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Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Han Solo’s DL-44 Blaster [Tested]

Adam has constructed a Blade Runner pistol and Indiana Jones’ revolver, but not Han Solo’s 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 Norm run through the blaster’s signature details and then work together to assemble this iconic space gun.

T8: The Bio Inspired 3D Printed Spider Octopod Robot

T8 is a wirelessly controlled bio-inspired octopod robot made with high resolution 3D printed parts. It uses a total of 26 motors: 3 in each leg and 2 in the abdomen. It is powered by the Bigfoot™ Inverse Kinematics Engine which performs all of the necessary calculations for smoothly controlling the motions of the robot in real time.

Meet ATLAS: Our New Robot Overlord [HD 3D]

Say hello to ATLAS, one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built!

ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics. Software-focused teams from Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will use the robot to compete in the first physical competition of the Challenge in December 2013 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The DARPA Robotics Challenge seeks to advance the technology necessary to create robots capable of assisting humans in disaster response.

For more information on ATLAS and the Challenge, please visit

How a Definitive Carbon Fiber Prosthetic Leg Works [AmputeeOT]

How a carbon fiber prosthetic leg works.

Where to check out the Coyote Proximal Lock:

Where to check out the Renegade AT foot:

Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 for Windows 8

This comfortable mouse for Windows 8 gives you the best of both worlds—a touch zone for smooth scrolling with a simple swipe of the finger, plus all the precision, control and familiar buttons you expect from a traditional mouse.

Product Features:

  • Hybrid traditional-and-touch mouse for Windows 8: Dedicated touch zone strip plus familiar mouse buttons and precision for simple, easy navigation.
  • Comfortable rubber grip: Sculpted shape wrapped in textured rubber for better handling. Glass touch zone optimizes smooth scrolling and sense of control.
  • One click to Windows 8 Start screen: Instantly access your favorite apps on the new Start screen.
  • Wireless simplicity: Tiny Unifying receiver connects up to six compatible mice and keyboards using just one USB port.
  • Extended battery life: Get up to 18 months of power without a battery change (Battery life may vary based on usage and computing conditions.)

(vía Amazon)

Fashion Geek: LED Tetris Tie

A 4 hour project results in a pretty cool neck tie!

More details on the project blog

DigiX now on Kickstarter!

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