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Tag: Insect

USB Flash Memory Offers Fuzzy, Buggy Storage

USB Flash Memory Offers Fuzzy, Buggy Storage
USB memory sticks are a dime a dozen these days, so you’ve really got to stand out from the crowd if you want to get noticed. These soft, fuzzy critters will definitely latch on to your digital memories in a way you won’t soon forget.

Wooden Ladybug Speaker Spreads Its Wings

Wooden Ladybug Speaker Spreads Its Wings
At first glance, you wouldn’t think this hat-box shaped container would be a sound system, but it is. The cylindrical wooden box conceals compact stereo speakers perfect for your computer or media player. Volume and power controls are concealed beneath a set of flaps reminiscent of a ladybug’s wings, but they can be used in the closed position thanks to perforations in the wings.

Electroluminescent Butterfly: Sixties Band or Light Fixture?

Electroluminescent Butterfly: Sixties Band or Light Fixture?
Stare at these trippy blue light-up butterflies for too long, and you won’t be able to get Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida out of you head either. Designers Soner Ozenc and John Wischhusen created these electroluminescent butterflies called GloWings. Each see-through winged critter is loaded with blue electroluminescent wire to produce a soft blue-green glow.

Playstation Reincarnated as Robot Insect

Playstation Reincarnated as Robot Insect
I’ve seen some interesting hackjobs in my day, but nothing quite like this. Builder Harold Ilano has built himself a little robotic insect from the remnants of an old Sony  Playstation console. Harold’s Mercury BEAM Robot was scavenged from a variety of junk parts, but an old PlayStation console was the primary contributor, giving the ‘bot its two motors and other internals that keep it chugging along.

Roller-Walker: the Real Rollerskating Robot

Roller-Walker: the Real Rollerskating Robot
A while back I had a very popular post about Plen, a little bipedal humanoid robot who happened to be able to rollerskate. While that was all for show, this robot actually skates around as one of its primary methods of locomotion.

Doori Digital Tv Tuner Bugs Me

Doori Digital Tv Tuner Bugs Me
What’s the one thing that insects and televisions have in common? Antennae, of course. That’s the thought that inspired these whimsical digital television tuners from Korea. The Doori insect TV tuner looks like a giant ladybug and clips onto your laptop or flat screen to provide your computer with digital television capabilities.

Gakken Centipede Robot is One Creepy Crawler

Gakken Centipede Robot is One Creepy Crawler
There’s just something about anything with more than four legs crawling around that gives most people the willies. This centipede robot kit will have those folks heading for the hills. The Gakken Mechamo centipede robot measures in at about a foot long, and runs on batteries.

This Bug Lamp Doesn’t Zap Insects

This Bug Lamp Doesn’t Zap Insects
What I find so intriguing about this lighting fixture is the fact that insects are attracted to light. So it makes me wonder, what happens when you have a lamp that looks like a giant bug?

Mini Robot Bugs From Japan

Mini Robot Bugs From Japan
I was checking out Bandai Japan’s website earlier today when I came across this new micro robot that they’re coming out with later this year. The Hex Bug series of miniature insect robots scurry along on six legs, just like real bugs.

Electric Tennis Racket Serves Up Pesky Mosquitos

Electric Tennis Racket Serves Up Pesky Mosquitos
Summer is just around the corner, and with that comes one of life’s greatest annoyances, the mosquito bite. Thankfully, the fine folks over at Brando have the solution for swatting those little buggers right off the map.