Ah Artoo. Fixer of robots and ships, hacker of computers, opener of doors, bleeper of bloops, carrier of Death Star schematics, witness to the Skywalker legacy. If there’s one word that I associate with that lovable astromech droid, it’s “useful”.
MAKE is calling this the world’s smallest R2-D2, and who knows? It might be. I’m not sure whether or not there’s a movement out there dedicated to fitting a beloved ‘bot into a tiny shell, but if there is, this guy’s creation may just be the champion of all time, since this R2 makes that AA battery he’s standing next to look pretty hefty.
Some say that the best motivation is the fear of humiliation. Want to graduate at the top of your batch? Tell everyone you know! Supposedly this will make you work extra hard, because you already gave your word, and failure will only give the people around you the license to point out how much of a loser you are.
Rather than displaying your weight in pounds or kilos, this clever bathroom scale from Firebox lets you compare your heft with that of famous world figures, actors and other characters from pop culture.
Perfect for those who really don’t want to know how much they weigh, the scale lets you see how you measure up to everyone from Donald Trump, to Fozzie Bear, to Ron Jeremy and even to Baby Jesus.