Category Archives: Gadgets

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When visiting a new house…

Gyroscopic self-leveling pool table

Rebel Base

Adam can’t leave well enough alone…

Giant Octopus

Grassfiti

Happy Birthday, Atari 2600!

Atari 2600

October 14, 1977

Wikipedia Link

RIP Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula and others designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series.

From such humble beginings, a legend was born… Jobs was the driving force behind the Macintosh (seeing potential in the mouse-driven GUI); founded NeXT after leaving Apple; aquired a little Lucasfilm’s computer graphics division (which became Pixar), and returned to Apple and become CEO.  When Pixar was aquired by Disney, he became Disney’s largest individual shareholder ever.

What a story… Wikipedia Link

X-15 CB

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Wind turbine fire…

First Pizza ATM in the USA!

Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio has installed the first pizza ATM in North America. The machine, built by Paline, holds up to 70 pre-cooked pizzas and can stock multiple varieties at once. Once an order is placed, a pizza is moved from the internal storage to a convection oven where it finishes cooking and is ready to serve in three minutes.

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World’s Largest Nerf Gun

RUD

So, after one of the recent SpaceX rockets landed a little hard (one rocket contributed less than its potential), Elon Musk tweeted:

 “RUD=Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly :)”

Tour de Pizza

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Carving a chain using only power tools…

Cheese Ball Machine Gun

BRB

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MobilECG Business Card

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Unlike the heart rate monitors included on smartwatches and fitness trackers that use an LED and a tiny optical sensor to detect a wearer’s pulse, the MobilECG business card features two conductive finger pads to measure the electrical currents generated by the muscles in the heart.

As the card clearly states, it’s not quite accurate enough to be used to diagnose a heart problem, but imagine what an impression a doctor would make if this was the business card they handed out to patients.

Want one of your own? The creators are gauging public interest in the device on their site, which they expect to only cost around $29 once it’s mass produced. Expensive for a business card, for sure, but not too pricey as a novelty and example of brilliant miniature engineering.

Bacon!

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