Monthly Archives: February 2012

LED snowboarder

LED Snowboarder (video)

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[GR]U7nHdo5Bx9g[/GR] The LED surfboard video we peeped a few months ago was noteworthy, but it hardly compares to the LED snowboarder. Filmmaker Jacob Sutton hit the French Alps with pro snowboarder William Hughes and captured him cutting through the powder in a custom made LED suit.  The “bespoke LED suit” was...

Ultimate Tazer Ball

Ultimate Tazer Ball (video)

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[GR]E38G31wo7qc[/GR] What do you get when you combine policy brutality, a dose of ingenuity and volleyball? Ultimate Tazer Ball, but of course what else.  We know, we know, it can’t be real, but apparently it is, at least accordingly to its founder Eric Prum. Honestly, the game looks beyond silly and really not all...

Man-shoots-himself

Man Shoots Himself in the Gut to Test Bullet Proof Vest (video)

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[GR]bUacUmhI7U4[/GR] Taking a bullet to the gut takes some serious cojones.  Shooting yourself at point blank while wearing a bullet proof vest, though, is clearly an excercise in stupidity that quickly negates any potential props one might receive from their peers. Nonetheless, that’s what this anonymous bearded character did.  You’ll...

LEGO camera

Twin-Lens Camera Built from LEGOs

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Carl-Frederic Salicath, a freelance photographer, has built a totally working functional Twin-Lens Reflex (TLR) using 120-film out of LEGO blocks. Inspired by Cary Norton who built himself a 4×5-inch large-format camera also made from LEGOs last year. Unlike Norton’s, whose camera didn’t have any moving parts, Salicath wanted to use...

Google Street for Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Getting Google Street View

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Google Street View will soon be available for the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, which is the largest coral formation on Earth. Thanks to The Catlin Seaview Survey, which is a collaboration with the University of Queensland, and the Caitlin Group and Google, you’ll be able to see the beautiful...

NuForce Air DAC-1

NuForce Air DAC Promises Wireless CD Quality Sound

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For the most part wirelessly streaming tunes to a pair a speakers is a non-issue these days. That is assuming you’ve got an iPhone and an Airport Express. But for those of you seeking a wireless audio experience in a world not ruled by the vision of Steve Jobs can look to...

Samsung 457 Washer with WiFi

Samsung 457 WiFi Washing Machine (video)

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Washing clothing is about as exciting as watching paint dry.  And folding it after the dryer has completed its cycle is an exercise in masochism.  But alas, clean clothes is a must, unless of course you married or have given up on life all together. [GR]YfHE79ZYZ9w[/GR] Samsung’s F457 is a...

FlameThrower Glove

Flame Thrower Glove (video)

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Nothing says “look at me” like a flame throwing glove, right?  Patrick Priebe developed, designed and built this glove which can shoot flames from the palm of his hand by up to 3-4 feet.   Want it?  Tough, it ain’t for sale, but what you can get is a bit...