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World’s longest bike is 117-feet long

World’s longest bike is 117-feet long

If you have never spent time looking at the Guinness Book of World Records, trust me that there are records in there for things you have never even thought of. One good example of a record for something you never knew existed is this incredibly long bike that now holds the record for world's longest bicycle.

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DIY railgun launches projectiles with 950 pounds of force

DIY railgun launches projectiles with 950 pounds of force

Railguns were once the domain of science fiction and video games, but that has changed over the last few years with the US military working hard on developing railguns for ships and even vehicles. While this sort of weapon is still a ways from being field ready, a geek called Ziggy Zee has built his own man portable railgun from scratch.

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SprayPainter turns you into a graffiti artist

SprayPainter turns you into a graffiti artist

If you like the idea of painting graffiti style art in your home or office, but lack the artistic skills to make that happen on your own the SprayPainter is for you. SprayPainter is an accessory that clips to a can of spray paint and makes it sort of like a dot matrix printer from back in the day. Using dots of spray, the device is able to create any work of art you want.

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Dad turns son’s wheelchair into Star Wars snowspeeder for Halloween

Dad turns son’s wheelchair into Star Wars snowspeeder for Halloween

Dads that are big fans of Star Wars are turning out to be a very crafty, creative bunch. We've seen not one but two custom rocking horses built, the first being an X-wing, and the second a Speeder Bike. While those two hand-made projects were for very young kids, this latest one is for a child that's a bit older. Ryan Scott Miller's son Jeremy uses a wheelchair, so he built a snowspeeder — the ship the rebels used during The Empire Strikes Back's Battle of Hoth — that fits overtop, just in time for Halloween.

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Intel Curie chip arrives on Arduino 101 board

Intel Curie chip arrives on Arduino 101 board

First revealed almost a year ago at CES 2015, Intel's low-power Curie chip is finally becoming available on its first development board, the new Arduino 101. Up until now, Curie has mostly been used in things like wearables, along with the occasional odd product. But now that it's coming to the open-source Arduino platform, students and hobbyist makers can take advantage of its sensors and connectivity options.

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Real DIY Thor’s Hammer can only be picked up by maker

Real DIY Thor’s Hammer can only be picked up by maker

Forged in the heart of a dying star, the legendary hammer Mjolnir, Thor's Hammer, is created here on our Earth by one intrepid DIY creator. "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." Thus, as most mortals and gods alike have found out, this hammer is not very easy to lift. Created by Allen Pan, known just recently on YouTube as Sufficiently Advanced, this earthbound iteration of the hammer is made with a combination of an electromagnet and a fingerprint scanner.

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ZeroPi dev kit is compatible with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

ZeroPi dev kit is compatible with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

With an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi to play with there is no limit to the things that can be created. If your tastes lie towards creating robotics and new dev kit has debuted that will give you more flexibility and allow you to create impressive robotics inventions and it's called the ZeroPi. The dev kit is a robotic motion structure system.

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Emoji keyboard is actually 14 keyboards

Emoji keyboard is actually 14 keyboards

A lot of people I know are really into emoji when they are texting or posting to any social media. Some of us only use the smiley emoji, and then it's only so you know (or at least think) we are kidding when we say something that might be construed as mean. Other folks use emoji like crazy, you know these folks they are the ones that try and have entire conversations with nothing but emoji.

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Dobot robotic arm can draw, etch, and play

Dobot robotic arm can draw, etch, and play

Robotic arms are used in various industrial processes such as automotive manufacturing when a task needs to be reproduced with high levels of accuracy. A desktop robotic arm has debuted called the Dobot and it is Arduino-powered and has a 4-axis parallel mechanism. The arm is aimed at makers, educators, and anyone else that wants a sweet robot arm they can control.

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Massive Big Delta 3D printer can print houses from mud and clay

Massive Big Delta 3D printer can print houses from mud and clay

3D printers have been on the market for a long time now and typically, they print small objects using some sort of plastic filament. Some 3D printers out there can print with other materials such as glass. A 3D printer called Big Delta has been unveiled and it is so massive that it can print entire homes out of mud or clay.

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Ahmed Mohamed invited to White House, Facebook, Google after clock incident

Ahmed Mohamed invited to White House, Facebook, Google after clock incident

This week fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for what teachers and police described as a "hoax bomb". While Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd suggested this morning that charges will not be filed against the student, Mohamed's family are already in the process of seeking legal assistance. After Ahmed was handcuffed and brought to a juvenile detention center, he was released into his parents' custody. Hours later, Ahmed was invited to Facebook HQ by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the White House by President Barack Obama.

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3Dsimo mini is a geeky multi-tool that burns, cuts, and extrudes

3Dsimo mini is a geeky multi-tool that burns, cuts, and extrudes

Anyone who tinkers with electronics or DIY projects needs some specialized tools. A new product has debuted that gives users several tools in one product and it's called the 3Dsimo. 3Dsimo has a 3D printing pen, precision solder, burner, and cutter in one device. The tool is aimed at people who create jewelry, figures, accessories, decorations, and other art.

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