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tinyTesla Desktop Musical Tesla Coil: Electric Cutie

tinyTesla Desktop Musical Tesla Coil: Electric Cutie
Last year we checked out oneTesla’s DIY Tesla coil kit for electronics experts. The students-turned-entrepreneurs are now back with tinyTesla, a smaller DIY kit aimed at middle and high school students. Aside from teaching children basic electronics skills and principles, the tinyTesla was designed to play music.

Dad Builds Battletech Treehouse for His Kids

Dad Builds Battletech Treehouse for His Kids
Way back in the ’80s you may have played a tabletop war game called BattleTech. It was also a paper-and-pencil role-playing game called MechWarrior, which then was turned into a series of video games. The Mechs were awesome of course, which is what kept us playing.
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Pinball Machine Desk: Insert Coin to Work

Pinball Machine Desk: Insert Coin to Work
I love old pinball machines. I love to play them and I wouldn’t mind having one for a desk. That’s what Tim Sway, an artist in Wallingford, Connecticut, has done here. He has turned an old pinball machine into a desk.

Magnetic Magneto Helmet Is Highly Attractive

Magnetic Magneto Helmet Is Highly Attractive
This magnetic Magneto helmet is the perfect nerdy way to hold your paperclips, scissors, kitchen utensils, basically anything made of steel. It was made by twins Alexandra and Evgenia and also adds some nice realism to any Magneto cosplay if you want to wear it rather than use it for your desk.

LEGO Minifig Head Clock: Lord Business Time

LEGO Minifig Head Clock: Lord Business Time
We’ve featured a couple of LEGO Mindstorms clocks. Etsy shop Make It Brick It’s version of a LEGO clock is much simpler, but it’s more practical. Make It Brick It also gives you the option of having it shipped as a kit or pre-assembled.

Google VR Cardboard Toolkit: Mockulus Rift

Google VR Cardboard Toolkit: Mockulus Rift
At the 2014 Google I/O Conference, Google unveiled Cardboard, an inexpensive Android-based system for viewing and developing virtual reality and 3D content. As its name implies, it uses a cardboard base, along with other inexpensive items.

Bike Wheel Bow: Nock! Draw! Loose! Pedal!

Bike Wheel Bow: Nock! Draw! Loose! Pedal!
The Bike Wheel Bow is a unique weapon made from an old bicycle wheel. Obviously this isn’t going to work like your typical bow. It is more of a bow-like-sling-shot, relying on the stretch of the string, which is rubber tubing.

LEGO Flower Pots Make Me Wish I Had Green Thumbs

LEGO Flower Pots Make Me Wish I Had Green Thumbs
One of the things that I know about myself is that I kill plants. I have known this for years, therefore I don’t own plants, a garden, or try to grow anything other than kids. Kids are resilient and remind me to water them whereas plants sit mute and die a brown death.

Guy Turns Bedroom into Arcade, Loses Fiancée

Guy Turns Bedroom into Arcade, Loses Fiancée
We’ve heard this story before. A guy gets engaged, reveals his geeky (and usually expensive) obsession to his fiancée, then the fiancée dumps him. It just ain’t right. However, sometimes it is the guy’s fault. It isn’t always the girl being too mean.

Foldable Mini-Spectrometer: Secret Decoder Box

Foldable Mini-Spectrometer: Secret Decoder Box
Spectrometers are devices that can identify objects using light. They usually cost thousands of dollars and are mainly used by scientists. But in the past couple of years we’ve seen compact spectrometers that are affordable and simple enough that even ordinary people can use them.

Chocolate Quadcopter: Willy Wonka’s UAV

Chocolate Quadcopter: Willy Wonka’s UAV
We’ve seen quadcopters made from a bicycle rim, a keyboard and a dead cat. RIP Orville. That makes this quadcopter with a chocolate frame par for the course here at Technabob, but it certainly is the most delicious drone we’ve ever seen.

Guy Builds Impressively Detailed Mini Ms. Pac-Man Machine

Guy Builds Impressively Detailed Mini Ms. Pac-Man Machine
It must be awesome to own your own vintage arcade machines, but for most of us they take up too much space. Not to mention that they usually take some serious restoring too. This miniaturized Ms.

RGB Shades: Really Good at Blinding

RGB Shades: Really Good at Blinding
A couple of years ago we featured Garrett Mace’s LED Matrix Shades, which are sunglasses that have rows of programmable LEDs instead of lenses. You can get a pair of those from Garrett’s online store, but you might want to wait for his RGB Shades.

Quadcopter Made Using 3D Printing Pen: Drawne

Quadcopter Made Using 3D Printing Pen: Drawne
Talk about letting your imagination fly. Illlustrating the capabilities of 3D printing pens, Matt Quest used a 3D AirPen to doodle a tiny quadcopter frame and combined it with parts from an RC Eye One micro quadcopter.

Guy Walks on Ceiling with Homemade Magneto Boots, Laughs Maniacally

Guy Walks on Ceiling with Homemade Magneto Boots, Laughs Maniacally
Check out this video of Colin Furze (the maniac who gave us those cool Wolverine claws) walking on the ceiling using his newly-completed, homemade Magneto boots. I question his sanity after seeing him laughing hysterically over the feat.

DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest

DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest
The open source humanoid robot DARwin-OP is a tinkerer’s dream, but at $12,000 (USD) it’s going to remain just that for many. Fortunately Robotis released a more affordable version of the robot. The DARwin-Mini may be smaller and less powerful than its bigger – and OP!
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