Archive | February, 2009

…It’s TGI Friday: The Space Game?

The Space Game

The Space Game is The Casual Collective’s follow-up to the uber-popular Desktop Tower Defense, and the goal is to produce energy, mine asteroids for minerals, expand your influence and defend your base. Basically, it’s like EVE, only free and with a lot less options. (Though the menu does look a bit daunting at first.) The game itself is rather clever though, and feels very well thought out, so give it a try and see what you think.

[The Casual Collective – The Space Game]

[Via: Kottke]

…BristleBots are part of a controversy?


Remember BristleBots, the tiny little ‘robots’ that use little more than a pager motor, a battery and a toothbrush head to create locomotion?

Well apparently, Klutz and Scholastic claim to have thought of the exact same idea with the exact same name at the exact same time as Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, and are making a book with the bots without giving credit to the original inventors.

It’s still up in the air as to what will happen with this whole situation, and you can follow the updates on the MAKE: Blog, but hopefully this will all get resolved in the right way, and credit will be given where credit is due.

[MAKE: Blog – BristleBot Controversy]

…IDEO mastered the Rube Goldberg machine?

IDEO Global Chain Reaction

When IDEO decided to show off the fact that they are a global brand by putting together a Rube Goldberg Machine of epic proportions, what they ended up with was a creation that spanned eight worldwide locations across three continents, six time zones, and involved the work of roughly fifty people.

The result is a 15 minute montage of crazy contraptions and unbelievable gadgets that all worked together surprisingly well:

[Via: MAKE: Blog]

…It’s Things Thursday: Headhoods?


Headhoods are ‘meticulously designed and hand-printed’ hoodies that feature profiles of famous people on the side so that when your hood is on, you can hide from the world and stare back at it at the same time.

Headhoods Detail

They’re also made by ‘one devoted individual in his bustling studio located in a not so desirable part of Brooklyn, New York’ who got the idea ‘from a good coffee buzz’.


[Via: Josh Spear]

…The Bentley Continental Supersports is green?

Bentley Continental Supersports

The Bentley Continental Supersports might not look very green, but as the company’s first FlexFuel vehicle, it is. (Kinda.)

Bentley Continental Supersports Detail

The ‘Extreme Bentley’ is also the fastest and most powerful car to wear a flying B on the hood, with a 621 hp E85-compatible W12 propelling the car to 60 in just 3.7 seconds, and giving it a top speed of 204 mph.

In addition, the car receives carbon ceramic brakes, 24 lbs of weight reduction, a dark-smoked steel finish on all ‘brightware’ (front grilles, lamp bezels, window surrounds and wheels) and plenty of carbon fiber to go around, both inside and out.

It’s definitely not your father’s Bentley, but in this case, that’s definitely not a bad thing.


[Via: Autoblog]