Add enough air pressure, and you can get that NERF dart to go faster than the speed of sound.
A LOT faster:
To see how the gun was made, check out:]]>
Like in this video, where they attempt to catch lightning in a bottle, and put it to good use:
To see more Unimpossible Missions check out GE: Unimpossible Missions.]]>
You’ll need to 3D print some parts, and code your own Arduino, and check things with an oscilloscope, but if you’re looking for a fun project that ends with the ultimate desk toy, this is it!
For complete instructions on how to create your very own Acoustic Tractor Beam, check out this Instructables.]]>
There is a theory that has been passed between Pixar fans, living online and through word of mouth, but never officially confirmed: All of the Pixar movies actually exist within the same universe.
And while the theory hasn’t been officially confirmed just yet, Pixar did release a video on their Toy Story Facebook page that stoked the flames:
For a deeper dive into the theory of the Pixar Universe, check out The Pixar Theory.]]>
Turn a backpack-mounted leaf blower and some PVC pipe and other accessories available at pretty much any hardware store into a snowball machine gun, capable of firing up to 13 snowballs in just 1/2 of a second!
For details on how to build your own Snowball Machine Gun, check out the Build Instructions.]]>
Here’s an interesting gift idea: Tasty, the viral cooking video section ofÂ Buzzfeed, is makingÂ a cookbook.
Well, actually they’re creating 100,000 different cookbooks.
By usingÂ over 1,000 top-rated recipes and grouping themÂ into categorical chaptersÂ which you can then mix and match, and then printing the whole thing on demand, they’ve created an almost endlessly customizable cookbook that can be matched to the recipient’s exact cooking preferences.
You start by browsing through categories like Health Nut, Ingredient Obsessed, or Carb Lovers, and then adding sub-categories like One Pot Wonders, Best Desserts Ever, and Hangover. You can then personalize it with up to 300 characters of text (and as many emoji as you can fit) and the result is aÂ customized Â gift for the food lover in your life.
Order Yours At: Tasty – TheÂ Cookbook]]>
Joey Roth has once again created a lustworthy set of speakers that would look amazing at home, on your desk at work, or even on display in a modern art museum.
(I’m a big fan ofÂ Joey Roth, and have featured hisÂ CeramicÂ Speakers and Sorapot TeapotÂ on the siteÂ before.)
Made of either walnut or maple, the speakers are machined out of solid wood for wood’sÂ superior acousticÂ properties thatÂ create clear and nuanced sound, and then mounted on stainless steel stands. AÂ mathematically ideal horn is integrated directly into the enclosure, boosting the speaker’s low frequency response without the group delay and phase distortion inherent to more common bass reflex enclosures.
Each set of speakers is crafted one at a time in the GrovemadeÂ workshop in Portland, Oregon, andÂ requires hours of CNC machining and skilled hand forming to complete.
You won’t find a better looking set of speakers, and with prices that start at just $499, it’s a reachable splurge for the person that wants their speakers to look as good as they sound.
Grovemade – Joey Roth Wood Speakers]]>
According to Evan Booth, the creator of “Helberg”, the build details are as follows:
Having a unique bottle opener can elevate any drinking opportunity to the next level, and this Ico Bottle Opener from Fort Standard out of Brooklyn is guaranteed to stand out.
Made from 3D printed matte black steel, this complex design showcases the full potential of 3D printed steel, as the design would not be possible to produce as a traditional casting.
Each of the 100 limited edition pieces is produced on demand, and comes with a unique serial number and certificate of authenticity.
The ‘design-led’ tents from FieldCandy inject color, creativity, and fun into the camping experience by taking the standard tent design and giving each one a fun story to tell.
Don’t let the designs fool you though; these are also high performance tents, made to keep you dry in the rain, warm in the cold, and comfortable in the wind. Plus, the cotton inner tent doesn’t attract condensation the way that most modern tents do.
I’d imagine the one downside is that they don’t look quite as picture-perfect when you pitch one at your local camping spot as they do on the website, but even if it’s just good for a few good laughs every time you set it up, I’d say that’s reason enough to give FieldCandy a try.
Featuring a veneer wooden handle and embossed logos, it’s got more street cred than most wines can manage.
[DQM x ClichÃ© Corkscrew]]]>
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Enter: The Velopresso
The Velopresso is a coffee cart on wheels, designed to stay off the grid while enabling a single barista to run the entire operation. The cart itself was designed from the ground up around a custom rear-steer tricycle, a unique pedal-driven grinder, and a robust gas-fired lever espresso machine. The result is a fusion of human power, sensory pleasures and technology â€“ old tech meets new tech, pedal power meets caffeine power, and engineering meets aesthetics.
And since there’s no motors to run or electricity needed, the Velopress doesn’t make a lot of noise, meaning you can have your coffee in relative silence as you enjoy the scenery around you.
If you’re interested in buying your own Velopresso, they’re taking pre-orders in early Summer of 2013, though the company is based out of the UK, so you may need to factor in some shipping if your coffee dreams take you elsewhere.
It sounds like an oxymoron, but don’t tell that to Spencer Watson, a competitor at the Open Individual Indoor Unlimited, which has been going on for 12 years now.
Yup; that’s right. Spencer isn’t alone in his passion for windless kite flying. There are enough people that do this as a sport/hobby that there’s actually a championship to figure out who can do it the best:
Sometimes I wonder if there’s anything that doesn’t have some sort of championship attached to it.
The ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty is a classic styled, pocketable D-Pad style controller for your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.
With 4 face buttons, select, start, and two shoulder buttons, plus the D-Pad for movement, the 8-Bitty also features Bluetooth connectivity for gaming on the go.
It’s fully compatible with all iCade games, so there’s plenty of gaming options right out of the box, and as more and more people buy these external controllers for their mobile gaming, expect even more game developers to add support.
[ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty]]]>
Called the MEGLug, it’s a full-sized go-kart made entirely of LEGOs, using MINDSTORMS to both power and control the vehicle.
Notable features include 48 MINDSTORMS NXT motors providing 100% of the power, working head and tail lights, a four-point safety belt, and a bottle holder, all made of LEGOs.
Check it out in motion:
Jason Freeny‘s latest work, and possibly his most realistic, is an Anatomical Barbie Model, showing what the inside of the famous toy might look like if it was real.
Since it debuted as a promotional item, people have been clamoring for the Vans Waffle Sole iPhone Case, and paying upwards of $200 for one on eBay.
Thankfully, if you’re interested in adding a little extra grip to your iPhone, curtsey of the iconic sole design, you won’t need to spend nearly that much, as Vans is now selling them on its site for just $28.
[Vans – Waffle Sole iPhone Case]]]>