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Category: Just Plain Fun

Play International Karate on the Go With the Commodore 64 Laptop

Play International Karate on the Go With the Commodore 64 Laptop
It only took Ben Heckendorn a week and a half to make a Commodore 64 laptop that really looks like it was from 1982. What can you do in a week and a half? Me? I…
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Gakken Mm Circuit Micro Race Car Drives Around the World to the Left

Gakken Mm Circuit Micro Race Car Drives Around the World to the Left
This diminutive race car from Japan does one thing really well – it drives around in a circle, over and over again. While it’s not quite as exciting as watching hillbillies turning left a NASCAR race…
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Neko the USB Hub Cat Wants to Eat Your Mouse

Neko the USB Hub Cat Wants to Eat Your Mouse
Are you a feline fanatic? Here’s a fun way to keep all of your USB devices connected to your computer. Perhaps Neko the USB hub cat ($19.50 USD) will tickle your (cat) fancy. Just plug Neko…
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Freaky Dali-Esque Clock is Twirlin’, Not Meltin’

Freaky Dali-Esque Clock is Twirlin’, Not Meltin’
The first thing I do when I do when I wake up after a night of heavy drinking is sleep again. Or massage my temples and groan. Alcohol either makes the world spin faster or it…
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The Latest Device From Aperture Science: Interactive Portal Shirt

The Latest Device From Aperture Science: Interactive Portal Shirt
I’ve seen a lot of geeky shirts, but these ones take the cake. Or not. Think Geek‘s April Fools offering for this year are “interactive portal shirts”, that mimic the portal effect popularized by Valve’s first-person…
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Computer Mailboxes Receive Snail Mail, Not E-Mail

Computer Mailboxes Receive Snail Mail, Not E-Mail
Even though we already have e-mail, I think it will still take some time before we abandon snail mails. In the mean time, why don’t we give our plain old mailboxes a (fake) hardware upgrade? Here…
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Blow Your Keyboard Dirt Away

Blow Your Keyboard Dirt Away
When you talk about blowing dirt off of electronics, most people think, of course, of plain ol’ canned air. And that works fine, sure, but the prank potential is fairly limited. With this gun-shaped keyboard brush,…
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Instant Bonfire: Giant Lighter

Instant Bonfire: Giant Lighter
Light up all of grandma’s 98 birthday candles at once with this giant lighter! Or surprise the hell out of anyone who asks if you’ve got a light. This fully-functional lighter measures a whopping 6.5″  x…
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Washboard Hero: Harmonix Goes for the Country/Bluegrass Demo

Washboard Hero: Harmonix Goes for the Country/Bluegrass Demo
With the amazing popularity of music and rhythm games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, it was only a matter of time before game companies would release a version targeted to more rural musical tastes. Later…
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Game Controller Cufflinks for Semi-Formal Gamers

Game Controller Cufflinks for Semi-Formal Gamers
Been invited to a wedding, a business dinner, a funeral, or some other stuffy event, but still want to look cool? Were those 8-bit video game ties a bit too garish for your stuck-up friends? These…
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Who Watches the Watchmen? Crafters.

Who Watches the Watchmen? Crafters.
Zack Snyder’s take on Watchmen may have suffered mixed reviews from fans and newbies alike at the box office, but Alan Moore’s seminal characters are certainly scoring big with one subset of the population: crafty types…
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The Real Survival Horror Game: Don’t Shit Your Pants

The Real Survival Horror Game: Don’t Shit Your Pants
Life is hard. Numerous trials and challenges lie ahead of us, lurking in the shadows that their shadowy souls provide for them, eager to pounce and thwart our dreams and ambitions, to prevent us from reaching…
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If Pac-Man Obeyed the Laws of Physics [Zero-G Arcade]

If Pac-Man Obeyed the Laws of Physics [Zero-G Arcade]
If the Space Invaders can get physical, why can’t Pac-Man too? But unlike the strong gravitational pull in the Invaders’ physics simulation, Pac-Man and his ghostly pals have gotten the zero gravity treatment in this odd…
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Microsoft Laptop Hunters Ad Asks: Are You Cool Enough to be a Mac Person? and by Cool They Mean Rich.

Microsoft Laptop Hunters Ad Asks: Are You Cool Enough to be a Mac Person? and by Cool They Mean Rich.
Microsoft launched a new series of advertisements a couple of days ago called Laptop Hunters. Here’s how it works, as explained by Brandon LeBlanc on the Windows team blog: “These new ads trace real people as…
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Blasts From the Past in Custom Crochet Sackboy Form

Blasts From the Past in Custom Crochet Sackboy Form
Crochet genius Maggie Wang has been putting her trusty hook to good use creating custom Sackboys (and Sackgirls), and some of her recent creations have a certain old school appeal. While you might expect to see…
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Left 4 Dead Fans Take Cosplay to a Whole New Level

Left 4 Dead Fans Take Cosplay to a Whole New Level
It’s really not fair to call this brilliant photoset cosplay; instead, we should call this recreation of Left 4 Dead art. Nightzero’s homage to the zombie apocalypse shooter combines photography, digital art, and yes, okay, cosplay.…
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