Selling Snowballs in Minnesota!

Some random marketing genius may claim they can sell ice to an Eskimo, and some actually manage to sell snowballs in Minnesota! For $1, you can get real, hand-packed snowballs from a vending machine. We don’t really know how well the sales went, but apparently, the machine was restocked a few times. Real Minnesota Snowballs snowball vending machine was a brainchild of marketing agency Space150.

Step 1. Make a 42,000 Matchstick Sphere

Step 2. Light that sucker on fire. Enjoy!

Quoting from the video description:

What happens when you start gluing matches together? Because the heads are slightly wider than the wooden bodies, they begin to form a sphere. This was an experiment in how many matches it would take to get all the way around to make a perfect globe. After months of gluing and gluing and gluing we made it to the other side. Then the experiment shifted to see what it would look like when this thing burned.

Skip to 1:45 if you want to dive right into the action.

Tiny PocketSprite Keychain Is The Console For Your Favorite Retro Games

PocketSprite may be one tiny game console, but it’s ready for all the retro gaming goodness your heart desires. It’s a full-featured emulation console that can stand in for old favorites like Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System, and more, including games developed specifically for the PocketSprite. So enjoy the old favorites on its OLED screen, while hoping you can place your fingers right on the tiny console’s buttons. Available for pre-order at a price of $55 on CrowdSupply.

Azio’s Cool Retro Classic Typewriter-inspired Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard

Azio’s new Bluetooth keyboard takes its inspiration from the good ol’ typewriter. The design and the click-clack of the mechanical keyboard on the Retro Classic BT should get you all set in for the typewriter feel. Thankfully, Azio isn’t just going for the looks with this one – although the wood, metal and leather finish are quite a treat – and there’s quite a bit of functional options and modern tech in there as well.

Watch This Robot Open a Door For Its Robot Buddy

Here’s a cool video of Boston Dynamics SpotMini quadruped robot opening a door for its SpotMini buddy. Opening a door – while quite a simple move for humans, can be quite a feat for robots. Here we see the first SpotMini end up being helpless at the door (no surprise there), until its buddy shows up with an arm-like attachment to open the door. The bot opens the door, uses its foot to keep it ajar, and then pulls it open. Simple, eh? Quite a leap for bots though.