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Archive for August 2014

Raspberry Pi Gamer Retro Console: Because Non-techies Get Nostalgic Too

Raspberry Pi Gamer Retro Console: Because Non-techies Get Nostalgic Too
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.

Cel-shaded Jeans: Borderpants

Cel-shaded Jeans: Borderpants
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.
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LightMode for Motorcycle Helmets: Glow on the Shell

LightMode for Motorcycle Helmets: Glow on the Shell
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. LightMode has two do-it-yourself kits.

Steampunk Guinea Pig Wings: Because Etsy

Steampunk Guinea Pig Wings: Because Etsy
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.

James Bond Popsicles: No Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Freeze

James Bond Popsicles: No Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Freeze
Alternate post titles: Lick and Let Die. You Only Lick Twice. A View to a Chill. Coldfinger. For Your Ice Only. From Freezer with Love. The Spy Who Licked Me. Quantum of Pop-Ice. License to Chill. 

SMS Audio Unveils Heart Rate Tracking BioSport Earbuds

SMS Audio Unveils Heart Rate Tracking BioSport Earbuds
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. 

Ultra Street Fighter IV Ultra Combos in Static Camera: Super Hyper Turbo Interesting EX SD Remix

Ultra Street Fighter IV Ultra Combos in Static Camera: Super Hyper Turbo Interesting EX SD Remix
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.

These Chocolate LEGO Bricks Are Functional – Until They Melt

These Chocolate LEGO Bricks Are Functional – Until They Melt
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.

Tricera Hi-Tops for Jurassic Parkour

Tricera Hi-Tops for Jurassic Parkour
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.

hitchBOT Tweets Adventures as it Hitches Rides across Canada

hitchBOT Tweets Adventures as it Hitches Rides across Canada
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.

The Walking Dead Season 5 Gets LEGO Trailer

The Walking Dead Season 5 Gets LEGO Trailer
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.

Awesome Star-Lord Helmet and Gun: O-o-h Child, I Want One.

Awesome Star-Lord Helmet and Gun: O-o-h Child, I Want One.
If you were one of the masses who were completely blown away by Guardians of the Galaxy, then you probably want your own Star-Lord helmet. I know. Me too. Here’s some good news. You can make one.

1,024 Robots Form Shapes: Art of the Swarm

1,024 Robots Form Shapes: Art of the Swarm
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.

Batman The Dark Knight Joker Keychains: Some Men Just Want to Watch Keys Turn

Batman The Dark Knight Joker Keychains: Some Men Just Want to Watch Keys Turn
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. The figures measure between 40 to 60mm (approx.

Doctor Who Restaurant: I’ll Have the Fish Fingers and Custard

Doctor Who Restaurant: I’ll Have the Fish Fingers and Custard
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.

Lightsaber Blueprint Cross-stitch: Needle-aided Design

Lightsaber Blueprint Cross-stitch: Needle-aided Design
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. Hopefully he’ll share the blueprint of this blueprint, or at least sell it on his Folksy shop.
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