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Archive for March 2016

How To Make a Ghostbuster’s Ghost Trap

How To Make a Ghostbuster’s Ghost Trap
Do you have specters, spooks and other paranormal anomalies? You need to catch those suckers before you get slimmed. Sean Charlesworth has just the thing for you. He created this cool ghost trap replica. It may not catch ghosts for real, but it will make you feel better. This trap was built using a mix of original parts and 3D-printed pieces.

DIY Rumble Chair: DerriereShock

DIY Rumble Chair: DerriereShock
Chairs with haptic feedback are nothing new. But they haven’t taken off because they’re usually expensive, not realistic – why would your butt vibrate if you get shot? Plus, the novelty wears off fairly quickly. But a cheap one that you can put together is a different proposition.
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Firefly Fluxx Card Game Lands Next month

Firefly Fluxx Card Game Lands Next month
I know you are probably all fans of the best crew and ship in the ‘verse. That means that you want to own any and everything Firefly right? How about this card game? It looks really cool and what it looks like is really all we know about it. Rules?

Super Russian Roulette for the NES: Deer Hunt

Super Russian Roulette for the NES: Deer Hunt
Last year we checked out Andrew Reitano’s old school arcade game VEC9. It turns out that around that same time Andrew and his friend Mike Dooley were working on another arcade game as their submission to Fantastic Arcade.

Artist Creates Giant House Stark Sigil in Snow

Artist Creates Giant House Stark Sigil in Snow
The new season of Game of Thrones kicks off soon and fans of the series are rightfully ecstatic. To help promote the new season for Sky Atlantic, British artist Simon Beck was hired to create a massive House Stark sigil in the unblemished snow of the French Alps. He made the massive pattern using only his feet and lots of walking.

Sink-In to This Ultra-Customizable Chair

Sink-In to This Ultra-Customizable Chair
Don’t you love chairs that you can sink into? Those are the best kind. This chair looks like a bunch of foam bars shoved inside a wood frame, but that is how it works it’s magic. Those 204 foam bars allow you to adjust things in a wide variety of ways.

Pizza Pocket Shirt: For Thin Crust Only

Pizza Pocket Shirt: For Thin Crust Only
So you just bought yourself a slice of pepperoni and you get an urgent text message. You need both hands to reply to the call, but you don’t want to put the whole slice of pizza in your mouth – especially with all that searing hot mozzarella.

NES Emulator Renders Games in 3D: DDDiorama

NES Emulator Renders Games in 3D: DDDiorama
Classic video games are sometimes remade with more modern graphics, but that often requires redoing the assets. Programmer Trần Vũ Trúc is working on 3DNES, a NES emulator that dynamically generates 3D graphics from NES ROMs. Trần hasn’t gone into detail about how 3DNES works, but it appears to create voxels out of the two-dimensional sprites.

Hilton Gets IBM Watson-powered Robot Concierge

Hilton Gets IBM Watson-powered Robot Concierge
Hilton Worldwide and IBM have teamed up to put a robot concierge into the Hilton McLean hotel in Virginia. The little ‘bot is called Connie and is the first Watson-enabled robot concierge in the world. Connie gets its knowledge from IBM’s powerful Watson computer and WayBlazer to help tourists and guests. The robot interacts with guests and responds to their questions in a friendly and informative manner via Watson’s APIs.

Live Action Hitman: Talkative Assassins

Live Action Hitman: Talkative Assassins
Realm Pictures wowed us last year with a new type of roleplaying game – chat-controlled live action first-person shooters. The company recently worked with developer IO Interactive to create another game based on its stealth series Hitman.

Chewbacca Camera Strap Won’t Rip Your Arm out of Its Socket

Chewbacca Camera Strap Won’t Rip Your Arm out of Its Socket
Star Wars fans who want geek up their camera and be sure they don’t lose or drop it can now get a Star Wars Chewbacca Camera Strap. Its design looks like Chewie’s iconic bandolier, though this one holds a camera rather than a bowcaster. The 1.5″

Batmobile Suitcase: Many Bats Look Alike

Batmobile Suitcase: Many Bats Look Alike
One trick when it comes to travel is to choose a unique suitcase so it stands out on the airport baggage carousel. Well, I can’t think of anything that stands out more than this Batmobile suitcase.

Trinity Lighted Bathroom Mirror Hides Tiny TV: Channel 1 or Channel 2?

Trinity Lighted Bathroom Mirror Hides Tiny TV: Channel 1 or Channel 2?
The Trinity Lighted Mirror TV will make sure that you never miss any of the action during your favorite show. Just watch it in your bathroom. This mirror measures 42 inches in diameter and has an ultra bright fluorescent light around it to help with your bathroom lighting. If you spend a lot of time in your bathroom, this is the perfect mirror.

SkyWall 100 Lets You Steal Drones While in Flight

SkyWall 100 Lets You Steal Drones While in Flight
Remember the DroneDefender? It is basically a gun that discourages drones from entering your airspace. But maybe you want to actually steal that drone right out of the sky? Maybe sell your stolen drones and create a criminal empire.

How to Make a Silicone Candy Mold from Your Face

How to Make a Silicone Candy Mold from Your Face
There are a number of tried and tested ways to make custom molds of pretty much any small object, but the creative duo of Eclectical Engineering reminds us that 3D scanning and printing technology is a viable alternative. Eclectical Engineering made a cast of their head and shoulders by using a 3D scanner and a 3D printer, then used silicone to make a mold out of the 3D printed busts.

Trade Real Money for Real Elite: Dangerous Ship Scale Models

Trade Real Money for Real Elite: Dangerous Ship Scale Models
Last year, we checked out Eucl3D’s tie-in with Kerbal Space Program that lets you order 3D prints of your created spaceships. Now the company has partnered with developer Frontier Developments to print scale models of some of the ships in Elite: Dangerous. At the moment, you can get models of the game’s Viper, Anaconda and Cobra ships.
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