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Tag: Invention

This Hammer Dispenses Nails: Nailed It!

This Hammer Dispenses Nails: Nailed It!
I love any tool that makes projects around the house easier. I mean, having a robot to do all of my projects would be best, but that isn’t happening anytime soon. Besides, you can’t trust a robot with a hammer. But things like this innovative hammer will make life easier.…

Dirty Baby Washing Machine is Something All Parents Want

Dirty Baby Washing Machine is Something All Parents Want
I learned a few things the hard way when my son was born. For instance, I knew you had to keep a hand on the baby while they were on the changing table lest he roll off. No one told me the second you take off a diaper, the baby…
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Crazy Wheels Let Car Do the Electric Slide

Crazy Wheels Let Car Do the Electric Slide
You may have never heard of omni-directional car wheels. I certainly hadn’t. What that means are wheels and tires that allow the vehicle to move in any direction you need it to within the length of its body. Just watch the bitchin’ Toyota Echo in this video equipped with omni-directional…

Japanese Scientist Invents Dry Glue that Looks Like Breath Mints

Japanese Scientist Invents Dry Glue that Looks Like Breath Mints
These tiny little crumbs look a lot like peppermints you’d use to freshen your breath after lunch, but you don’t want to eat these ones. What you see here are tiny spheres of a sort of latex liquid that are coated in calcium-carbonate nanoparticles. Inside those little beads is a…

Teen Creates Flashlight Powered by the Heat of Your Hands

Teen Creates Flashlight Powered by the Heat of Your Hands
In times of great emergency, a flashlight is definitely one of the essentials to have, aside from food and water. When the electricity is out and it’s night time, you might have to stay in place and wait for the sun to rise if you don’t have a torch with…

PediPower Converts Your Footsteps into Electricity

PediPower Converts Your Footsteps into Electricity
One thing everybody does is walk. You could drive a car or ride the bus to work or to school, but you’d still have to walk to do various stuff throughout your day. Now a group of students called the ‘Agitation Squad’ from Rice University are taking that very basic…

This Little Birdie Told Me That It Can Spread Secret Messages Discreetly

This Little Birdie Told Me That It Can Spread Secret Messages Discreetly
Spreading messages in public that only those who are meant to hear them would be pretty hard. Making up your own language to do so would also just make things complicated. So why not use with something like art science student Matthijs Munnik‘s Little Bird, which is a digital bird…

ThinkGeek IdeaFactory Will Pay You for Your Geeky Product Ideas

ThinkGeek IdeaFactory Will Pay You for Your Geeky Product Ideas
I’m sure I’m not alone in having a love for all the geeky and cool products that ThinkGeek offers. I’ve got more than a few them, with one of my favorite being that pizza cutter that looks like the Starship Enterprise. Now,  if you have an awesome idea for a…

Say Goodbye to Spoiled Milk with Milkmaid

Say Goodbye to Spoiled Milk with Milkmaid
Nothing sucks more than taking out that carton of milk from the refrigerator early in the morning and noticing that it expired the day before yesterday. Not only is it a waste of otherwise good milk, it also gives you a bad start to your day if it really tastes…

Wash Label: From Fruit Sticker to Fruit Soap

Wash Label: From Fruit Sticker to Fruit Soap
Do those tiny stickers stuck prominently on your fruit annoy you? Well, they sure annoy me. Sometimes they’re hard to remove, even under running water, so the fruit ends up with little scratch or fingernail marks (which are obviously bad to look at) thanks to yours truly trying to pry…

Red Bull Creation Asks Makers to Make, Well, Something Cool

Red Bull Creation Asks Makers to Make, Well, Something Cool
I usually associate the Red Bull name with large amounts of caffeine, and maybe the occasional cool extreme sports event, but this is the first time the Red Bull name is connected with the DIY/Maker movement – other than the mass-quantities of the sugary concoction geeks down on a regular…

TurboHarp ELX: The Harmonica Goes Electric

TurboHarp ELX: The Harmonica Goes Electric
I’m always coming across all sorts of interesting inventions over on Kickstarter, and this one is definitely one of the more unusual ones I’ve seen lately. The TurboHarp ELX is what its inventor calls “the world’s first and only fully-electric harmonica.”…

The Greatest Dog-Shaped Vacuum Cleaner Ever

The Greatest Dog-Shaped Vacuum Cleaner Ever
The guys over at Futility Closet dug up this awesome retro invention which I only wish they had actually made. Patented by Ann Margaret Zaleski way back in 1973, this dog-shaped vacuum was supposed to help your scaredy pup cope with the stress of you vacuuming up their hair when…

Slink-O-Matic: the Slinky Walks Alone

Slink-O-Matic: the Slinky Walks Alone
Ah, there’s nothing quite like a truly unuseless invention. The Slink-O-Matic does one thing, and one thing only – it keeps a Slinky going indefinitely. Created by Jim Sellers, the machine just gradually shifts said Slinky from side to side without need for such pesky annoyances as a pair of…

Flipper USB Connector is Pure Frickin’ Genius

Flipper USB Connector is Pure Frickin’ Genius
Let’s be honest amongst friends, we all end up flipping our USB devices back and forth in a vain effort to get the damn things to plug in at some point. You try to push your flash drive into the port, it resists, you flip it over and still not…

Guy Actually Builds a Better Mousetrap

Guy Actually Builds a Better Mousetrap
How many times have you heard the phrase “build a better mousetrap,” yet nobody seems to have actually done it? Until now. This modern, high-tech mousetrap is sure to crush the bones of tiny rodentia with greater efficiency and style than ever before. Built by tinkerer Jake Easton, this mechanical…
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