My Little Pony has been around for a long time. I remember the toys from way back in the day when I was young. My daughter loves horses, but she isn’t a fan of My Little Pony because they aren’t realistic.
Almost 10 years ago, Dan Goldwater of MonkeyLectric made one headlamp to rule them all. Go figure that Instructables just shared it in their newsletter this week. Guess it’s just that cool.
He even put it to test by using it in the Gold Rush 24-hour Adventure endurance race in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.
Any child of the ’80s or retro gamer has probably played Mario Bros. at one time or another. If you have ever played that game you will remember the sound effects and the question mark box that got us so excited when we played.
You may have heard of Richard Clarkson and his beautiful but absurdly expensive Cloud lamps. If you’re willing to settle for a more modest design, you can save thousands of dollars by making your own cloud lamp using Eclectical Engineering’s guide.
Ladies and gentlemen, the future of toilet technology is here! This is the Illumibowl, a motion-activated light that clips onto a toilet rim between the seat and the bowl. It illuminates the bowl with the pre-selected color of your choice when it senses you’ve entered the bathroom.
We all take electricity for granted. I hate to sound like your parents, but there are parts of the world were they don’t have electricity. The Lumir C is perfect for those folks since it is supposed to work without batteries or any electrical source.
Ultraviolet lamps are cheap and easy to find, but if you want something compact Bite Designs’ ReveaLED could be worth checking out. It looks a lot like LED flash accessories for smartphones, except it emits UV light, and in fact does not even need a smartphone to work.
In the late 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton used prisms to show that visible light is made up of seven different-colored bands, repurposing the Latin word “spectrum” to group those colors. In 1973, Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis appropriated the prism and the spectrum for Pink Floyd’s album The Dark Side of the Moon.
It seems like every time I am watching something cool on TV, my wife decides it’s time to do some sort of art project on the table right behind me. That means she wants the light on in the dining room, which throws a glare on the TV that annoys me through the entire show.
DSLRs and interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras take great pictures, but they’re still not very easy to tote around every day. So most of us who like to take photos on a regular basis end up resorting to our smartphones.
eBay seller andyshinkage came up with a simple but brilliant way to turn used skateboard decks into wall lights. He makes custom bulb mounts that fit where the trucks used to be so he can place 12W LED bulbs right where the wheels would go.
You can decorate the inside of your house as geekily as you want, but unless you invite your neighbors in, they’ll never know how deep your geek streak runs. If you want to fly your geek flag without having them come over and drink all your beer, these Star Wars porch light covers are just the ticket.
Anyone who has kids knows that you will need a nightlight at some point. Why not make it a cool nightlight? 3D Light FX has debuted some sweet new Star Wars wall lights that include some of the most iconic characters and items from the franchise.
The typical light bulb is really boring. You put it in the socket and it glows to provide you light. There are all sorts of lamps on the market, but if you want something that it as much a conversation piece as a source of illumination, the Flyte levitating light bulb is what you need.