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Tag: Tape

This Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine Is a Tape Dispenser

This Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine Is a Tape Dispenser
What if I told you that it takes a full five minutes to get a single piece of tape out of this insane Rube Goldberg machine? Hey, it’s about the journey, not the tape. At least that’s what I would keep telling myself if I had to wait on this…

The Milton Bradley OMNI Was an 8-Track Tape Board Game

The Milton Bradley OMNI Was an 8-Track Tape Board Game
Boy, it’s been a really long time since I saw or heard an 8-track tape. These technological antiquities were insanely popular back in the 1960s and 1970s, but gradually went the way of the dinosaurs as they were replaced by more compact and longer-playing cassette tapes. But one thing that…
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Duck Tape Turns up at WonderCon with Cosplay Repair Booth

Duck Tape Turns up at WonderCon with Cosplay Repair Booth
We like cosplay around here, despite the fact that I am not much for dressing up (I even shun pants). People who like to go to conferences like ComicCon or WonderCon are a bit more enthusiastic about getting dressed up than I am. The catch homemade costumes is that they…

Nimuno Loops LEGO-compatible Tape Lets You Tape and Snap

Nimuno Loops LEGO-compatible Tape Lets You Tape and Snap
I can’t believe that no one has thought of this before. This new invention claims it will transform “virtually any surface into a base for LEGO components.” You can build around corners, on curved surfaces, or even onto the sides of other brick-built creations. The possibilities are endless. Nimuno Loops …

This Role of Tape Rolling Through an Obstacle Course Is So Cool

This Role of Tape Rolling Through an Obstacle Course Is So Cool
Give a geek some cardboard, wood, and a roll of tape and he will cook up a very slick little obstacle course for said roll of tape. I don’t know what it is about this course that I find so mesmerizing. I’m watching and thinking no way is that tape…

Flexible & Modular Sensor Array: SensorTape

Flexible & Modular Sensor Array: SensorTape
Last month we checked out a decorative tape with a circuit board design. It turns out that researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Responsive Environments group have considered such a form factor for interconnected and programmable sensors, and are looking for potential customers for their product. Artem Dementyev, Hsin-Liu (Cindy) Kao …

Circuit Board Masking Tape: For Gift Cards in SLI

Circuit Board Masking Tape: For Gift Cards in SLI
Upgrade your gift wrap master race-style with Aya Codama aka Bullet’s Out of Place Artifacts circuit board tape. The gold and gray metallic elements make it look realistic and expensive. Actually it really is expensive. Sadly, the product’s website is all in Japanese, but from my understanding Bullet is indeed…

Protopiper Prints Tape Tubes for 3D Sketches: Tubeframe

Protopiper Prints Tape Tubes for 3D Sketches: Tubeframe
Handheld 3D printers like the 3Doodler are easy and fun to use, but they’re suited for small sketches. That’s why a group of Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI) students came up with the Protopiper (pdf), a unique tape dispenser. Made by Harshit Agrawal, Udayan Umapathi, Robert Kovacs, Frohnhofen Johannes, Hsiang-Ting Chen,…

Star Wars Duct Tape, Behold the Power of the Duct Side

Star Wars Duct Tape, Behold the Power of the Duct Side
The Force is great and all, but if you have duct tape, why do we even need it anymore? Duct tape can do anything. And these days you can purchase duct tape in kinds of colors and themes. Now you can also get Star Wars duct tape. Use the tape,…

Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck Calculator Does Not Compute

Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck Calculator Does Not Compute
Boy, I haven’t seen a reel-to-reel tape deck in years. After 8-tracks, cassettes, CDs, MiniDiscs and MP3s, we’re at least five generations past the everyday use of these things. And dekstop calculators? I haven’t used one in a very long time either. Between my smartphone and my computer, I’ve had…

This is How Freaky People Look with Scotch Tape on Their Faces

This is How Freaky People Look with Scotch Tape on Their Faces
Something as simple as a roll of Scotch tape can transform faces in a not-so-pretty way. In fact, the Scotch Tape series of photos shot by Wes Naman borders on horrifying. Who knew tape could turn regular peoples’ faces into such grotesque abominations?…

MakerBot Mixtape: 3D Print an MP3 Player

MakerBot Mixtape: 3D Print an MP3 Player
Using cassettes to create mixtapes was a fun time to spend an afternoon when you were a kid. There’s something oddly pleasing about this analog media format. Thankfully, if you’ve got a MakerBot in your shed, you can make a modern version of the mixtape, by 3D printing an MP3…

VHS Coffee Table: Be Kind, Rewind (and Keep Your Feet off of It!)

VHS Coffee Table: Be Kind, Rewind (and Keep Your Feet off of It!)
VHS tapes might have gone the way of the dinosaur, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fond memories of the dominant video format before the rise DVD, Blu-ray and streaming. Kick back, relax, and remember the days when you had to rewind your movies and keep them away from…

Biohazard & Zombie Crime Scene Tape: A Raccoon City Staple

Biohazard & Zombie Crime Scene Tape: A Raccoon City Staple
Halloween’s still a number of months away, but evil corporations and the undead can strike anytime anyway, so we might as well stock up on these unique crime scene tapes. …

Cellotape is a Cool Redesign of the Typical Roll of Adhesive Tape

Cellotape is a Cool Redesign of the Typical Roll of Adhesive Tape
I have been a nail-biter all my life. There have been periods lasting for a few months where I would stop and think that I’ve finally kicked the habit. But bring on a new wave of stress, and the nailbiting starts again. For some strange reason, I only gnaw on…

6dot Braille Labeler: Dymo for the Blind

6dot Braille Labeler: Dymo for the Blind
I could never imagine what it might be like to be blind, but I can only think that it would be incredibly challenging to function in today’s increasingly visual world. Imagine trying to use the flat touch buttons on your microwave without being able to see them. But telling the…
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