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W. Beaty, Nov 2008


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Nov 11, 2008     DOWN

Flystick Levitation Wand
Lifts plastic fliers with a handheld VandeGraaff machine. $26.95


Here's their youtube video, also another






Oct 10, 2008     DOWN

Infrared video Goggles
IR (infra red) video converter with irLED light source. $79.99







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Cute microbes on sale  Cute and fluffy diseases

Cuddle up to your very own ebola organism.

Give Herpes to all your friends.



Dec 8, 2004         DOWN
Bacterial ties & scarves ,
anthrax bowties,
gonorrhea boxers, etc.
Newly added: t-shirts & baseball caps

Gonorrhea        
   Malaria

Sept 10, 2008     DOWN

Robotic serenade, plays six piano pieces. $16.95





Jan 8, 2007     DOWN

The Python: Knights of Ni hat . You know you want it. Or at least a Great Black Beast of AAAaarrrrgghhhh




Jan 8, 2007     DOWN

Hit the button, and this continuously-recording video camera saves the previous thirty seconds of everything that just occurred. Use it to win arguments with your spouse.




Jan 8, 2007     DOWN

Solar Furnace Earrings. Jewelry made by
sticking a glass rod into the focus of a huge fresnel lens.




Jan 8, 2007     DOWN

The traditional Chemistry Set is back, big time. Advanced version, $174.95




Jan 8, 2007     DOWN

The traditional Radio Controlled Tarantaula is also back, big time. $24.95








Sept 30, 2006     DOWN

See underwater with a Transparent Canoe, $1,459.95





Dec 16, 2005     DOWN

Wooden standing wave, also check out their magnetic levitation toys


Nov 16, 2005     DOWN

Micro RC Helicopter , weighs 6.9g, w/four-chan IR comm




Sept 22, 2005     DOWN

Hardwood 'Pirolette', an image of your face, $149.95




Aug 23, 2005     DOWN

Frozen Lightning, 3D Lichtenberg figures in acrylic, $225

An electron beam is injected into the plastic, then
a sharp pin triggers the three-dimensional discharge.



Aug 23, 2005     DOWN

Shrunken Quarters, magnetically crushed, $15

A kilo-joule capacitor bank generates a contracting magnetic field
which 'sledgehammers' the coin from all sides.



July 7, 2005     DOWN

Portable Microscope, $99

Also see: Trekker microscope $75

Meade Readiview, 160X or 80X (eyepiece is a 10X loupe)
w/fold-down LED illuminator



Apr 24, 2005     DOWN



Record Playing VW van

Drives around on your record, while a needle in the undercarriage guides the path while picking up vibrations from the groove.



Dec 13, 2004        DOWN
"Mighty Blaster" ring-vortex launcher



Dec 13, 2004        DOWN
Corpse face Reconstruction Kit



Dec 13, 2004        DOWN
[Facehugger spider-thing from the movie Alien, plush toy grabbed onto guy with black t-shirt] Face-Hugger from ALIEN,
cute li'l plush toy



Dec 13, 2004        DOWN
Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, iRobot Roomba, $249
(or try the earlier version,
wo/virtual walls, $149)



Dec 12, 2004        DOWN
Bonsai Potato Kit


       



Nov 3, 2004        DOWN
Hover copter!



Nov 3, 2004        DOWN

Fisher-Price Pixter, $74.99
mutant progeny of Etch-a-sketch with CPU , and ROM-pack (software) , camera.
Also, the older , non-color version, $29.99


Oct 28, 2004        DOWN
For halloween...
Gasoline Supersoaker
w/matches and refillable gas can



                           yes it's fake


Oct 13, 2004        DOWN
Hand-blown Glass Radiometers

science toys, and other stuff



Sep 27, 2004        DOWN
Digital Camera Microscope

The Intelplay microscope has gone away? This link points to a similar microscope from another company. Or try a $99 eyepiece camera.



Sep 27, 2004        DOWN
Magnetoids rare earth supermagnet toy



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Electronics kit: Deluxe BAT DETECTOR.
Or simply listen to ultrasound.



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The OTHER kind of hovercraft.


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B&W Video camera. So what?
How about $15.00 each!!
Or try Infrared and a video monitor,
or a webcam , or add some A.I.


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Giant 40" x 31" Fresnel Lens from Electronics Goldmine


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ZORB! zorb zorb zorb.


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X-ray Exploration Dino Books
from Uncle Milton Toys


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Foama Lation!


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Exoskeletal power-tootsies


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Phage necklace, DNA Jewlery


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Stoner toy alert!
Skyliner manually-scanned LED messages


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Spare brain (deluxe model)


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Rideable Bicycle Replicas


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Wizard Stick smoke generator


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Linux hack: Billy Bass mods


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100 Megaparsec cube, Sloan survey, $72
(thats only $2 per cubic megalightyear...)
also DNA, b-Fields,        others

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Some 'toys' for Halloween. Flash required

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Neutral buoyancy frisbee!

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Snap Circuits

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Not the 'Beanie Babies:' Frida Kahlo, Nietzsche, etc.

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Experimental Home-built "Segway"

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Green plastic army man, eight hundred dollars.           (BTW, 6ft tall.)     more...

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UV invisible ink pen with black light LED. Secret messages. Draw bones on your hands, secret tatoos, networks of glowing blood vessels... Also UV nail polish, stickers, hair gel, etc. Play Visions, a local Seattle toy company.

Or make your own with UV keychain LED, $2.95, and some yellow/green hi-liter markers.

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FAVORITE T-SHIRTS FROM VARIOUS SITES:

Nikola Tesla's business card on black t-shirt.
Museum of Jurassic Tech's logo on black t-shirt. The MJT will stun! A thin layer of normalcy covers depths of profound mental twistedness.

Be backstage staff. Or a freak

Strongbad Email!

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Real live ultracapacitor for only $1.00. A whole farad, yet the size of toothpaste tube cap. Make electric flying toys? Insect robots? Charge em with a lemon battery and run flashlights!
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Black magnetic silly putty! From Thinking Putty

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"Airzooka" fires invisible smokerings. Powerful! Blasts your hair back and makes your eyes water.

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Coffee Cup Stirling Engine Kit! $99

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Hokey spokes. Turn your bike wheel into a mechanically-scanned vision disk like the Baird Televisor from 1930's television. More like a stoner toy with brain-enhancing LED strobes. Are they selling these at Burning Man yet? [NO, BUT PEOPLE ARE BUILDING THEIR OWN VERSIONS.]


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The "Leg-way", Dean Kaman's "IT" or "Segway " balancing scooter... made from Lego!

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Cheap Geiger Counter Kit (w/alpha window!) $110. They also sell the GM tube alone for $55.

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Wooden standing wave, also check out their magnetic levitation toys

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Zero Blaster from Zero toys , a vortex launcher with smoke generator, $20
[Igor! The Stench Ray Weapon is alive! IT'S ALLLI I I I I IVVVVE!!!]

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George Rhoads Kinetic Sculpture, also see Little Ball Blue and Lunatic

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Plasma Mug , $30

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Draganflyer VTOL platform, camera optional , $750

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ERECTOR SETS, also STEAM ENGINE KITS

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A toy for your cubical: mini rovers from ThinkGeek

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Portrait of Lewis Carroll, strange anamorphic collage-art
Morph Magic anamorphic jigsaw puzzles
Klein Mugs for thirsty topologists. A rugged borosilicate 1-sided torus instantiation. Also lots more Klein-ware. The finest closed, non-orientable, boundary-free manifolds sold anywhere!

The prices have been coming way down on Russian-made night vision scopes. Here's one from Harbor Freight Tools for $110, which includes a hand-driven generator (no batteries needed.) The battery-powered version is even cheaper. For the curious, here's how to look inside a Famous Trails FT-300 scope. I These have the old single-stage image intensifier tube (they advertise "1/4 moon illumination needed"), as opposed to the truely expensive 3rd-generation true night-vision microchannel plate converters which can see in near-total darkness. Rather than pay $2000, just rig up a superbright LED floodlight (use IR leds so things stay dark!)


The famous Wham-o Air Blaster gun shot a high-speed vortex, an invisible smoke-ring that could knock over cardboard targets. Not available since the late 1970s (some kids blow out their eardrums?), but sometimes seen on ebay and other toy auction sites. Or just get yourself a Zero Blaster



The microscope from Harbor Freight seems to have vanished. Rats! Here's one from American Science Surplus for $129.

Magnetic Levitation Toy
sold at Johnson Smith Co. (search on LEVITATING GLOBE)

This one uses fairly large neodymium magnets, also with a coil-pair in the base that makes the globe rotate (a low frequency syncronous motor, Tesla would be proud!)


Nitinol Memory Spoon at Grand Illusions

Has the Amazing Randi seen this one yet?


LEVITATED MAGNET TOY From Dr. Martin Simon at UCLA (no longer sold, 9/2000)

However, you can buy a similar Diamagnetic Levitator $60



X-10 CCD Cam w/RF link, only $80!!!
Runs off 12Vdc 200mA. Low quality color video, 2.4GHz microwave link w/directional antennas. Wireless spycam? Put it on a balloon or kite?





At amazon.com, see the new Lego Mindstorms sets (with onboard computer and IR link to PC!)

Also:

NOTE: the gearmotors in the above Lego kits make dandy motor/generators for electricity demonstrations, and cost under $10!

FURBY HACKERS




ELECTRONICS KITS

(soldering required)

Ultrasonic Listener 18.50
(note: I've not purchased anything from this company)


OTHER GREAT TOYS SITES

Glow in the Dark






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