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Monthly Archives: June 2013

3Doodler Pen Lets You Draw Objects In The Air, Destroys Kickstarter Goal

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We truly feel that this product is awesome. No… freaking awesome! The 3Doodler is a special pen with which you can actually draw a 3D figure in the air. You can, as the company says, “lift your imagination off the page.” If you can wave your finger in the air to trace something, you can use the 3Doodler. At the press of a button, it melts and extrudes the same kind of plastic filament used in 3D printers, which hardens immediately, leaving a solid line of plastic which you can then connect to others you’ve already placed. Draw up, down, in circles… it doesn’t matter. The plastic is surprisingly solid once laid, and can support intricate designs. The kind of designs that result are very similar to that of wire artists, and in fact the company is partnering with successful Etsy wire artists to showcase what the device can do.

If you think you won’t know how to use this, there are also stencils you can use to draw building blocks to more intricate structures, like the Eiffel tower pictured above. And the best part in all this? The cost: $75 gets you a pen, along with 2 bags of plastic. A bag contains ten 1ft. strands, which makes about 11ft. of filaments.

Is it exciting? Yes, and the project has gone viral. Barely 24 hours old, they’ve blown past their $30,000 funding goal 33 times over as of this writing. But it’s still not too late to order yours with delivery in time for the Holidays.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ The Verge ]

Samsung Refrigerator Now Dispenses Soda Water

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Stopping one small step short of dispensing Coke or Pepsi right from the door, Samsung has recently announced a partnership with Sodastream that will see a refrigerator doling out soda water from the same mechanism that dispenses still water or ice. You just press a button, select soda, and wait for your glass to fill with bubbly H2O. There’s space inside the door for a 60L CO2 cylinder, which can be easily changed when it’s running on empty.

The rest of the four-door fridge is pretty top-of-the-line stuff from Samsung, featuring 30.5 cu. ft. of space along with a “kid-friendly counter-height FlexZone drawer with four temperature settings, and the proprietary Twin Cooling Plus® technology that keeps food fresher longer.” Of course a fancy fridge comes with a fancy price: consumers can expect to pay $3,899 in April, when this comes out.

[ Product Page] VIA [ Uncrate ]

This Retired LEGO Mold Made 120,000,000 Bricks

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There’s really not much more information on this aside from what’s in the headline. And is there really any need for more?

So let’s sample some of the top comments on the Imgur page on which it was found.

    “Now, he’s living in Boca Raton, got a nice condo, does some volunteer work and he goes Marlin fishing once a month.”
    “It shits bricks.”
    “After years of service finally it just Lego”
    “Pain factory!”

VIA [ Nerd Approved ]

There’s A Chewbacca Angry Bird Plushie? Of Course There Is

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One of the more successful editions of Angry Birds is the Star Wars flavour. Not only is the artwork tastefully rendered, the gameplay features novel physics which makes for a cool improvement over its Earth-based variants. So it should come as no surprise that there’s a healthy amount of Star Wars Angry Birds-themed merchandise. Our favorite? The above Chewbacca Bird.

It’s 4.8 x 4.8 x 4.5 inche and weighs 4.8 ounces. It costs all of $10, and would make a cool present for a Star Wars or an Angry Birds fan. Not an awesome present, mind you, because hey, it’s still just a plushie. But if it’s a kid? What do kids know? Kids will love it.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ NoPuedoCreer ]

DIY: Chicken N’ Waffles On A Stick

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Chicken and waffles are as American a dish as apple pie. Eating stuff on a stick? We’re not sure if that’s an “American thing” as well (we doubt it; other parts of the world love kebabs for instance), but we do know you Yanks enjoy corn dogs and such. So why not combine the convenience of skewered food with the deliciousness of Chicken N’ Waffles? The Instructables link below give you a step by step on making your own, but it’s pretty simple. It involves first impaling some friend chicken, then wrapping it in batter and sticking in into a corn dog maker.

Suggested dipping sauce? Jalapeño vanilla breakfast syrup. Yes, this exists.

[ Chicken N' Waffles On A Stick ] VIA [ NeatoRama ]

Enterprising Driver Attempts Spectacular Vehicle-ception, Is Foiled By Spoilsport Traffic Cop

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The above picture is that of a truck driven by a Polish driver, carrying another truck, in turn carrying a smaller truck, on top of which is stacked a car. It’s a beautiful example of human ingenuity, and would have become a very efficient delivery operation had it not been forcefully aborted by a German cop who decided to actually stick to road regulations. Regulations are suggestions, everyone knows that! We’re a little disappointed at the outcome, but impressed by the attempt:

On the road, the officers stopped the breakdown field daredevil transport (on the way to Belgium). On the Iveco car carrier (1) there was a large truck (2, on the deck again, a smaller VW MAN truck (3 And on the deck one Mercedes (4)!

Police spokesman Acor Kniely: “This tower contradicted all road traffic legislation. Especially as he to make matters worse the trailer still wanted to charge another truck! “

VIA [ BoingBoing ]

Hand-Woven Room Dividers: Now You Can See Through Walls–Well, Sort Of

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When you think of walls, you think of concrete or wood-paneled structures that divide a certain space into different rooms. I guess you could say that those are walls of the conventional kind, because there’s a different kind on the rise, although I wouldn’t go so far to say that they’re “new”, given that, well, they’re not.

These hand-woven walls by Dutch designer Wies Preijde are walls in every sense of the word–except for the solid part.

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Name That Space Rock

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With the news that a meteor caused around 1,000 injuries in Russia last Friday and in an extremely rare occurrence, the planet dodged a near-miss from a much larger rock on the very same day, everyone’s lips are on the topic of space rocks. So, is it an asteroid? A meteor? A meteorite? It turns out that words have precise meanings, and the above diagram should help you get your facts straight so you can pedantically correct your friends.

VIA [ LikeCool ]

For Your Soles Only: Weird and Wacky Shoes That Might Just Make You Break a Leg or Two

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It’s no secret that women often put their comfort on the line, all in the name of fashion. Whether it’s sporting too-heavy headpieces or wearing sky-high platforms, there’s little that fashion obsessed women won’t do if it means getting a leg up on their equally trend-hungry peers.

For years, doctors have been warning women about the dangers of high heels on their ligaments–and, for years, women have been ignoring them. Designers are coming up with kookier designs by the season, and we’re showcasing a bunch of the weirdest and wackiest shoes that look like they might just make the wearer break a leg or two. If you thought the Mojito shoe was the height of shoe insanity, then think again, because there’s more.

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