Ever wanted to learn how to draw and paint, but don’t have the time or money to deal with real world art supplies? Well if you happen to own a Nintendo DSi, you can sign up for the Art Academy without so much as buying a tube of paint.
Ninjas have a lot of sweet moves. There’s the throw-a-smoke-bomb-and-disappear-move, the run-so-fast-to-evade-bullets-move, and the flaming-giant-skeleton-beast-thing-summoning-that’s-not-even-a-ninja-move-anymore-move. But none of their 108 million moves can help them save their data. That’s why everyday at sunset, after practicing their killyouwithapinchinthearmpitjitsus, ninjas power up their PCs and order a bunch of Kunai USB drives.
Sometimes I’m still surprised by how mainstream, nay, cool geeks and nerds have become, and that there are lots of products that are just eager to win the geek’s attention (and money). Video game conventions now draw huge crowds, there are a billion tech websites as of this writing, movies based on comics and fantasy books are being produced left and right – I don’t know about you, but I sure didn’t have even the slightest bit of hope that the Watchmen would be turned into a movie when I first read it.
The Wind Waker was a somewhat controversial entry in The Legend of Zelda series due to the childlike cel-shaded graphics, which many fans felt didn’t suit the franchise. No one could possibly object to Wind Waker Link on this quilt, though.
What happens when animals get their hands on deadly energy swords? This.
Over at AnimalsWithLightsabers they do one thing, and one thing only. They put dangerous lightsabers in the hands of woodland creatures, pets and other animals.
Wanna look like a complete freak while you’re sitting at your computer surfing the web? Then look no further than these ridiculous USB hand warmers that look like stuffed animals.
I don’t know if the fluffy bunnies or the pooh bears are more insane.
I think we can all agree that biggest problem with retro video game characters is all of those jagged edges. I mean really, you could cut your hands on those sharp pixel corners. So what’s the solution?
You know, I was just thinking the other day how I’d like a Rubik’s cube for my desk. And while I’m partial to the Mega Man Rubik’s Cube (which, I presume, goes “pew pew pew”) the classicist in me is more partial to this Pac-Man Rubik’s Cube (which, naturally, goes “nom nom nom”).
So we’ve seen gamer cufflinks for the suited folks on formal occasions, but what about the frilly, shiny side of geekery? The answer is presented by Crafster contributor montyfull, who is also a recent fashion graduate.
Remember how in Wall-E how the humans got so lazy that they left everything in the hands of robots? Seems some people need to watch – or re-watch – that awesome movie, because it seems that we’re just looking for excuses to build a robot.
Here’s an interesting blog I fished out of Dark Roasted Blend‘s Link Latte: Rickey Taylor’s Sharpened Pencil, where said Mr. Taylor, a CADD designer/drafter, posts his doodles about his ideas for inventions. So is he a modern day Da Vinci, a source of inspiration, or just a dude with a surplus of paper, pencils and time?
I always dreamed of the day that I could have my own tiny little robotic army that hangs out on my desktop to do my bidding. While these little robot clock dudes don’t exactly do all of my bidding, they do tell the time, and they look good doing it.
This odd little handheld gaming system may look a heckuva lot like a Nintendo Game Boy Advance, but it’s actually one of those multi-system emulators that can play games from a variety of retro consoles.
The mysteriously named SP2 handheld can play games from the original NES, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Color, Neo Geo and yes, the Game Boy Advance.
TRON is one of the most famous geek movies of all time, and what better way to pay homage to the film than with another geek favorite? Flickr user/blocksmith/80s baby (I suppose) 2×4 created these neat LEGO light cycles and even posted step-by-step instructions on his Flick page.