A Pac-Man You Have to Hand Crank to Make It Chomp

What do you get when you make the classic Pac-Man fully mechanical? A Pac-Man that chomps only when you hand crank its gears. In other words: awesomeness. Just watch. The hand-cranked, mechanical Pac-Man, called Pactuator, is actually part of a bigger, much loftier project: a playable, mechanical Pac-Man cabinet,… » 2/09/11 10:20pm 2/09/11 10:20pm

HydroStar SUB Flashlight With Dynamo-Powered LEDs, Lasers Lightning…

The Gadget: » 11/27/08 4:00pm 11/27/08 4:00pm The HydroStar SUB flashlight is billed as an ideal emergency tool or a handy device to take on your outdoor adventures. The dynamo-powered flashlight features single, dual and strobe LED modes along with a "snake eyes" laser pointer (it can even charge your USB gadgets). Plus, the SUB is shock resistant…

Cranky Benches Roll Off Water After It Rains

Anybody who likes to go to the park after a good rainstorm knows the butt-soaking hazard of still-wet bench. Some design gurus in Korea decided to solve the system with a simple crank: give it a couple of turns, and the soggy slats at the top roll to the bottom while the dry slats below revolve back on top. This… » 1/31/08 5:50pm 1/31/08 5:50pm

Hand-Crank Radio Also Charges Cellphone

This could be the ultimate gadget for the outdoor type who still likes to stay connected. Hand-crank radios are already pretty popular, but this one adds a little more. It can also charge a cellphone battery. The radio includes five adapaters for a variety of cellphones and it even includes a small LED flashlight. The… » 8/14/06 6:22pm 8/14/06 6:22pm