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How NOT to Create a User Interface

How NOT to Create a User Interface
With more and more smart devices in our homes, the need to occasionally reset or troubleshoot them comes along with that. But how do you interact with a device that has no keyboard, mouse, or other input mechanism when it can’t connect to your network?

Credit Card Machines Perform Super Mario Bros Theme

Credit Card Machines Perform Super Mario Bros Theme
Yep, you’ve heard the Super Mario Bros. theme a million times. Now make it a million and ONE with this rendition performed by a couple of credit card terminals by the Device Orchestra. It’s pretty cool and sounds authentic.
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Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot Plays Dead

Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot Plays Dead
We’ve seen Boston Dynamics’ animal-inspired robots perform some impressive tasks over the years, from stacking boxes, to doing backflips, to performing sick dance moves, to pulling an airplane. But you can’t expect robot perfection 100% of the time, can you?

Keg-A-Droid Is a Remote Controlled Beer Keg

Keg-A-Droid Is a Remote Controlled Beer Keg
Finally, a robot that can bring me a fresh beer on tap. What you are looking at is the Keg-A-Droid from SuperDroid Robots. Yes, it is a remote-controlled beer keg and tap on wheels. Who needs R2-D2?

Just Some Hot Wheels Cars Playing Music on a Xylophone

Just Some Hot Wheels Cars Playing Music on a Xylophone
If you are a fan of both the xylophone and Hot Wheels cars, check this out. The guys from 5MadMovieMakers launched a bunch of classic Ford Mustang Hot Wheels into xylophone bars that are hung over parallel tracks, each playing a note as they crash into them.

Guy Restores Crusty Old Game Boy to Factory Condition

Guy Restores Crusty Old Game Boy to Factory Condition
Video game systems and computers from the 1980s had a bad habit of coming in light-colored plastics which all aged quite horribly. Even just sitting out turned many of them yellow, and usage just made it worse.

This McDonald’s Is Staffed by Bees

This McDonald’s Is Staffed by Bees
Sweden now has the world’s smallest McDonald’s restaurant. It may be tiny but it is packed with workers called drones, and has room to serve thousands of guests. They don’t make burgers and fries though. They have just one item on the menu: honey.

Robotic Band Performs Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit

Robotic Band Performs Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit
As robots continue to take our jobs, at least rock bands know that they are safe from… wait. What the? Nevermind. Yep, what you’re about to watch is an all-robot band named Compressorhead performing Nirvana’s classic Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Was Beta Really Better than VHS?

Was Beta Really Better than VHS?
Back in the ’80s, I was a huge proponent of BetaMax videotapes, though it was less about the image quality for me and more about the audio quality Beta Hi-Fi, which offered up far better sound quality than other video formats at the time.

Tetris Played on an Mechanical Display: FlipTris

Tetris Played on an Mechanical Display: FlipTris
Most of us know Tetris from the Game Boy version and that theme song is forever stuck in our heads. But when you play the game on a mechanical display, the sound it makes also very satisfying.

This Roomba Screams and Curses When It Bumps Into Things

This Roomba Screams and Curses When It Bumps Into Things
YouTuber Michael Reeves thinks that Roombas are far too calm and collected when they bump into objects. They really should be more upset. I mean it hurts when I walk into walls. Not that that happens very often.

Mannequin Head Sliced in Half Is the Stuff of Nightmares

Mannequin Head Sliced in Half Is the Stuff of Nightmares
A decapitated mannequin head is disturbing enough on its own, but things get even more creepy when the guys from the Waterjet Channel get their hands on a mannequin head, and subject it to their powerful 60,000 PSI waterjet cutter.

This Rocket Powered Golf Club Swings at 150 MPH

This Rocket Powered Golf Club Swings at 150 MPH
How fast can you swing a golf club? I have no idea what the record for a human might be, but I know that pros can swing at about 110 MPH. The rest of us, not very fast.

Check out Some Cool Pool Tricks and Domino Mazes

Check out Some Cool Pool Tricks and Domino Mazes
Hevesh5 (aka Lily Hevesh) has a ton of patience when it comes to setting up dominoes. She recently put together a video which combines falling dominoes with pool shots, and the end result is pretty damn cool.

Rifle-wielding Drones Are a Real Thing

Rifle-wielding Drones Are a Real Thing
Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Ante has a quirky looking flying machine that can actually fire rounds of ammo. The “experimental prototype combat drones violator” is a drone, a rifle, offering up its brand of death from above.

Festo’s New Soft Robotic Arm Is Powered By Air, Bends Like a Worm

Festo’s New Soft Robotic Arm Is Powered By Air, Bends Like a Worm
Check out this amazing new bendy robot arm developed by robotics manufacturer Festo. Somewhere, the Six Million Dollar Man is eyeing his new toy. The BionicSoftArm has pneumatically powered ‘muscles’ and is more flexible and lighter than other robotic arms.
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