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Tag: Tiny

Modder Builds MacBook Mini: “The World’s Smallest MacBook Pro”

Modder Builds MacBook Mini: “The World’s Smallest MacBook Pro”
Because dream it and you can achieve it, modder Michael Pick (aka the Casual Engineer) went and built himself a custom MacBook Mini, which he considers “the world’s smallest MacBook Pro.” It doesn’t actually run iOS, though, instead, it’s powered by a Raspberry Pi 4 running iRaspbian OS.

The World’s Smallest Power Tools Are Impossibly Tiny

The World’s Smallest Power Tools Are Impossibly Tiny
Dream it, and you can achieve it. And apparently, YouTuber Enos Camare dreamed of the world’s smallest power tools – a 1/12 scale cordless Makita impact driver and circular saw and made them a reality. Clearly, these are an absolute must for any dollhouse home improvement projects you may have, and my dolls are finally going to get the finished basement they deserve.

The Thumby Is the World’s Smallest Game Boy

The Thumby Is the World’s Smallest Game Boy
The whole point of game systems like the Nintendo Game Boy was to make them small enough to carry in your pocket and play on the go. But what if you’ve got really tiny pockets?.. or really tiny fingers?

TinyTV DIY Kit Lets You Build Your Own Tiny Television

TinyTV DIY Kit Lets You Build Your Own Tiny Television
You know what the problem with televisions is? They’re too big. In the quest for constantly larger screens, our scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

Tiny Tents Let Your Cat Camp Out

Tiny Tents Let Your Cat Camp Out
Tiny Tents are exactly that: tiny tents with all the features and functionality you’d expect to find in a regular size tent, but measuring only 18″ x 18″ x 12″ when pitched. I mean if you can even consider assembling one of these tiny things as pitching a tent.

Physicists 3D Print a Boat Small Enough to Fit Inside a Human Hair

Physicists 3D Print a Boat Small Enough to Fit Inside a Human Hair
Because our scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should, physicists at Leiden University have 3D printed a tiny tugboat only 30-microns in length. For reference, an average human hair is about 90-microns in width, although mine is much thicker because I shampoo with a product specifically formulated for bears.

This Tiny Robot Beetle Runs on Methanol Instead of Electricity

This Tiny Robot Beetle Runs on Methanol Instead of Electricity
When it comes to robots, most of them are powered by batteries or plug-in electricity, which in turn drive servos or other motors. But if you’re trying to build insect-sized robots, it’s tough for them to get around them without an external power source.

The World’s Smallest Ham Radio Can Fit on a Keychain

The World’s Smallest Ham Radio Can Fit on a Keychain
Since the advent of e-mail, the internet, and text messaging, the need for amateur radio communication has definitely diminished. But there’s still a small but dedicated group of enthusiasts out there who enjoy communicating via amateur radio, also known as “Ham radio.”

HAMR Jr. Is a Tiny Robot Insect Less Than an Inch Long

HAMR Jr. Is a Tiny Robot Insect Less Than an Inch Long
As the miniaturization of electronic and electromechanical components continues to improve, so does the ability for engineers to create tiny robots. I recently came across this miniature robot that’s roughly the width of a U.S. penny, but is capable of relatively complex movements.

Tiny Arcade Q*Bert and Pole Position Games Don’t Need Tiny Quarters

Tiny Arcade Q*Bert and Pole Position Games Don’t Need Tiny Quarters
I love classic arcade games from the 1980s. Not only did they define my youth, there’s just something special about how much enjoyment you were able to eke out of games with such simple gameplay mechanics.

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane
I’ve tried playing the guitar on a few occasions in my life, but I always got frustrated with proper fret placement that I like to blame on my fat fingers rather than my lack of coordination.

World’s Smallest Stuff Collection: For Tiny People with Tiny Hands

World’s Smallest Stuff Collection: For Tiny People with Tiny Hands
Are you less than 12 inches tall? Or do you just like tinier than normal stuff? Well good news, everyone! The fine folks at Firebox have got you covered with their selection of teensy-tiny versions of objects.

World’s Smallest Stretch Armstrong Is Our Kind of Fidget Toy

World’s Smallest Stretch Armstrong Is Our Kind of Fidget Toy
When I was a kid, I had one of those Stretch Armstrong toys. It was tons of fun until I decided that stretching it as far as my arms would go wasn’t enough, and I sliced it open with a pair of scissors.

Micro Versions of Classic Consoles and Computers: Micro Machines

Micro Versions of Classic Consoles and Computers: Micro Machines
I’ve long contemplated starting a collection of vintage computers and video games, but I really don’t have the space, and my wife probably wouldn’t appreciate a bunch of extra junk in our already jampacked house. Thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, I might be able to fulfill my dream without taking up much space at all.

World’s Smallest House Is Invisible to the Naked Eye

World’s Smallest House Is Invisible to the Naked Eye
Look at this house. It looks a bit old and dilapidated, but it is the world’s smallest house. It measures a scant 300 x 300 micrometers, which means it’s too tiny for even a dust mite to make it into the door.

These Tiny Robots are Ready to Invade Your Neckline

These Tiny Robots are Ready to Invade Your Neckline
If you are a fan of robots, or just want to ingratiate yourself to them before they take over the world, check out Tiny Robots. Their shop is loaded with all kinds of cool robot accessories like pendants, earrings, bracelets, hair clips and other stuff with tiny robots on them.