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Tag: Aluminum

This Computer Case Doesn’t Run on Pyramid Power

This Computer Case Doesn’t Run on Pyramid Power
Back in the 1970s, the idea of “pyramid power” was about as popular among crackpots as today’s flat earth theories. While the Egyptian pyramids and other pyramid-shaped structures possess no magical qualities, they are cool to look at and architecturally significant.

The Best Nixie Tube Watch Ever

The Best Nixie Tube Watch Ever
The first time I saw a nixie tube watch was more than a decade ago. I thought the idea was pretty rad, but to be honest, I don’t think the design of the watch lived up to the nixie tubes themselves.
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MTM Special Ops Apple Watch Case: Pip-Boy Jr.

MTM Special Ops Apple Watch Case: Pip-Boy Jr.
If you are the Indiana Jones type or just someone who loves the outdoors, you want to protect your Apple wearable from the environment. Well, a new Apple Watch protective case created by MTM Special Ops Watches delivers a weapons grade aluminium or titanium casing that will keep your Apple Watch protected from the elements and just about everything else.

DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars

DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars
Last year we saw Local Motors’ Strati, a compact car with a 3D printed body, seats, windshield and support structures. Divergent Microfactories’ (DM) Blade prototype supercar looks much better – and is apparently much more powerful – than the Strati, but DM’s pride and joy is what’s inside the car.

This Is What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum into a Lava Lamp

This Is What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum into a Lava Lamp
Fans of destroying things to see what happens will enjoy this fun video of YouTuber The Backyard Scientist pouring molten aluminum into a giant lava lamp – just to see what happens. Because it’s fun and possibly explosive.

Retro Engraved Aluminum Video Game Coasters

Retro Engraved Aluminum Video Game Coasters
These retro video game coasters are engraved in aluminum and perfect for your counter top. They will remind you of the old days, when a high score meant everything and you were robbed of all your quarters to get that honor.

A Look at the Engineering of the Aluminum Can

A Look at the Engineering of the Aluminum Can
We take a lot of things for granted in our lives, but if you take a closer look at some of the everyday objects that we use, you might be amazed and marvel at the engineering behind them.

Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going

Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going
Consumer technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the past decade alone. But we all know that the same can’t be said of rechargeable batteries. That’s why scientists from Stanford University and their Chinese and Taiwanese colleagues are proud of their invention: a durable, safe and flexible battery that can be charged in just one minute.

Wood & Aluminum Connect Four: Pretty Swanky, Sis.

Wood & Aluminum Connect Four: Pretty Swanky, Sis.
This Wood & Aluminum Connect Four is the classiest way to play Connect Four. It’s basically how rich people play it, because you know, they are better than you. You have a plastic game, while they have a wood and aluminum version that their butler can take away when they are done.

HolyOOPS Geeky Metal Keycaps: The Bees’ Keys

HolyOOPS Geeky Metal Keycaps: The Bees’ Keys
If you’re looking for a way to customize your computer keyboard, check out HolyOOPS. Based in China, HolyOOPS makes CNC-machined keycaps out of aluminum or titanium. They feature symbols or characters from anime, comics and at least one TV series.

CruxEncore Case Turns iPad Air into a Notebook

CruxEncore Case Turns iPad Air into a Notebook
There are bunches of cases out there for the iPad that add a physical keyboard to make it more efficient to use when typing a lot. A new case has turned up on Kickstarter that turns the iPad Air into a laptop.

Super Mario Bros. Magic Billet Box Hides Your Coins & Power Ups

Super Mario Bros. Magic Billet Box Hides Your Coins & Power Ups
Hide your mushrooms, buds and leaves in these Super Mario Bros.-themed boxes. They’re special editions of a trick safe called the Magic Billet Box, which has a lid that can only be opened a certain way.

IDRAW Aluminum Pencil Sharpener Gets Right to the Point

IDRAW Aluminum Pencil Sharpener Gets Right to the Point
I’ve heard of people trying to build a better mousetrap. I’ve never heard of anyone trying to build a better pencil sharpener. That is exactly Matt Marrocco hoping to do with his Kickstarter campaign. The project aims to produce electric and manual pencil sharpeners, going by the name IDRAW.

Vader 3D Printer Outputs Molten Metal

Vader 3D Printer Outputs Molten Metal
I’m a big fan of the whole 3D printing phenomenon, and really excited about the rapid development and growth of the technology. While most 3D printers work on the same principal – a moving print head that melts plastic – the Vader printer will be able to print using metal.

Capsulekong Turns Your Coffee into a Game of Donkey Kong

Capsulekong Turns Your Coffee into a Game of Donkey Kong
If you drew a Venn diagram of gamers and coffee drinkers, I think you’d find there’s a pretty large intersection between the two groups. So what better way to store your coffee machine pods but in a game of Donkey Kong?

Lie-Down Laptop Stand Lets You Work Like an Astronaut in Bed

Lie-Down Laptop Stand Lets You Work Like an Astronaut in Bed
If you find yourself lying in bed trying to read emails or get some work done, you know it can be tricky to hold your laptop in the right position if you want to lie down.
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