Well, it looks like Transformers are becoming a real thing if this basketball drone is any indication. But is it an Autobot or a Decepticon? It is definitely more than meets the eye. That’s all I know for sure.
You can be a romantic by wanting to lay yourself down on a bed of roses, but I’d rather be comfortable and lie down on a bed of foam balls instead. Not just regular foam balls because they’ll clearly roll all over the place, leaving you to lie on nothing but the hard floor.
We’ve featured LEGO mad scientist akiyuki and his Great Ball Contraption before, but the updated version of his machine is too awesome not too share. The machine is about 101 feet long and shuffles 500 balls around.
The Angry Birds have turned up just about everywhere, so why not on the school playground, too? With these Angry Birds playground balls you can get your aggression out by tossing around some inflated birds.
If you love LEGO and have the time, you can build yourself a machine just like this one. It’s totally useless, yet totally amazing and mesmerizing. One warning though. This likely was super expensive to make.
Got 105 spare ping-pong balls, and an equivalent number of LEDs lying around? Yep, thought so. Well if you’re looking for something to do with all those random objects, the guys over at Hack A Day have a little spare-time project for you – a ping-pong ball clock.
Like many football fans, I was caught up in the World Cup fever and didn’t realize how cool this installation was when it first made the rounds a few months back.
This 65-foot sculpture was on display in a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa and was made by Ratcliffe Fowler Design for Nike.
Every male on the planet has at least one memory of crushing his gonads on the cross tube of their bike as a kid. We all go through that stage where we aren’t quite tall enough for the big bike, but the small bike is just too short.
A member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Modlab spent the summer at Willow Garage, makers of the door-opening, self-plugging PR2 robot. Either the Modlab guy was really good friends or secretly annoyed with one of the researchers there, because he decided to install a robot that lobbed ping pong balls at the researchers’ cubicle as a parting gift.
These cake balls are perfect representations of the classic Katamari Damacy: they’re sticky and colorful, and they look like they’re a lot of fun to use (eat). Pieces might occasionally pop off mid-use, too. Hey, nothing’s perfect.