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This cassette player transform’s your favourite hits into a badge of identity

Forget the hipster vinyl takeover, its time to get up in the loft, down to the charity shops, and dig around anywhere you might have left your old …

Guardians of the Galaxy

The only thing worse than the fidget spinner craze is fidget spinner apps

In a matter of weeks, fidget spinners went from something almost nobody had ever heard of to the must-have toy of the season. The anxiety-reducing handheld spinners are so ubiquitous that dozens of developers are trying to cash in on the phenomenon with fidget-spinner themed mobile apps.<p>People are …

Apps

20 Absurd Inventions from the Past That Didn’t Catch On

The 20th century was full of inventions that shaped the modern world: television, computers, airplanes, to name just a few. However, for every …

Hier nicht pinkeln! Wir pinkeln zurück. [The World is small]

Eine sehr humorvolle Anwendung von Nanotechnologie ist mir in Hamburg begegnet. Als Mann tendiert man ja gerne dazu im Vollsuff seine Blase an der …

10 things we learned about tunnels and Tesla from Elon Musk's TED interview

Including why Musk wants to beat Gary the Snail<p>Elon Musk is the head of a spaceflight company, an electric car manufacturer / solar energy effort, and a brain-computer interface project. Recently, though, he added a tunnel boring company to that already crowded plate. This past weekend he spoke …

Elon Musk

Origami meets real-world engineering

Twenty five years ago, physicist Robert Lang worked at NASA, where he researched lasers. But in 2001, Lang left his job in order to pursue a passion he's had since childhood: origami. In the origami world, Lang is now a legend, and some of his work has helped pioneer new ways of applying origami …

Origami

The Primitive Technology guy builds a water-powered hammer

The fellow in Australia, who makes tools and shelters from his bare hands and natural materials, is back with a new video. This time, he made …

Cool Stuff

A Doritos bag is all you need to play the 'Guardians 2' soundtrack

Doritos is teaming up with Marvel Studios to promote <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> in an unusual way. They've created a custom-designed, limited edition series of Doritos bags with a built-in, rechargeable cassette deck-inspired player that plays the movie's full soundtrack.<p>The 14-song album …

Comics

Animate digital creatures with this pliable modular doll

This input puppet can be manipulated by hand in order to generate movements in an on-screen animated 3D character.<p>A team from the Interactive …

Robotics

A Home Made Air Pump From PVC Pipe

If you need a supply of low pressure air – let’s say enough pressure to ensure a constant supply but not enough to describe as “Compressed air” with …

Cool Stuff

This expanding backpack turns into an accordion-like tent

The future of camping may be easier and more convenient thanks to innovative designs like David Shatz’s Melina tent, which can be folded up and …

Wall-climbing mini robots build "entirely new structures" from carbon fibre

<b>Graduate shows 2016:</b> University of Stuttgart graduate Maria Yablonina has devised a new method of construction using mini robots that is cheap, fast …

Robotics

MIT’s Inflatables Are The Bubble Wrap Of The Future

Aeromorphs, a new way to design inflatable materials, could also change the way we build furniture and design fashion.<p>Robotics aren’t the only way to design objects that transform: Just look at a balloon, the airbag in your car, or one of those crazy Lamzacs. Filling something with air is a useful …

Watch a Paper Saw Blade Slice Through Dozens of Random Objects

Last August, woodworker John Heisz blew up the internet after demonstrating the cutting power of a single piece of 8×11 paper when cut into a …

Power Tools

3D Printed Flexible Lego Tape Lets You Build Almost Anywhere (video)

LEGO builders that would like to take their building skills to different surfaces may be interested in a video published by Adafruit this month which …

Lego

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Young boy demonstrates intricate Lego safe to store his money

A boy shows us how to unlock his amazing Lego safe. Like a puzzle box, he has to push, pull and slide different pieces, some which give him keys to …

Lego

Line-us - a little robot drawing arm that copies your doodles

Line-us is a small internet-connected robot arm that draws onto paper whatever you draw on screen<p>With the onslaught of technology we rarely sketch on …

Illustration

See Woodcut Topography Come to Life with the Turn of a Crank

ETM: Exploration Through Motion is a kinetic Da Vincian machine that illustrates the painting “Grand Canyon of the Colorado River” by Thomas Moran. The project was the final for all Design 1 students at Philadelphia University located in East Falls PA. My team consisted of myself and two classmates …

Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines are Somehow More Simple and More Complex at the Same Time

There's an entire children's TV show dedicated to them<p>Japan's NHK network has an educational children's television show called "Pythagora Switch." …

Ben Heck's mini pinball game

As the team works on bringing their projects into production, it's time to turn our attention to the Super Space Shuttle mini pinball game. This was definitely an element14 community favorite, and the first thing the team needs is some critical analysis on how well the original hardware was put …

Pinball

Beer Pouring Machine

Ordinary Objects Redesigned as Useless Items

Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso, aka Mister Solo, redesigns ordinary objects as playful, nonsensical items in his series titled <i>Improbabilit</i>, translated as <i>Unlikely</i>. Clearly inspired by Fluxus, Dada, and the works of Marcel Duchamp, the artist presents a whimsical array of everyday objects whose …

Art

How to make a coin sorting machine with cardboard

Watch shiny discs of metal tumble through giant machines and conveyor belts in the mint before they're stamped and made officially into Canadian one …

Cool Stuff

Swim Desk

As sitting has been shown to cause nasty health consequences over time, standing desks are all the rage. ThinkGeek has gone one better with a desk …