Lifelike Full-Body Muscle Suits by Flex Design Costumes That Range From Lean to Mega-Sized Muscle Tones

Standard Muscle Suit

Flex Design Costumes has created an impressive collection of full-body muscle suits that range from lean to mega-sized muscle tones. If the Hulk-like Mega size is still too small, they also offer custom suits by request for taking anyone’s fake muscles beyond the extreme. The muscle suit are available to purchase, in a full range of colors, from their online store.

We previously wrote about Adam Savage and his amazing muscle suit that he had made by Flex Design Costumes.

Mega Muscle Suit

Mega Muscle Suit

Flex Design Costumes has also announced that they will soon be releasing a premium line of character costumes that will be built over top of their muscle suits. They recently showed off a few photos of their custom Deadpool costume.

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Deadpool Muscle Suit

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Fetch and Freight, A Pair of Automated Warehouse Robots by Fetch Robotics

Fetch and Freight are a pair of automated warehouse robots by Fetch Robotics. The Fetch is a robot that can find and select specific items from warehouse shelves, and then place them into a bin being transported by its partner robot Freight.

Freight can either pair with a Fetch robot or be put into “follow mode” and use its laser scanner to follow a person as they pull items from the shelves. Once an order is completed, Freight carries it to a shipping area to be sent out to the customer.

In a recent video, IEEE Spectrum features Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise as she shows off Fetch and Freight in the Fetch Robotics simulated warehouse.

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photos via Fetch Robotics

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Street Artist JerkFace Creates Ren and Stimpy Mural in Brooklyn

Ren and Stimpy Mural

New York City-based street artist JerkFace has recently created a large mural featuring Ren Höek and Stimpson J. “Stimpy” Cat, the main animated characters from The Ren & Stimpy Show, outside of Grandma Rose’s Pizza in Brooklyn, New York.

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Harvard Develops a Swarm of 1,024 Autonomous ‘Kilobots’ That Assemble Themselves Into Elaborate Shapes

Computer scientists and engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a swarm of 1,024 autonomous “kilobots” capable of assembling themselves into elaborate shapes. The robots are given a shape to replicate, and they use infrared signals to communicate with one another to determine where the border of the shape should be, and then they scuttle to find a place within that border.

The kilobots can be used to study how animals like ants cooperate in nature, and how those techniques can be translated to robot behavior. They work similarly to a swarm of termite-inspired construction robots developed earlier by one of the kilobot creators Radhika Nagpal and her Self-Organizing Systems Research Group.

Harvard debuted the kilobots last year, and SciShow host Hank Green gives a simple explanation about how they work in a 2014 episode of the show.

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photos via Harvard

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Architect Turns Basement Into an Amazing Lounge With Organized Storage for His 250,000 LEGO Bricks & Accessories

LEGO Room

Jeffrey Pelletier, a Seattle-based architect and owner of Board & Vellum, renovated an old home built in 1902 and turned a portion of the basement into an amazing lounge that comes equipped with organized storage for his 250,000 LEGO bricks and accessories. Connected to the LEGO room is a well-stocked bar to help with some of the larger, stressful LEGO builds. The massive project was built by N & R Construction, with casework created by Evan Scott Cabinet and Furniture. More photos from Houzz‘s recent tour of the home are available to view online.

Dubbed the Lego Lounge, the basement includes a bar, a media room, laundry, storage and a guest bedroom. “We really got a lot of bang for the use of that footage,” says Pelletier. Although it can be a hassle lowering a basement floor the way Pelletier did, he ended up with an extra floor of living space without having to expand the home’s shell.

Shelves keep Pelletier’s Lego pieces neatly arranged. Kellen is only 1, so he hasn’t developed an interest in playing with the Legos yet — or removing them from their carefully organized cases.

LEGO Room

LEGO Room

photos via Board & Vellum

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An Amusing Animation That Shows What a Trip to the Park Looks Like from a Dog’s Perspective

Man and Dog” is an amusing animation that shows what a trip to the park looks like from a dog’s perspective. Set to the classic gospel song “Down in My Heart“, a tired man begrudgingly takes his enthusiastic dog for a walk, where everything is bright, shiny and yummy from a canine point of view. It’s not until he bumps into a Coca-Cola machine, that the man gets on the same page as his dog.

Going to the Park from a Dog's Perspective

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A Scratch-Off World Map That Lets Travelers Keep Track of Which Countries They Have Visited

Scratch-Off World Map

Art. Lebedev Studio has created the I Was Here map, a scratch-off world map that lets travelers keep track of their adventures, one country at a time. The poster-sized map is printed with all the countries covered in a silver scratch-off material. When the material is removed, a colorful version of the map is revealed.

Scratch-Off World Map

photos via Art. Lebedev Studio

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