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The iCODIS CB-100W, A Tiny Projector For Your Tiny Videos

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You took a bunch of videos at the beach, and now you want to show them to all your friends. You could all cramp around your iPhone and watch it on a 5 inch screen. Or, you could carry around the iCODIS CB-100W projector and show them on a glorious 120 inch screen. Glorious might be a bit of an exaggeration, considering you’re only projecting at a 640×480(VGA) resolution, but considering the thing is 1.7″ on each side, you’ll have to accept the compromises. That said, the tiny pocket-friendly projector does output a respectable 80 lumens, which is bright enough for a dimly lit room.

– DLP display
– 120″ projection max
– 640 x 480 native resolution
– 1800mAh battery capable of 1-1/2 hours of play time per charge
– Dual speakers
– 110-gram weight. So you can hang both it and your Minnie Mouse keychain from your designer seafoam handbag without stressing its seams.
– Wi-Fi connectivity to iPhone or Android (with or without Internet internet connection)

It’s tiny, lightweight, and does its intended job well. Amazon reviews are glowing, and at $249, we think is fairly priced.

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What Is This, A Folding Knife For Ants?

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We’re really not sure what you’re going to do with this. But the Spyderco Bug SS Slip Joint Plain Edge Knife is about as small a knife as we’ve ever seen. And it is an actual knife, constructed from 3Cr13 steel with a 1.125-inch cutting edge, but measuring a ridiculous 2.875-inch when open, and 1.625-inch when closed. The blade itself is 1.3-inch long. It has a small lanyard hole through which you can slip a rope, and either carry this as jewelry or attach to another one of your belongings so it doesn’t get lost. We suppose if you foresee having to cut a few boxes, this could be handy to have around. The folding mechanism features a non-locking, slip-joint design that keeps the blade open with resistant pressure at the pivot area when the blade is extended and being used. It’s made by Spyderco, so you know it’s a quality product, and at $12, it’s pretty darn cheap.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Uncrate ]

Nanoarcade Is The World’s Smallest Arcade Machine

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The Nanoarcade isn’t the first small arcade cabinet we’ve seen, with the iCade having been introduced to the market around 5 years ago. But unlike that device, the Nanoarcade doesn’t require the use of an iPad; it’s a standalone miniaturized gaming cabinet that measures 1/10th the size of a normal arcade. It’s able to play any J2ME game, which are Java-based titles that were popular before the advent of iOS and Android. They may not be the most advanced or exciting games on the planet, but there are some good titles in there and their age may help recreate some of that old-school retro feel that arcade cabinets are supposed to evoke anyway. If you want to get yours, you’ll have to pledge an early bird $39, or if you miss that, $49.

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[ Kickstarter ] AND [ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

Man Makes Fascinating Machines Inside Wine Glasses

For no other reason than the fact that it’s awesome, a Polish man by the name of Szymon Klimek hand-makes some wonderfully intricate machines… inside wine glasses. It’s a little like those boats that people build right inside bottles, except Klimek’s machines are fully functional. Well, functional in the sense that they move, but they don’t actually do anything useful. The above is his latest, called Sponge.

Made from 0.1 millimeter sheets of brass and bronze, Klimek’s miniature machines dance effortlessly in wine-glass enclosures that measure little more than 4 inches across. Klimek’s latest creation, Sponge, is a steam engine-like machine named for the latticework of tiny, interconnected brass pieces that expands and contracts as the engine runs. Sitting in a wine glass about a foot tall, a small silicon solar cell powers a concealed electric motor, which drives the 3-inch flywheel. He doesn’t work to a specific scale, but customizes his designs for each glass: the opening of Sponge’s wine glass and the diameter of its flywheel differed by less than a millimetre

He started this hobby back in 2004 and since 2008 has created 9 “active devices”, which you can find on his website. Links to that plus a cool video of the Sponge in action after the break.

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