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This Is One NERF Dart You Wouldn’t Want to Be Hit by

This Is One NERF Dart You Wouldn’t Want to Be Hit by
The thing about NERF darts is, they’re designed to be safe. You can unload them on friends without having to worry about any serious injury, but what happens when you fire a NERF dart from an air cannon?

Man Turns Car into Mario Kart 64 Controller

Man Turns Car into Mario Kart 64 Controller
One Chevrolet Volt owner has done something very cool with his car, turning the vehicle into an expensive controller for Mario Kart 64. Controlling the game involves using the steering wheel to steer, the accelerator and brakes, as well as the windshield wipers and flashing the headlights. Adam Ringwood runs the website ‘AvidHacker.’
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Robots Rap About Their Artificial Intelligence: Binary Solo!

Robots Rap About Their Artificial Intelligence: Binary Solo!
These robots have mad skills bro. Robot’s Delight is a music video where robots rap about all of their great qualities to the tune of The Sugarhill Gang‘s 1979 hit song Rapper’s Delight. Yes, it’s as crazy and awesome as it sounds. Watch in amazement and possibly horror as robots like the Japanese android Robovie-II and Erica rap about their complex artificial intelligence.

Cruise Ships Self-Leveling Pool Tables Counteract The Motion of the Ocean

Cruise Ships Self-Leveling Pool Tables Counteract The Motion of the Ocean
I’ve never been on a cruise before, because the ocean freaks me out. I don’t even want to think about what horrors lie deep under the sea. I’ve always rather assumed that giant cruise ships are pretty much immune to the waves outside, but I guess I am wrong. One look at this gyroscopic, self-leveling pool table on a cruise ship called the Radiance of the Seas will show you that in rough weather, the ship can move A LOT.

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.

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 Space) conference, Bezos tried out a 13-foot tall robot designed by Korean company Hankook Mirae Technology.

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 the Zelda games, and they each correspond to different actions like unlocking the front door, turning up the thermostat, flipping the lights on, or watering some house plants.

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 and being interviewed by the BBC, which is what happened to Professor Robert Kelly.

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.

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.

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 right-brained, the robots move and respond to brain signals coming from a willing human volunteer.

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 cover of The Beatles’ Here Comes the Sun.

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 a capacitor can unload all of its juice in an instant and that is what makes this explosion so spectacular.

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 going to make it through the the slots cut in that cardboard, but it does.

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.

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 bottle.
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