgehog game cartridge.

Creepy Articulated Finger Extensions Are Nightmare Fuel

Creepy Articulated Finger Extensions Are Nightmare Fuel
Because why not make every day Halloween, HELIAN is selling these 3D Printed Flexible Finger Extensions on Amazon (affiliate link). The gloves feature long articulated fingers reminiscent of Freddy Krueger’s that triple the length of your existing fingers, presumably so you can reach the television remote without straining yourself.

A 3D Printed Playstation Controller Mod to Play Entirely One-Handed

A 3D Printed Playstation Controller Mod to Play Entirely One-Handed
Because gaming should be all-inclusive, inventor Akaki Kuumeri has created a snap-on attachment for Playstation 4 DualShock controllers that allow a player to operate all the peripheral’s buttons one-handed. The mod, which is constructed entirely from 3D printed pieces, even enables the use of the right thumbstick (typically for adjusting camera view) by moving the whole controller around a hinged pivot resting against your leg.