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Tag: Insect

Mattel’s Bug Racers Are Steered by Live Insects

Mattel’s Bug Racers Are Steered by Live Insects
Toys sure have come a long way. Get ready for tiny cars that are piloted by real living insects. No joke. Why would your kid want to control their toy themselves when they can enslave an insect?

Boldport Buggy DIY Toy: LEDybug

Boldport Buggy DIY Toy: LEDybug
Work on your soldering skills with Boldport’s cute soldering kit. The Buggy has a beautiful ladybug-shaped circuit board, six candle-flicker LEDs and adjustable antennae and legs. Its legs hold the resistors, so the cute tubing socks are not just for show but for insulation as well.

Killing Time Takes on a New Meaning with the Arachnophobia Timepiece

Killing Time Takes on a New Meaning with the Arachnophobia Timepiece
If you can’t stand spiders, you might want to pass on this creepy yet amazing spider-inspired timepiece called the Arachnophobia. It was created by luxury watchmaker MB&F, because why not? It basically looks like a giant mechanical spider that runs on the power of your soul.

Bugs Bugging You? Wear a Net!

Bugs Bugging You? Wear a Net!
The rain came, and the bugs followed. If you find yourself spending the bulk of your evenings hunting for the elusive bug that just bit you on the kisser, then you might want to consider donning the Netsmen instead.

Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record

Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record
Back in 2013, we talked about a tiny robot from UC Berkeley that a team had developed that was able to run around at 2.7 meters-per-second. That was pretty fast, but roughly two years later the team has completely revised the little robot, called the X2-VelociRoACH and it’s nearly twice as fast as its predecessor.

Computer Component Bugs: Wasteamorphosis

Computer Component Bugs: Wasteamorphosis
The words “computer” and “bug” often mean bad news when mentioned in the same sentence, but it’s not the case here. Artist Julie Alice Chappell’s Computer Component Bugs are sculptures of insect-like creatures that she makes out of discarded components and parts from obsolete gadgets.

LEGO Pinned Insect Specimen Manipulator: Entomolego

LEGO Pinned Insect Specimen Manipulator: Entomolego
Insect specimens are usually pinned when stored or exhibited. When these pinned insects need to be examined or documented, a pinned specimen manipulator is used so that the insect can be moved around without removing it from the pin.

This Scorpion Chair Will Sting Your Wallet

This Scorpion Chair Will Sting Your Wallet
If you are considering becoming an evil villain with a Scorpion theme, I think we found your next office chair. Anyone who enters your lair will immediately be put in their place. You don’t want to screw up when your boss has a killer chair like this.

Space Grasshopper Is Ready to Take off

Space Grasshopper Is Ready to Take off
Portuguese street artist Bordalo II really wants to get off of this planet and he wants to do it in style. That must be why he created this amazingly strange and cool “Space Grasshopper.”

Giant Cockroach Pool Float: Kill It With Fire!

Giant Cockroach Pool Float: Kill It With Fire!
Everyone hates cockroaches, so if you want to clear the water fast and have the pool all to yourself, just put a cockroach in the pool. A giant cockroach pool float.

This Salt Firing Shotgun Kills Flies Dead

This Salt Firing Shotgun Kills Flies Dead
The weather is getting nice again and you know what that means. It means flying insects will start to bug you. Well, now you can solve your fly problem with a vengeance. Just use this salt firing shotgun called the BUG-A-SALT.

Feel Like the King of the Beetles with This Rhinoceros Beetle Chair

Feel Like the King of the Beetles with This Rhinoceros Beetle Chair
If you are a fan of the Beatles, disregard this chair. However, if you are a fan of actual bug beetles you are going to love this. This huge and very comfy looking Rhinoceros Beetle chair is fit for a beetle king.

Wearable Mosquito Nets Look Silly, But They’ll Keep the Bugs Away

Wearable Mosquito Nets Look Silly, But They’ll Keep the Bugs Away
Did you know that mosquitoes inject an anesthetic into your skin, so you won’t feel a thing when they finally take that bite? When that wears off, the itching and wave upon wave of annoyance begins.

This’ll Bug You: Farm 432 Concept is a Countertop Larvae Farm

This’ll Bug You: Farm 432 Concept is a Countertop Larvae Farm
The global human population is booming. Some studies predict that we’ll soon run out of resources (read: food) to feed everyone as this growth continues. One of the proposed solutions? Breed insects and use them as an alternate protein source.

Mostrap Reels Mosquitos in and Zaps Them Before They Get a Chance to Bite You

Mostrap Reels Mosquitos in and Zaps Them Before They Get a Chance to Bite You
Mosquitoes suck. They’re hard to kill (especially if you have bad hand-to-eye coordination) and they can infect us humans with potentially life-threatening diseases. A project called Kite was launched recently on Indiegogo, which is essentially a patch that makes people “invisible” from mosquitoes.

T8 Robot Spider Creeps Its Way into Our Hearts

T8 Robot Spider Creeps Its Way into Our Hearts
If you want a realistic and creepy spider robot and have a spare $1,350(USD) Robugtix will be happy to sell you this lifelike robotic spider called the T8. Put this in your home and it will likely scare all of the real spiders you have creeping around in your home.