Maleficent and Sleeping Beauty fans will want to check out this cool project by Dan Reeder, who in his spare time likes to slay dragons and mount their heads on his wall. This dragon trophy was a custom commission that he sold for $2000(USD), and it looks pretty amazing.
LEGO already has an official Star Wars Imperial Destroyer kit. But Flickr member Jerac’s take is so much better. Partly because it’s huge but mostly because, as The Brothers Brick said, it has “a super smooth design that hardly looks like a LEGO creation.”
If there is anything Game of Thrones has taught us it is that anyone can die at any time. It doesn’t matter if you are a lead character or not. If you have data you need to protect from an untimely demise, you might want to check out these slick zinc alloy flash drives, made in Game of Thrones style.
No, inventor Jim Pitts didn’t quite replicate Back to the Future‘s hoverboard. His HoverSkater is a combination of a hovercraft and a longboard. It’s most likely the most affordable hovercraft you can get. I’m just not sure if you should get one.
These Transformers trucker hats will actually transform you. Kind of. They will make you a robot in disguise. Or maybe just a human in disguise. You will be able to join up with the robots. Not really though.
We’ve seen Google Glass used to help blind people. Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) on the other hand are using Glass as well as other head-mounted displays to help deaf students learn. They call their project Signglasses.
Created by NYU associate professor David Darts, the PirateBox is a DIY system that lets you share files and talk to others in your vicinity by setting up a local wireless network. After starting the project in 2011, Darts and company recently launched version 1.0 of PirateBox and its new official website.
I’d wager what most of us know of the velociraptor is what we learned from Jurassic Park. The Raptor is a smaller dinosaur that is believed to have hunted in packs. Scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a robot that is based on the velociraptor.
Perhaps the most famous scientist alive today is astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He has his own internet meme and is the host of the major network TV show Cosmos. Tyson recently talked about alien contact being the next frontier.
Would you look forward to school if you could roleplay, level up and earn real rewards in class? If so, ask your teachers to check out Classcraft. Designed by 11th grade Physics teacher and web developer Shawn Young, the free service introduces roleplaying game elements in the classroom to make learning fun and exciting.
Filmmaker Andy Jarosz likes to make miniature sets in his spare time. He recently spoke with Game Informer to show off his latest work – a 1:26 scale replica of a set in Bioshock. Andy 3D printed the Little Sisters and the Gatherer’s Garden vending machine, but most of the pieces were made from “all manner of materials and tools.”
Lian-Li have finally released the consumer versions of its computer chassis desk. It’s called the DK series and has three variants. The DK-01 can house up to an HPTX system, while the DK-02 has enough room for two systems, one up to HPTX and a secondary mini-ITX rig.