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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50 Kilo Lego Battlestar

These images show an incredible attention to detail.  It boggles my mind.  Many kudos to Garry King, the creator of this massive LEGO Battlestar Galactica Valkyrie.

50.3 kilos of pure LEGO.  You could crush a small animal with a thing like that.

via Technabob

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