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This Suction Cup Robot Can Climb Just About Any Wall

This Suction Cup Robot Can Climb Just About Any Wall
When it comes to wall-climbing robots, most of them rely on vacuum suction to make their way up the side of a building. The trick there is that you need a very smooth surface, like glass or marble in order to get a good grip.

316 Liner: No More Rolling Pens

316 Liner: No More Rolling Pens
It’s annoying how pens roll off the edge of the table and fall to the ground. The designer 316 Liner pen eliminates this first-world problem though, with its unique cap.
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Personnel Vacuum Assisted Climber: Your Noisy Neighborhood Vacuum-Man

Personnel Vacuum Assisted Climber: Your Noisy Neighborhood Vacuum-Man
A team of Utah State University engineering students have built a wearable device that allows its user to climb walls. Their solution borrows less from Spider-Man and more from Inspector Gadget. Instead of subjecting themselves to radioactive spider bites, the Ascending Aggies built large suction pads.

Octopus Earbuds Stick to Phone Screens Like Tentacle Suckers

Octopus Earbuds Stick to Phone Screens Like Tentacle Suckers
Are you tired of fiddling with your earbuds when storing them and taking them out of your pocket? Take a look what Red Dot Design concept winner Donghee Suh has created. The Octopus Earbuds are fitted with suction cups that will adhere to your screen when they’re stowed.

Mount Me Sticks Your iPad Just About Anywhere

Mount Me Sticks Your iPad Just About Anywhere
There are a ton of reasons you might want to mount your iPad somewhere other than between your hands. It would be a great way to ensure that you can put the iPad on a wall for kids to watch streaming movies on for instance.

Remote Controlled Spider Climbs Walls, Ceilings

Remote Controlled Spider Climbs Walls, Ceilings
If I saw this giant creepy spider scurrying across my ceiling in the middle of the night, I’d be on the phone to Orkin faster than you can say “spiderpig”. Now you too can freak the hell out of your significant other with this oversize remote-controlled spider with glowing LED eyeballs.

Zero Gravity R/C Cars Will have You Climbing the Walls

Zero Gravity R/C Cars Will have You Climbing the Walls
Remote controlled race cars are pretty much a dime-a-dozen these days, so I’m always happy to come across one that’s a little left of center. Contrary to its name, the Air Hog Zero Gravity Micro R/C car does not defy gravity.

Climb@TRON Robot Scales Smooth Surfaces

Climb@TRON Robot Scales Smooth Surfaces
The one-trick-pony of a robot does one thing and one thing only – it climbs windows. Action Product’s Climb@tron is a two-legged toy robot that uses special suction cups to let it ascend windows and other smooth surfaces. Just stick the little 4-inch tall ‘bot on your window, switch it on, and it’ll automatically walk towards the ceiling (or whatever direction you point it in).
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