Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Super Mario Bros. Intro Screen Built from 14,000 Toothpicks

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

Old school gamers who spent time playing Super Mario Bros. will recognize this screen without any thought. This was one of the hottest games back in the ’80s and anyone lucky enough to have a Nintendo played this thing all the time.

tp-mario-1zoom in

A geek on twitter going by BitBlt Korry built this recreation of the Super Mario Bros. start screen using toothpicks. The art has over 14,000 handpainted toothpicks. The picks are pushed forward to create a 3D representation of the game screen and it’s awesome.

The artist first mapped out the design in Microsoft Excel, then output a line-by-lineĀ grid of toothpicks at different depths, and painted and glued together the picks one line at a time. It’s almost like a handmade 3D print. The artist says it cost about $84 to buy all the toothpicks andĀ from the looks of the video, it took a really long time to complete.

[via Kotaku]



Which Planet is Closest?

Which Planet is Closest?

Octagon One Desk Light

Octagon One Desk Light

Coin Into Airplane

Coin Into Airplane

Advertisement
2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium Review: Small Crossover Goes Zoom Zoom

2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium Review: Small Crossover Goes Zoom Zoom

Concepts from Future Past: Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale

Concepts from Future Past: Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale

2021 Ford Bronco Reservations Open July 13 for $100

2021 Ford Bronco Reservations Open July 13 for $100

Advertisement