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Archive for August 2008

Bring Your Remote Control Commands to Light

Bring Your Remote Control Commands to Light
This light brings your remote control commands to the forefront of your decor. All of your favorites are represented here in light, including stop, play, and perennial favorites pause and rewind. There’s not a whole lot of information to be found about this cool design, but I can tell you this: the light is made by madreinspain.

Colecovision Mini Console Hits Ebay [Casemod]

Colecovision Mini Console Hits Ebay [Casemod]
When it comes to retro game consoles, it seems like Nintendo and Atari get all of the attention. How about some love for the classic ColecoVision, the first console to bring arcade-quality graphics into your living room?

Tv-B-Gone Goes Pro, Shuts of Tvs 300 Feet Away

Tv-B-Gone Goes Pro, Shuts of Tvs 300 Feet Away
Got an evil streak? The makers of the infamous TV-B-Gone remote control have come up with an extra-strength version of their gizmo which can turn off almost any television set from hundreds of feet away. Packaged in a case that’s designed to look like a super-chunky mock iPhone, the TV-B-Gone SHP (Super High Power) can shut down more than 90% of all televisions worldwide with a simple push of a button.

Cat 5 Wedding Rings Keep Partners Connected

Cat 5 Wedding Rings Keep Partners Connected
If you’re getting ready to pop the question to that techie guy or gal in your life, here’s a set of wedding rings that you’ve just got to think about for your impending nuptials. Seattle artist Jana Brevick handcrafts these most excellent sterling silver Cat 5 Ethernet connector wedding rings for true geeks in love.

Mega Man Energy Drink Helps You Beat Down Robot Masters

Mega Man Energy Drink Helps You Beat Down Robot Masters
To herald the launch of much-anticipated game Mega Man 9, an officially licensed Mega Man sports/energy drink is coming out in Japan. The drink will be called “Rockman E Can Drink” because it’s coming out in Japan and Mega Man is called Rockman over there.

Twist and Shake: the Etch-a-Sketch Laptop Carrier

Twist and Shake: the Etch-a-Sketch Laptop Carrier
You could carry your laptop around in a boring old bag, or you could be really cool and tote it in awesomely retro style with this Etch-A-Sketch laptop carrier. Crafter Betz White made this one for her brother Roger’s birthday, so she called it a Rog-A-Sketch.

Stick Your Nano to Yourself, but Good, With the Istik

Stick Your Nano to Yourself, but Good, With the Istik
The iStik is a gadget that uses strong magnets to stick your iPod to your clothing, because everyone knows that in this fast-paced world of ours, clips and armbands are just not cutting it. The iStik is described as having eight “high tech, Neodynium magnets which create an extreme magnetic attraction.”

Takaratomy Qfo Flying Objects Get Ready to Land on Earth

Takaratomy Qfo Flying Objects Get Ready to Land on Earth
Imagine an army of tiny little UFOs whizzing around your head. Now imagine that you could be the one controlling them. TakaraTomy’s mysterious looking QFOs are pint-sized remote controlled hovering spacecraft which spin through the sky.

NES Stealth Edition Game Console Pc Casemod

NES Stealth Edition Game Console Pc Casemod
Check out this excellent casemod which is so neat and tidy that you wouldn’t think that it’s anything but an old 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. But hidden beneath the hood of this inconspicuous looking NES is a fully-functional Windows PC, loaded up with emulators for playing games from other consoles.

Artoolkit V4.4: Augmented Reality Comes to the iPhone

Artoolkit V4.4: Augmented Reality Comes to the iPhone
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of augmented reality (AR), the technology is designed to superimpose 3D computer graphics with real world imagery in real time. While there are readily available open source tools to allow desktop computer users to create their own AR videos, I’m happy to report that there’s a self-contained version coming to the iPhone.

Jupiter Accelerometer Mouse: Whirly, Wood, Weally Expensive

Jupiter Accelerometer Mouse: Whirly, Wood, Weally Expensive
The Jupiter Mouse is a sphere of wood fashioned into a mouse that you hold in the palm of your hand to control. You move the cursor by adjusting the tilt of the mouse. The mouse is made out of “Chinese flowering ash from Japan’s rural Gunma prefecture.”

DIY Balancing Robot Rocks, Rolls, Then Falls

DIY Balancing Robot Rocks, Rolls, Then Falls
This guy made a sweet little DIY balancing robot that balances without the help of fancy gyroscopes. It’s kind of like a poor man’s version of the Segway-esque A.M.P.bot, the main difference being that this one falls down a lot.

Tie Fighter Webcam: Darth Vader has His Eye on You

Tie Fighter Webcam: Darth Vader has His Eye on You
Star Wars fans rejoice! Now you can let Darth Vader keep watch on your every move as he pilots this pint-sized TIE Fighter Advanced X1 webcam onto desk. The TIE Fighter camera not only captures audio, video and images, but lights up and features digitized sound effects taken directly from the Star Wars movies.

1950s Robots Galore, Now Invading!

1950s Robots Galore, Now Invading!
I was cruising the Internets today and came across an incredibly rich roundup of robots and robot figures from the 1950s. As a robotophile, I was surprised and excited to see several bots that had been previously unknown to me!

Desktop Kung Fu Boys Are Here to Kick Your a$$

Desktop Kung Fu Boys Are Here to Kick Your a$$
There’s nothing that makes your office or cubicle more cozy than some fun desk toys. So when I saw these animated martial arts kids over on a Japanese website, I said to myself “I must have these for my desk”!

Fabulous Lunchbox Made From a Busted Nintendo Case

Fabulous Lunchbox Made From a Busted Nintendo Case
Do you love Nintendo AND tasty noontime sandwiches? If you do, then this Nintendo case lunchbox project is probably right up your alley. Here’s the skinny: you open up the Nintendo case, take out the guts, file down the interior plastic rods with a rotary tool, attach hinges, reglue the power buttons on, and voila!

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