Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Embroidered Space Invaders Mouse Pad: Cross-Stitch Invaders

by Range
Advertisement

Even though you don’t really need a mouse pad to make your mouse work these days, most people still have one. I know that I like using my mouse pad with my desktop, no matter what the surface it’s resting on. It just makes it easier to move. That being said, there’s no reason why you can’t spice it up a bit. Check out this Space Invaders embroidered mouse pad you can make for yourself.

space-invaders-mouse-pad

In this particular case, the design started with a simple and super cheap (99 cent) foam IKEA Lågis mouse pad. To make your own, you’ll have to select the pixelated image you want to embroider, but you can easily download something off the web to serve as a pattern.

ikea_space_invaders_mouse_pad_1a

Once you have done this, you can mark the picture with a white pencil or gel ink marker on your mouse pad, using a dense plastic grid to transfer the pixel pattern. Then it’s time to start stitching.

ikea_space_invaders_mouse_pad_2

The results are quite cool, and Hanne from Eilen Tein reports that a laser mouse has no problems working over the pattern. Of course, the same technique will work with any pixel art, so you don’t need to feel limited to Space Invaders. Why not go for a Super Mario Bros. or Pac-Man mouse pad to mix it up a little bit?

ikea_space_invaders_mouse_pad_3

[via Ikeahackers]



WOWCube Entertainment System

WOWCube Entertainment System

Greys Outdoor Slipper Boots

Greys Outdoor Slipper Boots

Impossible Dovetail Cutting Board

Impossible Dovetail Cutting Board

Advertisement
2022 Ford Raptor R Test Mule Spied Making Rumbly V8 Sounds

2022 Ford Raptor R Test Mule Spied Making Rumbly V8 Sounds

Pagani Huayra R Is Getting a Naturally-aspirated V12 If Our Ears are Correct

Pagani Huayra R Is Getting a Naturally-aspirated V12 If Our Ears are Correct

Electric Lincoln Corsair Rumored to Debut in 2026

Electric Lincoln Corsair Rumored to Debut in 2026

Advertisement