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Author Archive: Lambert Varias

Hexacade Six-Player Video Game Table: Friendship is Multiplayer

Hexacade Six-Player Video Game Table: Friendship is Multiplayer
Earlier this year we featured the 10-player arcade game Killer Queen. Event company Two Bit Circus also has its version of a not-so-massive offline multiplayer game. The company calls it Hexacade, because it allows up to…
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Augmented Reality Tattoo: AltAR Ego

Augmented Reality Tattoo: AltAR Ego
We’ve featured a few augmented reality tattoos before, but in all of them the QR code or bar code were visible, if not the only figure drawn onto the skin. Illustrator Sutu’s take on the permanent…
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Mass Effect 2 Windows Mod Adds Native Controller Support: What?!

Mass Effect 2 Windows Mod Adds Native Controller Support: What?!
As someone who’s never owned a Windows computer or any gaming computer for that matter, I was very surprised when I found out that the Mass Effect games for Windows never launched with and still don’t…
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Custom Fierce Deity Toon Link Amiibo: Minora’s Mask

Custom Fierce Deity Toon Link Amiibo: Minora’s Mask
Behold, the Hylian god’s only begotten son! Redditor xxIvoteforSBelmontXX turned a Toon Link Amiibo into the Hero of Time’s Fierce Deity form from Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Link’s super-powered form does appear in the Super…
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Electric Typewriter Modded to Make ASCII Art Portraits: Chartography

Electric Typewriter Modded to Make ASCII Art Portraits: Chartography
Last month we saw artist Dmitry Morozov’s 8-bit instant camera. His latest work is an even more primitive camera. Dmitry calls it the i/o, an electric typewriter that makes portraits using ASCII characters. The i/o is…
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X-Arcade Lumber Jacques Arcade Machine: Donk-it-Kong

X-Arcade Lumber Jacques Arcade Machine: Donk-it-Kong
Arcade specialist Xgaming’s latest machine will be familiar to both young and old gamers. The X-Arcade Lumber Jacques’ cabinet design and graphics are based on the 1981 Donkey Kong arcade machine, which was also used as…
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Transforming Papercraft Robots: Fold Out!

Transforming Papercraft Robots: Fold Out!
Paperformed makes a variety of papercraft models that it sells as DIY kits. Two of its most advanced kits are the Changeable Robots. They’re scale models clearly inspired by Transformers, and like Hasbro’s toys these bots…
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Iron Man Life-size Mk. XLIII Helmet Bluetooth Speaker: Headphone

Iron Man Life-size Mk. XLIII Helmet Bluetooth Speaker: Headphone
Brando must be losing its touch. Now it’s selling products that I actually want to buy, like this 1:1 scale model of Iron Man’s Mk. XLIII helmet that’s also a Bluetooth speaker. What’s happening Brando? Did…
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Mass Effect 3 Scorpion Replica: I Gotta Get Me One of Those

Mass Effect 3 Scorpion Replica: I Gotta Get Me One of Those
Impress your party members with TriForce’s officially licensed life-size replica of the Scorpion, the powerful heavy pistol from Mass Effect 3 that lobs explosive goo. Just know that its price puts the salary in Salarian. The…
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Orbit1 Desktop Metal Plating Machine: Modder’s Touch

Orbit1 Desktop Metal Plating Machine: Modder’s Touch
We already have 3D printers that can make objects out of metal or metal composites, but if all you want is a metal coating then the Orbit1 might be for you. It’s a compact electroplating machine…
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Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb

Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb
Three Rice University freshmen are working on a simple device that could make injections less painful. They call their device Comfortably Numb – a small ice pack that quickly cools down the spot to be injected.…
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Pokémon Mugs: For Your Morning Electabuzz

Pokémon Mugs: For Your Morning Electabuzz
Do Pokémon trainers drink coffee? Nah, with all the crazy stuff they do they probably need something much more potent. Like Shroomish. Whatever your drink of choice, Toxikon has Pokémon-themed mugs for you. Coming in 11oz…
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Treasure Chest Board Game Tokens Will Have Your Meeples Tingling

Treasure Chest Board Game Tokens Will Have Your Meeples Tingling
If you’re into board games or tabletop games chances are you’ve been disappointed in the quality or appearance of the tokens included in your games. Board game maker Stonemaier Games has a solution in the form…
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Onion Omega Single Board Computer Will Have Vets and Newbies Crying Tears of Joy

Onion Omega Single Board Computer Will Have Vets and Newbies Crying Tears of Joy
Between the Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other development boards, it seems like makers already have more than enough small computers to choose from. But Onion Corporation believes its upcoming Omega will be welcomed with open arms…
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Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing
The Daily Mirror recently published an uplifting report about how 3D printing technology helped a recovering cancer patient. Keith Londsdale had major parts of his face removed to prevent his skin cancer from spreading further. He’s…
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Computer Component Bugs: Wasteamorphosis

Computer Component Bugs: Wasteamorphosis
The words “computer” and “bug” often mean bad news when mentioned in the same sentence, but it’s not the case here. Artist Julie Alice Chappell’s Computer Component Bugs are sculptures of insect-like creatures that she makes…
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