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Author Archive: Lambert Varias

LEGO Oscar Statue Nominated on LEGO Ideas

LEGO Oscar Statue Nominated on LEGO Ideas
Big time professional LEGO builder Nathan Sawaya built the LEGO Oscar trophies that were given away to a handful of celebrities at the 2015 Academy Awards. Nathan believes that sharing is awesome, so he submitted his…
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DIY LEGO Mindstorms Toy 3D Printer: Novice Builder

DIY LEGO Mindstorms Toy 3D Printer: Novice Builder
If you build it, he will come – and then build a LEGO version of it. So goes the quote from the classic non-existent drama Brick of Dreams. Today that “he” is Instructables member W1ll14m. The…
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Gaming Anti-cheat Device Inspects Mouse Input & Game Output: Game:ref

Gaming Anti-cheat Device Inspects Mouse Input & Game Output: Game:ref
Software engineer David Titarenco is working on Game:ref, a small device that identifies mouse-based gaming cheats – such as auto-clicking or aimbots – used in FPS, MOBA, RTS and other competitive games. If it works as…
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Violin-playing Robot: RO-BOW

Violin-playing Robot: RO-BOW
Since retiring in 2002, mechanical engineer and bioengineer Seth Goldstein has spent a lot of his free time making kinetic sculptures. You may have heard of him before as the creator of the Why Knot?, a…
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Killer Queen 10-player Arcade Game: Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

Killer Queen 10-player Arcade Game: Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind
At a time when many consider the phones people carry all the time to be the future of gaming, Josh DeBonis and Nik Mikros found success in Killer Queen, despite it being an arcade game that…
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Man Dies Due to “Uppercut from Batman”: The Joking Kill

Man Dies Due to “Uppercut from Batman”: The Joking Kill
Stephen Merrill passed away on February 12, 2015 at the young age of 31 – because Batman punched him. According to WFTS, even though Stephen was suffering from cancer his loved ones didn’t have an official…
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LEGO MOC Imagines Boba Fett’s Escape from the Sarlacc: When Boba Met Jawas

LEGO MOC Imagines Boba Fett’s Escape from the Sarlacc: When Boba Met Jawas
There’s no official story on how Boba Fett escaped from the sarlacc near Jabba’s Palace. For one of its contests, TechLug asked members to explain the bounty hunter’s miraculous escape using LEGO. Daniel Stoeffler responded with…
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DIY 3D Printer Suitcase: Print in a Box

DIY 3D Printer Suitcase: Print in a Box
It may not be as cool as Iron Man’s transforming briefcase armor, but Jean-Luc Guillemette’s Case-Rap is still a cutting edge suitcase. This portable 3D printer is ready to print within seconds of unfolding. Jean-Luc based…
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Doctor Who TARDIS & Dalek Bluetooth Speakers: EXHILARATE!

Doctor Who TARDIS & Dalek Bluetooth Speakers: EXHILARATE!
Be louder on the outside with Massive Audio’s officially licensed Doctor Who portable Bluetooth speakers. There’s the TARDIS, the Assault Dalek and the cleverest Dalek ever, Dalek Sec. The TARDIS is about 9″ tall while the…
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CogniToys Children’s Toy Uses IBM Watson to Talk to Kids: Baby Deep Blue

CogniToys Children’s Toy Uses IBM Watson to Talk to Kids: Baby Deep Blue
A couple of years ago, I talked about Supertoy, which claimed to be an interactive talking kid’s toy. Sadly, it seems that the development of the toy has stalled, leaving many of its backers frustrated. This…
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Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter

Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter
Back in 2013 we saw an old piano that was turned into a controller for Doom. The Sound Fighter project had a similar goal – play Street Fighter Alpha 3 on pianos. But whereas the Doom…
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Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas
New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) students Rosalie Yu and Alon Chitayat came up with Skin Deep, an art installation that’s best described as a virtual form of body painting. They made 3D models of…
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The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard

The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard
If you liked using the Wii, the PlayStation Move or the Kinect, keep an eye on The Realm System. Like the Wii and PS Move, it has a pair of handheld motion controllers but it also…
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Beam Smart Projector Screws into Light Sockets: Bulbflix

Beam Smart Projector Screws into Light Sockets: Bulbflix
These days, there are projectors small enough that you can easily mount them wherever you want. But the Beam smart projector provides an even more convenient option, because it screws into and gets power from E26…
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R2-D2 Felt Purse: A Real Bag of Tricks

R2-D2 Felt Purse: A Real Bag of Tricks
Etsy shop KruKru Studio is known for making quirky bags in odd shapes and models, including a TARDIS purse, a Dalek purse and a bag that looks like a fire extinguisher. One of its latest items…
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Super Mario Big Ballpoint Pens: The Pipe Is Mightier than the Sword

Super Mario Big Ballpoint Pens: The Pipe Is Mightier than the Sword
What do you get when you infuse a pen with a Super Mushroom? Taito’s Super Mario Big Ballpoint Pens. The set comes with two pens, each about 12″ tall with a miniature Mario or Luigi on…
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