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Star Wars Trench Run LEGO Sculpture: Stay on Target!

Star Wars Trench Run LEGO Sculpture: Stay on Target!
This animated LEGO scene depicts Darth Vader’s TIE fighter chasing Luke’s X-wing during the Death Star trench run in A New Hope. It is both calming and mesmerizing. Jason Allemann built this kinetic sculpture and it is a super cool desk toy that I need in my life. Jason used moving LEGO Technic parts that are hidden just below the surface to make the ships rock back and forth.

These Unique Spinning Tops Would be Our Inception Tokens

These Unique Spinning Tops Would be Our Inception Tokens
If I learned anything from Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s that we all need a totem, lest we might actually be stuck in a dream within a dream. If I had to choose one, I think I’d go with a top too, but something a bit cooler than the one he had in Inception.
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LEGO Kinetic Bat Model Flaps Its Wings

LEGO Kinetic Bat Model Flaps Its Wings
Kristal of JK Brickworks created this amazing kinetic LEGO model that is absolutely fascinating to watch. It is a custom designed kinetic sculpture of a fruit bat, which replicates the unique wing motion of the nocturnal flying mammal. In the video below, Kristal’s LEGO-building partner Jason Allemann shows the model in action, and explains how all of the mechanics work. This is an awesome build. 

Power Generating Soccket Soccer Ball Now Available

Power Generating Soccket Soccer Ball Now Available
Last year we talked a bit about the Soccket soccer ball, or football depending on where you are from, when it turned up on Kickstarter. At the time a pledge of $89 would get you one.

PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope Charges Your Phone with Every Jump

PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope Charges Your Phone with Every Jump
More and more contraptions that charge devices or generate power without needing an electrical outlet are hitting the market. Some, like the PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope, are in their prototype stages, while others like the Voltmaker are ready to be shipped off.

LED Light-up Newton’s Cradle: Clickity-Clackity-Blinkity

LED Light-up Newton’s Cradle: Clickity-Clackity-Blinkity
I always loved playing with those Newton’s Cradle kinetic motion things when I was a kid. But other than being tested by the Mythbusters in a giant-size version, the classic metal desk toy hasn’t changed much over the years.

Kinetic Charger Concept Would Juice up Gadgets Just By Walking

Kinetic Charger Concept Would Juice up Gadgets Just By Walking
As gadgets become more and more compact and portable, one thing that continues to stand in the way is the limitation of current battery technology. Just think of how the majority of space and weight inside your tablet or smartphone is its battery pack, and they still often run out of juice before you’re done for the day.

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again
Helping people who can’t walk walk again is an admirable goal, and that’s what the Kinect Kinetic Orthosis is supposed to do. It’s specifically designed for people suffering from neurological disorders that affect the strength of their legs.

Gigantically Awesome Hot Wheels Metropolis II City is a Kinetic Sculpture

Gigantically Awesome Hot Wheels Metropolis II City is a Kinetic Sculpture
It has to be good to be an artist. If you have a penchant for things like LEGO or Hot Wheels cars you can just come up with some wild DIY project idea and start building and no one thinks you are weird for playing with kid’s toys, it’s art after all.

nPowerPEG Converts Kinetic Energy to Power for your Gadgets

nPowerPEG Converts Kinetic Energy to Power for your Gadgets
The more gadgets I have, the more frequently I have at least one of them run out of power on me. Sure, there are external battery and solar charger accessories, but when you’re schlepping around somewhere when there’s no sun, it can be a drag. This new device lets you charge your gadgets with your own energy.
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