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Your Old Pcs Can Become a Beautiful Sunset

Your Old Pcs Can Become a Beautiful Sunset
OK, so obviously your old PCs can’t become a real sunset, at least not without some serious Harry Potter-style intervention. However, “Mauritian Sunset” is the name of this art installation where they put together a whole wall of old PCs and monitors to approximate a sunset. Artist Sandy Smith is responsible for this technological masterpiece.

Encoder Rings Hide Binary Secrets

Encoder Rings Hide Binary Secrets
These Encoder Rings are decorated with holes that represent a 64-character code rendered in binary. This is your big chance to wear sensitive data on your finger, since only geeks with great eyesight would ever have a chance of figuring out what was on there. The rings are a concept piece designed by Jonathan Ben-Tovim.
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Do Stormtroopers Eat Bologna on Wonder Bread?

Do Stormtroopers Eat Bologna on Wonder Bread?
Ah, another ho-hum day on the job. You know, you get up, you put on your white battle armor, load up your E-11 battle rifle, and head out to work. But before you run out the door, don’t forget your lunchbox! Whether you’re performing services for the Republic or Imperial Army, you need to be sure to eat well every day.

Lightsabers for the Eco-Conscious Jedi

Lightsabers for the Eco-Conscious Jedi
Just because your primary weapon is a lightsaber, young Jedi, doesn’t mean that you have to be an energy hog when you’re fighting back throngs of Stoormtroopers. This amusing t-shirt from Ruby Red Design envisions an EnergyStar compliant galaxy far, far away.

LEGO Skateboard for Some Bricktacular Shredding

LEGO Skateboard for Some Bricktacular Shredding
LEGO artist extraordinaire Nathan Sawaya’s recent project is this super sweet LEGO skateboard. It’s actual size, and based on the close-up picture of the wheels I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s not actually ride-able. According to the artist, his inspiration came about thusly: “My friend recently bought a new deck and it only took me a few seconds of staring at it before I realized what my next project would be.

Nerd Out Your Neckline With Computer Key Jewelry

Nerd Out Your Neckline With Computer Key Jewelry
These cool necklaces feature a recycled computer key fused to a hand-cut glass tile. The perfect gift for the geeky girl in your life! These beauts are handmade by Capitola Girl Jewelry. She sells them on Etsy for 29 bucks.

9 to 5 Laptop Sleeve Looks Like Your Dorky Dad

9 to 5 Laptop Sleeve Looks Like Your Dorky Dad
The 9 to 5 laptop sleeve protects and serves your laptop with a tightly buttoned shirt, colorful necktie, and pocket to hold your pens. A pocket protector is strictly optional and has to be purchased separately. You can buy on of these groovy laptop sleeves for $40 from Barry’s Farm.

Now Invading at a Glacial Pace: Slobot Sculptures

Now Invading at a Glacial Pace: Slobot Sculptures
If you’ve been on the lookout for a colorful ‘bot to guard your desk, check out this cool handmade Slobot sculpture. All of the Slobots made by crafter Slobot are handmade and one-of-a-kind, with no molds used.

Video Game Belt Buckles: Keep Your Pants on, Pal.

Video Game Belt Buckles: Keep Your Pants on, Pal.
Other than maybe one of those giant glitzy wresting belts, I can’t think of a more rockin’ thing to wear around your waist than one of these nifty retro video game belt buckles. Handmade by artist Natalie Hutcheson (aka “HutchMe”), these metal buckles don imagery of famous icons of classic arcade games.

These Hyperlink Hands Are Big and Full of Yarn-Y Goodness

These Hyperlink Hands Are Big and Full of Yarn-Y Goodness
“Hyperlink” is a series of oversized yarn sculptures that depict our favorite handy friend, the hyperlink hand cursor. There are four cursor sculptures in the series. They are rendered in three dimensions and made more colorful than we’re used to.

Wear Your Geek on Your Sleeve – Literally

Wear Your Geek on Your Sleeve – Literally
I hate the misuse of the word “literally” but in this case I will tell you that you can literally wear the word “geek” on your sleeve. And you can do it with computer keyboard letters, too. Etsy crafter pipix whips up these sweet tees.

Toby Fraley’S Robot Sculptures Rock (and Light Up)

Toby Fraley’S Robot Sculptures Rock (and Light Up)
I’m a sucker for robots – and I love cool lamps. So when I saw these cool robotic sculptures that light up, I just had to write about them. Handcrafted by Pennsylvania artist Toby Atticus Fraley, these robot sculptures are assembled from vintage found objects (aka “Junque”), and lovingly reconfigured by Fraley to form one-of-a-kind artworks. Each robot has a unique personality, ranging from rock star, to an amputee robot, to a Slim Pickens as Major T.J.

Djs Can Scratch on the Go With This Record Player Mashup

Djs Can Scratch on the Go With This Record Player Mashup
This is what appears to be a vinyl record player in an unholy marriage with a handbag, rendering it ready and available to meet all your portable scratching needs. What’s interesting to me is that based on the photo I think there’s a good chance this thing actually works. I spotted this on Dark Roasted Blend as part of a photo series of odd and funny mods.

Pixel People Portraits Possess Plenty of Pizazz

Pixel People Portraits Possess Plenty of Pizazz
Looking for a really cool family heirloom? Look no further than these handmade pixel cross-stitch portraits. For just $30 bucks, crafter Rubykhan will create a teensy, tiny pixelated cross-stitch likeness of you and a loved one (and Fido or Fluffy too). Ready to have yourself immortalized in pixels?

Robot + Cup = Robocup

Robot + Cup = Robocup
I was tooling around over at Chicago’s Bucktown Arts Fest this past weekend, and thought to myself, what are the chances that I’ll actually stumble onto any good geeky crafts? But lo and behold, the first booth I step into had these great handmade robot ceramic cups. Designed by artist Amy Allison of Soda by Amy, each porcelain robot vessel features the likeness of a robot man, woman or child.

Pac-Man Cufflinks Perfect for Any Black Tie Affair

Pac-Man Cufflinks Perfect for Any Black Tie Affair
I just got invited to a formal wedding this Fall, and have been stymied as to what I would wear since it’s been about 15 years since I had to wear a tuxedo to anything. While I still might have to rent a tux and bow tie, at least I know what I’ll be wearing on my sleeves. How could you resist going out on a night on the town with these great Pac-Man cufflinks on your wrists?
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