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If you thought just flying a drone was challenging, try racing them through a wooded area

French drone club Airgonay designs a three-lap racetrack for racing drones in the French Alps. References to Star Wars ensue but the track is challenging enough to give professional flyers a run for their money. Read more »

Braverman-1H2A8476

At 2012’s East Bay Mini Maker Faire at Park Day School in Oakland, one room became resplendent. Silvery, shimmery sheets of mylar draped over its doors and all its surfaces. Kids and adults alike crafted the mylar into hats, gowns, spacesuits, and robot costumes. Stepping into the room transported me... Read more »

LittleBits’ flexible sensors and Arduino module let this glove’s wearer engage in a game of animatronic Rock-Paper-Scissors.

The snap-together electronics toy gets serious with advanced new modules, and the adoption of the system by serious companies like Quirky reflects some of the latest moves that littleBits has been making as its product line grows in scope and capability. Read more »

BigCy_C

Glen A. Larson could be considered an American hero. He is the television producer responsible for bringing such gems as Battlestar Galactica and Knight Rider to the small screen. The Larson Scanner, named in his honor, can be used for your costume, bike, R/C car, case mod, or — as... Read more »

beetlejuice

If you’re a fan of the movie Beetlejuice you may have had the idea to create a costume based on this character. “Mr. Noack,” however, decided to take this costume several steps further, and made the house, sandworm, and even a printed background, all modeled after the movie poster.  If... Read more »

Death Star (Link)

Tonight is my personal favorite night of the Halloween season: the night I carve the pumpkins! Ever since I was a little kid, I couldn’t wait for the night I got to carve pumpkins with my family. Picking out your perfect pumpkin, deciding upon your perfect design, and then drawing it... Read more »

final_alien_high_quality

This horrifying Xenomorph homage to H.R. Giger—in particular, his indelible influence on the aesthetic of the Alien film universe—was created by Eva Taylor, a student of dramatic art (properties) at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia. The hybrid animatronic-rod puppet draws its inspiration from the “bambi burster”... Read more »

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