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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Crabfu Golf Robot Hits the Links

Crabfu Golf Robot Hits the Links
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a very good golfer. If you take par, then multiply it by a factor of 1.5x, that’s about what I usually hit. So I guess I was pretty pleased to see that this little robotic golfer doesn’t play any better than I do.

Ann P Smith’s Robot Sculptures: Upcylcled Wonders

Ann P Smith’s Robot Sculptures: Upcylcled Wonders
Got a bunch of old electronic parts lying around? While they might end up in the trash heap for many of us, artist Ann P. Smith sees new life in old junk. Smith takes broken down electronics and machine parts to create her amazing menagerie of animal and insect sculptures.

‘Wasp Knife’ Will Stab Your Victims Then Freeze Their Organs

‘Wasp Knife’ Will Stab Your Victims Then Freeze Their Organs
Britain is reportedly on alert for the wasp knife, a knife that can “deliver a ball of compressed gas capable of killing its victim at the press of a button.” A needle in the tip of the knife’s blade shoots out a little frozen gas ball which instantaneously grows to “the size of a basketball” and freezes the victim’s internal organs.

Cheese Wheel PC Doesn’t Come With a Mouse [Casemod]

Cheese Wheel PC Doesn’t Come With a Mouse [Casemod]
I’ve seen some offbeat casemods in my travels, but I haven’t seen one quite this odd in a while. Apparently, some guy from Holland came across this cheese display prop and said to himself, “I’ve always wanted a PC that looked like a wheel of cheese”.

Steampunk Mouse Looks Like Something Out of Dune

Steampunk Mouse Looks Like Something Out of Dune
How’d you like a mouse like this connected to your PC? Looking like a mix between an electric shaver and some sort of mini tank, this Steampunk pointer definitely stands out from the pack (or more accurately in the case of mice, it’s actually known as a “mischief” – go figure).

Das Keyboard: No Letters = Faster Typing

Das Keyboard: No Letters = Faster Typing
I sit at a computer much of the day and always thought I was a pretty fast typer. But apparently, those pesky painted letters on my key caps are actually slowing me down. Thankfully, there’s a new keyboard that gets rid of the tiny bit of extra drag that those characters put on my tapping fingertips.

The Brain Machine Will Make Your Head Spin

The Brain Machine Will Make Your Head Spin
The guys over at MAKE recently showed visitors how to make a “Brain Machine”, a trippy looking device which reaches into your mind and helps you to chill out. Now, thanks to the miracle of modern science, you can buy one in kit form and try it on for yourself.

Clean Up Your Act With Mouse-Shaped Soap

Clean Up Your Act With Mouse-Shaped Soap
This mouse-shaped soap, with the distinctive scroll wheel silhouette, will clean you from head to toe. Of course, after the first use it will pretty much just look like regular soap since it starts out so close to Zest-shape in the first place.

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.

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.

Tetris + Ice Cubes = Icetris

Tetris + Ice Cubes = Icetris
What better way to keep your “on the rocks” cocktails chilled but with some whimsical Tetris block ice cubes? Given the heritage of Tetris, it’s only appropriate that these Icetris ice cube trays would come from Dima Komissarov of Russian design shop Mystake.

Arkanoid Cross Stitch More Fun Than Actually Playing Arkanoid

Arkanoid Cross Stitch More Fun Than Actually Playing Arkanoid
Do you remember the classic video game Arkanoid? Some people do, and rather fondly, as evidenced by this elaborate cross stitched homage to it. I’m not sure what’s up with the Philip K. Dick quote on there but I’m sure there’s a good reason for it.

Decorate Your House With Own Your Body Parts

Decorate Your House With Own Your Body Parts
Paris design studio 5.5 Designers recently unveiled their series of household items based on your own unique body parts. My personal favorite among these oddities are the eyeball lamps, which are modeled after your very own peepers.

Weird Japan: the 5 Second Stopwatch Game

Weird Japan: the 5 Second Stopwatch Game
You’ve got to hand it to the Japanese. I’m pretty sure that the ONLY objective of this new handheld game is to press the stopwatch button at exactly 5-seconds, but I’m so completely mesmerized by the marketing materials that I must go buy one now.

Ebay Slot Machines Surprisingly Don’T Accept Paypal

Ebay Slot Machines Surprisingly Don’T Accept Paypal
I was heading out for one of my occasional gambling binges this holiday weekend, when what did I see? It looks like online auction house eBay has gotten their very own slot machines. By the time I managed to stumble my way over from the buffet line, the eBay slots were so busy that I didn’t even manage to donate my money to them.

Screaming Meanie Alarm Clock Blows Eardrums

Screaming Meanie Alarm Clock Blows Eardrums
I’m kind of an insomniac, so I don’t usually oversleep. But for those of you who like to hit the snooze bar 10 times before waking up, even though you’ve absolutely got to be awake on time, this super-loud alarm clock should do the trick.