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Student Makes Himself Tesla Coil Hat, Makes It Sing Harry Potter Theme [video]

When you’re wearing a hat that shoots bolts of lightning, we guess playing the Mortal Kombat – Harry Potter theme becomes fairly accurate. MIT student Tyler Christensen built this Tesla coil powered hat for himself as a halloween costume, but sadly it “blew up” before the Halloween weekend. We don’t know how Tyler solved his issues with a Halloween costume, but he had managed to grab this video before the hat went crossed the road, and it is seriously cool.

Via TC-Engineering, Adafruit, Engadget

Is It Still A Tablet If It Has a 65-inch Touchscreen?

Ardic Technologies, Istanbul have developed a “tablet computer” that runs on Android and has a 65-inch touchscreen. It does look very cool, but we still doubt the “tablet” moniker here, it really is more of a computer even if it runs on an OS (and possibly processor) made for a mobile device, a 65-inch is itself unlikely to be classified a mobile device. Forgive my musings, checkout the device; it is cool.

Via Make

Radial Phone Lets You Tweet Your Irritation

Radial Phone Lets You Tweet Your Irritation

Once upon a time, the world had telephones with no buttons. No, these weren’t touchscreen thingies, these things had to be wired to the source and you had to dial numbers using a rotary system. Well, those phones have been out for decades now, but there’s nothing to stop them from being repurposed.

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Giant World Map Made From Recycled Computer Components

Giant World Map Made From Recycled Computer Components

Technology really has brought the world closer, so this giant world map made from recycled computer components seems quite fitting. UK based artist Susan Stockwell has created this giant installation of a world map, made entirely from recycled computer components. The set uses motherboards, electric wiring, fans and other components from computers and electronics. Titled World the map was made for the University of Bedfordshire.

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Periodic Table of Swearing Coffee Table

Mixing swearing with science goes a long way, as we find out with this periodic table of swearing coffee table. You keep it as a coffee table with a nice set of buttons for the elements, some unsuspecting guest ends up pressing a button by mistake, and out pours a barrage of insults from the coffee table.

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