Author: Grant Stimmel

Electric Paint Lamps > Your Lamps

It has been a LONG time since I’ve been this excited about lamps. Ok, let’s be honest, I’ve never been excited about lamps before. But these Electric Paint Lamps are seriously cool. Don’t ask me how Electric Paint works – I have no idea. But by the looks of things, you can use it, a Light Up Board, and some paper to make 3 different types of lamps with their kit. What can you make? Touch Lamp Dimmer Lamp Proximity Lamp (e.g. the closer your hand gets to the lamp the brighter it gets). You use their special Electric...

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Laïka – The Perfect Companion For Man’s Best Friend

Get a dog, they said. It’ll be cute, they said. It won’t be that much work, they said. It won’t poop in the house, they said. Well, “they” lied. 3 months, 4 accidents, and 2 destroyed carpets later, I’m finally get used to having a furry friend at home. He’s cute, don’t get me wrong, but man is having a dog a lot of work. But I think – I hope, Laïka is the answer to my prayers. We all feel bad leaving our dogs alone while we’re at work all day, but with this little robot, your dog won’t even...

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3D Printing Is Hard – Voladd Is Easy

Let’s say you got your hands on the best 3D printer in the world. It’s capable of doing literally anything, you could print a freakin’ space ship with this thing. Somebody says, “Ok, make me something simple – like a little box.” “No problem,” you say, “how hard could that be?” Then a few minutes go by and you still haven’t figured out how to even turn the thing on. And that is the problem with 3D printers in 2017. Here’s the issue. Most 3D printers these days, no matter how cool they may be, are still surprisingly difficult...

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Animoodles – Crazy Cool Stuffed Animals

“Mommy, do they make stuffed animals with unicorn heads, monkey tails, sloth bodies, and frog legs?” “Yes, honey, they do now.”   If you don’t think Animoodles are cool, then hand over your parenting license right now. These plush stuffed animals feature rare earth magnets hidden within their fabric. So every limb is removable and interchangeable. The full set features 5 cuddle-worthy creatures, but after a few minutes with your kids, you won’t be able to recognize them. In a world where most toys now have screens and software, it’s nice to see an old school toy with a fun, modern...

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Kids Can’t Sleep? Try Mella

It’s 3 AM, do you know where your kids are? Yes. They are jumping on your bed trying to wake you up. It’s one of the unspoken laws of the universe that parents don’t get enough sleep. That’s the way it’s always been. That’s the way it always will be. Or so we thought. Mella is an alarm clock that’s designed to keep your kids in bed longer by training them with a series of progressively changing lights. The clock’s glow changes to yellow when there’s 30 minutes of sleep time left, then shifts to green when it’s time to...

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