Appliances

download

When it comes to charging devices in my house, the challenge is to find outlet space and remember where the heck the cable is. Then there’s the added joy of trying to charge multiple devices.

Combine those realities with a love of cute gadgets and it’s pretty much a given that I’ll like the Foaster.

Foaster lets you charge as many as four devices at once (pressing down on the lever reveals two ports that can accommodate larger devices) and it uses your device cables, so you know you have the right connector.

Check out the video after the break to see it in action…

[click to continue…]

imperial-spherificator

The Imperial Spherificator is not a new Star Wars Sith, rather a machine that turns almost any food into a tiny round treat.

The well-known process of Spherification involves blending food into liquid and mixing it with sodium alginate, loading it into a syringe and injecting tiny drops into a mixture of water and calcium chloride to create caviar-like spheres. The process becomes super simplified with the Imperial Spherificator.

Their Kickstarter campaign is trying to raise enough funds to finalize the design, and it looks like they’re well on their way.

Learn more about the project in the video after the break…

[click to continue…]

spotwelder

A spot welder would be a useful device in any tool arsenal. If you’re handy, you can build one on the cheap using an old microwave. Matthew Borgatti can help you out with that using techniques culled (and improved) from other DIY spot welder builds.

The process is thoroughly explained in his project documentation. Files can also be found on Borgatti’s Thingverse page. Naturally, this isn’t a project for beginners.

See the finished spot welder in action after the break…

[click to continue…]

movie fridge

Even fictional movie characters have to pop into the fridge every now and then for a snack. That’s why Roman Holiday (a film buff from London, not the Hepburn movie) made this crazy supercut clip of scenes featuring movie characters opening up the fridge to peer around inside.

Check out the video after the break…

[click to continue…]

f1

A Han Solo in carbonite fridge is cool, but not as cool as an R2-D2 fridge that rolls right over to deliver your drinks. It was designed by Haeir Asia’s Aqua brand and will be available for sale next year.

It’s the exact same size as R2-D2 and is detailed with lights and sounds. R2 holds about a dozen cans that he will happily deliver to you via remote control on whatever sail barge you happen to be lounging on at the time. No idea how much this will cost, but you can bet it’ll be pricey (but totally worth every penny).

See more pictures and video after the break.

[click to continue…]

c1

If carbonite is good enough to freeze Han Solo, than it has to be good enough to keep your drinks cold. This Star Wars Han Solo mini fridge is actually quite large given the fact that it can hold 18 cans of soda. It can also switch between settings to warm or cool food. If that wasn’t enough, it even has red LED lighting. There are two removable shelves and a top handle for easy carrying.

See the LED action after the break.

[click to continue…]

f1

Whoever won this $1,500 ebay listing really has a thing for Jurassic Park. It included around 300 Nintendo game cartridges and assorted Jurassic Park stuff like a laser disc of the movie.

Just in time for the new Jurassic World (Jurassic Park) movie that is coming out, you can have your very own refrigerator full of Snes Jurassic Park carts!! There are just about 300 Jurassic Park carts including a handful of CIB copies and a PAL version CIB. I will also include the schlue of other Jurassic Park games: gameboy CIB, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega Saturn CIB copies. Also have a CIB Jurassic Park 2 and sealed JP 2 for snes that will be included. And a laser disk movie for kicks and giggles. Fridge and Bacardi not included

Not including the fridge and the bottle of Bacardi was a real dealbreaker for me.

See more pictures after the break.

[click to continue…]

htrr_magical_unicorn_magnet_set

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.

Product Page: ($9.99)

bocusini-3d-food-printer

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.

[click to continue…]

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)