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Tag: Plastic

LEGO Infinity Gauntlet Set: I Am Inevitable

LEGO Infinity Gauntlet Set: I Am Inevitable
Thanos’s Infinity Gauntlet: I wish I had it. I’d only use it for good though, I swear. Well, mostly good. But considering the power glove is entirely fictional, I may have to settle for this 590-piece LEGO set is due for release on August 1st.

Return of the Jedi See-Through Ships: Clear Wars

Return of the Jedi See-Through Ships: Clear Wars
The spaceships and starbases in Star Wars are some of the most iconic and recognizable in the history of moviemaking. There are lots of ways that collectors can enjoy these ships at home, from LEGO Imperial Star Destroyers to drones that look like the X-Wing fighters.

Look Inside a LEGO Factory to See How Bricks Are Made

Look Inside a LEGO Factory to See How Bricks Are Made
LEGO bricks: apparently they don’t grow on trees. I know, I’m as shocked as you are. Especially considering I just told my wife I was going to quit my marketing job to be a LEGO farmer.

Watch a 1978 X-Wing Toy Restored to New Condition (without Using The Force)

Watch a 1978 X-Wing Toy Restored to New Condition (without Using The Force)
Proving there are few things more satisfying to watch than a job well done, YouTuber Rescue & Restore documents the process by which he carefully returns an original 1978 Star Wars X-Wing toy to its former glory.

You’ll Love This 3D Pixel Art

You’ll Love This 3D Pixel Art
If you’re looking for something cool to add to your collection of geeky toys, look no further than these pixel art sculptures from Pixel Visions. I first spotted these at the Midwest Gaming Classic a couple of months back, but am just now getting around to writing about them.

FORMcard Pliable Thermoplastic: Duct Clay

FORMcard Pliable Thermoplastic: Duct Clay
If you love Sugru but wish it was easier to reuse, check out Peter Marigold’s FORMcard. While Sugru is a silicone-based glue that starts soft and then hardens when exposed to air, FORMcard is a starch-based thermoplastic that starts out as a stiff pocket-sized sheet but becomes pliable when dunked in hot water.

PolySmooth PVB and Polysher Isn’t a New Rap Group

PolySmooth PVB and Polysher Isn’t a New Rap Group
If you were a parrot who wanted to get into the rap scene, PolySmooth PVB and the Polysher would be a great name for you and your DJ. This has nothing to do with rap music though, PolySmooth PVB is a new 3D printing filament, and the Polysher is a fancy gizmo that makes the plastic smooth and shiny.

Open Source Plastic Recycling Machines: Precious Plastic

Open Source Plastic Recycling Machines: Precious Plastic
You might remember Dave Hakkens as the man who popularized the idea of modular smartphones with his Phonebloks concept. He’s back with another environment-friendly movement, and this time he has a more concrete solution. Together with his friends, Dave setup Precious Plastic, which are DIY plastic recycling machines.

Fully 3D-Printed Scissor Jack Does Lift, Bro

Fully 3D-Printed Scissor Jack Does Lift, Bro
3D printing store 3D Printing Solutions recently showcased the strength of polycarbonate filament by making a scissor jack purely out of the plastic. They then used the jack to lift a pair of steel-reinforced concrete pieces that weighed a total of 529lb.

Recycled Plastic Roads are Green and Promise Fewer Potholes

Recycled Plastic Roads are Green and Promise Fewer Potholes
We all have that one road that we have to drive on that is in terrible condition. The potholes make you think your car is falling apart or ripples in the pavement feel like a rollercoaster.

Guy Invents Device That Turns Plastic Bottles into Plastic String

Guy Invents Device That Turns Plastic Bottles into Plastic String
This is one crazy and simple invention. It turns plastic bottles into plastic string, which we all have a need for. I don’t know how many times I have found myself wishing that I had some plastic string, when all I had was a bottle.

Click Arcade Button Watch: 24-Hour Combo

Click Arcade Button Watch: 24-Hour Combo
Watchmaker Click is making a name for itself by incorporating mechanisms from gadgets or electronics into their wristwatches. We saw that with the Keypad, the Switch and the Wallswitch. The company’s newest watch is no different; it looks and works just like an arcade button.

Mighty Mug Promises You’ll Never Spill Your Coffee Ever Again

Mighty Mug Promises You’ll Never Spill Your Coffee Ever Again
How many mugs have you broken this year? If you answer two or more, then you’re a certified klutz and you shouldn’t be using glassware anymore. You’re probably better off with something like the Mighty Mug.

Musguard Rollable Bike Fender: Never Get Splashed Again!

Musguard Rollable Bike Fender: Never Get Splashed Again!
Most of the time, you don’t need a bicycle fender except the few times that it rains when you’re out and about. We all know that when it starts to pour, your wheel will send lots of dirty water all over your rear end, which can get really annoying.

Cell Phone Party Cup – Never Miss Another Tweet

Cell Phone Party Cup – Never Miss Another Tweet
Some people insist staring at the screen of their smartphone every waking hour of the day. While I personally abhor this anti-social behavior, it’s a fact of modern life. Now you can keep an eye on the screen of your phone even while you’re having a drink of your favorite beverage.

Robot Scales Walls with Sticky Plastic Feet

Robot Scales Walls with Sticky Plastic Feet
A team of researchers in Switzerland have been working on a new robot that’s able to climb vertical surfaces of all sorts using unique sticky feet. The robot can climb all sorts of surfaces including walls, rock, aluminum, and others.

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