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Category: Computing

The MelGeek Pixel, A LEGO-Compatible Computer Keyboard

The MelGeek Pixel, A LEGO-Compatible Computer Keyboard
The MelGeek Pixel, at least according to the company that makes it, is the world’s first LEGO-compatible keyboard. And I’m inclined to believe them. Mainly because who would have thought to make a LEGO-compatible keyboard? I don’t want painful stud imprints on my hands and arms all day; I’m trying to type here.

This Toilet Has a Gaming PC Built Into Its Tank

This Toilet Has a Gaming PC Built Into Its Tank
Discontent with just bringing a portable gaming system like a Steam Deck or Nintendo Switch into the bathroom to play games while on the can, YouTuber Basically Homeless went and assembled a full-fledged gaming PC in the tank of his working toilet.

Modder Runs DOOM on Electronic Badge from ElectroMagnetic Field Festival

Modder Runs DOOM on Electronic Badge from ElectroMagnetic Field Festival
Because there’s a festival for everything, programmer Phil Ashby went and took an electronic badge from the 2022 ElectroMagnetic Field Festival (aka EMF Camp) and got it to run DOOM. I am not surprised. I also won’t be surprised when somebody manages to run DOOM on my Casio watch; it’s simply the natural progression of things.

Modder Packs Tiny OLED Display Into LEGO Computer Brick

Modder Packs Tiny OLED Display Into LEGO Computer Brick
LEGO builders: their level of ingenuity never ceases to amaze me. Case in point, this mod created by programmer (not singer) James Brown, who managed to pack a tiny OLED display into a translucent brick to mimic a LEGO computer terminal.

Retro 35 USB-C Charger Looks Like a 1984 Macintosh Computer

Retro 35 USB-C Charger Looks Like a 1984 Macintosh Computer
Nostalgia: it’s a great tool to use to sell things to people. In this case, preying on the fond memories of the Macintosh Classic to sell 35W chargers. And it’s working too; I just bought a two-pack.

Sci-Fi Inspired Computer Terminal With Round Monitor Is Space Ready

Sci-Fi Inspired Computer Terminal With Round Monitor Is Space Ready
The Mainboard Terminal is the brainchild of computer modder Penk Chen, who drew inspiration from old sci-movies, which imagined a future a lot cooler than it actually is. The all-in-one computer uses a Framework Mainboard (which, unlike a Rasberry Pi, is capable of running x86 operating systems) running a version of Ubuntu 22.04 LT that’s been slightly modified to account for the round display.

Modder Builds MacBook Mini: “The World’s Smallest MacBook Pro”

Modder Builds MacBook Mini: “The World’s Smallest MacBook Pro”
Because dream it and you can achieve it, modder Michael Pick (aka the Casual Engineer) went and built himself a custom MacBook Mini, which he considers “the world’s smallest MacBook Pro.” It doesn’t actually run iOS, though, instead, it’s powered by a Raspberry Pi 4 running iRaspbian OS.

Bauhutte Motorized Gaming Bed: Play First, Sleep Later

Bauhutte Motorized Gaming Bed: Play First, Sleep Later
The Bauhutte BGB-100FA Electronic Gaming Bed is a motorized bed designed to be used with the rest of its insane line of gaming furniture (seen above, sold separately), allowing a user to adjust the angle of incline for both their back and legs to achieve maximum long-term gaming comfort (and presumably help prevent bedsores from never leaving your bed).

Monitree, A System for Growing Vining Plants Around Your Computer Monitor

Monitree, A System for Growing Vining Plants Around Your Computer Monitor
In things I didn’t know I needed and am still not convinced I do, there’s Monitree (monitor + tree), a modular system for growing vining plants around the perimeter of your computer monitor. You know, to liven up your workspace with some greenery.

Pikachu Wireless Mouse with Ear Buttons: Pikachu, I Click You!

Pikachu Wireless Mouse with Ear Buttons: Pikachu, I Click You!
Because Pokémon fans really like to immerse themselves in the franchise in every way possible (nothing wrong with that), Brando is selling an officially licensed wireless Pikachu mouse with a scroll wheel and ears that double as the mouse’s buttons.

Guy Mods ’90s Hot Wheels PC Into High Performance Gaming System

Guy Mods ’90s Hot Wheels PC Into High Performance Gaming System
The 1990s Hot Wheels PC: it made the top of my Christmas list three years in a row, and I never got one. But enough about how expensive therapy is now, below is a video of Shank Mod’s journey to pack a top-of-the-line gaming PC into the body of one of those bright blue PCs with the flame job.

Mini 1980s Macintosh Computer Keycaps: Nostalgia at Your Fingertips

Mini 1980s Macintosh Computer Keycaps: Nostalgia at Your Fingertips
Drawing direct inspiration from the Macintosh 128K of the 1980s, this mechanical keyboard escape and tab keycap set brings the nostalgia back to your own modern computer. Gosh, they sure don’t make them like they used to, do they?

The Glove80 Split Curved Keyboard: For Max Ergonomics

The Glove80 Split Curved Keyboard: For Max Ergonomics
Typing: a lot of us do it all day long. But what kind of wear and tear does that cause to our hands and arms and neck and shoulders and joints? Mine hurt all the time; I know that.

Stunning Pokémon Keycaps Are Like Tiny Worlds Inside Your Keys

Stunning Pokémon Keycaps Are Like Tiny Worlds Inside Your Keys
Crafted by artist and Etsy seller Hirosart, these custom Pokémon keycaps feature miniature worlds inside your keys. Not satisfied with just the pocket monsters alone, Hirosart creates tiny landscapes that reflect the areas in which the Pokémon live.

Desktop Hand Massager for Gamers: Keep Your Trigger Finger Nimble

Desktop Hand Massager for Gamers: Keep Your Trigger Finger Nimble
It’s important to keep your hands at peak performance for gaming sessions, otherwise, you might misclick and kill a teammate instead of an enemy. Trust me – it happens, and I’ve been kicked out my fair share of guilds and clans to prove it.

Mars Rover Curiosity Keyboard Wrist Rest Is Out of This World

Mars Rover Curiosity Keyboard Wrist Rest Is Out of This World
Space: according to Star Trek, is the final frontier. And I learned everything I know from watching Star Trek, most importantly of which is always keep someone in a red shirt between you and an enemy’s phaser.