Space Invaders Light up Living Rooms

I like this LED floor lamp available on Etsy from Piero Minetti very much.

How does it work?
A small power led (no heat, small power consumption) reflects on the white rear, which diffuses a smooth and uniform light.

On the wider, SF aspect of things, lamps like this are appealing to a fairly narrow market, and at the price point very few would sell in a traditional storefront.  20 years ago, these lamps would not exist.  Right now, they are available over the internet and quite accessible, and so the maker gets a bit of income.  Hooray.  What will it look like 20 years from now?

Link to the product page.

via Nerd Approved

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Robot Kit

I have recently begun tinkering with robot kits and making robots in my garage.  As an SF junkie it has been a great way to bond with my 7-year-old, and stay connected to my inner 7-year-old as well.

I am having serious covet attacks while looking at EZ_Robot’s Kit.  It will be my next robot purchase.*  I can certainly see a lot of options for adapting it to existing toys and models lying around the house.


* I am not shilling, only enthusing.  I have no monetary relationship with them (until I buy one of their kits).

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