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Auto-tracking Dartboard Makes Everyone a Pro

Auto-tracking Dartboard Makes Everyone a Pro
When you’re at the pub, drinking all night and playing darts, I bet your aim is pretty bad. For most of us, hitting the bulls-eye becomes harder the more you drink. Not when you’re playing with Mark Rober’s motion-tracking dart board though. This board makes everyone hit the bulls-eye (if…

Jeff Bezos Tests out Gigantic Robot Suit

Jeff Bezos Tests out Gigantic Robot Suit
It must get boring being a billionaire. What do you do when making money is not a challenge anymore? Well, you could become a super villain. Looks like that is the route that Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame has taken. At Amazon’s annual MARS (Machine learning, home Automation, Robotics and…
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Zelda Fan Controls His House With an Ocarina

Zelda Fan Controls His House With an Ocarina
Are you a Legend of Zelda fan? Nah. You thought you were, but you haven’t seen Allen Pan’s crib yet. His entire house is ocarina-powered. That’s a true Zelda fan. Your countless hours of devotion suddenly mean nothing. Allen built a Raspberry Pi-based system that can recognize several tunes from…

Darth Vader Interrupted During Important Video Call

Darth Vader Interrupted During Important Video Call
Everyone thinks that working from home is so easy. It isn’t. It has its own challenges. Your work day never seems to end, for one thing. Oh and your kids invading your home office, that’s gonna happen. I suppose that isn’t so bad, unless you are live on the air…

Safety Testing Drones with a Crash Test Dummy

Safety Testing Drones with a Crash Test Dummy
You might think crash test dummies were mostly used for testing the safety of cars, airplanes, motorcycles and other vehicles. However, they’re often used in the testing of other consumer products to see what impact they could have if used improperly or in an accident. Some of the most frequently…

Guy Rips Alexa’s Skin and Muscles off, Revealing Only a Talking Skull

Guy Rips Alexa’s Skin and Muscles off, Revealing Only a Talking Skull
Sometimes Amazon’s Alexa gives creepy responses. Just do a Google search. You know how to make it even creepier? By turning Alexa into a talking skull. No, that’s not creepy at all. Mike McGurrin created this abomination – it’s the virtual assistant you never ever wanted. There’s something about that…

Dueling Robots Controlled by Left and Right Brainwaves

Dueling Robots Controlled by Left and Right Brainwaves
Split Brain Robotics is an interactive art project by San Francisco artist Kal Spelletich, in which a pair of custom-built robots are able to plug into the left and right brain waves of audience participants. It is pretty wild to watch. It doesn’t matter if you are more left or…

Every Instrument In This Rock Band Is Played by Rocks

Every Instrument In This Rock Band Is Played by Rocks
Last year, artist and inventor Neil Mendoza turned a hamster running in a wheel into art. How do you follow up such a feat? By creating a rock band of course. Powered by real rocks. In his latest work, Neil turned rocks into an actual rock band that plays a…

What Happens When You Pump 20,000 Volts into a Watermelon?

What Happens When You Pump 20,000 Volts into a Watermelon?
The Backyard Scientist is back in his yard doing science, along with his electrically-inclined pals Brandon and Coyt, and this time they’re exploding watermelons with 20,000 volts of electricity. Yes, it is as awesome as it sounds. A battery stores power as chemical energy that’s slowly and steadily discharged, but…

This Role of Tape Rolling Through an Obstacle Course Is So Cool

This Role of Tape Rolling Through an Obstacle Course Is So Cool
Give a geek some cardboard, wood, and a roll of tape and he will cook up a very slick little obstacle course for said roll of tape. I don’t know what it is about this course that I find so mesmerizing. I’m watching and thinking no way is that tape…

Arpeggio Robotic Piano Player Tickles the Ivories

Arpeggio Robotic Piano Player Tickles the Ivories
Arpeggio is an impressive self-driven robotic player piano system developed by Nick Morris of Majestic Pianoworks. This robot performs at a virtuoso level and it actually does so while sitting at the piano, just like a human does. Sorry musicians, he taking your job. Arpeggio can be programmed with a…

This Robot Delivers Bottles to Babies with Horrible Consequences

This Robot Delivers Bottles to Babies with Horrible Consequences
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a robot that could deliver bottles to babies, so parents could do something else with their time? You would think so, but no. Do not want. Trust me on this one. The Useless Duck Company created a robot designed to give babies their…

Creepy Robotic Face Bank Sliced Open

Creepy Robotic Face Bank Sliced Open
Remember those creepy robotic banks with the face that eats coins? Of course you do. They still turn your dreams into nightmares. Well, if your nightmares need a little extra fuel, you might enjoy watching one get cut open to find out how it works. Father and son Dan and…

LEGO Kinetic Bat Model Flaps Its Wings

LEGO Kinetic Bat Model Flaps Its Wings
Kristal of JK Brickworks created this amazing kinetic LEGO model that is absolutely fascinating to watch. It is a custom designed kinetic sculpture of a fruit bat, which replicates the unique wing motion of the nocturnal flying mammal. In the video below, Kristal’s LEGO-building partner Jason Allemann shows the model…

Autonomous Snowplow Robots Compete for Snow-clearing Supremacy

Autonomous Snowplow Robots Compete for Snow-clearing Supremacy
I’ve been through enough harsh winters to know that a snowplowing robot is a great idea. An even better idea is an autonomous snowplowing robot competition to see which bot can clear the most snow. My only question is where can I get one for my driveway? At the ION…

Ghost Robotics’ Minitaur Robot Explores the Great Outdoors

Ghost Robotics’ Minitaur Robot Explores the Great Outdoors
Ghost Robotics‘ compact and nimble Ghost Minitaur robot is both exceptional and frightening at the same time. Now the company has released a video of the robot while it explores the outdoors. This little robot climbs, jumps, and flips over and through obstacles with ease. I don’t think anything short…
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