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1:1 Scale Star Wars Luggabeast Is Truly Luggable

1:1 Scale Star Wars Luggabeast Is Truly Luggable
If you’re a Star Wars fan who attends conventions, you’ve probably seen Roxy The Rancor. Maybe you even had your picture taken with her. Well, now Roxy has some competition for your photo ops. Roxy’s creators Rick Boehler and Erik Hollander are working on a replica of the Luggabeast from The Force Awakens.

Steam on PS4 Hack: Steamote Play

Steam on PS4 Hack: Steamote Play
Alert the masters! YouTuber OsirisX must be banished, for they have orchestrated an unholy union. OsirisX installed Arch Linux on a PlayStation 4 that still had version 1.76 of its firmware, and then installed Steam on the desktop OS.
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DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop
YouTuber Charles Mangin is a big fan of Apple’s classic computers, even the apocalypse in a box known as the Apple III. Last year, Charles designed a Raspberry Pi case based on the disastrous PC. It may not look like much, but it’s actually a physical representation of Charles’ love for Apple (and making).

Anki Overdrive Review: Slot Car Fun without Slots or Wires

Anki Overdrive Review: Slot Car Fun without Slots or Wires
When I was a kid, one of my favorite activities was to play with slot cars. These scale car sets can be a whole lot of fun, though it’s no fun when your car jumps out of the slots.

Stick-on Smartphone Macro & Micro Lenses: Blips

Stick-on Smartphone Macro & Micro Lenses: Blips
Earlier this year, we checked out the ScopeAround, a set of affordable scientific cameras that stream video to smartphones. But if you’re looking for something even simpler and cheaper, check out SmartMicroOptics’ Blips, a pair of macro and micro lenses that you stick over your mobile device’s camera.

Google Science Journal App Helps You Conduct Basic Experiments: Research Engine

Google Science Journal App Helps You Conduct Basic Experiments: Research Engine
Smartphones and tablets are packed with sensors. Normally they’re used by apps or the phone itself, but now Android users can take advantage of their mobile device’s light sensor, microphone and accelerometer to gather and record data with the help of Google and Exploratorium’s new Science Journal app.

Google & Levi’s Smart Denim Jacket Lets You Control Your Phone: Swipebeast

Google & Levi’s Smart Denim Jacket Lets You Control Your Phone: Swipebeast
Last year, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team unveiled Project Jacquard, which aims to make interactive clothing using conductive yarn and miniature electronics. At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, the company announced that it’s working with Levi’s to release the first consumer product based on Project Jacquard.

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play
One of the dream – or nightmare – scenarios involving robots are ones that would automatically replicate or create other bots. One of the biggest hurdles for such a system is putting a robots’ parts together. 

DIY Cheese Ball Machine Gun: I’ll Give You a Snack You Won’t Believe

DIY Cheese Ball Machine Gun: I’ll Give You a Snack You Won’t Believe
One of YouTube’s star makers NightHawkInLight made a gun that fires cheese balls using an electric leaf blower, several PVC pipes and a large cheese ball container. It’s a fairly simple toy, but building it isn’t as straightforward as you might think.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Put Their Apartment on Airbnb: Viral Power

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Put Their Apartment on Airbnb: Viral Power
Don’t tell Shredder, but it turns out New York’s sewers are just one of the Turtles’ hangouts. They also have a nice three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, and they let folks stay there while they were out fighting crime.

Man Made Shooting Stars are Like Fireworks from Space

Man Made Shooting Stars are Like Fireworks from Space
A company called Star-ALE hopes to create the most awesome aerial display ever seen in the skies over Tokyo as part of the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic games. Fireworks just won’t do for a celebration of such epic proportions.

Giant Octopus Kite Flies over Singapore

Giant Octopus Kite Flies over Singapore
Here’s something that’s truly amazing and hypnotizing to watch. Kite fanatic Erich Chew captured this footage of a massive octopus swimming through the air at the Marina Barrage in Singapore earlier this month. Either that, or it’s a drill from Cthulhu and his minions finally attack our reality.

Pilot Earphones Translate Spoken Language in Real Time: Babelpiece

Pilot Earphones Translate Spoken Language in Real Time: Babelpiece
A few years ago, we featured Vocre, a mobile app that translates speech from one language to another using your mobile device as a display, a microphone and a speaker. A new company called Waverly Labs claims it’s working on a more elegant solution that uses wireless earphones.

Gamefolio System Board Game Case & Bag: Le Must Havre

Gamefolio System Board Game Case & Bag: Le Must Havre
Are you tired of using Ziploc bags and tackle boxes to organize your board games? Check out KeepGear’s upcoming Gamefolio System, which includes a carrying case filled with pockets for tokens, dice, cards and a board.

Trainerbot Ping Pong Robot: Eiichiro Maruobot

Trainerbot Ping Pong Robot: Eiichiro Maruobot
If you can’t afford a table tennis coach but a wall isn’t good enough for you, check out the Trainerbot. It’s a smart ping pong ball launcher that will give you the exact shot you want for as long as you want.

Dark Souls 3 First Person Mod: The Faceless King

Dark Souls 3 First Person Mod: The Faceless King
So you’ve finished Dark Souls 3 54 times, including a no dodging, no armor, level 1 run where you used a theremin as a controller. While your crotch was filled with fire ants. Now you can do all of that from a fresh perspective, thanks to Zulliethewitch’s first person mod.
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