We’ve featured many retro gaming devices based on the Raspberry Pi, but most of them are not for sale and can only be done by experienced makers. If you’d like your own Raspberry Pi-powered retro console, check out this promising Kickstarter.
As part of her Nisha the Lawbringer costume, cosplayer Kirameku wonderfully painted a pair of jeans to give it Borderlands’ cel-shaded look. From certain angles it looks 96.5% more two-dimensional.
You can see a couple of in-progress shots of the jeans as well as Kirameku’s other costumes on her Tumblr and Facebook page.
The disco ball motorcycle helmet we spotted a couple of years ago will make you stand out in more ways than one, but you’re screwed if you’re riding in a dark area. Thomas Plywaczewski recently took to Kickstarter to present LightMode, an electroluminescent kit that can make your helmet more visible at night.
Turn your guinea pig into a steampunk superhero with these awesome leather and brass wings. Silvia Ferreira makes custom steampunk clothing and owns SkyPirate Creations. She wants to outfit your furry little pet in adorable superhero/fantasy wear.
If you like to run or workout and need to keep track of your heart rate, you might have used a chest strap before. Those chest straps work fine, but they are uncomfortable. Other sorts of wearable sensors for heart rate can be difficult to get to work accurately at times.
Unlike many of its predecessors, Street Fighter IV and its updated versions change the in-game camera’s perspective when characters perform their finishing moves. This is of course done to take advantage of the games’ awesome visuals.
Akihiro Mizuuchi is my new hero. He is an illustrator and a web developer in Shizuoka, Japan. That’s not all he does. He has created modular edible chocolate LEGO bricks. These chocolate bricks really stack. And you can eat them.
These Tricera Hi-Tops from Archaix Laboratories are the single most awesome pieces of footwear I have ever seen. You can walk your triceratops feet around today’s concrete jungles, just like the real thing did ages ago.
If you built a robot that was complex enough to be able to talk with people and then left it on the side of the road, you might expect to never see the robot again. A professor and colleagues from Canada built just such a robot, called it hitchBOT, and dumped it on the side of the road near the Halifax airport.
I love The Walking Dead, and I know I am not alone. I got a kick out of the fact that Michael Rooker, the guy who played Merle Dixon on the show, and is one of the blue guys in Guardians of the Galaxy, uses a flying Crossbow bolt as a weapon in Guardians.
We’ve seen dozens of small robots create structures and light shows. Harvard University’s Self-organizing Systems Research Group recently upped the ante with a swarm made of 1,024 robots called Kilobots. According to New Scientist, which shared a video of the collective, this is the world’s largest robotic swarm.
Japanese toymaker Kitan Club made some of the creepiest keychains I’ve ever seen. It’s a set of figurines based on Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight. The set sees the villain in various poses, referencing different scenes from the movie.
From the front door it looks like your average cafe, but just like the TARDIS, when you open it up you’ll see an immense scene before you. Then you utter, “It’s cooler on the inside.” The space is filled with Who decor everywhere you look.
Last year we featured a cross-stitched Pokédex made by Sprite Stitch forum member Lord Libidan. Recently he shared one of his newer creations at the forum, a lightsaber blueprint. This one looks relatively simple, but Lord Libidan is planning to take his idea to larger-scale projects.