Now, most of us have moved on from compact discs to digital media players these days, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t still have to find a place to store our old CD collection, right?
This ingenious storage system doubles as a giant LED clock, so you’ll actually be getting some utility out of an otherwise single-purpose bookshelf.
The RoboStool is a homemade robotic footstool that’s ready and willing to support your tired tootsies whenever you summon it. It’s a little reminiscent of the Take A Seat robotic chair but differs in that it uses 3 different modes of control.
RoboStool has three modes- universal remote, beacon navigation, and thermal sensor following.
When I think of 2001: A Space Odyssey, it usually conjures up imagery of HAL 9000’s glowing red light, the strains of Also Sprach Zarathrustra, and dead astronauts launched silently into space.
But the guys over at Studio Electronics used the film as inspiration for the design of their new Omega Orion synthesizer.
These clever desk lamps get their inspiration from classic LEGO building blocks. Designed by Taiwan’s 25togo, these LED illuminated acrylic block lamps look just like a giant-size version of the popular plastic playthings.
The blocks have a snap-off top layer that’s designed to hold pens, pencils and other office items.
Here’s a dark and disturbing Gears of War Xbox 360 casemod that would make Cliffy B. himself proud.
Modder DFW Monkie, the same guy who brought us this creepy alligator Xbox 360, has outdone himself this time with his new Gears 360.
The case features an intricate sculptural Gears of War logo, complete with a skull and gear that glows in an ominous red light up when the console is on.
He built this custom case using lots and lots of layers of Bondo, and painstakingly hand sculpting it before coating it in a deep black paint job to make it look nearly as imposing as the first time you ever ran into a Berserker.
When the Red Rings of Death fire up on this console, it’s actually a good thing.
When is a hard drive not just a hard drive? When it’s a tiny work of contemporary desktop art, of course.
The artists of Brazil’s Meninos design studio first started out making these custom pop art hard drive cases for their friends.
SoundPads by Sonic Impact are stickable little pads that “convert any thin-walled high-transmission surface into permanent stereo speakers.” That means you can stick these guys on a door, cabinet, table, box, desk, or even a poster- and have insta-speakers.
The site gives you fair warning that once these are stuck, they aren’t coming unstuck.
Looking for a place to keep all that loose change you’ve been saving up since you gave up on tipping the baristas at the Starbucks? Keep ’em all in this whimsical piggy bank that chows down on your coinage before it heads deep into its porty, porky belly.
As soon as you put a coin in its mouth, the little pink piggy gets down to business, making appropriately piggish snorting sounds as it gulps your money.
The “nailed” memory stick makes it look like you got very frustrated with your computer, and in a fit of rage, hammered a nail into it. It sends a much different message than, say, storing your data in a chicken wing.
This is the first product from plankton, a new design company based in the Netherlands.
[UPDATE 8/12/2008: The contest is now over. You can check out the answers and winners here].
How’d you like to win a really cool modern watch from Tokyoflash? Well, if you can tell time, you could win a free watch!
Brick-Brick Correction Tape is a fake-o Lego that hides a roll of correction tape. If you have more than one, you can snap them together like Legos.
The website says, “It is funny that you can’t realize it is a correction tape by its outlook.”
The incorrectly named USB Robot 4-Port Hub has 4 twistable USB ports and no discernible robot parts whatsoever.
You can twist each port up to 270 degrees, although off the top of my head I can’t think of why I would need to do that.
Do you have loads of old hard drives laying around your house? Do you love the sweet tinny tones of wind chimes clinkity clinking on your back porch? If so, this is a great project for you- you can turn your old, unused or crashed hard drives into this set of aluminum wind chimes.
To learn how to make your very own set, check out this instructional video.
What could be better than the yummy, sugary goodness of cupcakes? I’ll tell you. Yummy, sugary, Space Invader cupcakes, that’s what!
Pixel baker extraordinaire Hello Naomi is at it again with her video game baked goods.
In the beginning, there was the roller skate, then came the skate board and later the Rollerblade. So what’s the next conveyance that we’ll be strapping to our feet to roll around the street?
Orbitwheels move sort of like inline skates, but a wheel rotates around your feet, instead of under them.