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Archive for November 2013

LEGO Question Block Ornament: Super Secret Santa Bros.

LEGO Question Block Ornament: Super Secret Santa Bros.
Chris McVeigh is on a roll. Shortly after releasing his tiny LEGO consoles, the man who calls himself Powerpig has released another miniature LEGO trinket. This one’s aimed at Christmas-loving gamers. It’s a LEGO question block ornament.

SNES Controller Pillow: SNUZ Controller

SNES Controller Pillow: SNUZ Controller
Earlier this year we saw the awesome oversized N64 pillow made by Donna Marie Evans. Donna was bombarded by requests for the pillow, but last month a customer asked her to make a controller pillow from an earlier Nintendo console.
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Tiny Elio Car Is Affordable and Street Legal

Tiny Elio Car Is Affordable and Street Legal
Buying a new car in this economy is tough. It shouldn’t be like buying a house. Well, there is an answer. Assuming you don’t need to transport passengers or significant cargo, your next car doesn’t have to break the bank thanks to Elio Motors, who wants to revolutionize the auto industry with its tiny new three-wheeled car.

LEGO Custom Arcade Machines with a Punk Rocker to Pump Quarters in Them

LEGO Custom Arcade Machines with a Punk Rocker to Pump Quarters in Them
If you have a LEGO town set up in your home, chances are it needs an arcade. A town without an arcade is just… well, sad. Luckily for you there are these Lego City Arcade Machines.

Russian Car’s Audio System Is Tearing It Apart

Russian Car’s Audio System Is Tearing It Apart
Sound is a powerful force. Think about how a singer’s voice can shatter glass. Some people even think that ancient humans used sound to break down walls during battles. Yes, sound is a powerful force that we barely even understand.

Pokémon X/Y Automatic Shiny Finder: Monster Miner

Pokémon X/Y Automatic Shiny Finder: Monster Miner
Pokémon X & Y have lots of hard to find monsters, from highly conditional evolutions to the legendaries that you can only catch after finishing the game’s story. But the most coveted type of Pokémon, the rarest of the rare, are the shiny Pokémon – alternate colors of the game’s creatures.

Sony Has Sold 80M PS3 Consoles Globally: A Tall Hill to Climb for PS4

Sony Has Sold 80M PS3 Consoles Globally: A Tall Hill to Climb for PS4
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 3 game console has hit a significant milestone for sales around the world. The company says that the device has reached 80 million units sold around the world since it launched in November of 2006.

It’s Hammer Time! Blacksmith Tony Swatton Forges Thor’s Mjölnir

It’s Hammer Time! Blacksmith Tony Swatton Forges Thor’s Mjölnir
One of the strangest mythological weapons out there in my opinion has always been hammer wielded by Thor. Mjölnir is an interesting weapon in that reminds me a bit of the Excalibur where only one person can ever wield the hammer.

Xbox One Employee Edition up for Bidding: The All in White Entertainment System

Xbox One Employee Edition up for Bidding: The All in White Entertainment System
Microsoft has one heck of an item for zealous Xbox fans and videogame collectors. The company has donated a very special edition of the Xbox One to UK charity GamesAid. The special next generation console, which is called the Xbox One White Exclusive Launch Team Commemorative Special Edition, is now up for grabs on eBay.

Police Car/Chicken Coop: Here Comes the Fuzz, I Mean the Feather

Police Car/Chicken Coop: Here Comes the Fuzz, I Mean the Feather
How do you follow up Pac-Man light bulbs and an aquarium in a phone booth? With a police car turned into a Chicken Coop obviously. Benedetto Bufalino strikes again.

Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks

Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks
Now that he’s conquered the world of tiny LEGO Macintosh and iMac computers, LEGO builder Chris McVeigh (aka Powerpig) has headed further backwards in time to create LEGO kit versions of the Atari 2600 and C64 personal computer. These awesome little kits accurately capture the spirit of these seminal parts of consumer electronic history.

Hello Kitty Mech: The Power to Defeat Other Hello Kitties

Hello Kitty Mech: The Power to Defeat Other Hello Kitties
Hello Kitty is like kryptonite to most guys, but here is a Hello Kitty toy that even we can appreciate. This Hello Kitty Mech looks pretty sweet. And pretty deadly.

Wrought Iron Volkswagen Beetle: That’s One Classy Chassis

Wrought Iron Volkswagen Beetle: That’s One Classy Chassis
If cars were made of metal that looked like lace, the road would be a classier place. Croatian metal shop MG Vrbanus had three artists modify this 1970 Volkswagen Beetle and that is just what they did.

ShutterBall Makes Taking Duckface Selfies a Snap (Sadly)

ShutterBall Makes Taking Duckface Selfies a Snap (Sadly)
I’m not sure how I feel about a product designed to make it easier for people to take selfies with their smartphone camera. I’ll admit some selfies are pretty hot, but the inevitable duckface really ruins the whole medium.

Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia

Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia
Last month I talked about Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint Pen, which can be used to make simple or hidden circuits. Thanks to the company’s newest product, you can use the pen to make more complex and fun devices.

DIY Gamer Kit: Build, Code & Game Boy

DIY Gamer Kit: Build, Code & Game Boy
Technology Will Save Us is the maker’s version of Toys R’ Us. The shop makes toys or gadgets that require assembly, perfect for people who are into tinkering and assembling electronics. Their newest kit is a great way to entice gamers to make their own video game systems.
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