Robotics

Robots Can Make Larry Look Like Moe

Larry Ludlow might not be completely bald, but if he ever wanted to sport Moe’s haircut, this robot is his ticket. Restoration Robotics of Mountain View, a California-based company, has created a robot that has the ability to perform hair transplant surgery quicker and less painfully than doctors. Once it’s plucked enough hair from your head using a hollow needle ...

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Mars Attacks (In Ceramic Ray Gun Form)

I seriously doubt we’ll get attacked by aliens anytime soon but in case we are, we’ll be prepared to bluff their assault with these quirky ceramic ray guns from Muddy Mountain Pottery. The Raku Ray Gun series of creations feature classic sci-fi names such as “Van Vogt Defractor” and “Nemo Squidulator.” The median price of the guns you’ll find is ...

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The Tin Can That Shoots Fire!

The big buzz this week at the Roboexotica event in San Francisco are robots that mix drinks. Specifically, a robot dubbed “Chapek” is capable of making a small variety of mixed drinks: gin and orange juice (laid back), a gin martini, a vodka martini and a screwdriver. Hilarity ensued during a press run when Chapek spills a screwdriver all over ...

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Handphone Not As Tasty As A Bananaphone

When I was a kid I must have subconsciously wanted to become a businessman or something along those lines. At least I knew I wanted to use the phone a lot. I remember playing with my fake phone for hours, and then when I wasn’t playing with my fake phone, I’d be holding two fingers up to the side ...

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Radio Controlled Lawn Mower the Arch-nemesis of Neighborhood Cats

The beautiful month of May is now upon us and you know what that means! Lots of warm, hot days eating ice cream, swimming in the pool and mowing the goddamned lawn. Lucky for you, radio controlled gadgets are becoming increasingly popular. Enter the radio controlled lawn mower. Instead of busting your ass mowing your grandmother’s three acre property, you ...

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First Person Video RC Kit

While the product is designed with RC model airplanes in mind, the Pilot View Realtime First Person Video system is an all-inclusive kit for the hobbyist that wants to take their project to the next level. You attach the kit to your plane, throw on the goggles and let loose. In turn, you can experience a view from the skies ...

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Battlebot Owns Pleo at the Maker Faire

We already let you know that the Maker Faire was this past weekend, so we hope you got a chance to check it out. If not, here’s one of the better highlights from the event. Seems Pleo, the robotic dinosaur toy everyone goes apeshit about, got his ass handed to him by Battlebot, a robot that looks like a lawnmower ...

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A New Definition for Tranny: Transformer Love Becomes Transformer Heartache

There is no way of knowing whether a dude or a chick wrote in this confessional to Mr. Know-It-All (a question-and-answer syndication in Singapore,) and frankly, it doesn’t matter. Whoever it is, they are actually sexually obsessed with Transformers. They describe a problem they’ve been having where they’ll stare at their car for hours, hoping it will transform.They call themselves ...

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Maker Faire This Weekend In San Mateo, CA

Our west coast DIYers will definitely want to make the trek down to San Mateo, California for the Maker Faire, which goes down this weekend on the San Mateo County Fairgrounds. Tons of DIY tables, art installations and music will be on display for all to enjoy. Judging by the above picture, I’d say this year will be the best ...

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Build An R/C Car Sans Solder

Soldering can be a really tricky thing to master. Between having to have a clean workspace, a nearby electrical outlet, and a huge risk for burns, it sometimes feels like an accident waiting to happen. Luckily, there is a project that is easy, fun for the entire family and solder free. The Snap Circuit Rover allows you to easily snap ...

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