Category Archive: Design

May 13 2014

Run Away: Six Legged Robot is Coming for You

Question: What’s scarier that a robot running at you? Answer: A six-legged robot running at you. Especially if that robot can maintain speeds of up to 20 MPH. So you know that’s fast enough to catch you and have its way with you. The six-legged bot called OutRunner uses two sets of three legs to propel …

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May 13 2014

Want: Functioning Titan Sword

Once in a while you come across an idea that eats at you until you are finally able to carry it to fruition. I built a tiny cabinet out of yard sticks last weekend for example. The results were bad enough that I’ll either have to try the whole mess again or just give up. …

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May 02 2014

Would Wear: NASA’s Next Generation Space Suits

If Buzz Lightyear was a bomb squad tech in the Tron movie he would wear this suit. That means it’s pretty much the coolest thing you could put on your body. ‘’There are many key advances to be found in the Z-2 suit when compared to the previous Z-1. The most significant is that the …

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Apr 30 2014

TnA and Hair: New Hair Alphabet

Design Student Shurong Diao there were not enough fonts or images of herself nude on the internet. So she decided to do something about it. So she used her long hair to create a new font. What do we, the general public, get out of this. Well there’s 26 new images for use in post tagged NSFW. …

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Apr 28 2014

Nicely Done: Skull Violins

Stratton Violins is in the business of making the violin a “cool” instrument for today’s youth and death metal bands to take up. Not sure how that’s going but their product is pretty awesome. They make Skull Violins. Instead of using real skulls which probably wouldn’t sound as good they make their violins from pure …

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Apr 23 2014

Becoming Wolverine: 3D Printed Cast with Healing Ultrasound

Ok quiz time. What is Wolverine’s power? Fast regeneration or healing. Everybody knows that. Now for bonus points how reckless would you me if you knew that you would only have to wear the cast for two days? Probably wouldn’t change me much. I’m already just so reckless. But that’s not the point. The point …

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Apr 15 2014

Good Luck to Them: Flying Around the World on Solar Power

This is the Solar Impulse 2 which is slated to fly around the world using only the power of the sun. That will be a pretty impressive feat if they can do it. So I’ll send them off with my best wishes. The aircraft has a 236-foot wingspan, and is covered in 17,238 solar cells. …

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Apr 14 2014

Gross: Ladies Fashion Shoes for the Birds

Birds are gross. That’s why your mom wouldn’t let you touch the babies or bring the feathers you found inside. Some people though still like them, and we’ll never know why. Those are the people who keep parakeets as pets even though they are messy, loud, narcissistic, and unfriendly. It’s like keeping a cage full …

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Apr 14 2014

For Added Protection: Shield Fire Extinguisher

What is the biggest problem with fire extinguishers. I mean besides stupid people who can’t figure out how to use them. They are the biggest problem with all products. If your answer is “the fire itself” then you guessed where I’m going with this. Because fires are hot and household fires tends to burn things like …

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Mar 25 2014

Float that My Way: Balloon that Generates Electricity and Wi-Fi

I know this looks like it fell off the Michelin Man’s private 747 but it’s actually a balloon. This balloon surrounds a turbine so that it can float up in constant winds and generate electricity. This will be great for those out-of-the-way places with no power. Developed by Altaeros energies, the floating turbines are designed …

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