From Blastr: When I think back to the things I used to do in high school — and then look at this gaggle of students who took it upon themselves to design, fabricate and assemble a working Battlestar Galactica Viper flight simulator — I can only come to the conclusion that I was clearly doing something wrong.
Peter Jansen, a postdoc in a lab for "Engineering Non-Traditional Sensors" at the University of Arizona, has developed (from scratch) a perfectly functional Star Trek-style Tricorder. It's packed with sensors, displays and touchpads, and it even folds up. Plus, this is just version one: version two is much more slick.
Besides its taste (and its qualities as the next generation of computer memory), the greatest thing about Jell-O is how tactile it is. You can jiggle it and wiggle it in all kinds of crazy ways, and there's now a kit that lets you add some musical accompaniment to all the fun.
There's a fella on YouTube showing off some serious MacGuyver skills. He's made a bullpup-style machine gun that fires BBs, using a 20-ounce soda bottle and some over-the-counter parts totally $15. He shows it off firing at a target, and it looks like it does some serious damage.
With a 3D printer, you can create anything you want by adding multiple layers of material one on top of another. With a 3D mill, you can create anything you want by removing multiple layers of material, one after another. It's the other half of your desktop DIY kit, and it's now affordable, more or less.
As technology evolves, so do our households. We now have all kinds of standard tools to make our lives better and easier, like vacuum cleaners and dishwashers and washing machines and dryers. And pretty soon, 3D printers are going to be part of the household kit, making all kinds of things you didn't know you needed until you printed them out.
What's that in the sky? Neo flying around your city, and you're in The Matrix!? Or did someone just create a real, working Iron Man suit? None of the above. The real answer is far simpler.
To make room for those light and slender Ultrabooks, it might just be time to let go of the steampunk mods, no? Nahh. John Dunn originally made this steampunk laptop for Sony, but can now be yours.
When a prolific graffiti writer was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), thus effectively curbing his ability to create art, a group of his friends came together to create a solution. The result was an amazing hands-free device called the EyeWriter.
Being a serial killer of house plants doesn't involve elaborate plots or a high I.Q., but it still seems to be a favorite (albeit unintentional) pastime for many geeks. Now a Twitter-enabled solution exists that may help save the lives of millions of innocent plants.