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  • August 21, 2014
    Because nobody needs their friends accidentally shooting each other because you left your gun out on the kitchen counter, Tactical Walls builds inconspicuous gun safes so you can hide your weapons in plain sight, where they're readily available. The safes use special magnetic ... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2014
    This is the $279 Gun Box, a biometric gun safe that opens via a fingerprint scan or sensing your RFID tagged bracelet or ring in close proximity. It was designed so you don't have to keep your gun under your mattress where your kids can find it and shoot each other, or locked ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2012
    This is a Master Chief stained glass window made by MartianGlassWorks, the same man behind all this other video game inspired glass art. Now listen Chief -- I want you keep an eye on the house while I'm out drinking. And if you could let me back in when I get home that would ... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    This is Steve Norris's Patrolbot Mark II. You can tell it's not CHUCK Norris's Patrolbot Mark II because your monitor didn't just explode. Are Chuck Norris jokes still fashionable? No? What about baggy sweaters? Patrolbot is a remote controlled security robot Steve uses to... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2012
    This is a coffee table designed by Max & Max (who may or may not just be one guy with a personality disorder. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- right GW? Right GW!) with a removable riot shield functioning as the tabletop. Because you never know who or what is gon... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2011
    A $19,000 robotic triceratops that patrols your house taking pictures of would-be burglars: bad idea. A real triceratops with digital cameras taped to its horns taking 3-D pictures of your butt: dream come true. In 2002, TMSUK developed the Banryu ("Guard Dragon") line of m... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2010
    ADT recently ran a marketing campaign in Chile in which they slid pop-up boxes under people's apartment doors to make them think somebody was in their place while they were gone. Scare tactics -- I like it! When not held flat, the boxes pop open to a cube, allowing them to be... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2010
    I don't know about you, but I shoot to kill. Especially when it comes to protecting my castle (rent-controlled apartment). So I'm gonna have to pass on the Koosh bullets. AND seconds. Really, I'm stuffed. Lightfield has been selling these projectiles to law enforcement a... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2009
    A kangroo recently broke into the home of Beat Ettlin while he and his family were sleeping. He mistook the kangaroo for a ninja and began to pummel the 90lb beast. The 42-year-old told Sky News Online: "I just saw this black thing. I thought it was a lunatic ninja, an intrud... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2009
    12-year old Max Wallack is a boy. A 12-year old one. Max Wallack, 12-year old boy, understands the plight of the homeless. Not really, because he's never been homeless, but he still feels for them all the same. Did I mention he's an inventor? 12-year old boy-inventor Max W... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2009
    The Wall AG is a Swiss company out to solve the problem of homelessness, particularly in third-world countries, with the Universal World House -- a $5,000 paper house. This isn't mere papercraft--the Universal World House is a $5,000, 390-square-foot modular home, outfitted wi... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2008
    The Enterbell is just that, an Enter key doorbell. Pretty straightforward. No ess curves required to understand this one. Unfortunately, it's currently only a concept created by Li Jianye. Wait a minute -- a concept? How hard is it to glue an Enter key to a regular freakin... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2008
    Some dude made a paintball sentry that automatically detects moving objects and lights them up (with paintballs, not light, silly!). It's pretty freaking impressive. Skip to 2:00 to see an impressive distraction test, 3:30 to see a kid on a trampoline getting destroyed, and t... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2008
    Tired of staring at the same damn group of garden gnomes in your flowerbed? Well how about (un)livening things up a bit with a Garden Zombie? Garden Zombies cost $90 and the 32"W x 20"D x 8"H sculptures look like they're climbing out of the ground and ready to gnaw on some he... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2008
    The FakeTV is a $50 array of super-bright LEDs that flicker on and off to resemble the light given off by a television. The idea is that a burglar will see this, think you're home watching television when in fact you're on a family vacation that's making you want to kill yours... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2008
    Creative Home Engineering is a firm that specializes in build secret passageways into your house. Which is pretty much the awesomest thing I've ever heard (besides hearing that American Gladiators was coming back, but before I saw one and realized it was a disaster). They ma... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    I love DIY projects. Especially ones that involve automatic weaponry. So needless to say this one's a hit in my book. Hanif Molavizadeh, an Afghani citizen, rigged up this little security system to keep his home safe from unwelcome guests. If the system's alarm is tripped i... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2007
    Some guy designed a system to take a picture with a cameraphone and send it back to you whenever you text it from another phone. Utilizing a couple of cameraphones, a microcontroller, solenoid relays, a photoresistor, wires galore, a soldering iron and a robust picture messag... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2007
    Meccano (famous for its Erector Set like building toys) is about to drop Spyke, a WiFi compatible robot that can be controlled via the internet. It is advertised as both a home protection robot (takes picture and sends email if motion sensor is activated) and pet checker. Wha... / Continue →