Skip the bouquet of soon-wilting flowers and give a cuddly gift that will show your love (and quirky sense of humor) this V-Day. This largish but not-quite-pillow-size grinning heart plushie, Humongous Heart Plush by iheartguts comes with a silly hang tag too.
These cute new additions to our plush collection are thymine (red), adenine (green), cytosine (green), and guanine (black) are the four nucleotide bases that make up our DNA. Not only are these Biochemies Plush adorably cute, they have magnets to form hydrogen bonds with each other. Thymine matches up to adenine and cytosine interacts with guanine.$29.50
Just in time for the annual stocking-stuffer need, we’ve just added Tetris Mints to our nerdy candy offerings. They come in the familiar and versatile purple “T” shape, but they are filled with almost one hundred candies in the various piece shapes. You could draw a rectangle and then pull one piece out at a time to play a game, and then chomp off the full rows at the bottom. Might be a bit slobbery depending on your bite skills, but it sounds fun in theory.
There’s also a 10% discount when you order 10 or more. Just add the amount to your cart and you’ll see the discount automatically applied.
Megan Nissen stumbled upon the idea of making jewelry out of electronic components while working as an intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), but it wasn’t until preparing for the next Caltech Ballroom Dance Club party that she made some earrings that she gained the admiration of her geekier friends. Months later when she found herself between jobs, she figured she’d give the jewelry business a try.
With the help of her dance club friend, Jessie they hand made some initial pieces to sell on Etsy as Techcycled. Unlike other Etsy sellers who can’t even identify what surplus material they use for their creations, Megan, with an Electrical Engineering degree and Jessie with a Ph.D. in Applied Physics actually know the real-world, intended function of the components they work with. All of their pieces are packaged in jewelry boxes and come with a information card on their history.
Our popular silver <3 necklace is back in stock! This time there’s a removable 2″ extender with a cute little heart charm at the end of it.
Ferrite Rings are basically noise filters, and you might have seen them as little black cylinders attached to power and USB cords. Our new Ferrite Ring Pendant Necklace uses a big one as a pendant, and we’ve only got one of them so grab it now if you want it!
You can have your very own collection of chaos emeralds without the need to curl up into a ball and zoom around a 2D side-scrolling environment. There are about 1.5oz of apple and cherry flavored candies shaped like gems in each metal tin. Great gamer gift, especially for the die-hard Sonic fans. Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos Emeralds Candy$3.25
There is a learning curve to tie-tying, but here’s a case when putting on a tie really is rocket science: The Apollo Cockpit Tie featuring a stylized version of the Apollo controls in the cockpit.
The designer, Detroit-based outfit Cyberoptix, came across a whole bunch of de-classified NASA documents, and this design comes from, specifically “Command Module Main Control Panel” – from the Apollo Operations Handbook Block II Spacecraft, 1969. You won’t be able to really get acquainted with the actual interface, however, because the layout has been stylized to fit the shape of the tie.
Great for space-nerds, rocket-geeks, and sci-fi dorks.$30 – $40.
These blank greeting cards are handmade from real, vintage used punch cards and feature a brief description on the inside blank sheet. What’s a punchcard you ask? Well, in the 50s and 60s programs and data could be executed and stored on paper with punches representing characters. Programmers would write out code on a coding sheet and then hand it over to a keypunch operator where characters were encoded by punching out the character needed, to be read and executed by the card reader. Retro!
The perfect gift for any geek girl on your list, the Circuit Board Heart Necklaces features a real circuit board encased in a sterling silver heart shape. There are two necklace options — either the black rubber with a sterling silver clasp, or a sterling silver Omega chain (for an additional charge).