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AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi: Emulate Developers

AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi: Emulate Developers
The Game Creators’ AppGameKit is an affordable cross-platform development software that lets you make games and other programs for both desktop computers and mobile devices. Now the company is lowering the barrier to software development even further with the free AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi. AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi lets you make games and other apps for any version of the Pi using any version of the Pi, from the original to the Pi Zero.

Scientifically Accurate Dinosaur Action Figures: Beasts of the Mesozoic

Scientifically Accurate Dinosaur Action Figures: Beasts of the Mesozoic
Even though geeky hobbies are increasingly going digital or electronic, the action figure and scale model market has remained strong. You know what’s even more enduring? Our love for dinosaurs. But veteran toy designer and sculptor David Silva has yet to find a winning combination of the two, so he wants to fill the void himself. In 2008, after making toys for the likes of McFarlane Toys, Hasbro and NECA, David began sculpting dinosaur figures under the company Creative Beast.
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LEGO Black Ops 3 KRM-262 Shotgun: Pumped Up Bricks

LEGO Black Ops 3 KRM-262 Shotgun: Pumped Up Bricks
LEGO weaponsmith MyDifferentUserName made a life-size replica of the KRM-262, the powerful futuristic shotgun from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. It’s moving parts will one-hit kill you with their awesomeness. The replica has a folding stock, a pumpable hand grip and plates that move outward to make way for the barrel, which has room for a (LEGO) shell.

DIY Synesthesia Mask Releases Scents Based on Color: I Smell Trees of Green

DIY Synesthesia Mask Releases Scents Based on Color: I Smell Trees of Green
Synesthesia is a rare condition wherein a sensory input consistently activates multiple senses or emotions. Some synesthetes see colors when they see a particular letter or number. Others have their sense of taste activated when they hear a word.

Stark Industries Custom Xbox One Celebrates Civil War

Stark Industries Custom Xbox One Celebrates Civil War
The big movie release this weekend is Captain America: Civil War. I’m a fan of Marvel movies, but I am not a big fan of Captain America as he is played in the films. On the other hand, I am a fan of Iron Man, Spiderman, and some of the other characters in the film.

120-Sided Die: Mathfinder

120-Sided Die: Mathfinder
Are you a sadistic dungeon master who thinks critical hits happen too often? A lazy gamer who wishes you could roll just one die for all your rolls? The Dice Lab has you covered. They came up with the world’s first injection-molded 120-sided die.

Magical Unicorn Cupcake Bath Bomb Looks Delicious, Isn’t

Magical Unicorn Cupcake Bath Bomb Looks Delicious, Isn’t
This looks like a yummy cupcake, but it isn’t, at least not exactly. I mean it is a cupcake with sprinkles and rainbows, but it’s not a cupcake for eating. It’s a cupcake for putting in the bathtub and making your skin soft and stuff.

Iron Man + TRON = TRONMan

Iron Man + TRON = TRONMan
I’m not familiar with Sam Kwok Workshop, but the work done there is fantastic. Just take a look at this Iron Man action figure. It started life as a Hot Toys 1/6 scale Ironman Mark 9 action figure that started out in Tony Stark’s fancy red and gold color scheme What it is now is black with blue trim like it was straight out TRON: Legacy.

Make Your Own Fallout 4 Pip-Boy

Make Your Own Fallout 4 Pip-Boy
On the most recent episode of the AWE Me show DIY Prop Shop, they show you how to build your own version of the Pip-Boy from Fallout 4. Vault-Tec or Rob Co could not have done a better job.

This Death Star Fire Pit Is the Ultimate Power in the Neighborhood

This Death Star Fire Pit Is the Ultimate Power in the Neighborhood
There have been a number of Death Star fire pits floating around the internet, but this one has some extra nice detailing that makes it look awesome when set ablaze. This one came out of a high school welding class of all places. The ultimate weapon was created by a group of welding students from Harlem High School in Machesney Park, IL, and is just about the coolest thing ever to be made in a high school shop class. 

LEGO Engineer Kinetic Sculpture: Gearhead

LEGO Engineer Kinetic Sculpture: Gearhead
Many geeks are familiar with LEGO enthusiast Jason Allemann. But he’s only half of the entity we know as JK Brickworks. The “K” is his partner Kristal. This is one of her latest LEGO builds, which she calls the Engineer. As Jason mentions in the video below, this is the second in Kristal’s ongoing series of LEGO sculptures of heads.

Star Wars x Masters of the Universe Custom Action Figures: He-Wars

Star Wars x Masters of the Universe Custom Action Figures: He-Wars
In his latest collection, the talented custom figure maker Sillof imagines what Star Wars characters would look like if they lived in the Masters of the Universe universe. It’s a reference to the origins of He-Man and his fellow Eternians.

Modeling Clay Electronics Kit for Kids: Squishy Circuits

Modeling Clay Electronics Kit for Kids: Squishy Circuits
You might not know it, but Play-Doh and similarly made modeling clay are conductive, which makes them a great way to introduce electronics to kids. Squishy Circuits has kits and recipes for both conductive and insulating clay.

Life-size LEGO Unikitty: Half-Unicorn, Half-Cat, Full Scale

Life-size LEGO Unikitty: Half-Unicorn, Half-Cat, Full Scale
Christoph Bartneck secured his spot in Cloud Cuckoo Land among fellow Master Builders with this life-size model of The LEGO Movie‘s Princess Unikitty. As if its size wasn’t commanding enough, the model’s head can rotate while its eyes have detachable LEDs that blink wildly. Check out Christoph’s blog for more shots of his creation.

Circuit Classics: Getting Restarted in Electronics

Circuit Classics: Getting Restarted in Electronics
The electronics books of Forrest M. Mims III have educated and inspired millions of people since the ’80s, thanks to Mims’ friendly and concise writing style and his hand-drawn illustrations. Electrical engineer Star Simpson is one of Mims’ fans, and she came up with a wonderful homage to the author. Star’s Circuit Classics are newbie-friendly circuit boards based on three of Mims’ many sample circuit diagrams: a dual LED flasher, a stepped tone generator and a bar graph voltage indicator.

LEGO Voltron Concept: Defender of the Legolands

LEGO Voltron Concept: Defender of the Legolands
From days of this month, from the uncharted regions of the Internet, comes a legend. A legendary concept of Lion Force Voltron created by LEGO Ideas member len_d69. While the upcoming Voltron reboot has a cool-looking take on the Lion Force, len_d69 opted to mimic their original look.
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