If there's a toy greater than Lego that lets you bring your creations to life, it's K'Nex. DIY-er "Shadowman39" spent the last year building a full-size skeeball machine out of K'Nex parts. It's such an engineering feat that he's going to destroy it.
Walking can be such a chore sometimes. You've got to move your legs. Ugh. It's unbearable. Now if you had this motorized wheelchair built from Lego Mindstorm parts, maybe that sprint over to the fridge to grab an ice cold beer wouldn't be so much effort.
There are a number of interesting bike designs made from a variety of materials, but one factor always held true: they're not generally made of cardboard. Well, designer Giora Kariv wasn't having that, so he went ahead and built a bike out of cardboard for $9.
Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, plants are now able to throw off the cruel chains of human oppression and survive without our help, provided they have access to an Arduino board, a water pump, and a reliable source of electricity.
Learning a new language can be tough, but what if you could just look at someone speaking in a foreign language, and with a pair of glasses, translate their speech into subtitles in a language you do comprehend? That would change everything, wouldn't it?
That badass fire-shooting Cadillac baby carriage better watch its rear view mirror because this Podracer baby stroller would make it eat sand at the Boonta Eve Classic on Tatooine.
Modern cars are swiftly becoming like the new Retina display MacBook Pro, powerful and attractive, but useless to those of us who want to get under the hood and make modifications. But now a Japanese company has developed a vehicle that could ensure the days of do-it-yourself car modifcation stick around.
Nothing screams "future" more than stuff that levitates, and this levitating LED light turns things up by adding wireless power to the mix as well. It's not something that you can buy quite yet, but soon, you'll be able to just build one for yourself at home.
You won't find a dollhouse like "Roominate" at your local toy store. Right now, it's just a Kickstarter project — one that's already funded — but it promises to give young girls with a genuine curiosity for tech a playground to tinker and learn.
Do you ever watch your local TV weather report and find yourself overcome with excruciating jealousy due to the fact you don't have your own personal Doppler radar? Of course you do. It's a normal reaction. Why do they get all that neat radar gear while you remain utterly blind to the velocities at which clouds — let alone everyday objects — are speeding to or away from you?