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Archive for November 2019

Tiny Arcade Q*Bert and Pole Position Games Don’t Need Tiny Quarters

Tiny Arcade Q*Bert and Pole Position Games Don’t Need Tiny Quarters
I love classic arcade games from the 1980s. Not only did they define my youth, there’s just something special about how much enjoyment you were able to eke out of games with such simple gameplay mechanics.

Celebrate Your Next Birthday with 8-Bit Candles

Celebrate Your Next Birthday with 8-Bit Candles
Not too long ago, I moved into a new decade of life, and am feeling a bit long in the tooth – especially after seeing how many candles were on my birthday cake. I suppose I might not have cared so much if the candles were as cool as these ones. These fun pixel art candles are made using fused perler beads by Burrito Princess, and are the perfect way to decorate a cake or cupcakes for any geeky birthday celebrant.
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This R/C Turkey Has Four-wheel Drive

This R/C Turkey Has Four-wheel Drive
It’s Thanksgiving day, and there’s no better way to celebrate the holiday than with some delicious, stuffed turkey. And while you might yours stuffed with cornbread and celery, I like mine stuffed with lithium-ion batteries, motors, and wires.

This Jumbo Snorlax Lounger Will Lull You to Sleep… and Steal Your Wallet

This Jumbo Snorlax Lounger Will Lull You to Sleep… and Steal Your Wallet
Do you have trouble getting to sleep? No luck with Melatonin or Ambien? Well, here’s something that will surely get you some shut-eye – a gigantic Snorlax sleep lounger. Created lovingly by Knot Again by Amina, this handmade Snorlax bed (aka the “Sleeping Monster”) is sure to lull to sleep anyone who dares to lay on its inviting and rotund belly.

A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars

A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars
In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Get your ass to Mars!” Now you can, each and every day with this awesome desk toy inspired by the dust storms on the red planet. Created by toy designer Dan Abramson, the Mars Dust Globe offers a truly unique take on the classic snow globe.

Someone Already Made a LEGO Tesla Cybertruck

Someone Already Made a LEGO Tesla Cybertruck
While it might be a couple of years before we see any actual Tesla Cybertrucks on the road, there is one way you can get your hands on one immediately – by building a model of one.

Store Your AirPods in a Tiny Car

Store Your AirPods in a Tiny Car
Apple’s AirPods earphones just recently got a big upgrade with the release of the AirPods Pro. But if you still have a regular set of AirPods, here’s a fun way to transform its nondescript white charging case into something a bit more eyecatching and fun. These amusing little case covers will turn your AirPods case into a tiny car.

Have Your Own Nightmare Before Christmas with this Cthulhu Ornament

Have Your Own Nightmare Before Christmas with this Cthulhu Ornament
It’s that time of year. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. It’s time to set up the Christmas tree, string the lights, and hang the ornaments. But if you’re tired of all the jolly and festive holiday traditions, maybe you need to go with something a little darker for your decorations this year.

Tesla Cybertruck: Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Tesla Cybertruck: Here’s to the Crazy Ones
Say what you will about Elon Musk, the man knows how to build hype and get people talking. As soon as the media buzz about the 2019 LA Auto Show died down, the PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla founder conducted his own invitation-only event to show off his latest creation, Tesla’s much-anticipated pickup truck, officially dubbed the Cybertruck.

This X-Ray Necklace Offers a Glimpse Inside Your Cat

This X-Ray Necklace Offers a Glimpse Inside Your Cat
Do you love cats? Curious to know what your kitty looks like underneath all that fur and skin? Well this necklace should do the trick, with its accurate view of feline anatomy. Made by UK jewelry and accessory maker BirchPleaseHQ, the necklace shows off all of kitty’s skeletal structure, along with his major organs.

This Leather Coffin Is One Fine Final Resting Place

This Leather Coffin Is One Fine Final Resting Place
For some of us, being buried in a simple wooden box is just as good as being buried in one of those extravagant luxury coffins. But now that I’ve seen Saddleback Leather’s custom built casket, I think I’d like to be buried in one of these.

Star Wars Icon Lights: The Cute Side of the Force

Star Wars Icon Lights: The Cute Side of the Force
While the whole internet is abuzz about Baby Yoda these days, he or she doesn’t have the exclusive on Star Wars cuteness. Nope, not at all. And I’m not talking about Porgs or Ewoks either. I’m talking about these adorable Star Wars Icon Lights. These little tabletop lights feature cute and charming versions of a First Order stormtrooper, Chewbacca, and Rey.

Seismologist Suggests Using Crowdsourced Cat Data to Detect Earthquakes

Seismologist Suggests Using Crowdsourced Cat Data to Detect Earthquakes
Scientists will tell you that no human or animal can accurately predict an impending earthquake before it starts. However, certain animals are far more sensitive to seismic activities than humans. With that in mind, one seismologist has tossed out a wildly impractical but amusing idea for an early earthquake alert system – using cats. PhD geophysics student Celeste Labedz posted her idea in a multi-part Twitter thread last week, and it’s well worth a read.

FLUX Beamo Review: An Easy and Compact CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver

FLUX Beamo Review: An Easy and Compact CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver
Ever since I saw a CO2 laser cutter in action at a maker space I visited, I always wanted to have one for my own workshop. The ability to cleanly cut and engrave materials with laser precision has all kinds of uses, from cutting out flat-pack models and puzzles, to adding logos and personalization to objects.

Kidrobot’s YumYumables Are Basically Plush Lunchables

Kidrobot’s YumYumables Are Basically Plush Lunchables
They tell kids they shouldn’t put toys in their mouths, but even I, a full-grown adult, would have a hard time resisting that with these plush toys that look like Lunchables. Yummy World’s delightfully silly plush YumYumables are soft, squeezy, and the most adorable thing you’ll see today.

Oh Geez. Turo Is Sharing a Rick and Morty Mortymobile

Oh Geez. Turo Is Sharing a Rick and Morty Mortymobile
Do you love you some Rick and Morty? Well, you might get a chance to ride with Morty himself – or at least a giant version of the cartoon character slapped on the roof of an Mazda 3.
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