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Ferrari Themed Racing Cockpit: Good Idea, but Not Perfect

Ferrari Themed Racing Cockpit: Good Idea, but Not Perfect
I have been playing racing games on my various game consoles since there were racing games to play. I remember my first racing game, Pole Position on the Atari 2600. I even had one of those pads like you used for Pong as the steering wheel.

Paper Jamz Guitars Trade Paper Cuts for Blisters

Paper Jamz Guitars Trade Paper Cuts for Blisters
I took guitar lessons as a kid until the instructor kicked me out because I refused to practice. I fully expected to play an electric guitar the first day without any effort. As close as I get to playing the guitar today is a game of Rock Band.
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Iron Man 2 Kubricks: Happy Not Included

Iron Man 2 Kubricks: Happy Not Included
Believe it or not, Iron Man 2 won’t be in Japan’s theaters until next month. What injustice! A country that loves robots so much, and they haven’t seen it yet?! But the Stark-starved Japanese might be getting something that the rest of us won’t: Medicom’s Iron Man 2 Kubricks.

LEGO Illusion: Poor Minifig Gets Escher’D

LEGO Illusion: Poor Minifig Gets Escher’D
M.C. Escher approves of this pic. The photo was taken by PBase user bbzippo way back in 2004, and won 4th place in the PBase forum’s Illusion challenge. I think it’s been Photoshopped – there’s something weird going on in the edge of the crossbar, right on top of the right post.

Transformers LED Clock/Watch(?) on the Way From Japan

Transformers LED Clock/Watch(?) on the Way From Japan
The guys at Japan’s Seahope, known for many a cool digital watch – have partnered up with Takara Tomy to produce a new timepiece inspired by the Transformers. While it’s not exactly clear from this early concept sketch, we’re hoping the chronolabel LED Transformer will transform from a watch to a stand-up clock. 

Russell the Electric Giraffe: Raving ‘Raffe

Russell the Electric Giraffe: Raving ‘Raffe
At first when I saw this image, I wondered what it was. It looks like some kind of a glowing animal head of some sort, a cross between a dragon and something else. I was surprised to learn that this is Russell, the Electric Giraffe. Russell first appeared at the San Mateo Maker Faire in 2006.

Handmade Steel at-at Model Ftw

Handmade Steel at-at Model Ftw
Ok, we have a new champion in the race to build the coolest AT-AT model ever. Weighing in at a whopping 40lbs and measuring about 28″ tall, Supertrone’s handmade AT-AT sculpture is built from steel parts, all neatly welded together.

Sweet Arduimu Quadcopter is Smarter Than the Parrot Ardrone

Sweet Arduimu Quadcopter is Smarter Than the Parrot Ardrone
I have been building model kits since I was a kid and now that my son is old enough we put them together at times. I once built an RC airplane from a kit and it was hard to do even with instructions.

Thinkgeek Discount Code for Technabob Readers

Thinkgeek Discount Code for Technabob Readers
Howdy, Technabob fans! The guys at ThinkGeek have are offering Technabob readers a special discount code you can use to get yourself some cool geek schwag with. Just spend at least $40 bucks at ThinkGeek, and you’ll get a $10 discount on your order.

The Secret Life of Star Wars Toys

The Secret Life of Star Wars Toys
I really like this series of photos that shows us what all those Star Wars toys are up to after hours. Sure, keeping them in their boxes might preserve their resell value, but hey, toys need to have a life too! These photos are the brainchild of the photographer Marker.

LEGO Pac-Man Arcade Combines Old-School Games and Old-School Toys

LEGO Pac-Man Arcade Combines Old-School Games and Old-School Toys
What could be cooler than playing Pac-Man on an arcade machine that was almost completely made up of LEGOs? Ben Fleskes of Portland, Oregon, built this amazing machine. The only thing is that it probably won’t stand up to the typical abuse that an arcade machine goes through. You know what I mean.

The 1-Minute LEGO Bridge Maker

The 1-Minute LEGO Bridge Maker
This amazing LEGO vehicle by Peer Kreuger, called the Stilzkin EXT3 Bridge Launcher, is able to deploy its own bridges to cross small chasms. The bridge itself has no servos and takes about a minute to be deployed.

Own the Ultimate Wii Luggable

Own the Ultimate Wii Luggable
This cool portable luggable Nintendo Wii mod can now be yours – assuming you win the auction. The DIY Wii portable features a built-in 7-inch 16:9 LCD screen, and an integrated GameCube style controller. The modder who built it also installed the Wii sensor bar into the case of the system.

5 Ft. Tall Gundam Action Figure Will Guard Your Toy Collection

5 Ft. Tall Gundam Action Figure Will Guard Your Toy Collection
It may not be life-sized, but Bandai’s 1/12 RX-78-2 Gundam is still huge. It’s about 5 feet high and weighs about 77 lbs.; assembling it will surely be one hell of a weekend project. As you can see, the Gundam comes equipped with equally gigantic accessories – a beam saber, a rifle and its iconic shield. The RX-78-2’s head and arms are movable, making for awesome poses.

Cthulhu Mythos Chess Set Will Make You Want to Resign

Cthulhu Mythos Chess Set Will Make You Want to Resign
In the words of its creator, the Cthulhu Mythos Chess Set “feature indescribable forces of madness and the grotesque,” and “will strain the sanity of the stoutest soul.” I’m just trying to figure out which piece is what.

At-St Scout Walker Jungle Gym Lets Your Kids Join the Empire at an Early Age

At-St Scout Walker Jungle Gym Lets Your Kids Join the Empire at an Early Age
Star Wars geeks are getting older and it’s time to teach the next generation about the world of Jedi and Sith. This should be made a lot easier with the Return of the Jedi jungle gym, from Gym Dandy. As you might have guessed, this crazy jungle gym is a relic from 1984, one that I would have loved to play with.
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