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).
“Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys” is a documentary that celebrates the action figures, play sets, space ships, and props we grew up with as kids — and still collect today. Through interviews with collectors, historians, former Kenner and Hasbro employees, and others, the film explores their history, influence, and continued impact on pop culture.
Over at Plastic Galaxy Movie.
It is coming to DVD this summer, and looks like it will be interesting. Of course, a teaser trailer shows very little, but it does bring me back to my childhood enjoyment of Star Wars toys. Though in my case it mostly consisted of coveting the toys of my friends.
via Topless Robot
Guaranteed to give your children nightmares and ensure the grandkids stay out of your den.
Over at Obvious Winner.
The Tricorder project aims to develop handheld devices that can sense a diverse array of phenomena that we can’t normally see, and intuitively visualize them so we might see temperature or magnetism or pressure as naturally as we see colour.
Go, check it out.
This inflatable Star Trek Captain’s chair is about as ridiculous as you might expect. The video is pretty funny though.
The awesomeness of this is beyond question.
via Interweb 3000