The Sizzling Scooper is the brainchild of Matty Benedetto of Unnecessary Inventions. It’s an ice cream spoon with an integrated lighter beneath for melting hard ice cream before scooping. Is it practical? Probably not. Is it necessary?
Because nothing says true love like setting things on fire together as a couple, this heart-shaped lighter from Draworld and available on Amazon (affiliate link) combines both a traditional butane lighter and electric coil lighter. Obviously, I’ll be using this lighter to ignite all the romantic candles around the bedroom this coming Valentine’s Day.
There are lots of things that can kill you, but two of them that are almost sure to do you in are cigarettes and xenomorphs. Naturally, cigarettes result in a slow, painful sort of demise, whereas the xenomorph will either rip you apart in seconds or melt you with its acid blood.
Last year, we checked out a lightsaber replica that used a stream of flammable liquid as a substitute for the blade. The Hacksmith had a similar idea for a real life version of Psylocke’s psi-blade. But because Betsy’s blade is wider and wilder than the Jedi weapon, its maker opted to engulf a katana in flames.
Last October, Allen Pan aka Sufficiently Advanced wowed us with his electromagnetic Mjölnir. Now he’s celebrating the return of Star Wars to cinemas by making a lightsaber with a fiery blade. It’s actually more of a supercharged lighter with a lightsaber handle, but it still looks really cool.
Here’s a slick hack for makers. Instructables user TSJWang made a small radio transmitter that fits inside a Zippo case. He went to great lengths to ensure that his device still looks exactly like a lighter.
Etsy seller James aka NiqueGeek follows up his Assassin’s Creed branding iron with a Batman variant. The 3D printed steel accessory snaps onto a lighter and can create a permanent bat signal after being exposed to a flame for 60 to 90 seconds.
You have completed every Assassin’s Creed game that has been released so far. You have the costumes. You live and breath the game. Why not brand the insignia of the Assassin Order into your flesh? Seems like the logical next step to me.
A lighter that can help you quit smoking? It may seem stupid at first, but the more I learn about Quitbit, the less ridiculous it seems. While it does help you light up – to ensure that you’ll take it with you – it also tracks your smoking habits and provides other motivational data and features to help you curb your bad habit.
If you don’t spend much time in the house or in the office, keeping your smartphone or other device charged can be a challenge. There is no shortage of solar chargers and external battery packs on the market, but those things are often slow and might need to charged themselves.
This isn’t an official Zippo-issued lighter (because I doubt it would be legal to do so) but it’s way cooler than any other standard-issue they’ve released thus far.
Roll the flint wheel on this lighter but make sure your face is a safe distance away from the barrel unless you want a mini bullet to hit you straight in the face.
This unusual watch concept from the Ukraine gets its inspiration from cigarette lighters.
Actually, at first glance at the Lightning LED watch concept, I thought it looked like an electric cooktop, but then those tiny blue and yellow “flames” that go around the perimeter to indicate hours and minutes threw me.
Sometimes a picture really isn’t worth a 1000 words. You will see what I mean after perusing the photos of this sweet hack below. A geek took some disposable lighters, took the things apart, and used the pieces to make tiny motorcycles.