Gadgets

In this installment of my digital gadget suggestion post series, we take a look at a few of the more interesting Star Wars gadgets that would look great in just about any work space, home or car. One great way to sneak in veggies is with a Nutri Ninja Pro, a 900 watt nutrient & vitamin extractor that enables you to make great fruit and veggie smoothies that even your kids will love. Don’t confuse people with other items nearby that may look appealing in your garage or driveway. For those of you who like to sew, Cakies shows you how to make a simple A-frame tent for the kids to use indoors or out. Well except a city-sized UFO, but those are too hard to make at home, so we’ll stick with the Tesla coil. Unlike The Eye and Master Blaster, the gadgets that Artisteroi makes aren’t for his own use.

Yet 3D printers, even those limited to printing with plastics like acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polylactic acid (PLA), can print all sorts of practical items. Check out the Kalorik Fun Smores Maker (hey, it even has fun in the name) which allows you to make smores safely with your kids, without the flame. In fact, I actually started this list as justification to my wife for a few items I wanted to buy for myself. If you have a truck and/or trailer and you’re able to deliver larger items to a buyer’s home yourself, post signs stating FREE local delivery available”.

Price items 25 cents or 50 cents higher than you would actually accept for the item — because almost all yard salers like to haggle They almost always expect to get a better deal than what items are marked. What makes a yard sale work is (a) having a lot of valuable high-quality items for sale, (b) having large or unusual items that attract attention for sale, and (c) having a lot of people shopping at your sale at one time. But if you have the time, resources and a bit of experience, then this is a pretty cool project to take on! Start saving recyclable items for fun dress-up ideas for parties this summer including Halloween!


This is used mostly for aesthetic effect, to make the block smooth and shiny, so you can easily do without it, if you’d like. Ok, it’s actual function may not be quite as awesome as the project title sounds, but is still a pretty cool idea! Some kitchen gadgets remain state-of-the-art for decades—there’s no improving on the rice cooker, for instance.

In addition to being a real turn-off, it could ruin items made of paper, cardboard, and some fabrics. Some items I had there: a broken $150 point & shoot digital camera, tiny notepads, posters, a belt buckle, etc. Look through the items that didn’t sell at your yard sale and set aside any that are worth more than, say, $20 apiece. It also allows you to make delicious frozen treats, dressings and allows you to mash up veggies so they’re nearly liquified so you can sneak them into your cooking.

The wand itself is actually made of paper, double sided tape, and PVA glue, so you’ll need enough paper to make a wand about half an inch in diameter. You will undoubtedly be called aside to answer questions, make change, remove an item that is broken, rearrange items for sale as the day goes on, etc. This is one of the best gadgets I can recommend to other parents: the Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls.

Plus, once you get used to using it, you can experiment a lot with different beans and grindings and make some truly sublime homemade coffees. The windmill was a cool one, and if I had the money I would do it. Although, don’t forget about geothermal heat pumps. The easiest way to begin thinking about which items are within your spending plan is to sort search results by price.

Okay I admit, I couldn’t resist throwing this in. I’m a huge Potterhead, and I’m sure many people you know are too, so this would be a double threat: you can learn about basic circuitry and make a cool gift for a friend/family member/random child! It allows you to make long spaghetti-like strands from veggies like Carrots, squashes and cucumbers. A good spy never hurts a target, but he doesn’t let the target get away either.