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Archive for September 2013

Disarm is an Orchestra of Instruments Made from Weapons

Disarm is an Orchestra of Instruments Made from Weapons
This is not your typical orchestra. The instruments look especially unusual, and that’s because each of them is made using decommissioned weapons. They were put together by artist Pedro Reyes in an effort to convert weapons into actual, playable instruments.

Enfojer Smartphone Enlarger: Develop Digital Photos the Analog Way

Enfojer Smartphone Enlarger: Develop Digital Photos the Analog Way
Ilija Stjepic wants to do for photographic printing what Instagram did for Polaroid. Ilija and his friends made the Enfojer kit. It lets you develop the images in your smartphone into black and white pictures using traditional techniques.

The Walking Dead Companion Series Coming in 2015 – YES!

The Walking Dead Companion Series Coming in 2015 – YES!
One of my all-time favorite TV shows is The Walking Dead on AMC. I know I’m not alone in really digging the show because it’s one of the most popular shows on TV. If you’re a fan, you’ll be thrilled to hear that AMC is currently getting a companion series ready for the air for 2015.

Chicken Flavored Ramen Noodle Cake, Just Add Hot Water (or Not)

Chicken Flavored Ramen Noodle Cake, Just Add Hot Water (or Not)
Instant ramen soup. It’s an amazing geek food, even if those flavor packets will kill you with MSG and sodium. Gamers especially love the stuff, because of it’s easy to make nature. You can make it and barely be distracted from your game.

Piano Used to Play Doom: Survival in D Major

Piano Used to Play Doom: Survival in D Major
We’ve seen a guitar used to send emails. Here’s a piano modded into a BFC for the grand daddy of modern first person shooters. Aptly named the Doom Piano, its keys are grouped into different commands, so you don’t really need to know how to play the piano to play Doom with it.

Giant .44 Magnum Mailbox: Let’s Hope it’s Not Loaded

Giant .44 Magnum Mailbox: Let’s Hope it’s Not Loaded
I’m not sure if the USPS approves of this, but this awesomely unusual mailbox by Roger Buchko is currently making the rounds on the Internet. Understandably so, since instead of the usual plain box, this one is in the shape of a giant.Smith

Cool Parents Make Super Awesome Super Mario Room for Their Daughter

Cool Parents Make Super Awesome Super Mario Room for Their Daughter
Here is yet another story about parents who go the extra mile for their kids. In this case, these parents created an awesome Super Mario Bros. themed bedroom for their daughter. The daughter requested it and the parents went well beyond the call of duty in giving it to her.

The Altered States of America: A Map of American Sci-Fi History

The Altered States of America: A Map of American Sci-Fi History
American history is among the richest in the world. I’m not just talking about what went down in the real world, but also everything that transpired in the realm of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. In an attempt to map the most notable of these fictional events, Chop Shop has launched a Kickstarter project called the “Altered States of America.”

Awesome Dad Builds a Pneumatic Tube System to Send Teeth to the Tooth Fairy

Awesome Dad Builds a Pneumatic Tube System to Send Teeth to the Tooth Fairy
The Tooth Fairy is one busy lady! She flies from house to house every night, collecting teeth that kids have left under their pillows and leaving a dollar or two (or a special surprise) in exchange for it.

Nix Color Sensor Copies Colors from Physical Objects: Real Life Eyedropper Tool

Nix Color Sensor Copies Colors from Physical Objects: Real Life Eyedropper Tool
One of my earliest posts here was about the Color Picker, a concept for a pen that let you copy colors from your surroundings and then doodle with that color. Matthew Sheridan brings us a step closer to that magical device with the Nix Color Sensor.

Disney Princesses Dressed in the Fashion of Their Times

Disney Princesses Dressed in the Fashion of Their Times
There seems to be a lot of Disney-themed art these days featuring everyone’s favorite subjects: the princesses. One that’s currently making the rounds is a gallery of them twerking, but I figured I’d skip that to avoid ruining everyone’s childhood.

51-Foot-Long Dragon Is the World’s Largest Walking Robot

51-Foot-Long Dragon Is the World’s Largest Walking Robot
The world’s largest walking robot is crazy. It’s a 51-foot-long fire-breathing dragon named Tradinno. Surprisingly, this is not a Japanese creation, but a German one. It was made for a play called Der Drachenstich by industrial robotics company Zollner Elektronik AG.

Pacific Rim LEGO Knifehead: LEGOKAIJU

Pacific Rim LEGO Knifehead: LEGOKAIJU
Of all the movies I watched this summer one of the most surprising was Pacific Rim. I went to see this movie mostly because my son wanted to go check it out, and it turned out to be a fantastic movie.

Orée Touch Slab Wooden Trackpad: Gestures Come Naturally

Orée Touch Slab Wooden Trackpad: Gestures Come Naturally
If you bought Orée’s wooden keyboard, it’s time for you to save up for its sidekick. This October Orée will release the Touch Slab, a Bluetooth multitouch trackpad that’s also made of a single piece of wood.

Star Wars Prayer Candles: The Light-up Side of the Force

Star Wars Prayer Candles: The Light-up Side of the Force
Whether you worship at the Holy Church of Leia or follow the Sanctity of the Sith Lords, you need some candles to go with your strange hokey movie religion. Check out these Star Wars Prayer candles from Etsy seller Greaser Creatures.

Backseat Drivers Are the Only Drivers in This Car

Backseat Drivers Are the Only Drivers in This Car
Normally backseat drivers are a pain in the butt, but with this car, it is the backseat driver doing all of the work. King of Customs in Dubai modified this 2008 Nissan Patrol SUV so that it is controlled from the rear seat.

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