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AutoWed wedding machine makes getting married easy

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Who needs a priest when you get married? No one. That’s apparently what Concept Shed thinks, since they are the brains behind the AutoWed: a machine that replaces the priest in your wedding.

Want to get hitched? Just enter your details and it will enter you into matrimonial bliss. If you don’t yet have a ring, it has you covered there too, presumable for a large fee. We imagine these will be in production soon, followed by an AutoDivorce machine.

Airspresso bike-pump espresso machine

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2011

Are you addicted to espressos? Well, the Airspresso might be the espresso maker for you. Even if you are in the middle of nowhere and you need your espresso fix, it will help you out. With the Airspresso, a bicycle air-pump, coffee beans and some hot water you’re good to go.

This espresso machine uses air pressure instead of steam to turn your ground coffee beans and hot water into the amazing drink that you love. However it isn’t cheap at $180. Still, at least you will be prepared and never have to go without.

Personal Genome Machine and iPod Dock

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 23rd, 2010

This is one serious iPod dock. It comes from a company called Life Technologies. It’s a new genome machine called The Personal Genome Machine. It’s actually made for research, not for your home, although I bet you want one now.

The device is about the size of a printer and weighs 65 pounds. A touch screen interface is used for testing and will deliver results in a few hours. Semiconductor sensors measure hydrogen ions produced during DNA replication allowing the machine to directly translate genetic information into digital information.

Solar-powered rainbow machine

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on December 23rd, 2010

Rainbows are a beautiful and amazing creation of nature. But sadly, they are rare and don’t last very long. If only we had a machine that could make rainbows whenever we wanted them. Well we do and we can.

Michael Jones McKean’s artificial rainbow machine uses reclaimed rainwater and sunlight to create rainbows. It “uses a series of high-powered jet pumps and custom fountain nozzles to spray water into the air, creating the conditions needed for a rainbow to appear.” Maybe now he can work on some double rainbow technology. The machine is set to be installed at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska next June.

Machine turns plastic back into oil

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on August 23rd, 2010

Plastics are an important part of our lives, but there are some environmental issues. That’s why the Japanese have come up with a machine that is capable of turning plastic back into oil that can be used to create gasoline, diesel, or kerosene.

That’s big time recycling there. The process can turn 1kg of plastic back into 1l of oil, which isn’t to shabby and it doesn’t even create any CO2 during the process. With this technique we can get far more out of our resources.

Xelsis Digital ID coffee machine serves by fingerprint identification

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2010

A perfect cup of coffee can really get you going. But in an office setting, you can’t really make the perfect cup of coffee. That’s where this new coffee maker comes in handy. The Xelsis Digital ID from Saeco can remember your preferences and make coffee taylored to you.

It uses your scanned fingerprints to do it. Some features include timer programming, automatic descaling and machine self-cleaning. Of course a coffee machine that uses your fingerprint isn’t cheap. It will cost you $2,500.

Wii Rowing Machine

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2010

CTA, makers of all manner of strange Wii peripherals, is back. This time they are offering a plastic drawbar / foot pedal combo that is “very similar to a rowing machine you would find at the gym,”. Somehow we doubt that, but whatever.

It’s designed for games like Wii Sports Resort and will no doubt begin collecting dust immediately, like the rest of your exercise gear. You can pre-order it now at Amazon if you like.


ChefStack Automatic Pancake Machine

Posted in Kitchen by Conner Flynn on August 6th, 2009

ChefStack Automatic Pancake MachinePancakes are tasty in the morning. But they are soooo hard to make. First you have to pour the batter in the pan, wait, flip it and wait some more before they hit your plate. Who has the time or skill for such difficult foods?

Thankfully, the ChefStack Automatic Pancake Machine will do all of the work for you. Pancakes are so difficult that clearly $3500 is well worth it. It will spew out perfect four-inch pancakes. 200 per hour in fact.

New Jack In The Box order kiosk removes humans from the equation

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2009

New Jack In The Box order kiosk removes humans from the equationHate humans, but love fast food? You might want to try out the new ordering kiosk at the Jack In The Box in Bellevue, Washington. Now you can order fast food without having to talk to anyone. This one purportedly talks to you in a loud annoying voice and includes pictures with options and sides.

According to the person who snapped this pic, humans seemed afraid of the machine. He ordered sour cream but they were out of it. So they refunded 55 cents AFTER the order was done and he asked where the sour cream was.

Self-Portrait Machine makes you do all the work

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on July 3rd, 2009

Jen Hui Liao’s self-portrait machine will snap a picture of you. After that you are more or less handcuffed to a drawing board as it forces you to sketch your own likeness. So a robot is enslaving you for once. Just for a little while.

Jen Hui Liao is exploring the fact that “our personal identities are represented by the products of the man-machine relationship.” Whatever. I just picture all future robots forcing us to do art for their walls, while we hang in the closet between masterpieces being fed intravenously.

Dog-O-Mat: Automatic dog-washing vending machine

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2009

Dog-O-Mat: Automatic dog-washing vending machineJust look at that poor pathetic pooch. He’s in a “washing-machine”. A dog washing-machine. Yes it’s the Dog-O-Matic, a mini car-wash for dogs. It will rid your beast of flees with ease, so you can rest asured that Fido’s hair won’t make you sneeze.

Yes my friends, the Dog-O-Matic will clean the entire range of your pooch’s mange. Just take a gander at the lack of dander. Only takes one terrifying(For your dog) half an hour. It’s from Romain Jarry, who insists that the device is not cruel. He plans to introduce it to U.K. next year, and the dogs are worried.


Mypressi portable Espresso machine

Posted in Kitchen by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2009

Mypressi portable Espresso machineAnother gadget goes portable. This one is for a real good cause. Getting your caffeinated. The Mypressi Twist is the first truly portable espresso machine. It features a pneumatic engine that does it’s thing with the help of CO2 cartridges.

You can get up to 8 cups of freshly brewed espresso all in this little gadget. All you need to do is have the hot water and coffee ready. Coffee addicts can get the Mypressi Twist for $129 when it arrives in the states this fall.

Machine will let people read “dolphin language”

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2009

Machine will let people read "dolphin language" An acoustics engineer named John Stuart Reid from the UK, is creating a machine that does the unthinkable. He claims it will enable people to “read” the “dolphin language.” The device is called the Cymascope, and it converts the sounds dolphins make when communicating into images, which can then be mapped into a sort of dictionary, then later “read” by people trying to understand what that dolphin is going on about.

I’m guessing half of the chatter is LOL and OMG or how they totally owned that human. The Cymascope uses a pool of water monitored by a video camera, along with some sand, brass plates and a violin bow. It sounds pretty wacky.

Touch-display Coke machine runs Windows

Posted in Windows by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2009

Touch-display Coke machine runs WindowsCoca Cola has more up its sleeve than just high fructose corn syrup and sugar. The company is coming out with a Windows-powered vending machine that will gather more statistics than any other vending machine on the market.

The machine will offer more types of drinks and flavors of Coke and will also keep track of what was sold and when, thus giving Coca-Cola some valuable intel with which to fight the cola wars. The vending machine can also alert the restaurant’s owner, and Coca-Cola, when one of the cartridges is almost empty.

Victorian Seance Machine for 19th century ghostbusting

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on March 5th, 2009

Victorian Seance Machine for 19th century ghostbustingDoktor A, the creator this and other steampunk toys must be a mad genius living in the wrong time period. You can see his work currently on display at Gallery1988.

Just arrange cards in a semi circle in front of the device, place the planchard in the center of the cards, then set dial A to the spirit you wish to contact. Set dial B to the time since death if known. After that, you fully wind the patented clockwork mechanism. Next, you sit in a circle around the device and join hands. Once the spirit is contacted start asking questions using Morse code via the tap key mounted on top of the case.