The latest Nintendo Direct stream gave us a first look insider Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, courtesy of Shigeru Miyamoto. Set to open to the public next February, this incredibly themed area is filled with familiar music from the series and interactive elements, like coin boxes that can be activated with a Power-Up Band with an Amiibo-like NFC chip inside. Simply use it to press its sensor near objects and a new virtual item will appear in a synced Super Nintendo World app on your smartphone. Read more for the 15-minute tour, additional pictures and information.
Google is continually adding new functionality to their Search service, including augmented reality objects, whether it be animals or Baby Yoda. The later comes out just in time for The Mandalorian’s Season 2 finale, and lets you place the character just about anywhere in your home. To try it out yourself, simply open the browser on an iOS or Android device, search for “The Child” or “Baby Yoda”, scroll down until you see the character card, and then click “View in 3D”. Read more for a short video demonstration.
Ever wonder what would happen if you nuked the Moon? So did science expert Kurzgesagt, and that’s why his latest video is all about this topic. He covers a scenario where a thermonuclear device is detonated on the surface of the moon, and what the potential hazards could be for astronaut observers, orbiting satellites, space stations, as well as people living here on Earth. Project A119, a top-secret plan developed in 1958 by the United States Air Force, aimed to detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon. Read more for the video and additional information.
Former NASA and Apple engineer is back with the third iteration of his infamous Glitterbomb. This third-generation model now uses the world’s finest biodegradable glitter that sprays thieves as soon as the package is opened. That’s not all, some thieves won’t care about a little glitter being pumped out on them, and that’s why Mark decided to install a can of ultra potent “fart spray” and a skunk musk, all the while playing tunes from “Home Alone.” Read more for a video and additional information.
Brick master Jumpei Mitsui recently unveiled his latest creation, and it’s the famed painting from the Edo-period of Japan, Hokusai’s Ukioy-e print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”. It took him over 400-hours and 50,000 pieces to recreate this masterpiece. Even before starting the build, Mitsui had to study videos of waves crashing as well as academic papers on the topic. Next, he sketched a detailed model of the LEGO model, complete with boats. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Christopher Nolan first teased TENET with a six-minute prologue way back in 2019 ahead of select IMAX screenings of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and the actual film opened on September 3, 2020 in the US. Unfortunately, some movie theaters never reopened since the pandemic began, but today, Warner Bros. released this short teaser for everyone to see before it hits 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and digital on December 15th. Read more to jump right into the time inversion madness.
Let’s face it, even the most secure locks can be picked by professionals, but is there such a thing as an unpickable lock? Shane from Stuff Made Here just might have built one. Standard pin tumbler locks can be picked by lifting or bumping the pins while placing tension on the cylinder pins. This innovative design prevents the pins from being set in an unlocked position individually, by locking them in the position they are set, thus preventing someone from bumping them. Read more for a video showing the build and additional information.
Limited to just 99-units worldwide, the CATSA Lander Mark I just might be the geekiest space-inspired cat bed yet, and it’s not just for looks. Boasting a precision-milled composite aluminum shell, a high impact 3D-printed ABS door frame, laser-etched CATSA mission badge, nine soft rubber isolation claws, High Density Polyethylene components (HDPE) that will not delaminate when exposed to the elements, a plush 1-inch foam bed, and a individually serial numbered plate. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The life-sized mech at the Gundam Factory Yokohama complex is now complete, and it’s finally opening on December 19th to the public after several delays due to the pandemic. Not just a static robot, it has 20 moving parts as well as 34 points of articulation and guests can climb observation decks on the Gundam-Dock Tower to have up-close views of the massive robot. Every 30-minutes, the statue will move and take on different poses. When dusk hits, the eyes even light up. Read more for two videos and additional information.
You can always pick up some ferrofluid online, but what if you wanted to make your own? These tutorials show you exactly how, and for some, it is a manageable task, especially if you’re locked down at home. A process for making a ferrofluid was first invented in 1963 by NASA’s Steve Papell, as he set out to create liquid rocket fuel that could be drawn toward a fuel pump in a weightless environment by applying a magnetic field. Read more for two videos and additional information.