Just look at the picture, ladies and gentlemen. Look at the picture.
Unless the Taliban are infiltrating your neighborhood we won’t recommend an investment in this hand-held short range surveillance drone. Then again, if you’re the type who goes gaga for expensive gadgets, no sense holding yourself back from drooling over this flying toy.
If you’re the creepy type excessively enamored with avatars (the online kind, not the blue tree people from Pandora), you might wanna check these guys out. The name’s Sculpteo and they are masters at buildings cutesy figurines of your alter ego.
We have seen some interesting things built out of Lego around these parts with all sorts of things from ships to robots. A new Lego creation has turned up that is somewhat gross, but cool at the same time. The construction is a frog that has been dissected and is made totally out of Lego bricks.
If you have ever fancied writing your own games on your own gaming console, this tiny Hackvision gaming system is definitely worth a look.
Hackvision is a simple, retro gaming platform based on Arduino technology that allows you to connect directly to your TV and run your very own own games and make your own controllers. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
You may recall the robot baby dinosaur that was on the market a year or so back called Pleo. The robot was green and had sensors that allows it to interact with the world and do things that your average toy could not. A new updated version of the Pleo has been unveiled.
When we call it bling-bling, you can bet it’s certified bling-bling—a heady mix of geek chic and bad taste ideal for the fashion conscious fanboy/girl. Just get an eyeful of the armored platform heels below.
Okay, so despite their ominous/cool name, Mechanicards cannot actually destroy a Hallmark card. That said, these creations by artist Bradley N. Litwin certainly own in the looks department. So this means they destroy the competition in an aesthetic sense, get it?
Lego Mindstorms have just released a new Android app that allows you to convert your Android Phone (running 2.1 or above) into a motion controller for your NXT robots.
Pretty obvious, since a patrol car is impossible, a Segway too clumsy and doing it on foot is tiring. If you’re thinking somewhere along the lines of that Segway Tank as an alternative, it’s a no-no because the treads will damage the flooring.
I just mentioned that the Star Wars Wampa rug from ThinkGeek was finally shipping. At the same time the Wampa rug was announced back in May, ThinkGeek also announced the sweet C-3PO Bespin Backpack. That awesome backpack is now shipping as well.
The backpack is based on the scene in The Empire Strikes Back where 3PO is torn apart and has to be carried by Chewy out of the city to be put back together. The backpack measures 22″ H x 13″ W x 8″ D and has the torso and limbs of C-3PO inside. The eyes of the droid flicker even.
I have a few of the Gorillatorch flashlights around my house and the things are infinitely better than a normal flash light in situations where you need both hands. I use them when I work on my car all the time. There are a few times though when I don’t want the tripod the Gorillatorch line has to get in my way and all the previous models you were out of luck in those instances.
Joby has announced a new addition to the Gorillatorch line called the Blade that does have a tripod that is removable. When on the tripod you can stick the flashlight to any metal surface with magnetic feet or wrap the articulating legs around just about any object.