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Modder Builds a Furby Synthesizer Module and It’s as Disturbing as You Might Imagine

Modder Builds a Furby Synthesizer Module and It’s as Disturbing as You Might Imagine
Look Mum No Computer (aka Sam Battle) clearly has some sort of strange obsession with making musical Furbys. You may recall his previously posted electronic organ created using 44 singing Furbys. I think we can all agree that is entirely too many Furbys in the same place at the same time.

Modder Packs Playable Doom Game Into Pregnancy Test

Modder Packs Playable Doom Game Into Pregnancy Test
For those of you unaware, there’s an ongoing challenge in the computing and gaming community to get Doom to run on less and less sophisticated hardware, pushing the limits of what was ever thought possible. In the near future, someone will hack an abacus to run the game.

Baby Yoda Bounty Hunter Figure: The Force Is Strong with This One

Baby Yoda Bounty Hunter Figure: The Force Is Strong with This One
Inspired by the Beskar armor worn by Boba Fett and other Mandalorians, artist Sean Viloria created this custom 1/2-scale ‘Grogu Fett’ figure decked out in bounty hunter gear, clearly ready to bring a target in warm, or cold.

Animatronic Alien Xenomorph Rocks out on Guitar

Animatronic Alien Xenomorph Rocks out on Guitar
Xenomorphs: they’re just misunderstood aliens that want to rock out, not kill. Case in point: this small animatronic xenomorph built by Danny Huynh that jams out on guitar. Free Bird! Admittedly, I would still have a hard time feeling comfortable being a groupie.

Robotic Tractor Kills Weeds with Lasers

Robotic Tractor Kills Weeds with Lasers
Sure Old MacDonald had a farm, but did he have an Autonomous Weeder robot from Carbon Robotics? I think not. E-I-E-I-O indeed! The Autonomous Weeder, designed to kill weeds without harming the soil or water, scans the ground with its 12-camera array, identifies weeds via onboard AI, then kills them with high-powered carbon dioxide lasers.

Pastry Artist Creates Edible Desk Lamp: Luxo, Edible

Pastry Artist Creates Edible Desk Lamp: Luxo, Edible
Presumably envisioned in a eureka moment complete with a lightbulb going off over his head, incredibly talented pastry chef and chocolatier Amaury Guichon constructed a realistic desk lamp entirely out of edible ingredients. At first, I couldn’t believe my eyes.

The Five Tilted Rings LEGO GBC Looks Like a Fun Amusement Park Ride

The Five Tilted Rings LEGO GBC Looks Like a Fun Amusement Park Ride
Constructed entirely of LEGO Technic pieces by builder Akiyuki, this is ‘Five Titled Rings,’ an incredibly impressive LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC) consisting of five tilted rings that continuously pass balls up from one ring to the next higher one in the tower.

Government Developing Confetti Launching Anti-Drone Technology

Government Developing Confetti Launching Anti-Drone Technology
Turning unwanted drone surveillance into an impromptu surprise party, the US Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a new anti-drone countermeasure that fires confetti-like streamers to entangle a spy-copter’s rotors, bringing it back down to earth like a drone-shaped rock.

We All Live in a Wooden Submarine

We All Live in a Wooden Submarine
Because one can never have too much whimsy, Taiwanese carpenter and automata maker Chi-Chun Yin constructed the ‘Ark III’, a wooden submarine automata crewed by a bunch of different animals. With a turn of a crank (cleverly doubling as the sub’s propeller), the entire crew is brought to life.

The World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Is Over 8-Feet Square

The World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Is Over 8-Feet Square
Currently on display at the Nina Mall in Hong Kong, China, what you’re about to witness is the construction of the Guinness World Record holder for the largest Rubik’s Cube, measuring a very respectable 2.503 m x 2.505 m x 2.502 m – or about 27 square feet.

3D Printer Hacked Into Sandwich Making Robot

3D Printer Hacked Into Sandwich Making Robot
Sandwiches: what would I do without them? Probably starve, or at least go hungry for lunch. Well, now mechanical engineer Yuto Kuroki of Meiji University in Tokyo has made the entire sandwich-making process easier, thanks to a 3D printer that’s been modded into a 3-axis robotic manipulator.

The Eyecam: A Webcam That Looks Like a Moving, Blinking Human Eyeball

The Eyecam: A Webcam That Looks Like a Moving, Blinking Human Eyeball
Because it was inevitable we reach the pinnacle of human achievement at some point, researcher Marc Teyssier has developed the Eyecam, a webcam that resembles a moving, blinking human eyeball. One thing’s for certain: it’s going to be nearly impossible to look away from the camera during Zoom meetings now.

Make Your Own Light-Up D20 with 2,400 LEDs

Make Your Own Light-Up D20 with 2,400 LEDs
The brainchild of maker Greg Daville, this is an LED icosahedron crafted using a total of 2,400 LEDs, all placed individually by hand. Wow! I’m not sure if I would have had the patience for that, but I definitely don’t have the know-how to build an LED D20.

Man Watches Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ on Game Boy Advance

Man Watches Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ on Game Boy Advance
To spite Christopher Nolan for wanting people to visit movie theaters in the middle of a global pandemic to watch his movie Tenet, YouTuber WULFF DEN managed to put the movie on five Game Boy Advance cartridges so he could watch it the way it absolutely was not meant to be: super pixelated and at four frames/second.

Look Inside a LEGO Factory to See How Bricks Are Made

Look Inside a LEGO Factory to See How Bricks Are Made
LEGO bricks: apparently they don’t grow on trees. I know, I’m as shocked as you are. Especially considering I just told my wife I was going to quit my marketing job to be a LEGO farmer.

Man Builds Electric-Powered Ice Skates That Double as Meat Grinders

Man Builds Electric-Powered Ice Skates That Double as Meat Grinders
Because you don’t know until you try, and not trying may haunt you for the rest of your life, Simon Sörensen of YouTube channel RCLifeOn went and built himself a pair of electric-powered ice skates using parts from an electric skateboard.