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Author Archive: Lambert Varias

Longreach Buoyancy Deployment System: Shoot at Victims to Save Them

Longreach Buoyancy Deployment System: Shoot at Victims to Save Them
One of the finalists in the 2010 James Dyson Awards, the Longreach Buoyancy System by Samuel Adeloju makes being a lifeguard a hundred times cooler. It’s essentially a bazooka that shoots an expanding buoyancy device. Of…
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Stereolizer iPad App Digitally Revives the Cassette Tape

Stereolizer iPad App Digitally Revives the Cassette Tape
A new iPad app called Stereolizer takes advantage of the abundance of Internet radio stations and lets users record tracks from stations onto a digital cassette tape. The tapes seem to be graphical equivalents of an…
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A Little Bit World: Classic Video Game Characters Make The World Their Stage

A Little Bit World: Classic Video Game Characters Make The World Their Stage
Made by Jonas and Simon Schwarzer, A Little Bit World sees classic video game characters emerge from a question mark block. It’s practically the low-budget version of Pixels by onemoreprod and Patrick Jean, though I wouldn’t…
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Steampunk Mouse: More Like Evil Mad Scientist Mouse

Steampunk Mouse: More Like Evil Mad Scientist Mouse
The brain inside Peter Balch’s steampunk mouse may be fake – at least that’s what Balch says – but it’s as creepy as the steampunk mouse with sheep skull on it. Also, I can’t figure out…
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Pica Pic Lets You Play with/Cringe at Retro Handheld Games Online

Pica Pic Lets You Play with/Cringe at Retro Handheld Games Online
Depending on how old you are, Pica Pic is either a virtual museum or a time machine. Made by Hipopotam Studios, Pica Pic lets you play with a growing number of handheld games that were popular…
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DIY Mario Coin Block Actually Coughs Up Coins When Punched

DIY Mario Coin Block Actually Coughs Up Coins When Punched
We’ve featured several real world versions of the classic Super Mario Bros. coin block, but this one made by Bruno Pasquini tops them all, because it works just like its video game counterpart – punch its…
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Xbox 2600: Ben Heck Builds Atari-Themed Xbox 360 Laptop

Xbox 2600: Ben Heck Builds Atari-Themed Xbox 360 Laptop
Atari will be re-releasing some of their classic games on Xbox Live, and to help promote it they’ve asked modder Ben Heck to create an Atari-inspired Xbox 360 laptop. At first I thought he was going…
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12-Port USB 3.0 Hub: Half-Past, Half-Present

12-Port USB 3.0 Hub: Half-Past, Half-Present
Here’s a fairly future-proof hub for USB-gadget hoarders. Chinavision’s Warp Speed hub has 12 ports, 6 of them USB 3.0 compatible. Unless you’re really an early adopter, I think that’s more than enough.…
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PS3: It Only Does Kinect

PS3: It Only Does Kinect
The inevitable has finally happened – someone has hacked the Kinect so it can be used to control a PS3. Of all the crazy and creative Kinect hacks I’ve ever seen, this one takes the cake.…
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Complete Virtual Boy Collection on eBay Costs 32 Nintendo 3DSes

Complete Virtual Boy Collection on eBay Costs 32 Nintendo 3DSes
That’s right folks! For the low low price of £5000 (appx. $8,200 USD), you can get the definitive Nintendo Virtual Boy collection! Proof that trash turns to treasure if you give it enough time. And who…
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Ocarina of Tetris: A Line Piece to the Past

Ocarina of Tetris: A Line Piece to the Past
I’m quite late to Oliver Taylor’s ocarina party, but even with close to three hundred thousand views his perfect, no-look rendition – via Link – of the Tetris theme in Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a…
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Post-It Printer Concept: If You’re Forgetful and Lazy

Post-It Printer Concept: If You’re Forgetful and Lazy
…or if like me you have bad handwriting. Dongyeon Kim’s Take-it Post-it Printer concept syncs with both PCs and mobile devices and would print on Post-it sticky Notes. It also doubles as a container for Post-it…
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NEC ArmKeypad is Going to be a Hit with Masochists

NEC ArmKeypad is Going to be a Hit with Masochists
NEC has invented a pair of wristbands that lets you control a device just by clapping or tapping specific spots on your arms. Called the ArmKeypad, the wristbands detect the movements with their built-in accelerometers. NEC…
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iPad 2 Shotgunned by Zagg, Sets High Expectations for Their iPad Cases

iPad 2 Shotgunned by Zagg, Sets High Expectations for Their iPad Cases
While a lot of Apple fans out there are no doubt crying themselves to sleep because they still don’t have an iPad 2, iOS accessory maker Zagg decided to shoot five brand new units of Apple’s…
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Portal Mirrors: Don’t Walk Into These Unless You Want 14 Years Bad Luck

Portal Mirrors: Don’t Walk Into These Unless You Want 14 Years Bad Luck
Redditor Corttana and her husband made these mirrors for their Portal-themed basement.  They’ll take you to where you’re already at. They achieved the vortexy Portal outlines simply by looping up appropriately-colored rope lights at the back…
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Twitterrific Mascot: Yours For Less Than $140

Twitterrific Mascot: Yours For Less Than $140
…in fact, you can have Ollie for way less than $1 a character.  Just to be clear, Ollie’s the mascot of Twitter client Twitterrific, not Twitter itself. But in a way he’s actually better, because Twitter’s…
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