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Archive for March 2012

Miniature Video Games Need Tiny People to Play Them

Miniature Video Games Need Tiny People to Play Them
Sebastian Vargas has a got a knack for miniatures, but not the usual kind of dolls or ponies. Sebastian makes playful tiny replicas of technology, like the PSP, Nintento DS, Sony Playstation, old cell phones, and DSLR cameras.

Fish-Covered Rocking Chair Looks Pretty Good – A Meter Away

Fish-Covered Rocking Chair Looks Pretty Good – A Meter Away
I’m not a huge fan of sardines. Sure, I find myself craving some once in a while, but they’re not my most favorite fish in the world. But sardines seem like it’s the fish of choice for furniture designer Tristan Cochrane. 

Never Trust a Robot Barber

Never Trust a Robot Barber
There’s nothing quite like getting a haircut. First you have some mindless chit-chat with your barber, he snips away, you get a quick powder and your done. It feels good and you look good. It’s a pleasant experience.

Life-Size Inflatable Portal 2 Sentry Turret Doesn’t Blame You

Life-Size Inflatable Portal 2 Sentry Turret Doesn’t Blame You
I bet more than a few of you are fans of the game Portal and Portal 2. Besides GLaDOS, the Companion Cube, Wheatley and Cave Johnson, one of the most memorable things Chell had to deal with are those pesky turrets lying around the environment.

Einstein Archives Go Online Sharing Genius with Us Normal Folk

Einstein Archives Go Online Sharing Genius with Us Normal Folk
Albert Einstein was a scientific bad-ass. I think we can all agree on that. Einstein gave us theories that explain some of the most unexplainable things about our universe. Scientists still live by many of his theories, such as the theory of general relativity despite the fact that Einstein has been dead for nearly 60 years.

Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack Miniature Wargame Uses LEGOs

Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack Miniature Wargame Uses LEGOs
Miniature wargames are one of the more niche tabletop games, not only because they tend to be very technical, but because they can be very costly because of the figurines, terrain and other props needed to play.

Plug Lamp: More than Just an Outlet and More than Just a Lamp

Plug Lamp: More than Just an Outlet and More than Just a Lamp
You never know where or when you might need an outlet for your plugs until you need one. And it’s extremely annoying to have to bend down and search behind cabinets or tables just to find one to plug your phone charger in.

Darth Knight Custom Action Figure Fights for Good and Evil

Darth Knight Custom Action Figure Fights for Good and Evil
This is the crossover that I had no idea that I wanted. Darth Vader and Batman. Inspired by Malmey Studios’ awesome Darth Knight costume that was going around last year, custom modeler John Harmon is responsible for this action figure mashup of Gotham’s guardian and the Dark Lord of the Sith. 

Help the LEGO Sandcrawler Become an Official LEGO Kit

Help the LEGO Sandcrawler Become an Official LEGO Kit
Remember that spectacular LEGO sandcrawler model we featured last year? Built from over 10,000 LEGO parts by Marshal Banana, it was truly the work of LEGO master. While the original was a completely custom build, Marshal is hoping to convince LEGO to turn it into an official kit you can build yourself.

Vocaloid Keyboard Literally Lets Its Keys Do the Talking

Vocaloid Keyboard Literally Lets Its Keys Do the Talking
If auto-tune can’t fix your voice, maybe one day you’ll be able to “sing” through this keyboard. Developed by Yamaha, the Vocaloid keyboard allows users to generate a singing voice in real time. It’s based on the company’s immensely popular Vocaloid software, which lets users synthesize a singing voice by manipulating samples of actual human voices.

iRetroPhone Takes Your iPhone Back in Time

iRetroPhone Takes Your iPhone Back in Time
Remember back in the day, when all phones still came with wires and people had to physically turn a dial to call someone? I do. And I also recall begging my mom to let me be the one to do the dialing because I liked turning the dial with my finger. 

World’s Coolest Marshall Amp is a Fridge!

World’s Coolest Marshall Amp is a Fridge!
Ever since seeing This is Spinal Tap, I wanted a Marshall Amp that could go to eleven. But given the fact that I can barely string together two chords on a guitar, I never really saw the use for one of these iconic amps in my house – until today.

Adesso Compagno 3 Keyboard Case Perfect for White iPads

Adesso Compagno 3 Keyboard Case Perfect for White iPads
While there are already quite a few different keyboard cases out there for iPads, depending on where you are located or how exactly you use your iPad, this new one might be a good option for mobile warriors, especially those of you who prefer a white case to a black one.

Cigarette Lighter/Stun Gun Combo Smokes Cigarettes (and Humans)

Cigarette Lighter/Stun Gun Combo Smokes Cigarettes (and Humans)
This is one of the oddest combo devices I’ve ever seen. On one hand it will light your smoke, but if you need a little something extra in a lighter, it will also act as a stun gun.

Hobbit Hole Playhouse is Not Really a Hole, Barely a House

Hobbit Hole Playhouse is Not Really a Hole, Barely a House
Fans of The Hobbit have probably dreamed about living in a Hobbit hole house and having large hairy feet. This will get you one of the two, if you like tiny dwellings. While these Hobbit houses are not underground, they are quaint little homes fit for small humans pretending to be Hobbits.

MIT Camera Can See Around Corners with Frickin’ Lasers

MIT Camera Can See Around Corners with Frickin’ Lasers
If you take anything and tell me it uses laser beams, you have my attention. MIT has a very cool new camera that they’ve been working on it uses lasers to allow it to take photos of what’s going on around the corner.