Windless Kite Flying Championship

Windless kite flying.

It sounds like an oxymoron, but don’t tell that to Spencer Watson, a competitor at the Open Individual Indoor Unlimited, which has been going on for 12 years now.

Yup; that’s right. Spencer isn’t alone in his passion for windless kite flying. There are enough people that do this as a sport/hobby that there’s actually a championship to figure out who can do it the best:

Sometimes I wonder if there’s anything that doesn’t have some sort of championship attached to it.

[Via: Kottke]

ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty

iCade 8-Bitty

The ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty is a classic styled, pocketable D-Pad style controller for your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

With 4 face buttons, select, start, and two shoulder buttons, plus the D-Pad for movement, the 8-Bitty also features Bluetooth connectivity for gaming on the go.

It’s fully compatible with all iCade games, so there’s plenty of gaming options right out of the box, and as more and more people buy these external controllers for their mobile gaming, expect even more game developers to add support.

[ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty]

MEGLug LEGO Go-Kart

Even if you played with LEGOs as a kid, you probably never made anything as impressive as this:

LEGO Go-Kart

Called the MEGLug, it’s a full-sized go-kart made entirely of LEGOs, using MINDSTORMS to both power and control the vehicle.

Notable features include 48 MINDSTORMS NXT motors providing 100% of the power, working head and tail lights, a four-point safety belt, and a bottle holder, all made of LEGOs.

Check it out in motion:

[MEGLug]

Jason Freeny – Anatomical Barbie Model

Anatomical Barbie

Jason Freeny‘s latest work, and possibly his most realistic, is an Anatomical Barbie Model, showing what the inside of the famous toy might look like if it was real.

[Jason Freeny]

Vans Phone Case

Vans iPhone Case

Since it debuted as a promotional item, people have been clamoring for the Vans Waffle Sole iPhone Case, and paying upwards of $200 for one on eBay.

Thankfully, if you’re interested in adding a little extra grip to your iPhone, curtsey of the iconic sole design, you won’t need to spend nearly that much, as Vans is now selling them on its site for just $28.

[Vans - Waffle Sole iPhone Case]