How to recreate the sounds of "Forbidden Planet"

In each episode of the Gadgets podcast we recommend technology we love and use. Xeni, Jason, and Mark check out a pro-quality food dehydrator, a camera lens and eyeglass cleaning brush, a cool synthesizer kit, and more!

By Boing Boing at 6:15 am Fri, Jun 27, 2014

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Check out our awesome picks this week, below:

Xeni:

Excalibur 5-tray dehydrator: $189 One of many model options from a brand trusted by raw vegans and backcountry survivalists the world over. Amazon sells them starting at $100 or so, and the bigger (# of trays) and higher-wattage you go, the more costly.

And this must-have accessory: Teflex/Paraflex sheets for “bread” or crackers that you make in the dehydrator.

Jason:

Lens Pen Cleaning System: usually under $5 I watch for cheap prices on Lens Pens, as I keep them on hand for cleaning eye glasses and cameras on the run. Anything in the sub $5 range catches my eye.

Mark:

littleBits Electronics Synth Kit: $159 A fun music synthesizer that you can customize by snapping together little magnetic units that contain circuits.


Flight+: $4 A useful flight tracking app for iPhone. It has saved my butt more than once. Terminal and gate changes, delays, arrivals and departures, flight map.

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Published 6:15 am Fri, Jun 27, 2014

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  1. kentkb

    Great one you guys and gal!
    I have the 10 tray version Excalibur that I have used for both veggies fruits and Biltong, a South African style jerky. I wish now I had put out a few more dollars for the built in timer though. Also use the Lens Pen Cleaning System.
    Keep reviewing my stuff!
    wink

    BTW, Jason suggested a show where you talk about the stuff you bought from suggestion on other shows. Neat idea.
    Cheers!

  2. stickmakersmith

    The Lost in Space Robot (aka B-9 aka G.U.N.T.R.) was not Robby, who actually guest starred in two episodes. However, they were both built by the same guy, so there is a family resemblance.

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