This is the TEK Robotic Mobilization Device (RMD), a transport vehicle for the paraplegic/disabled that allows them to move around in a standing position. The advantages over a traditional wheelchair are immense, including: better cardiovascular health from the standing position, the ability to make eye-to-eye contact instead of always being looked down upon, the independence to reach high and low (it can lower to a sitting position as well), get on and off the john/in and out of bed yourself, as well as a significantly smaller footprint for ease of navigating tight areas. The device comes in five sizes and started shipping in Turkey last week for around $15,000. Wow -- I'm impressed. I never thought I'd say this, but I might trade in my HoverRound.
Hit the jump for a worthwhile video of a young man demonstrating the thing.
This is a video of one of Geekologie Reader Liz's coworkers at the LEGO Store in Minneapolis showing off his homemade LEGO Portal Gun. The gun took about a year to plan, three weeks to build, and is just under 2,000 pieces. It has a LEGO Mindstorm controller stuffed inside, s... / Continue →
This is a completely customizable LEGO marble maze designed by Jason A. that features interchangeable playfields (including a medieval themed one!). It's currently a LEGO CUUSOO project, so if it gets over 10,000 votes LEGO will consider making the set a reality. Honestly, of... / Continue →
Sweet staff bro.
Seen here moments before raiding the novelty t-shirt kiosk behind them, Lord N-64 of Cartridge and the Duke of Super Nintendonia pose for a photo op. Pretty clever, guys. Unfortunately, nowhere near as clever as my Baron von Wii armor. *struttin' that ass i... / Continue →