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Atari Terminator Grenade Joystick: Controllers That Time Forgot

Atari Terminator Grenade Joystick: Controllers That Time Forgot
I have a very vague memory of playing with one of these Terminator joysticks on my old Atari computer system back in the 80s. I can’t believe somebody managed to dig one of these oddities up.…

Ben Heck’s Next Project: the Bill Paxton Pinball Machine

Ben Heck’s Next Project: the Bill Paxton Pinball Machine
Master modician Benjamin Heckendorn is known for his video game console-to-laptop transformations, but most of his creations are either commissioned works or are sold for a cause. This time he’s making something for himself, and he’s…
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Adorable Left 4 Dead Zombie Just Ain’T Right

Adorable Left 4 Dead Zombie Just Ain’T Right
Zombies are supposed to be frightening. They represent a never-ending wave of hungry and unstoppable death, and that’s just no fun. So what’s with all the cute zombie plushies? deviantARTist think-purple admits that this plush may…

Companion Cube Cabinet Proves Portal Crafts Are Still Alive

Companion Cube Cabinet Proves Portal Crafts Are Still Alive
Portal crafts will never die, and why should they? We’re all still deeply attached to our Weighted Companion Cubes (sniff)… so attached, in fact, that some of us build furniture in homage to our six-sided pals.…

Japanese Rubber Gunman Shows Us How to Make Rubber Band Machine Guns

Japanese Rubber Gunman Shows Us How to Make Rubber Band Machine Guns
I can’t believe this isn’t the first time that a rubber band machine gun has been featured on this blog. Dammit. I wasn’t even aware that rubber band machine guns existed until I read this article…

Chinese Farmer Makes DIY Helicopter, Killjoy Government Bans Him From Flying for ‘Safety Reasons’

Chinese Farmer Makes DIY Helicopter, Killjoy Government Bans Him From Flying for ‘Safety Reasons’
As a child, 20-year old Wu Zhongyuan dreamed of owning a flying machine. It seems that in his hometown Luoyang, in central China’s Henan province, some people, including him, had to “climb mountains” to get to…

Super Mario Chess Set: Peach to Goomba 4 – Checkmate!

Super Mario Chess Set: Peach to Goomba 4 – Checkmate!
Mario and all his friends are ready to take on King Bowser and his Queen Koopa in this Super Mario collector’s edition chess set from USAopoly. The chess set includes 32 hand-painted figurines from the classic…

An Xbox 360 for a Black Widow

An Xbox 360 for a Black Widow
If you don’t like spiders, this one’s probably not for you. Eye-catching, to say the least. Or is that fly-catching? Oh ho ho. This particular custom Xbox 360 mod is the work of deviantARTist AceCasanova, who…

Segatoys Dream Squirrels: Do Androids Dream of Electric Acorns?

Segatoys Dream Squirrels: Do Androids Dream of Electric Acorns?
Nope, you’re not looking at Chip and Dale here. These fuzzy, furry creations are the latest robotic animal creations from the demented sick creative minds of SegaToys Japan. I suppose the Yumepet Dream Squirrel is actually…

Nintendo Mini Classics Bring Back Memories of Game & Watch

Nintendo Mini Classics Bring Back Memories of Game & Watch
If you grew up in the 1980s, you probably remember Nintendo’s Game & Watch LCD games. These primitive portable games were the great-grandparents of the Game Boy, GBA, and DS, and now they’re back for you…

Facebook and Dsi: a Match Made in Social Networking Heaven

Facebook and Dsi: a Match Made in Social Networking Heaven
Facebook has hit the Nintendo DSi–in Japan, at least–in a limited, if useful sense. The combo was announced at E3 with little fanfare, and no detail, but thanks to a recent update, Japanese DSi owners can…

Beat Sneaks: Midi Drums in Your Shoes

Beat Sneaks: Midi Drums in Your Shoes
Are you a tapper? A flat-surface drummer? You might be interested in the Wii game Let’s Tap… or, if you’re a little more DIY, you might want to put a little kick–or drum–into your tapping habits.…

Papercraft NES is Unplayable Due to Lack of Cardboard Controllers

Papercraft NES is Unplayable Due to Lack of Cardboard Controllers
The folks at Cubeecraft just posted a cardboard NES console template, which you can download here, but they didn’t make templates for cardboard NES controllers. Or cardboard NES games. Or a cardboard power cord. Or a…

Choken Bako Dog Bank Will Eat Anything That’S Put on Its Bowl

Choken Bako Dog Bank Will Eat Anything That’S Put on Its Bowl
The Choken-Bako dog bank features a hyperactive dog for a teller. Just place your money on its bowl and it will “eat” it. Actually there’s a slot on the bowl that’s connected to the coin box;…

Sushi Train Restaurant and Game: Sushinkansen

Sushi Train Restaurant and Game: Sushinkansen
Compared to all the other Japanese gadgets we’ve seen, the Sushi Train Restaurant and Game is only mildly Japanese – i.e. not so weird. It’s a literal take on the popular conveyor belt sushi restaurants, which…

Lite-Brite Cubed: Makin’ Things With Light 4x

Lite-Brite Cubed: Makin’ Things With Light 4x
I have fond memories of playing with a Lite-Brite when I was growing up. As a matter of fact, I can’t get that damned commercial out of my head at the moment. Of course, most of…
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