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Rock Out Like a Real-Life Link With This Playable Ocarina

Rock Out Like a Real-Life Link With This Playable Ocarina
If you’ve always dreamed of serenading your very own Zelda with the dulcet tones of an ocarina, now’s your chance. You can buy this playable replica, tri-force logo and all! Anything that’s described as a “mesmerizing playable fairy flute” is sure to get the ladies lining up at your doorstep.

Remote Controlled Granny Does Her Own Stunt Work

Remote Controlled Granny Does Her Own Stunt Work
When somebody says to me that they’ve got a new radio controlled vehicle for me to look at, I usually think of cars, trucks, helicopters or maybe even a tank. The last thing to pop into my mind is someone’s grandma strapped to a wheelchair.
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Saturday Night Speakers Do Disco Stu Proud

Saturday Night Speakers Do Disco Stu Proud
I was researching a different story altogether, when I came across these awesome desktop speakers which look like little disco dancers. At first glance, I actually thought they looked like South Park’s Eric Cartman dressed up like fat Elvis with a jumbo 1970s ‘fro.

These Speakers Give Your iPod Balls

These Speakers Give Your iPod Balls
This odd little speaker for your portable media player distinguishes itself by its spherical shape. ZumReed’s Sound Ball speaker hangs on your key chain or a book bag, and plugs into the audio jack on your iPod or other media player when your ready to play your tunes. The little plastic ball comes in pink, lime green and purple, and has a built-in rechargeable battery (charges via USB).

Snack and Stack Cutlery is Extremely LEGO-Like

Snack and Stack Cutlery is Extremely LEGO-Like
The Snack & Stack cutlery set comes with a lego-esque fork, knife, and spoon with silicone handles that stack up for easy packing and, of course, a bit of fun. The Snack & Stack was designed by Winnif Pang.

Constructable Straws Are Like Erector Sets for Milkshakes

Constructable Straws Are Like Erector Sets for Milkshakes
Bendy straws are soooo last century. This constructable straw set allows you to make straws of all shapes and dimensions – even straws that allow you to drink from multiple glasses at the same time. Designed by Frank Frisari and John McCoy, the set includes a variety of rubber connector pieces to hook your straws together.

Rechargeable R/C Hummer: Guilt-Free Gas-Guzzlin’ Fun

Rechargeable R/C Hummer: Guilt-Free Gas-Guzzlin’ Fun
Hummers are pretty cool and look fun to drive, but their egregiously low gas mileage and rampant carbon emissions make them a bit taboo. Now you can get your guilt-free Hummer fix with this rechargeable remote control Hummer. Licensed by GM, this is a perfect 1:20 scale model of the Hummer H3 and comes in yellow.

Dumbbell Alarm Clock Forces You to Work Out

Dumbbell Alarm Clock Forces You to Work Out
This new alarm clock makes you tone up when you wake up. By embedding a motion sensor into a dumbbell, this clever clock ensures you’ll work out every morning. Designed by Yuk Wang for Fred Worldwide, the SHAPE UP!

Transformers Cake Makes Me Hungry and Jealous

Transformers Cake Makes Me Hungry and Jealous
Oh to be 5 years old and have your aunt make you a Transformers birthday cake! And an awesomely rendered one at that! This is coming to you from the same lovely lass who takes time out to knit Transformers-themed washcloths for her children.

R/C Tank Delivers Beer and Bullets

R/C Tank Delivers Beer and Bullets
This radio-controlled tank proves that armored military vehicles don’t always carry a deadly payload. In fact, this one delivers a cold, frosty one instead. The beverage bearing R/C tank doesn’t really care if you drink Bud Light or Bawls, but it will make sure your thirst is quenched, thanks to its 4 built-in can holders.

Soft and Snuggly Sound: DIY Stuffed Animal Headphones

Soft and Snuggly Sound: DIY Stuffed Animal Headphones
Instructables contributors never cease to amaze me with the wonders they conceptualize and create. We may have reached the craftastic zenith with these DIY stuffed animal headphones. I myself have never felt the urge for my ears to cuddle up with my headphones, but maybe I’m missing out. The project was posted by the aptly named Wurlitzergirl (who presumably cranks old-timey organ music through those those cuddly koala bears.)

You Probably Don’t Need This Quasi-Robotic S’Mores Maker

You Probably Don’t Need This Quasi-Robotic S’Mores Maker
The Progressive International Microwavable S’Mores Maker is an unnecessary gadget that makes s’mores in the microwave for you, which I thought was a jolly headless robot. It’s more of fauxbot (faux robot.) That is to say, it sort of appears to be robotic but in fact it just has bendy arms that a human has to manipulate, which is a huge letdown for those of us who dream of robots performing simple everyday tasks like making our daily s’mores. To be honest, I don’t even like s’mores that much when camping (I know, sacrilege) but microwaving crackers and marshmallows is just nasty.

Rubber Ducky Mouse for Your Inner Bert or Ernie

Rubber Ducky Mouse for Your Inner Bert or Ernie
The rubber ducky mouse is a mouse that has a little duck floating in some blue liquid at the bottom, to make your computing experience a tad more whimsical. Rubber duckies always, always, always make me think of Bert and Ernie.

Robots Build Smaller Versions of Themselves, Ad Infinitum

Robots Build Smaller Versions of Themselves, Ad Infinitum
Someone called ScreamyGuy built this fractal scene of robots. He says, “I built a robot whose sole purpose in life was to create an even smaller robot just like himself… So much like himself, that this robot endeavored to create yet another tiny robot, ad infinitum.

Solar Powered Robotic Bugs on the Attack!

Solar Powered Robotic Bugs on the Attack!
If you don’t happen to have enough room for one of those 22-foot tall styrofoam robots to defend the homestead, that’s okay. Thanks to the wild and wonderful creations of robot insect builder TinyMinds, you can get your hands on some little robots which should do the trick just as well. Whether its the flapping wings of the mosquito-like Gonzo, or the wobbling octopod legs of Cthulhu, each of these BugBots is truly unique. Every lumpy, bumpy member of the BugBot family is handcrafted from a variety of found materials and electronic componentry, and runs entirely on solar energy. While I do love the mechanical winged and legged critters, I have to say that my personal favorite are the googley eyed light-seeking bots (Ernie and Bert), who amble around on a single-minded mission to find the brightest light source around. TinyMinds’ current menagerie of tiny robotic bugs range in price from about $60 to $80 a piece, and can be found over on their Etsy shop.

Take One Pop a Day With the Bubble Wrap Calendar

Take One Pop a Day With the Bubble Wrap Calendar
The Bubble Calendar is made of poppable bubble wrap so that you can mark time with one pop per day. The handmade calendars come in vertical or horizontal styles and cost $29.95 for paper backing, or $49.95
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