Hungry? Try A 3-D Printed Extra Cheese Pizza For Dinner (BitRebels.com)

I can’t imagine this tastes that great, but it’s probably better than some of the bargain basement brands in the grocery store. This would also open the door to essentially most baked and pastry-type items since they’ve managed the basic “dough with toppings” delivery system.


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Researchers have been talking about 3D printing food for a long time, but when NASA decided it was time to find new ways to provide food to astronauts on long trips (like to Mars), 3D printed food became more relevant than ever. As earth’s population continues to grow fast, some people believe 3D printed food is the future of food. I have to admit, it sounds tastier than eating bugs for protein. This 3D printed cheese pizza actually looks pretty good.

It’s clear that in the future, we will no longer have huge grocery stores stocked with everything we could ever want to buy. We’ll have to get more creative about food as it relates to our survival. With over 7 billion people on the planet, and with more people born every day, there really is no other option. 3D printed food sounds good to me, especially when it’s a cheese pizza. According to news station KXAN:

“Powdered ingredients that can keep for years are mixed into individual vessels. A heated plate then receives a square of dough, a layer of sauce, and some cheese topping. Twelve minutes later – voila – an appetizing little pizza.”

The top layer of the printer is what melts the cheese. If NASA is able to send 3D printers into space, they’ll save a ton of room in the spaceship since they won’t have to pack all those boxes of food for the trip. Also, the astronauts would have a much more appealing diet than just eating space food for every meal.

This reminds me of the movie Matrix, and how they talked about the goop they had to eat each day. I’m sure they would have liked to have a 3D printer to make a cheese pizza instead of that juicy oatmeal stuff they ate. If you want to see a 3D printer create even more food, click over here to 3D Printing Industry and watch a printer make some pretty creative looking pancakes. Someday we might all have a food printer in our kitchen. It’s not as far-fetched as you might think.

3D Printed Cheese Pizza Looks Delish

Fully Functioning Iron Man Laser Glove Created (BitRebels.com)

Even though this is well beyond my skills of reinvention, this Iron Man glove is pretty awesome. It even blows stuff up!

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It’s amazing how new technology can mesmerize people. When Star Wars was first released, people started toying with the thought of inventing the science fiction gadgets they saw on the screen. Today people are mesmerized by the fantasy gadgets and user interfaces that some of the heroes we see on the silver screen use. Tony Stark and his Iron Man gear are great examples. What would it feel like to have one of those Iron Man laser glove devices stuck on your arm?

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For Patrick Priebe, a quite impressive Iron Man fan, it was a dream too great not to be realized. He managed to somewhat recreate the Iron Man laser glove in a way that would make most Iron Man fans drool. Sure, it might not have the impressive jet boosters, the incredible weaponry or even the insane mechanics of the Iron Man laser glove itself, but it does have the laser, and it’s pretty darn powerful as well. Well, maybe not compared to the real deal perhaps, but compared to what we are all used to seeing.

Patrick’s full metal gauntlet, or Iron Man laser glove, runs on 1x 18650 plus 2x 14500 Li Ion cells. It also has 2 blue lasers on board, 1.2W each, plus 2 4mW for aiming. The power might not be equivalent to that of Iron Man’s laser glove, but it is impressive enough, and with a second of aim, it will blast balloons from a respectable range.

If Patrick kept modifying his glove and added more cool technology to it, and maybe if he builds the whole suit, this Iron Man laser glove could become quite a kick starter (and of course I don’t mean the crowdfunding website Kickstarter). Innovative approaches to recreate and realize on-screen technologies (like the Iron Man laser glove) are not only on the edge of geek, but they also push technology forward because people see that it can, if only slightly, be done. When a lot of people start to innovate individually on the same draft technology, it’s a huge leap forward for the overall field of technology.

Patrick Priebe’s Working Iron Man Laser Glove

Star Wars Pez Dispenser Flash Drives (BitRebels.com)

I’m not sure who actually even uses thumb drives anymore, but the PEZ part…I can understand that. Thanks to Etsy designer DHHdesign, you can find dozens of reimagined Pez dispensers (Strawberry Shortcake, Shrek, Frodo, Donald Duck, etc.), all for around $20.

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There are some kinds of candy that never get old, and they stay popular for decades. These include candy canes, cotton candy and even Pez. You probably remember loading your Pez candy into your Pez dispenser when you were a kid. It’s such a classic, and I hope it never goes out of style. It’s always fun to see when someone mods a classic like a Pez dispenser into something even more fun. An example of this would be the personalized 3D printed Pez Dispenser Featuring Your Own Head.

Another example are these super geeky Star Wars Pez Dispensers that are modded to include a flash drive inside. Etsy artist DHHdesign specializes in creating flash drive repurposed gifts, and these little Pez dispensers are brilliant! I gotta have that R2.

Each one of the USB drives is completely hidden inside the candy dispenser, so you will be the only one who knows it’s there. Having a flash drive inside your Pez dispenser will obviously limit the number of candies that you’ll be able to load into that badboy, but it will still fit 4 inside there.

Each one is handcrafted, and they cost about $20 each. There are a lot more Pez dispenser designs available (including Spidey and Superman), but I just included the Star Wars one in this article. You can click over to Etsy to see the rest. If you are a geek with a sweet tooth, or if you know someone who is, this might be the perfect little “gadget” to brighten his or her day. It could quite possibly be the most useful Pez dispenser ever made. This is one flash drive that you surely won’t toss in a drawer and lose forever. This will be a keepsake for years to come.

Star Wars Flash Drives Built Into Functional Pez Dispensers

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MaCool = Retro Macintosh Beverage Cooler (BitRebels.com)

Apparently the Nerdtendo Gamebooze isn’t the only retro beverage container available. Given the Macintosh 512k Enahnced was my first real computer (after the Atari, Commodore 64, etc.), I’m having flashbacks to my pre-adolescent days. Yikes!

The project is looking to raise money via Kickstarter. Now’s the time to put your money where your mouth is and back a fun, nerdy, kinda useful item development. Thanks to BitRebels for the heads-up!

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How do you geek out? What are you looking for when trying to make your life just a little bit more geeky? A lot of people go back to their roots and pull out something retro, something that will take them back to an earlier time – something that can preserve the true geek in themselves. If you’re a true geek, you probably have a lot of geeky things at home. The MaCool is something that I think most people could only dream of being able to use in their daily lives

So what is the MaCool? Well, if you are a geek, and if you are looking for the most geeky way to cool your beer or sodas (or any other kind of beverages) then you should definitely keep reading. The MaCool is actually a project started by Scott Stefan from Fort Pierce in Florida. It’s a geeky beverage cooler designed around the retro look of a retro Macintosh. Not only will you be able to buy this badboy once it’s finalized, but you will also be able to show off your awesomeness and geekiness when taking it to a barbecue or the beach.

It’s a project in development and the founder, Scott Stefan, is actually looking to crowdsource it through Kickstarter. In order to finish up the project and also to be able to mass produce it in a quantity that would make it profitable, Scott needs to raise $65,000 within 10 days. So far the project has only been able to raise north of $2,500. It’s a little too little to get your hopes up that the funding race is going to be a successful one.

But, as always, it’s not over until the fat lady sings. If you really want a retro MaCool cooler then don’t hesitate to pledge and spread the word about it in order to get other people to pledge as well. That way, you will make sure that the project is successful and you will receive your own MaCool when, and of course if, the funding is successful. There can never be too much geek in a geek’s life, right?

Scott Stefan’s Geeky MaCool Beverage Cooler

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The Nerdiest Alcohol Flask Around (BitRebels.com)

This product is “retro” in two ways: it combines the idea of a flask (not exactly the most current accessory) with old school Nintendo Gameboy-esque design. The result? The Nerdtendo Gamebooze. I could see this playing out as more of a gag gift for the gamer in your life than a real product they’d use for actual alcohol, but I guess you never know. For $20, you certainly aren’t wasting much cash if the gift falls flat.

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Nerdtendo Gamebooze Flask: Gaming Addiction Gone Too Far

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A lot of people have experienced the feeling of some kind of addiction. Whether it is love, alcohol or anything else doesn’t matter, it’s the addiction itself that steals your time and never gives it back. Even though you may not think so, gaming addiction is quite similar to alcohol addiction. I know, it sounds kind of weird, but when you have a look at this cool creation called the Nerdtendo Gamebooze, you’ll understand why gaming addiction is so lethal.

The idea comes from Etsy user Athenaswink, and it is one of those dorky things that you wish you could have when you’re in front of that computer of yours kicking all kinds of villains’ asses. This creation is really just a stainless steel flask that has been inspired by the almighty gaming handheld console Game Boy. If you’re a geek, you could fill it with whatever you would like. Well, I wouldn’t suggest any kind of alcoholic beverages as you would probably see those awesome skills of yours drastically become less and less effective on the screen.

Your gaming addiction is definitely going to increase as you start emptying this flask. I mean, how can you not get more into what you’re doing if you’re kickin’ down a couple of drinks here and there, right? Especially if it has any amount of alcohol in it. If you want one, you can get it over at Athenaswink’s Etsy store for just $20.00. It’s not a bad price for something that will creep you into even heavier addiction.

If you start to think about, gaming addiction is already serious enough, so putting a little beverage into yourself while kicking ass is probably not a bad thing, right? Either way, this gaming addiction flask is one of the most geeky flasks you can ever get. At least we here at Bit Rebels believe so, but you might have another flask that would be considered even more epic. If so, don’t hesitate to send us a note about it.

Athenaswink’s Gaming Addiction Game Boy Flask

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