This 3D Foam Pen puts a twist on conventional 3D printing pens by utilizing foaming liquid hand soap rather than melted plastic, allowing users to create rub-a-dub-soap-sud sculptures.
The pen automatically froths the soap into foam, eliminating the need for manual pumping, and the creative process can be started by the push of a button. It also comes equipped with accessories such as two plastic foam bases, a bubble-shaping spatula and three different heads for creating shapes like smiley faces or stars. Sets of eyes, ears and noses are also included. Sadly, it is not waterproof and cannot be used in the tub, which means the developers really missed the boat on the bath market.
The pen is currently available for pre-order with an expected release on July 15. See it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]
Former NASA engineer Mark Rober and two of his bros have created the world’s largest functional Nerf gun based on a classic Nerf design.
The gun is powered by a 3,000 psi paintball canister that can deliver multiple 80psi shots and is powerful enough to send a plunger-topped pool noodle through a pane of glass at speeds around 40 mph.
Think of it like a cannon in the ultimate Nerf battle.
Check out the video below to learn more and watch the device in action. [click to continue…]
Artist Jim McKenzie has produced a video chronicling the creation of a meticulous scarecrow sculpture starting with sketches and continuing on to a remarkable epoxy clay character that is precise down to the finest detail.
The figure was crafted for a solo exhibition entitled “Lost Magic” which will run through July 2 at Santa Monica’s Copro Gallery.
Check out the video below. It will surely give you a whole new appreciation for the patience and skill needed to create such a work. [click to continue…]
The foam fanatic’s arsenal is about to grow with the pending release of this Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout RC Drone Blaster.
The device maintains the typical foam dart ammo, firing up to 18 at a time, and is also equipped with an aim and fire turret-style gun, off-road capabilities, and a 720p video recorder so you can film your battles. Awesome.
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The Terrascout is currently slated for release this fall for around $200.
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In case you didn’t know, the soundtrack for The Force Awakens is finally available on vinyl. Much like the movie itself, the record is both retro and futuristic.
Indeed, this record would look very odd spinning in a wood-paneled room with orange shag carpeting. That’s because Disney emblazoned these vinyl records with 3D holograms of the TIE Fighter and Millennium Falcon. The holograms reportedly require the right angle and light to see (a smartphone LED flash is recommended), but when you hit the right combo, they look like they are “leaping off the vinyl” – which may or may not help to justify the $50 price tag.
Learn more in the video below. [click to continue…]
YouTuber “kaptainkristian” has created a six minute video extolling the virtues of the beloved Calvin and Hobbes comic strip along with the integrity and vision of its creator, Bill Watterson.
The video takes a look at the strip’s longevity and the state of art itself, explaining that there’s no “low” or “high” art and that works either speak to people or don’t. There’s also an examination of commercialism in the art/comics world that leads to the title of the video itself, Art Before Commerce.
That being said, there’s a heavy dose of opinion in the production, as well as some unabashed dumping on other comics – especially Garfield. Check out the video after the break…
Corridor Digital used drones mounted with various cameras to recreate a Star Wars X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter dogfight that’s fit for the big screen.
Digital effects were used to transpose 3D-printed X-Wing and TIE Fighter cockpits into the production, which shows the craft twisting and turning through a mountainous landscape. Even drone crash footage was used to represent TIE Fighters being shot down.
Grab a barf bag and check out the video below (along with a look behind the scenes). [click to continue…]
In a brilliant bit of viral marketing, Kolcraft created an adult-sized version of it’s Contours Bliss stroller. Kolcraft president Tom Koltun notes:
“We created the test ride so adults could experience first-hand how each Contours Stroller is carefully designed with a baby’s joy and comfort in mind and make sure it’s the perfect choice for their family”.
The adult-sized stroller isn’t available for sale, but Kolcraft may want to rethink their position because (naturally) adults have been taking to social media to declare that they want one of their own so their spouse/kids can push them around.
I’ll admit, being able to take a nap in one of these while out clothes shopping would be a dream come true. Check out the video below…
It was only a matter of time before the rainbow food trend spread to sushi, and the results make the Japanese delicacy look like a geode of raw meat.
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After being admitted to the hospital with bronchitis-induced pneumonia, 35-year-old Jake Booth of Bonita Springs, Florida had a heart attack and fell into a coma. As he was unconscious for 48 days, doctors were worried that he may have suffered brain damage.
Those fears were quickly put to rest when Booth came to and said “I want Taco Bell”.
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