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Author Archive: Lambert Varias

Google Feud Browser Game: Autocomplete Says…

Google Feud Browser Game: Autocomplete Says…
Writer Justin Hook has come up with the 21st century version of Family Feud. His free browser game Google Feud taps into Google’s Autocomplete results. You’re given the first part of a Google search then you’ll…
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Orphe Light-up Motion Controller Shoes: Flashy Footwear

Orphe Light-up Motion Controller Shoes: Flashy Footwear
Japanese company No New Folk are working on Orphe, a pair of shoes for performers. Each shoe has 100 individually controlled LEDs, an ARM Cortex microprocessor, a Bluetooth chip and a motion sensor that can be…
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DIY Kerbal Space Program Controller: Keyboard Space Center

DIY Kerbal Space Program Controller: Keyboard Space Center
Kegan Holtzhausen’s custom modular controller for Kerbal Space Program has his fellow Kerbalnauts over the Mun. He calls it the Psimax CS40 Telemetric Joystick. Adjust your pocket rocket’s pitch and read on. Kegan used a Retex…
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X-Key Programmable USB Keyboards: Keys Open Doors

X-Key Programmable USB Keyboards: Keys Open Doors
Soon after I featured the Trickey modular mini keyboard, commenter FrogmanTM pointed me to X-Keys. Made by Michigan-based P.I. Engineering, X-keys are also programmable keyboards. While they’re not modular like Trickey, they appear to provide more…
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New Nintendo 3DS SNES Decal: So it is New or Old?!

New Nintendo 3DS SNES Decal: So it is New or Old?!
The New Nintendo 3DS’ face buttons were inspired by the Super Famicom controller. Etsy shop Epic Pal Designs must have thought, “Why stop there?”, and made this cool set of SNES decals for the handheld. The…
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Iron Man Delivers Kid’s Robotic Arm: Proof that Tony Stark Has a Heart

Iron Man Delivers Kid’s Robotic Arm: Proof that Tony Stark Has a Heart
Alex Pring now has one heck of a story to tell his friends. Not only did the 7-year old meet Iron Man, the Avenger met him to deliver his robotic arm. Alex was born with a…
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DIY Star Wars Speeder Bike Quadcopter: The Merch Side of the Force

DIY Star Wars Speeder Bike Quadcopter: The Merch Side of the Force
We’ve seen how you can make TIE Interceptor and Millenium Falcon remote-controlled multicopters. Adam Woodworth also made a Star Wars-themed quadcopter, but instead of building its body from scratch he modified a speeder bike action figure.…
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Trickey Mini Keyboard Has Swappable Keys: Any Key, Anywhere

Trickey Mini Keyboard Has Swappable Keys: Any Key, Anywhere
Japanese shop BreadBoardManiac has come up with a more affordable alternative to Art Lebedev’s Mini Six programmable keyboard. It’s called the Trickey, a swappable and modular keyboard. You’ll have to print or draw the keys’ legends…
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Stompz Foot-mounted Motion Controller: There is No Shoe

Stompz Foot-mounted Motion Controller: There is No Shoe
We may quickly be solving how to show virtual reality effectively, but we’re still figuring out how to move in it. We’ve seen pseudo–treadmills and full sets of motion sensors, but Stompz claims its eponymous motion…
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Ryo Reversible USB Adapter: Switch Fighter

Ryo Reversible USB Adapter: Switch Fighter
When USB Type-C gadgets and ports become commonplace, sticking a USB connector wrong side up will become a thing of the past. Personally I don’t mind. It’s one of those things that remind you that you’re…
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StarCraft 2 Third Person Shooter Mod: Psionic Warfare

StarCraft 2 Third Person Shooter Mod: Psionic Warfare
StarCraft 2 players are raving about Psionic Warfare: Total Destruction, a free third-person shooter mod for Blizzard’s RTS made by YouTuber CrainyCreation and his friends. You play as Terran forces fending of Zerg attacks. It’s about…
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LEGO Doom Cacodemon: Brick Lightning

LEGO Doom Cacodemon: Brick Lightning
We already saw a fan-made LEGO Cacodemon in Iain Heath’s Doom diorama, but this MOC by Flickr member Jerac is as gory as the game and really nails the look of the lightning-belching monster. Jerac says…
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Binary Watch with Bare PCB & Ribbon Cable Strap: Smarter Watch

Binary Watch with Bare PCB & Ribbon Cable Strap: Smarter Watch
While the rest of the world is voicing their want, disgust or lack of an opinion on the Apple Watch, a nerdy watch made by one man has become so popular he quickly sold out of…
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3D Printed Snack Concept Grows Plants & Mushrooms: Delayed Gratification

3D Printed Snack Concept Grows Plants & Mushrooms: Delayed Gratification
One of the great things about 3D printing is its immediacy. Sure, it still takes a few hours to print even a small object, but it may have taken days or weeks to have that same…
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Mythoard Tabletop RPG Subscription Gift Box: Because DMs Want Loot Too

Mythoard Tabletop RPG Subscription Gift Box: Because DMs Want Loot Too
Subscription gift boxes have become incredibly popular in the past couple of years, and now there’s something for everyone. A new one called Mythoard caters to tabletop RPG players. Mythoard appears to have launched just this…
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3D Printed Strandbeest: Still Alive

3D Printed Strandbeest: Still Alive
Dutch artist Theo Jansen is known for his strandbeest – kinetic sculptures that are powered by the wind and have life-like gait. We’ve featured a couple of fan-made strandbeest, but it turns out Jansen is also…
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