daily prophet sheets

Muggle newspapers might be going the way of the dinosaur, but the Daily Prophet is still the preferred news source for the British wizarding community. Apparently, they’re expanding their offerings to include a Harry Potter Daily Prophet sheet set edition for wizards that like to read in bed. It comes with one flat sheet, a fitted sheet and two pillowcases.

Check out an close-up of the design after the break…

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wake up machine

Simone Giertz decided that the most effective way to wake up in the morning is to have an alarm clock that slaps her in the face repeatedly with a rubber arm. To make it happen, she picked apart a clock, wired it to an Arduino UNO and controlled it via a 165 rpm brushless DC motor through a relay.

As you’ll see after the jump, the Wake-Up Machine may work too well. Not only did it smack Simone in the face, but it also ate her hair. That being said, watch out for some nsfw language.

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Colby Powell and his kids like Star Wars…a lot. So, in honor of the upcoming Star Wars film, the Powell family built a two-story Death Star as a Halloween decoration.

Like you do.

It features plenty of flashing lights and it was mounted on the roof of their home in Lafayette, CA. See it in action after the break…

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I know I agreed to go to the Christmas party, but I had a few drinks at the time and was in a particularly good mood. When it comes time to actually do that thing it will be the last thing that I want to do. Just gimme a glass of whiskey and a book.

This ornament is perfect for people like me. Hey, the back of the tree needs decorations too.

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It’s a Starcraft Protoss Pylon USB Charger! Need to charge more than two things? Sorry, you’ll need to construct additional pylons.

This Starcraft II Protoss Pylon Desktop Power Station is both a light and a charger. It gives you access to the great psionic energy matrix emanating from Aiur, but, in case you can’t tap into that, it also has an AC Adapter. Its 2 USB ports can power all your devices that charge via USB (provided you have the correct cable – it ships with one micro-USB cable). Note: We do not recommend you overcharge and rush with these. The power cable ain’t long enough.

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Remember when you were a kid and you didn’t get something you wanted, you’d say something like “When I grow up, I’ll buy whatever I want!”. Well, here’s your chance.

Marvel has partnered with ThinkGeek to deliver an Avengers comforter and sheet set in Twin, Full, Queen, or King sizes.

It’s about as tasteful as superhero sheets get.

See more pictures after the break.

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harley quinn comforter

This Harley Quinn comforter fits full/queen-sized beds. It’s waaaay more comfortable than anything you’ll find in the asylum.

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But it’s early and the Force doesn’t want to go to work!

This BB-8 Desktop Lamp stands 8 1/2″ tall and casts light on your subject of choice, whether that’s astronavigation or algebra. It has LED light inside the head, which shines downward through a diffuser. A gentle tap on BB-8’s head switches between three different lighting modes: natural white, amber, and warm white. And off. Also a good mode when you need to go to sleep.

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Argentinean architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia has created a new kind of extending window that could help people in small apartments enjoy a bit more sunlight. Her “More Sky” windows extend outwards like an accordion to create cozy alcoves.

This would be an awesome reading nook.

While it might seem a little daunting to lean or sit out a window like this, they were designed to adhere to Brooklyn’s construction regulations (but can be adapted for other locations). Garcia notes that her window “provides visual relief, access to sunlight and fresh air for small apartments.” Can’t argue with that.

Check out some additional pics and designs after the break…

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Engineer and Thingiverse user John Lawrence used his 3D printer to create a simple and effective device to save his toilet paper from becoming a feline plaything.

His aptly named “Kitten Proof Toilet Paper Guard” is basically a plastic cover with a sliding door that is installed over a roll of toilet paper. While easily opened by humans, it exploits the cat’s greatest weakness—a lack of opposable thumbs.

The device can be printed in four parts and is easily assembled, as demonstrated in the video after the jump.

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