The past couple of years we’ve seen PCs the size of flash drives. The Gnarbox is a specialized portable PC. Designed to let you view, store, edit and share videos and images on the go, this tiny computer uses the iPhone as its screen and interface.
Stop spinning the bottle like a caveman. QR Cups’ 18 oz. red cups put a modern spin to the party game with the help of a companion app. Each of the 25 cups has a QR code that reveals a risque question or activity when scanned.
We’ve seen how you can make a robot replica and a 3D printed figure of Star Wars‘ new droid BB-8. Here’s Caleb Kraft’s low budget version: a BB-8 hand puppet.
Caleb made the puppet using a 12″ globe, a 6″ styrofoam sphere, four neodymium magnets and some spray paint.
Portable solar cells are notoriously slow to charge compared to external batteries, but you might not mind if you get the Solar Paper. Yolk says its device is the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger, and you can connect multiple units together to increase their output and reduce charging time.
…or rather, a decent DIY low budget Terminator arm. I can tape five toothpicks to a broom and call it the T-800’s limb, but that’s not going to get me any YouTube money. Luckily the host of Awe Me’s new show Low Budget Prop Shop is the very capable Dustin McLean.
LEGO-compatible figure maker Crazy Bricks came up with a way to make minifigs more versatile, opening up a variety of poses. Called Crazy Arms, they add horizontal straight and bent arms to minifigs.
To use Crazy Arms, you first remove a minifig’s torso and insert the Crazy Arms brackets into the holes on its hips.
Artist Edison Yan mashed up over 50 video games in a massive digital illustration of a gamer-centric world. Edison first showcased his Videogames World Map at the 2015 DICE Awards, but it’s now on sale on iam8bit’s store as a 36″x 24″ print.
If you’re into aquatic activities the best wearable accessory for you could be the Kingii. It’s a compact and easy to use personal flotation device that you wear on your wrist. In case of emergency, pull its lever and it’ll help you stay afloat.
There are times when a honk is not enough. MotorMood is a stick-on rear light for cars. Using its infrared remote control, you can flash it momentarily to reveal a smiley face and acknowledge a fellow motorist’s good deed.
Photographers looking for an affordable and portable lighting solution should check out the Relio. It’s a microUSB-powered LED light with a high color rendering index (CRI) in a very small package.
Relio’s outputs over 200lm of light with a CRI rating between 90 to 96.
Bo Hacking’s Morphonauts are action figures for budding toy modders. They’re a series of action figures with components that attach to each other via magnets. For instance, you can get parts from these three Morphonauts…
…to make this new one, without using tools and without destroying any of the three.
In recent years, Apple has started following trends instead of popularizing them. There’s nothing wrong with that, but what’s wrong is it’s done nothing to fix the weaknesses of the designs they’re adopting. For instance, like Samsung and other smartphone makers Apple hasn’t come up with a good way to make its large phones easier to use with one hand.
Like Hero Forge, Imagine 3D Miniatures’ Mounted Heroes are an upcoming customizable miniature system based on 3D printing and a user-friendly configurator. While Hero Forge has more diverse characters and more importantly is already up and running, Mounted Heroes does have an ace up its sleeve: mounts.
Like mobile devices, single-board computers or SBCs are getting smaller and more affordable at a rapid pace. One of the latest in the long line of SBCs is the C.H.I.P., a tiny computer with an even tinier price: $9 (USD).