Category: Toys N Gadgets

Chumby hackers go to town – Boing Boing

By , April 21, 2008 10:12 pm

Chumby hackers go to town – Boing Boing

Gotta love open hardware! Some neat projects.

Jeremy Fish’s Barry the Beaver toy – Boing Boing

By , April 3, 2008 6:36 pm

Jeremy Fish’s Barry the Beaver toy – Boing Boing

Love the comments! And it “might” be legal in Alabama. 😆 😆 😆

Motor Home Resin Ornament Santa Collectibles Santa Claus Ornaments – Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland

By , November 23, 2007 11:36 am

Motor Home Resin Ornament Santa Collectibles Santa Claus Ornaments – Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland

This is one for those on your list that are into tiny campers and teardrops. Cute stuff!

Santa’s camper

Toy Oscilloscope

By , November 23, 2007 11:25 am

Toy Oscilloscope

This is just too cool! I’ve got a couple of the display tubes and I think all the other tubes down in the barn. Gonna have to dig that stuff out and see about building one of these just to have. Great stuff!

Horological Experiments : Arcane Times : CafePress.com

By , November 5, 2007 9:24 am

Horological Experiments : Arcane Times : CafePress.com

Cool Steampunk style clocks! Battery operated, but with ultra cool artwork.

EXKATE – ALTERED WIRELESS ELECTRIC SKATEBOARDS & EXKATE TORSION TRUCKS

By , October 4, 2007 9:47 pm

EXKATE – ALTERED WIRELESS ELECTRIC SKATEBOARDS & EXKATE TORSION TRUCKS

New and wonderful ways to kill your fool self.

Ktrak: Putting the Mountain in Bike (TreeHugger)

By , September 22, 2007 9:30 pm

Ktrak: Putting the Mountain in Bike (TreeHugger)

Snow bike

I’m not sure what to say. It looks interesting. Weird but interesting. Kinda makes sense, just don’t get enough snow around here to make it worth while. Wonder how it or something similar would work in mud and muck?

The Nail And Staple Extractor (TreeHugger)

By , September 22, 2007 10:15 am

The Nail And Staple Extractor (TreeHugger)

Nail and staple remover tool

Neat! I’ve been using my old fencing pliers (like the ones below) for this for years now, as I have not found anything better at the job but this looks like it will find a way into my tool box.

multipurpose fencing pliers

Solar Power From Contracting Wires (TreeHugger)

By , September 18, 2007 11:56 pm

Solar Power From Contracting Wires (TreeHugger)

Now that’s really different. A way to use solar energy and transform it into rotational force. Hot stuff!

Clocks: Hard Drive Clock – Gizmodo

By , September 18, 2007 3:59 pm

Clocks: Hard Drive Clock – Gizmodo

Now that’s one wicked cool clock! Talk about a serious amount of re-engineering to get this to work right!

Hard drive clock

Speed Hacker: Toy Radar Gun Hacked and Made into the Real Thing – Gizmodo

By , September 18, 2007 3:19 pm

Speed Hacker: Toy Radar Gun Hacked and Made into the Real Thing – Gizmodo

Cool hack!

BRio – The Brazilian Flying Boat

By , September 18, 2007 3:17 pm

BRio – The Brazilian Flying Boat

Tis certainly different. Not that I would go up in one of those things…

Working Hard: Testing the HappyVappy Vaporizer – Gizmodo

By , September 12, 2007 10:26 am

Working Hard: Testing the HappyVappy Vaporizer – Gizmodo

Now we know what the folks at Gizmodo REALLY test. Love the peanut butter from the spoon toward the end! Probably not safe for work.

Home-made Sun Jar – Instructables

By , September 12, 2007 10:03 am

Home-made Sun Jar – Instructables

Interesting idea and construction. Some of the folks in the comments have different designs that are cool too.

Audio: Basis Audio’s $150,000 Turntable – Gizmodo

By , September 6, 2007 7:25 pm

Audio: Basis Audio’s $150,000 Turntable – Gizmodo

Some things make sense, others like this turntable don’t. Not saying that it’s not interesting and I’m sure that it sounds really good and all but really…

150 thousand dollar turntable

Brass Goggles » Blog Archive » Herr Dokter’s Gramophone Styled Speakers

By , September 5, 2007 10:14 pm

Brass Goggles » Blog Archive » Herr Dokter’s Gramophone Styled Speakers

This is an interesting little project. I like the brass car horn used as the outlet for the rear speaker. Go to the forum for more pictures and info.

The Bicycle Forest :: Homebuilders’ Gallery :: Page 13

By , September 5, 2007 9:33 pm

The Bicycle Forest :: Homebuilders’ Gallery :: Page 13

The picture below is the third from the top at the link above. Wish there was more information on a lot of the pieces on this site. Interesting design the dude came up with. I’d still go with a larger rear wheel. And am planning on building a cart/carrier type bike but after seeing a couple of other designs I am gonna look at building the whole front carrier section out of conduit and a pair of front wheels. Got the bender and raw material so all I need is time energy.

Shopping cart bike

Art: ‘Matrix Googles’ Probably Sounded Like a Good Idea at the Time – Gizmodo

By , September 5, 2007 9:14 pm

Art: ‘Matrix Googles’ Probably Sounded Like a Good Idea at the Time – Gizmodo

Interesting video of the product. A serious acid trip without the drain bamage. Unsure what actual use there could be for this product however. Now with a bluetooth interface and computer interlace capability, you could do an enormous amount. Cool, but I still gotta wonder why…

Put a Double Entendre in Your Garden (TreeHugger)

By , August 30, 2007 3:14 pm

Put a Double Entendre in Your Garden (TreeHugger)

All jokes aside, they put the liquid spout on the wrong side… 😉

Water Butt

Less is More: Grilliput Grill Weighs Less than One Pound (TreeHugger)

By , August 30, 2007 2:41 pm

Less is More: Grilliput Grill Weighs Less than One Pound (TreeHugger)

Interesting concept. Not so sure of the practicality of this thing. If I counted correctly there are 18 (not counting end cap(s)) seperate pieces that make it up. 12 (at least) of which are gonna get quite dirty and greasy. I realize that it has a built in cleaner for the actual grilling rods but I just don’t see it being a long term usable product. It looks to me to be one of those impulse buys that get used once or twice and tossed in the back closet to never be used again.

Grilliput in action

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