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Category: Weird Science

Disco Chair Shows Off Its Electroluminescent Powers

Disco Chair Shows Off Its Electroluminescent Powers
Despite the fact that there’s probably no way you can actually sit in this chair, I want one for my living room. Created by Kiwi&Pom for Wallpaper Magazine, the Disco Chair is a conceptual piece of furniture, made from about 600 feet of colorful electroluminescent wire.

Spider-Man or Vacuum-Boy?

Spider-Man or Vacuum-Boy?
A boy from Cambridge, England has managed to figure out a way to climb a brick wall with not much more than a couple of vacuum cleaners. Using a pair of 1,400-watt vacuums he purchased at UK retailer Tesco, Hibiki Kono hooked them up to a couple of large suction pads, and proceeded to ascend a vertical surface with the contraption strapped to his back and arms.

Nintendo Love Tester: More Popular Than the Vitality Sensor

Nintendo Love Tester: More Popular Than the Vitality Sensor
The Love Tester is an actual Nintendo product from way back when the company just started making toys. According to gameSniped, it was made by Nintendo legend Gunpei Yokoi, the father of the Game & Watch and Game Boy systems, and producer of the Metroid series.

Myon Humanoid Robot Looks Cute, but Only has One Eyeball

Myon Humanoid Robot Looks Cute, but Only has One Eyeball
It looks like another company is working on a cute humanoid robot. This time, the ‘bot comes from Germany, and he’s some kind of walking cyclops. The Myon robot is about 50 inches tall and weighs 33lbs.

Making Pictures With Water and Waves

Making Pictures With Water and Waves
Not that this idea is really good for anything other than looking cool, you’ve gotta hand it to these Japanese researchers, who have managed to create a special tank which can momentarily suspend illustrations in water.

Bio-Refrigerator Concept Uses Zero Energy, Cools Items With Robot-Filled Goo. No, Seriously!

Bio-Refrigerator Concept Uses Zero Energy, Cools Items With Robot-Filled Goo. No, Seriously!
One of the 25 semi-finalists at this year’s Electrolux Design Lab competition is this radical re-imagining of the refrigerator, which if you think of it hasn’t really changed that much in recent years. We have refrigerators that are run by different power sources, but basically, what we know as refrigerators are insulated compartments with heat pumps that remove heat from inside the compartment and transfer it outside.

Robots Start Playing Pool and Hustling Humans

Robots Start Playing Pool and Hustling Humans
I used to love playing pool when I was younger. I still do from time-to-time, but not like I did before. Well, if you thought that you were the best at pool, you’d better move along – because soon, pool ‘bots everywhere will start hustling you for your money!

Robotic LEGO Hand Controller Mimics Wearer’S Moves Remotely

Robotic LEGO Hand Controller Mimics Wearer’S Moves Remotely
David Hyman created this strange robotic hand that can be controlled via a wrist-mounted exoskeleton system. Because they’re as versatile as hot glue and duct tape, the whole thing is made out of LEGO parts.. The controller duplicates David’s exact moves on a remote robotic hand.

Plush Cthulhu Protects Your Phone Without Evoking Too Much Terror

Plush Cthulhu Protects Your Phone Without Evoking Too Much Terror
You got to hand it to the people behind these Cthulhu accessories. They make something pretty frightening look pretty cute. While I don’t think that it’s a good idea of making fun of Cthulhu, it’s certainly something cute to give any HP Lovecraft fan.

LEGO Mindstorms Walking Robot Legs: What’S Next, a LEGO Terminator?

LEGO Mindstorms Walking Robot Legs: What’S Next, a LEGO Terminator?
I’m always amazed at what some people can do with LEGO building blocks. This is definitely impressive. It’s a LEGO Mindstorms robot that can walk like a human. The robot is called Pinocchio and the aim of the project is to kinematically imitate a human walking.

Belvedere the Bulterbot: Indentured Robotic Servitude

Belvedere the Bulterbot: Indentured Robotic Servitude
Couldn’t you use a robotic butler? I know that I sure could. This goofy home-made Butlerbot was created for the 1st birthday of its creator’s son, Ethan. That all sounds like the setup for some sort of science fiction film that goes horribly wrong when the robot assumes the personality of Ethan and becomes convinced its creator is its “father.”

Biometric Sensors Detect Stress: Electronic Shrink

Biometric Sensors Detect Stress: Electronic Shrink
I don’t know about you, but I usually know when I’m stressed. I don’t need any gadget to tell me that. Looking at a mirror also does the trick. But that doesn’t mean that stress-detecting technology is useless.

Thor’s Helmet: Asgard’s Version of the Bat Signal

Thor’s Helmet: Asgard’s Version of the Bat Signal
This is how you summon a Norse god: According to NASA, the incredible, awesome Thor’s Helmet is an interstellar bubble 30 light years across. It’s located 15,000 light years away, which is weird because last I heard the god of thunder set up their new digs in Oklahoma.

Makerbot Makes Another Makerbot: Skynet Not Far Behind

Makerbot Makes Another Makerbot: Skynet Not Far Behind
The guys over at Make: are reporting that an enterprising DIYer has managed to use a MakerBot out of parts printed by another MakerBot. Thingiverse member Christian Arnø (aka “Webca”), designed and printed about 150 individual MakerBot pieces using another Cupcake CNC-based MakerBot.

R2-D2 Observatory Conversion: Star Wars Stargazing

R2-D2 Observatory Conversion: Star Wars Stargazing
A bunch of hackers planned an elaborate prank. They decided to convert their campus astronomy building into a giant R2-D2. All in all, it looks awesome! This took place at the Carleton College in Minnesota. The building they dressed up was Goodsell, which has a domed observatory, so it was perfect for this prank.

Working LEGO Printer Uses Felt-Tip Pens: Say What?

Working LEGO Printer Uses Felt-Tip Pens: Say What?
I know that LEGO bricks can be used to make many things, but this is the first time that I’ve seen them being used for making fully-functional printer. This LEGO printer was created by a guy named Squirrelfantasy.