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BoseBuild Speaker Cube

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More than just a Bluetooth box, the BoseBuild Speaker Cube ($149) is a chance to get your child interesting in electronics. The kit includes everything you need to build the speaker, with rugged components designed with kids in mind and app-based instructions.

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Along the way, your child will learn about concepts ranging from magnets and electromagnets to how sound works, and when finished will end up with a high-quality speaker they can take pride in having built themselves.

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How To Turn A Pumpkin Into A Disco Ball & More Halloween Crafts

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Dave Hax walks us through how to give a pumpkin fangs, how to turn a pumpkin into sweet disco ball and how to make light-up ping pong ball pumpkins in his latest video.

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Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset

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Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset ($50) allows you to create awesome racecars From scratch! Kids can make their very own vehicles in a matter of minutes! The Hot Wheels Car Maker turns a stick of wax into a fully functioning Hot Wheels car that can be customized with decals. This innovative machine features cool lights, music, and voice prompts that lead kids through the entire car-making process – from revving up to cooling down. It’s creative play for every Hot Wheels fan!

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Amp Up the Design Fun! Simply heat up the unit by plugging it in and turning it on. Then select a mold and wax color for your vehicle. The set comes with two molds and 10 Protoshotz wax sticks in a variety of sleek and sporty colors. Insert the mold into the machine and add your favorite wax color. In eight minutes, the Car Maker melts the wax into the mold and cools off – and you have a custom Hot Wheels vehicle body!

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Detail Your Unique Vehicle! Attach the molded vehicle body to one of the three included chassis. Then get really detailed! Decorate the car with cool decals from the sticker pack. Go for speedy flames or stylish graphics ? or both! Now your brand-new car is ready for racing action. For additional vehicle and design options, check out the Car Maker Mold Packs and Car Design Refill Packs (each sold separately).

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Simple, Safe, and Fun! The Car Maker is easy to use and ‘talks? young car-designers through each phase of the process. Kids receive voice prompts about when to insert the materials, press the button, and pull down the handle. They’re instructed to remove the mold only after the wax has safely cooled. Plus, the machine’s music and flashing lights during car building add to the interactive excitement!

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Adam Savage Builds Han Solo’s DL-44 Blaster

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Over the last few years Adam Savage has constructed a Blade Runner pistol and Indiana Jones’ revolver, but not Han Solo’s DL-44 blaster from Star Wars A New Hope.

Fortunately, the makers at the Replica Prop Forum have thoroughly researched the details of this prop and have faithfully recreated the components needed to build it.

Adam and Norman Chan from Tested run through the blaster’s signature details and then work together to assemble this iconic space gun.

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John Collins, The Paper Airplane Guy Demonstrates Trick Paper Airplanes On Conan

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John Collins, aka the Paper Airplane Guy, recently appeared on Conan to talk about breaking the Guinness World Record for long-distance indoor paper airplane flight.

On February 26, 2012, Collins’ paper airplane design “Suzanne” was thrown 226 feet and 10 inches, breaking the past record.

In the segment, he shows off some of his cool trick paper airplanes. The designs are included in Collin’s new book, The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book ($17).

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Tony Swatton From “Man at Arms” Creates Batman’s Batarangs

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In a recent episode of “Man at Arms”, master blacksmith and prop maker Tony Swatton did a brilliant job of recreating the deadly batarang weapon that Batman used in The Dark Knight film trilogy. He built the batarang from scratch at his Sword and Stone shop in Burbank, California.


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Amazing Darth Vader Helmet Made Using Recycled Typewriter, Machine & Computer Parts

Indiana artist and sculptor Gabriel Dishaw has built an awesome Star Wars Darth Vader helmet ($800) completely out of recycled typewriter, adding machine and computer parts.

The artist writes, “My passion for Star Wars and one of the baddest villain of all time has carried over to my upcycled art. Darth Vader was created using recycled materials from computer parts, adding machines and typewriters.”

You can check out Gabriel’s Etsy shop HERE.

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25 Snowmen From Pop Culture

Get inspired by these pop culture snowmen from the Internet and start planning your own creation for the first snowfall.

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Patton Oswalt’s Doctor Octopus Costume Made by Adam Savage

When Patton Oswalt asked the internet to help him build a Doc Ock costume for Halloween, Adam Savage came up with an idea for a design that would be quick to make and easy to wear. Watch how Adam put this costume together in just four hours with off-the-shelf crafting materials.

 

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MakerBot Announces New Retail Store: Destined to Be One of New York’s Most Awesome “Must-See” Attractions

MakerBot, the Brooklyn-based global leader in the 3D printing technology, has opened its first retail location in New York. The MakerBot Store, opened to the public on September 20th and will have an official launch and unveiling in October.

“I have dreamed of opening this store ever since we started MakerBot. Technology like our Desktop 3D Printers has to be seen to be believed,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “The MakerBot Store is a utopia for creative explorers, and it’s full of MakerBot-made things that make perfect gifts.”

Visitors to the MakerBot Store will have the unprecedented opportunity to experience MakerBot technology, such as the just-released MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, live and in-person. The machines will be up and running, and patrons will have the chance to purchase amazing gifts and accessories made on MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers, created at the company’s workshop.

The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer ($2,199) will also be available for immediate purchase at the MakerBot Store, as will MakerBot PLA and ABS Filament, which are available in more than 30 colors.

Other attractions at the store that will be sure to delight 3D printing enthusiasts all the way from hobbyists to professional engineers and designers include:

 – A MakerBot Gumball machine with a variety of MakerBot-made products to choose from

– Ongoing demonstrations by MakerBot 3D Design staff

– Really cool project installations such as the MakerBot Marble Run, a giant contraption made almost entirely on MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers.

Store Location and Hours:

The MakerBot Store
298 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
(347)457-5758
store@makerbot.com
makerbot.com/retail
Open: Mon-Sat 12 PM-7 PM; Sun 12 PM-6 PM

Photo credit “Scott Beale / Laughing Squid” laughingsquid.com

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