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Mix an Immaculate Drink in Minutes With a Lightsaber
Mix an Immaculate Drink in Minutes With a Lightsaber

Doubling as an LED painter and a measuring cup, the MixStix encourages mixologists to get creative

MixStik gives any user the chance to entertain friends with perfectly mixed drinks—no matter their bartending prowess. This stick blender incorporates an LED bar which measures the specific amount of ingredients needed for each cocktail concoction.

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More Than Money, Your Artwork is Worth Lodging and Air Miles
More Than Money, Your Artwork is Worth Lodging and Air Miles

ExchangeWorks aims to support artists by providing them with unique ways to receive legal advice, temporary housing and more

Art can take many forms but no matter the medium, artists always require a few key elements: time, space and supplies. And while the Internet offers a few ways to gain exposure and sell art to appreciators all over the world, many artists still struggle to gain the the bandwidth and materials needed to create their work. Enter ExchangeWorks, a website that facilitates trades between art lovers and artists. The website strives to make it easy for artists to find the resources they need in a way that makes sense for them.

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Machine Generates Cotton Candy at 60 MPH
Machine Generates Cotton Candy at 60 MPH

If there is one storm you'd like to ravage your home, it's the one the Whirlwind produces through a wind vortex

Lick Me I’m Delicious, noted food innovators, have built a machine that spews out cotton candy at 60 MPH. The device is labeled Whirlwind and it uses a wind vortex to spin the stringy candy toward unsuspecting but all-too-happy adults.

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3D Print a Midcentury TV Yourself
3D Print a Midcentury TV Yourself

Based on a 1957 French television set celebrated for its design, the Teleavia Matrix is a hobbyist response to tech's ever-evolving demands

TVs were probably one of the first appliances to appear in the mid-20th century that enterprising handymen in the house couldn’t account for, with their tiny circuitry and mysterious transmissions. But 3D printing and DIY electronics kits like Raspberry Pi have made electronics a much more legible realm for hobbyists. A modern interpretation of the Teleavia Matrix is a beautiful result of the accessibility and fun brought about by this technology, but the creator, 3D designer David Choi, also added his own flair.

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Feel Mortality is Overrated? Help Kickstart Human Longevity
Feel Mortality is Overrated? Help Kickstart Human Longevity

Lifespan.io offers a crowdfunding for age-defying pursuits

Lifespan.io is a crowdfunded project platform dedicated to organizing and funding work seeking to extend the human lifespan.

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Feel the High-Tech Burn at Gym with 3D Body Scans and Custom Lighting
Feel the High-Tech Burn at Gym with 3D Body Scans and Custom Lighting

Gravity boasts treadmills that can make video calls and an app-focused experience that lets you compare stats with other C-Suite professionals

The Gravity Gym in Singapore makes sure their members get the best in terms of tech while working out. Their treadmills run capable apps while everything from the lights to the room temperature is controlled by a tablet, Internet of Things-style.

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An Experiment in Paper Fashion Bore Geometric Clutches
An Experiment in Paper Fashion Bore Geometric Clutches

Petit Fou paper clutches look more like design objects than functional purses

Today’s fashion designers can design a dress just as easily as they can 3D print it. One startup in New York already figured out how to use 3D printing to make customizable shoes. But amidst all this high-tech designing, Germany-based Petit Fou decided to take a more analog approach by using one of the most basic materials: paper.

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Smartphone Time-Lapse Tripod Made From a Kitchen Timer
Smartphone Time-Lapse Tripod Made From a Kitchen Timer

Hobie is an inexpensive, battery-free smartphone tool that will stabilize your time-dependent videos

Smartphone cameras have been getting some powerful photography software and firmware these days. Take the iPhone’s time lapse feature, for example, which allows you to create exciting videos of very slow-moving objects by filming them over a long period of time. Without a tripod, such videos will be very shaky, and depending on the angle, you might not be able to just rest your phone on a stable surface like with your old point-and-shoot camera. This is a job for special smartphone tripods like the new Hobie, a ring-shaped device developed by Overlab‘s Mattia Ciucciarelli that your phone can sit in while it holds it steady and rotates around.

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From Vacuuming Robot to Abstract Expressionist Painter
From Vacuuming Robot to Abstract Expressionist Painter

A Japanese artist turned a Roomba into a painting robot that creates abstract splatter paintings, not unlike the works of Jackson Pollock

Meet Mr. Head: the robot artist behind abstract, Jackson Pollock-esque splatter paintings. He’s a 15-year-old robot, and he’s undergone a serious career change. He began his life as a house vacuuming, cleaning assistant. In October 2014, with the help of human HYdeJII, he transitioned to his new life a a working artist.

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Under Hyperloop’s Shadow, A Think Tank is Born on Reddit
Under Hyperloop’s Shadow, A Think Tank is Born on Reddit

Determined to win SpaceX's Hyperloop pod competition, rLoop has embraced the pros and cons of full online collaboration as a means to power our collective future

Not all things born in the deep, dark recesses of the Reddit hive mind fall within the scope of the latest netherworld press release. Following an announcement that SpaceX would open the design of the Hyperloop pod to the public came RedditLoop, a once-subreddit that’s since taken on the less legally-precarious name of rLoop. The team has its eyes set on winning the third-party design competition, but, perhaps more importantly, offers a new model for problem-solving, strategizing and stargazing.

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