Just in time, what with all the Transformers 2 buzz: Joe of toy-a-day has finished his version of the lovable Autobot Bumblebee, the perfect buddy to the Optimus Prime toy.
As always, Joe is giving away the template to the Bumblebee toy as a pdf file.
The Indian government is currently working with private companies as well as several “elite technology institutions” to develop a 500 rupee ($10 USD) laptop. In contrast, the OLPC laptop’s screen alone costs $28.50 USD. The Times Online says that the project is already three years in the making, and that the Indian government expects to have a prototype of the laptop within months.
There’s an adorable new item available in craftsholic’s Etsy storefront: custom felt Mii pins! These little brooches are handsewn recreations of Nintendo’s distinctive avatars. There’s just one hitch: you can’t get a custom pin. No, instead you can select from craftsholic’s Miis.
When you think “handheld or portable game system,” you probably get a mental image of some sleek technology with pleasing lines and a good balance. But in the DIY portable community, things aren’t so simple. Here, we’re talking about cobbling together bits of consoles that aren’t supposed to be portable and trying to make them fit into a pocket… or a bag… or at least the car, without the need to haul a television around.
After a brief shot at being practical and ingenious, the Japanese are back to being weird again with this morbid and messy yet minimalist lamp from DCS Corp:
Designed by Kouichi Okamoto, the Liquid Lamp is made of steel and comes equipped with a 25-watt bulb.
A while back, I told you guys about an MP5 media player that didn’t seem to do anything more than any other conventional media player. So when I saw this new MP7 player, I tried not to get my hopes up too high for any kind of innovation.
Tens of thousands of years from now when robots and ninjas rule the earth, they will find all sorts of man-made stuff which will surely baffle them, such as toilets. And poo. Maybe archeologist ninjas and robo-historians will be scratching their heads when they find this strange collection of shaped stones in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
The next time your boss tells you that he’s still waiting for that TPS report, you might want to fill it out with one of these bad-ass pens in your hand.
The Pocket Shark pen ($6.99 USD) might look innocuous enough, but it’s actually made from glass-reinforced plastic and designed to act as an self-defense weapon in the event of an emergency (or if you’re just a lunatic).