Kangaroo Cups: Plastic by Joe Born

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The Idea Behind the Kangaroo CupA few years ago, my daughter Lily decided to make a better cup for her grandfather. She noticed that his Parkinson's Disease was causing him to spill his cup, and she started dreaming of ways to fix this. She had an idea to put legs on his cup to prevent it from spilling. Using moldable prototyping plastic, she attached legs to her grandpa’s tumbler, and the Kangaroo Cup was born. From Ceramic to PlasticThanks to the support of all the backers of our first Kickstarter campaign, the ceramic Kangaroo cup became a reality, and everyone started finding new ways to use the cup. Lily and her friends broke a few playing around the house, and I even broke one using it outdoors at a BBQ.…
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Mega Monster City Smash! by Greg Hughes

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Dawn breaks over a peaceful city. The early morning construction crews get to work raising the newest skyscrapers. It seems like just another day, until...  Two titans appear on the horizon. The behemoths quickly engage in battle, seeming to blindly attack each other with no care for the buildings around them. In fact, they seem to delight in the destruction left in their wakes. But there can be only one victor. Will it be you?  Mega Monster City Smash is a remote controlled monster city smashing game. In phase one, players build their city buildings using strategy to pick their build sites. Then, in phase two, they send their giant monsters into the city and smash their opponent's buildings before their own buildings meet the same fate. Fight off the…
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OutRunner: The World’s Most Advanced Running Robot by Robotics Unlimited

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What's OutRunnerOutRunner is the world's first legged running robot that is commercially available to the public. That's right—a running robot! OutRunner is eating up the competition with amazing capabilities: self-balancing, running up to 20 mph on almost any types of terrains (grass, asphalt, dirt...) with up to 2 hours of battery life, extremely simple to operate and upgradable. There is simply no other robot with such capabilities and so easy and fun to play with. All you need to do is just press the accelerator and steer it wherever you want it to go; it's that easy. Let the fun begin! OutRunner comes in two versions: Core and Performance. OutRunner Core is the version you need If you just want to play around with the robot and have fun. OutRunner Performance is a much more powerful…
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The Return of Upcoming.org by Andy Baio

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Over ten years ago, in September 2003, I launched a little website called Upcoming.org into the world. Upcoming was a collaborative event calendar focused on interesting arts and tech events around the world. Entirely curated by the community, Upcoming surfaced weird and wonderful events that usually fell under the radar of traditional event listings from newspapers and local weeklies.Most importantly, it surfaced what your friends were interested in attending. Upcoming was among the first generation of web apps to use the social network for anything beyond Friendster-like connections, helping to define Web 2.0.   Upcoming in 2007 After the first year, my friends Gordon Luk and Leonard Lin joined me as co-founders to help expand it. As Upcoming took off, we decided to sell it to Yahoo in 2005, hoping they could provide…
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Monkey Chef #2 by Mike Freiheit

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Interior Page from Monkey Chef #2 Monkey Chef is a collection of short, autobiographical stories about my time spent working at a primate sanctuary in Pretoria, South Africa. I was the chef for both the monkeys and the humans.  All of the finished pages from Monkey Chef #2. Whew. I lived in South Africa for nine months. My original intention was to make a book of drawings and paintings with stray observations, but after returning home, I realized that all the encounters and experiences I had would be best suited for comics. They were just too strange and particular. Last year I successfully printed the first issue of Monkey Chef #1, which was made possible by the nice folks who donated to my original Kickstarter campaign.About 80% of my goal is going toward…
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