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Turn an IKEA Lamp into an Exploding Death Star

Turn an IKEA Lamp into an Exploding Death Star
I don’t know how many times I’ve thought to myself, “This room could really use an exploding Death Star lamp.” Well, now I can make one thanks to Instructables contributor MariaK64. She built this exploding Death Star lamp, modded from an IKEA pendant lamp. You can follow a tutorial she made here or here to make one of your own.

Making Music with Microsoft Excel

Making Music with Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel has long been one of the most popular pieces of business software, and is used by pretty much every company on the planet to create spreadsheets, databases, charts, tables, and financial models. It also can be used to play video games.
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The Baby Head Theremin Is the Stuff of Nightmares

The Baby Head Theremin Is the Stuff of Nightmares
Are you sleeping too well? Well, let’s change that right now. The only thing creepier than the decapitated bald head of a doll is one with light-up red eyeballs, and that makes all kinds of haunting sounds when you get near it. What you’re looking at – and about to listen to – is a custom built photo-theremin that emits those weird and wild sci-fi noises when you place your hand above its head. The Worst Things for Sale points out that you can actually buy one of these things over on Amazon if you really want to.

Could You Survive Back to the Future?

Could You Survive Back to the Future?
Back to the Future is a classic. It’s packed with humor, adventure, great characters (Great Scott!), and has a fun time-twisting plot. But beyond the questionable time travel, there are other things in the movie which might be just as implausible. For instance, there’s that scene at the beginning where Marty gets blown away by that giant speaker.

NEC’s Flying Car Is a Giant Drone for Humans

NEC’s Flying Car Is a Giant Drone for Humans
If you grew up any time in the latter half of the 20th century or later, you’ve been promised that flying cars (and personal jetpacks) would someday take to the skies on a regular basis. While there certainly have been a number of concepts and prototypes over the years, living like the Jetsons has yet to materialize.

MegaBots 2-Story Mech Goes up for Sale on eBay

MegaBots 2-Story Mech Goes up for Sale on eBay
Do you have a neighbor who likes to steal the parking space in front of your house? Well, have I got the ultimate deterrent for you! All you need is a gigantic, car-crushing mech to stand guard on your front lawn, and they’re sure to stay away.

ANYmal Robot Has Both Legs and Wheels

ANYmal Robot Has Both Legs and Wheels
Robots usually have either legs or wheels to move them around. But this unusual robot has both. Its builders say the combination provides it with greater versatility than other quadruped robots, and from the looks of the video footage engineer Marko Bjelonic shared, I’d have to agree. PhD research Bjelonic and engineers from ETH Zurich and the CERBERUS team worked together to create ANYmal, an autonomous robot with four legs and motorized wheels at their tips.

1,000W LED Flashlight Mounted to a Drone Looks Like a Real UFO

1,000W LED Flashlight Mounted to a Drone Looks Like a Real UFO
Daniel Riley of Stratus Productions built a super bright 1,000W LED flashlight. Then, he did what any inventive geek would – he managed to mount it to a powerful Freefly Alta drone. The result is a flying machine that can crank out some truly breathtaking aerial effects. You’ll be amazed by the beautiful visuals in the video below.

How Fast is an AT-AT Walker?

How Fast is an AT-AT Walker?
Have you ever wondered just how fast the AT-ATs in Star Wars can walk? Well according to Wookiepedia, the answer is a nice round number – 60 km/h, or about 37.3 mph. However, that just seems like an arbitrary figure somebody made up.

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.

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. So there you go.

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.
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