Appliances

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If you’re aiming to make your refrigerator (or just about any metallic appliance in your kitchen) a bit more fantastical, then you should probably pick up this pack of Magical Unicorn Magnets from ThinkGeek. The magnet pack comes with three sheets of magnets, which include eight unicorns (because you can never have too many unicorns) as well as a whole mess of stars, clouds, candy, and yes, rainbows too.

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I have no talent for fancy food designs, but this Bocusini 3D food printer totally does—and it’s not just for restaurants. The Kickstarter aims to make this technology accessible to the masses with a price point that is a little more affordable than current alternatives.

With food cartridges filled with flavored marzipan, chocolate, or fudge (more options are on the way), the printer uses a heated extrusion head to heat up the ingredients and print creative designs. Used in collaboration with the Bocusini web platform, you can essentially create whatever you can imagine. It also works right out of the box.

They’re on track to surpass their goal early, and those who pledge for the system are expected to receive it in January 2016. If you already own a 3D printer, there’s no need to buy another. Team Bocusini is also offering “hacker” kits that allow you to retrofit several other 3D printers into food makers.

Check out some of the creative uses and a video after the break.

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ancient alien lunch

For the past 17 years, astronomers at the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, Australia were baffled by mysterious radio signals that would appear once or twice a year. The signals were known as Perytons (PDF), which are described as “millisecond-duration transients of terrestrial origin.” Scientists believed that lightning strikes and other atmospheric activity was the culprit.

Turns out it was the friggin’ lunch room microwave.

A recently upgraded receiver detected strong signals at 2.4 GHz within five kilometers of the telescope. They conculded that the interference only occurred when staffers opened the microwave door while their food was still heating.

In order to combat the ever increasing levels of digital noise, a new telescope named the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is currently being built in a much more remote area. It will be completely free of radio signals, Wi-Fi and cellphone coverage. I guess staff will have to do with PB&Js from now on.

(The Guardian via The Verge / Image by Sean Fallon – That’s Nerdalicious)

fizzics

Is Fizzics a gimmick or can it actually make your favorite beer even better? They claim that this table top gadget uses high-frequency sound waves and oscillation to enhance the flavor and create an “ultra-dense, long-lasting head”.

According to the Indiegogo campaign, it’s also portable, easy to clean, requires only a couple of AA batteries, and is compatible with all standard bottles, cans and growlers.

Fizzics is expected to retail for $199, but if you back the campaign early you can secure one for $119 with free shipping.

Check out more pics and a video of Fizzics in action after the break.

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This TARDIS snack cabinet was built by Whovian Craftster user BadWolf314 for her husband. He wanted a soda machine, but she did one better by making a snack cabinet shaped like the TARDIS for their movie room. It does soda, but she also managed to cram a microwave in there. Whichever Doctor shows up at their door, they’ll be sure to have the appropriate treat at the ready.

See the interior after the break.

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r2d2 fridge

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Jello

A Keurig machine makes it possible to get a single-serving of your favorite coffee in seconds. It’s great for mornings. The Jevo cranks out 20 Jell-O Shots in just 10 minutes using pods and the accompanying machine. It’s great for parties.

This gadget is targeting bars since not many people will require 20 Jell-O shots at a time, but there’s no reason you couldn’t order one to sit right next to your Keurig. Just don’t get the two mixed up or you’ll be in big trouble.

See another picture and a video after the break.

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avengers waffle iron

Paul Gitter, senior vice president of Marvel licensing at Disney Consumer Products, has revealed that you are about to live in a world where you can have official Avengers-themed small appliances. From waffle makers to coffee pots, to toasters, your kitchen has never been more heroic.

See Also: More Super Nerdy Accessories For Your Kitchen

So, if you’ve always wanted an Iron Man themed mini-fridge or just wanted to cook in a Hulk apron while drinking out of a Thor glass, you’re about to be one happy camper.

Look for new products later this year.

(Licensing.biz via ComicBook.com)

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This may look like just another pizza box, but it’s actually a little pizza oven. It’s made of stainless steel and has a 1200-watt heating element on the top and bottom so that it will cook a 12″ pizza to perfection. You can set the temperature and time with the dials, and there’s even a rotating disc that spins your pizza to ensure even cooking.

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girl-scout-cookie-oven

I’m just going to say it. This is the most important invention of our century.

Wicked Cool Toys has just announced the first ever Girl  Scouts  Cookie Oven will hit retailers this fall. In their recent press release, they state:

“The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven lets aspiring bakers experience the hands on fun of making their own Girl Scouts cookies,” the company says. “A real working oven, it comes complete with tolls and mixes that allow girls to make cookies that look and taste just like the real thing.”

The oven is touted as a safe cooking tool will help teach young pastry chefs how to bake their favorite cookies, while the parents (and hopefully all of their friends) will get to enjoy the finished product.

The oven starter kit will be priced at $59.99 when it hits toy stores this fall and comes with everything you need to make your first batch of Thin Mints. Refill packs are will be available for additional cookie flavors such as Peanut Butter Sandwich, Trefoils, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Oatmeal and range in price from $6.99 to $14.99 for the Deluxe pack.

So once again, we have to wait to savor the best cookies on earth. But after that, we can rest in sweet satisfaction knowing that the confections of our dreams are only an outlet away.

(via Consumerist)