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Tag: Balloon

Giant Inflatable Robot Fists, Hells Yeah.

Giant Inflatable Robot Fists, Hells Yeah.
If you didn’t already pick up that giant fist for carrying around your beer, you might want to hold off and buy these instead. These giant, inflatable fists turn your mitts into massive mech-like robo-fists.

Buzz Lightyear and Ninja Turtle Balloon Costumes: Pop Goes the World

Buzz Lightyear and Ninja Turtle Balloon Costumes: Pop Goes the World
Halloween is still a month away, but I think it’s never too early to begin stocking up on ideas for awesome and unique costumes. At least this way, you can avoid dressing up as a slutty whatever if you don’t find anything good at the costume rental shop anymore.
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Popping 100 Balloons with a Laser Pointer Is Just as Cool as It Sounds

Popping 100 Balloons with a Laser Pointer Is Just as Cool as It Sounds
One of the coolest things you can do with a high-powered laser pointer is to burn small objects and pop things. Those lasers are sort of like high-tech magnifying glasses from back in the day. One geek has taken one of the Spyder III lasers from Wicked Lasers and set out to break a world record.

Guy Creates Star Trek Phaser, Sets It to Stun… a Balloon

Guy Creates Star Trek Phaser, Sets It to Stun… a Balloon
We are well on our way toward a real working Star Trek phaser with a stun setting as evidenced by the video below. This guy created a working phaser in his garage and it is amazing.

Google Earth Using Homemade Images from Balloons and Kites

Google Earth Using Homemade Images from Balloons and Kites
Google Earth gets the imagery it needs from multiple sources including aircraft and satellites. Google recently started adding images to its collection from other sources including less expensive balloons and kites. The new images Google Earth is using come from people like you and me using cheap systems for local aerial photography.

Inflatable Star Trek Captain’s Chair Is Perfect for Little Captains

Inflatable Star Trek Captain’s Chair Is Perfect for Little Captains
Stardate 5928.5, we had a pool party for Spock’s birthday today, and what do you know, my chair floats. I don’t think we will ever hear Kirk or Picard utter that sentence in the Captain’s log.

Daredevil Makes Successful Practice Jump from 71,000+ Feet

Daredevil Makes Successful Practice Jump from 71,000+ Feet
Back in February I mentioned Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner. This is the crazy man who plans to jump out of a balloon from about 120,000 feet in an attempt to set a world record and break the sound barrier without an aircraft.

Edible Helium Balloons for a Dessert Lighter than Air

Edible Helium Balloons for a Dessert Lighter than Air
Some people want fries with their burgers, while others prefer a healthy serving of salad with their meals. And then there are those who want something on the side that’ll give them a different kind of gastric satisfaction: helium balloons.

Insane Austrian Daredevil Will Attempt to Break Sound Barrier with No Aircraft

Insane Austrian Daredevil Will Attempt to Break Sound Barrier with No Aircraft
An Austrian daredevil named Felix Baumgartner plans to attempt to break the speed of sound without actually being inside of an airplane. If he is successful, he will become the first parachutist to manage that feat.

Basic House Puts a Home in Your Pocket

Basic House Puts a Home in Your Pocket
Basic House is a design from Barcelona designer Martin Azua. It couldn’t be more simple. It’s basically a lightweight balloon that you can carry with you in your pocket and use for shelter if you need it.

R/C Inflatable R2-D2 Announced After Epic Space-Licensing Battle

R/C Inflatable R2-D2 Announced After Epic Space-Licensing Battle
Bladez Toyz, that British retailer where you can meet all of your R/C helicopter needs, recently decided that it wanted to add Star Wars themed remote control items to its Pump and Play sets. LucasArts, as always, was reluctant to give licensing rights, but after a difficult series of negotiations, Bladez secured the ability to produce these toys.

Balloon TARDIS for Clowns Traveling through Time and Space

Balloon TARDIS for Clowns Traveling through Time and Space
Clowns traveling through time and space. It’s a serious problem. You are minding your own business and suddenly a Balloon TARDIS appears and instead of the usual wheezing/groaning sound, it is a sound like the Harpo Marx horn.

Bloon Balloon: A New Way to Get Into Orbit

Bloon Balloon: A New Way to Get Into Orbit
I was pretty disappointed that when NASA’s space shuttle program (STS) was shut down, they didn’t have a replacement ready to go. The replacement was actually canceled last October due to budgetary constraints. Nevertheless, check out this ingenious way to get into space, using a balloon instead of a rocket, so going into space won’t be as rough as you first imagined.

Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon: The Dark Side Feels Light-Headed

Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon: The Dark Side Feels Light-Headed
While I’ve always liked Darth Vader, I don’t think I ever would have thought about creating a hot air balloon out of his helmet. That’s what Belgian balloonists Benoit and Michel Lambert did when they commissioned Cameron Balloons to build this Darth Vader Balloon, after getting the official approval of Lucasfilm.

Slow Motion Liquids Make for Awesome Photos

Slow Motion Liquids Make for Awesome Photos
I have a DSLR camera that I bought mostly for the fast shutter speed, so I could actually get pictures of my kids rather than photos of elbows or ears thanks to the wait for the shutter to go off on a point and shoot.

RC Copter Hunts Hydrogen-Filled Balloons

RC Copter Hunts Hydrogen-Filled Balloons
I have tried my hand at flying remote control helicopters a few times. Once the copter flew away never to be seen again. I suspect this was a response to seeing how poorly I landed my RC plane.
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