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Archive for December 2015

Cookie Monster Christmas Tree: Merry COOOKIEEEEE!

Cookie Monster Christmas Tree: Merry COOOKIEEEEE!
This Cookie Monster tree surprisingly has no cookies hanging from its branches  – probably because he ate them all. Decorate this tree with cookies all you want, but they will disappear as soon as you put them on.

LineFORM Shape-changing Robot: Jake the Snake

LineFORM Shape-changing Robot: Jake the Snake
Applications allow PCs and mobile devices to serve different functions. But what if your gadget could change its physical form too? That’s the idea behind LineFORM, a proof of concept robot by Ken Nakagaki, Sean Follmer and Hiroshi Ishii of MIT’s Tangible Media Group.

This Wiener Dog Is the Best Mechanics’ Helper Ever

This Wiener Dog Is the Best Mechanics’ Helper Ever
Mechanics have a lot of caddies, organizers, and bags that can help keep their tools close by. But nothing beats an actual helper by your side to carry what you need. Like a wiener dog. These images come from a Russian mechanic who has a dachshund helper.

Anovos Captain Phasma Life-size Helmet: Chrome Dome

Anovos Captain Phasma Life-size Helmet: Chrome Dome
After the First Order stormtrooper – formtrooper? – and Kylo Ren, it’s Captain Phasma’s turn to have her helmet turned into an officially licensed life-size prop. Like the other helmets, Anovos made this one based on files and props used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Candle: Who Wants S’Mores?

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Candle: Who Wants S’Mores?
One of those classic flicks from the ’80s was Ghostbusters. The new remake is using an all female cast and I hope it is as good as the original, but I sort of doubt it. Fans of the franchise will surely know the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. 

Make a Death Star Cake

Make a Death Star Cake
That’s no moon! It’s a cake station! Los Angeles-based baker Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies celebrated the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by making an awesome Death Star cake. Get your blue milk ready and prepare for a treat.

Pro Surfer Creates Ultimate Wave Machine

Pro Surfer Creates Ultimate Wave Machine
Everything I know about surfing, I learned watching Blue Crush because Kate Bosworth. That is to say, I don’t know anything about surfing other than you stand on the board, and if someone gets on your wave you have to kick their ass.

Star Wars Jedi Academy Class of 1977 Ring: BA Space Opera

Star Wars Jedi Academy Class of 1977 Ring: BA Space Opera
If you’re one of the lucky people who got to see Star Wars IV: A New Hope when it first came out in 1977, Etsy shop Pagan Idolatry has the perfect commemorative ring for you. Each ring is made with a chunk of 0.925 silver, which proprietor Jason Bakutis says easily accounts for half its price.

DIY Raspberry Pi LED Matrix Display: PiXels

DIY Raspberry Pi LED Matrix Display: PiXels
Need a cheap display for your Raspberry Pi? Or perhaps you’re building a Times Square for ants? Then check out this guide by Adafruit’s Tony Dicola. The project is based around Adafruit’s RGB Matrix HAT for the Raspberry Pi, which makes it easy to power and output to daisy chained LED matrices.

First Order Stormtrooper Nendoroid is FN Tiny

First Order Stormtrooper Nendoroid is FN Tiny
Good Smile Company celebrates the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with its first Nendoroid based on the movie. The cute First Order Stormtrooper Nendoroid not only has very detailed armor, but its face has been treated with glossy paint so it’ll shine even in dim light.

Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess

Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess
A couple of years ago, QWOP creator Bennett Foddy made a multiplayer variant of speed chess in which everyone could move their pieces at the same time. It makes for hilarious and hectic games, especially if there are many players.

Best Girlfriend Ever Gives Guy Custom Fallout 4 Ammo Box Gift Set

Best Girlfriend Ever Gives Guy Custom Fallout 4 Ammo Box Gift Set
Imgur user waffleguru created this custom ammo box as a gift to her boyfriend for Christmas this year. Obviously he’s a big Fallout fan. The ammo box is loaded with a Fallout-inspired gift set that any fan would love to get.

Stikbox Selfie Stick iPhone Case is Selfie AF

Stikbox Selfie Stick iPhone Case is Selfie AF
Anytime a press release uses the phrase “Clever AF” right there in the text for a product that has the distinct possibility of being annoying AF, I pay attention. I happen to think that if you use a selfie stick in public, we should be able to beat you with it when you are done with your selfie.

DIY $20 Handsfree Mouse for the Disabled

DIY $20 Handsfree Mouse for the Disabled
There are already commercially available mice that can be operated with the chin, mouth or tongue, but they tend to cost hundreds of dollars. Thingiverse member Tobias Wirtl hopes that he’s laid the foundation for a drastically cheaper alternative by creating a mouth-operated mouse using a 3D printer and about $20 (USD) worth of off the shelf electronics.

Man Hit by Car While Playing Fallout 4 in His Apartment

Man Hit by Car While Playing Fallout 4 in His Apartment
I’ve lived in apartments before; they seem to be beacons for idiots. The first time I went on a date with my wife decades ago, we came back to find her idiot brother had driven his little stick shift car off the four-foot wall in front of her apartment.

DIY Burning Lightsaber: Luke Blademaster

DIY Burning Lightsaber: Luke Blademaster
Last October, Allen Pan aka Sufficiently Advanced wowed us with his electromagnetic Mjölnir. Now he’s celebrating the return of Star Wars to cinemas by making a lightsaber with a fiery blade. It’s actually more of a supercharged lighter with a lightsaber handle, but it still looks really cool.

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