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Great Showdowns of the 8-Bit Era [Video Game Art]

Great Showdowns of the 8-Bit Era [Video Game Art]
I think I have a new favorite video game artist. I’ve already got a set of Scott Campbell’s hilarious Pac-Man illustrations in my house, and now I’m totally in love with his new “Great Showdowns (of the 8-Bit era)” series that he did for the 2008 iam8-bit video game art show at the World of Wonder gallery in Hollywood, Ca.

Build a Talking Robot Head (Just Hope It Doesn’T Sass You)

Build a Talking Robot Head (Just Hope It Doesn’T Sass You)
Have you been alienating friends by over-twittering and now need a substitute robot friend to pal around with? Good news, because as of right now, making this talking robot head is well within your reach. This nifty bot was made by L.
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Felt Lightsaber Pencil Holders Are Not Exact Replicas

Felt Lightsaber Pencil Holders Are Not Exact Replicas
If your kids aren’t getting beat up in school enough for your liking, then you could try your hand at these felt lightsaber pencil holders and see if that kicks it up a notch. Seriously, this is a pretty cool idea, but there is one problem: they don’t actually resemble lightsabers.

Cat 5 Wedding Rings Keep Partners Connected

Cat 5 Wedding Rings Keep Partners Connected
If you’re getting ready to pop the question to that techie guy or gal in your life, here’s a set of wedding rings that you’ve just got to think about for your impending nuptials. Seattle artist Jana Brevick handcrafts these most excellent sterling silver Cat 5 Ethernet connector wedding rings for true geeks in love.

Twist and Shake: the Etch-a-Sketch Laptop Carrier

Twist and Shake: the Etch-a-Sketch Laptop Carrier
You could carry your laptop around in a boring old bag, or you could be really cool and tote it in awesomely retro style with this Etch-A-Sketch laptop carrier. Crafter Betz White made this one for her brother Roger’s birthday, so she called it a Rog-A-Sketch.

Fabulous Lunchbox Made From a Busted Nintendo Case

Fabulous Lunchbox Made From a Busted Nintendo Case
Do you love Nintendo AND tasty noontime sandwiches? If you do, then this Nintendo case lunchbox project is probably right up your alley. Here’s the skinny: you open up the Nintendo case, take out the guts, file down the interior plastic rods with a rotary tool, attach hinges, reglue the power buttons on, and voila!

Wear Your Addiction Proudly With Crackberry Earrings

Wear Your Addiction Proudly With Crackberry Earrings
These BlackBerry earrings show the world you’re addicted to that sweet little device, and that you’re not afraid to show it. BlackBerry (or as it’s commonly known, crackberry) addiction is actually getting to be somewhat passé, what with the iPhone mania.

Rock Out Your Birthday With This Guitar Hero Cake

Rock Out Your Birthday With This Guitar Hero Cake
This fabulously rendered Guitar Hero cake is sure to rock out any birthday event. There is a detailed and often hilarious tutorial on I’m Not Charming that tells you exactly how to make it, with pictures of each step of the process.

Cross-Stitch Pac-Man Could be Hanging on Your Wall

Cross-Stitch Pac-Man Could be Hanging on Your Wall
Looking for a great piece of art for the retro video game enthusiast in your life? Look no further than this lovely little Pac-Man cross stitch that recently found its way onto Etsy. Technabob fave artist lostmitten has recently broken into the art of needlepoint, hand-stitching pixel-perfect scenes from classic video games like this one from everyone’s favorite dot-gobbler, Pac-Man.

LEGO Pop Art Mosaics Built Brick by Tiny Brick

LEGO Pop Art Mosaics Built Brick by Tiny Brick
These LEGO brick art pieces are the perfect way to brighten up any drab room. Painstakingly assembled by artist Motion5, these artworks use anywhere from 800 to 4000 colorful single-peg LEGO building blocks. Pieces range in size from 10″x10″ up to 20″x30″, and Motion5 will also do custom designs to your specifications.

Every Happy Home Needs a Han Solo Cross-Stitch

Every Happy Home Needs a Han Solo Cross-Stitch
Creative lass Zhaddi made this cross-stitch of the famous Han Solo quote for a contest that called for a crafty reinterpretation of a favorite quote. She describes it as “the perfect chance to blend my geeking and crafting.” I have but one tiny critique, which is that I believe the actual quote is “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid,” but why split hairs when we’re talking about a masterwork such as this?

This Star Wars Wedding is So Good, I’M Considering the Idea

This Star Wars Wedding is So Good, I’M Considering the Idea
This Star Wars-themed wedding is not your typical, run-of-the-mill Han and Leia affair. Oh no. For this wedding, all of the guests dressed to the nines in Star Wars costumes, and every detail was imbued with Force-y goodness.

Welcome Robot Awkwardly Greets People for You

Welcome Robot Awkwardly Greets People for You
Welcome Robot 1.5 is a funky little homemade robot that greets people in your absence. It was made by Armanda Lewis as part of 5 Projects in 5 Days. That means she had to make the robot, from start to finish, in only one day.

Meninos Hard Drives Turn Storage Into Mini Works of Art

Meninos Hard Drives Turn Storage Into Mini Works of Art
When is a hard drive not just a hard drive? When it’s a tiny work of contemporary desktop art, of course. The artists of Brazil’s Meninos design studio first started out making these custom pop art hard drive cases for their friends.

Your Old Hard Drives Reborn as Wind Chimes

Your Old Hard Drives Reborn as Wind Chimes
Do you have loads of old hard drives laying around your house? Do you love the sweet tinny tones of wind chimes clinkity clinking on your back porch? If so, this is a great project for you- you can turn your old, unused or crashed hard drives into this set of aluminum wind chimes.

Space Invaders Cupcakes Attack Earth With Deliciousity

Space Invaders Cupcakes Attack Earth With Deliciousity
What could be better than the yummy, sugary goodness of cupcakes? I’ll tell you. Yummy, sugary, Space Invader cupcakes, that’s what! Pixel baker extraordinaire Hello Naomi is at it again with her video game baked goods.
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