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Archive for August 2010

Chiptune Showcase Comes to Pax 2010

Chiptune Showcase Comes to Pax 2010
If  you’re heading to the Penny Arcade Expo next week, be sure to swing by and check out the latest addition to their conference schedule, the Chiptune Showcase. A variety of 8-bit musical performers will take the stage for the 2 hour concert, including bands with awesome names like Fighter X and Spamtron.

Fallout 3 Weapon Replicas: Too Bad They Don’T Actually Work

Fallout 3 Weapon Replicas: Too Bad They Don’T Actually Work
What can you say about someone who spends his free time making make-believe weapons from a video game? I don’t know, but I have to say that these Fallout 3 weapon replicas look like they were well worth the time.

Star Wars Graffiti: the Empire Sprays Back

Star Wars Graffiti: the Empire Sprays Back
If there’s one thing that I’ve never been able to do, it’s to create freehand drawings with a can of paint. Luckily, others can do wonders with these cans, as is evidenced by the these excellent Star Wars graffiti creations found around the globe by Smosh.

The Zelda Project: a Cosplay Link to the Ocarina of Time

The Zelda Project: a Cosplay Link to the Ocarina of Time
Link is one of the most cosplayed video game characters partly because his clothes and gear are relatively simple, but of course it takes extra effort to make a spot-on Link. The Zelda Project not only want to bring Link to life, they want to make an Ocarina of Time short film.

The Pac-Man Dossier: All the Information You Can Waka Waka Waka

The Pac-Man Dossier: All the Information You Can Waka Waka Waka
I was never really into arcade games that much, so for me Pac-Man is but a simple game – eat the pellets before the time runs out, avoid the ghosts, eat the power pellets to eat the ghosts.

Yelp’S iPad Kegerator Serves the Dorkiest Beer Ever

Yelp’S iPad Kegerator Serves the Dorkiest Beer Ever
A few engineers over at Yelp have built this high-tech beer keg, controlled by an iPad. As engineer Jeff Micklos describes in the video below, the reason they made this geeky keg-bot is because they “…love hacking, …love beer …and love iPads.”

Robo-Fish Gotta Swim

Robo-Fish Gotta Swim
I wasn’t able to find out too much information about this robotic fish, but it really is a pretty cool bit of engineering. From what I can tell, Sedensha Co. made this electric fish (link translated from Japanese), which can wriggle its way through the water just like the real deal.

Pinball Magic Turns Iphones Into Tiny Pinball Machines

Pinball Magic Turns Iphones Into Tiny Pinball Machines
If you miss the days when you could walk down to the neighborhood arcade, you’re pretty much out of luck if you want to play a game of pinball. Sure, there are plenty of computer games and mobile apps which let you play a digital version of game, but there’s nothing quite like whacking those flipper buttons and pulling the plunger to set your ball in motion.

Star Trek Theme Songs have Lyrics

Star Trek Theme Songs have Lyrics
Every once in a while, I get a flashback to Bill Murray’s lyrical version of the Star Wars theme, and start busting out into “Star Wars, Nothing But Star Wars…” I guess that YouTuber qcomts was thinking along the same lines when he created his vocalized versions of classic Star Trek theme songs.

Sharp Plasma Cluster Ion Generator: Unfortunately Not a Weapon

Sharp Plasma Cluster Ion Generator: Unfortunately Not a Weapon
So there I was, looking for something awesome for you guys to look at, when I came upon what is possibly the best named gadget – the Sharp Plasma Cluster Ion Generator. I was hoping for a hill-sized cannon copied from Protoss blueprints, but it turns out it’s a skin care device for women.

A Round of Street Fighter Beatboxing

A Round of Street Fighter Beatboxing
Hikakin –  he of the superb Super Mario beatbox – is back with his version of a round of Street Fighter (II?), specifically Ken vs. Dhalsim. Insert coin and press start:

Doctor Who Tardis Sends Your Coffee Across Time and Space

Doctor Who Tardis Sends Your Coffee Across Time and Space
Attention fans of Doctor Who and caffeine! Listen up! I have here your next purchase – a coffee mug that’s based on the Doctor’s main mode of transportation, the TARDIS. The TARDIS mug is guaranteed to keep your coffee hot, while it can also transport it nearly instantaneously to any location in time or space.

Mosaic Tile Video Game Controllers: No Grout About It

Mosaic Tile Video Game Controllers: No Grout About It
I’m pretty sure that these mosaic tile video game controllers don’t work, but if they did, it sure would be cool. But even if they don’t play, they sure would look cool hung on the wall of your game room.

Upenn Pr2 Robot is the Loneliest Little One-Man (or One-Robot) Band

Upenn Pr2 Robot is the Loneliest Little One-Man (or One-Robot) Band
I’m a sucker for robots playing musical instruments. But despite the technical skill it took for the team to get a PR2 robot programmed to play both keyboard and drums at the same time, he just seems a little lonely up there on the stage without some other robot companions.

IPad + Podium = Ipodium

IPad + Podium = Ipodium
While I’m probably not speaking for the majority of you out there, I bring my iPad everywhere I go. I use it for taking notes in meetings, sending e-mails, watching movies, and even the occasional game of Fruit Ninja HD.

Super Mario Coin Purse: Perfect for Carrying Your Gold Coins

Super Mario Coin Purse: Perfect for Carrying Your Gold Coins
If you read Technabob on any regular basis, you probably know that I’m a fan of Mario. I’m also a fan of Etsy. So whenever the two get together with something cool and imaginative, magic can happen.

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