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Solar Powered Robotic Bugs on the Attack!

Solar Powered Robotic Bugs on the Attack!
If you don’t happen to have enough room for one of those 22-foot tall styrofoam robots to defend the homestead, that’s okay. Thanks to the wild and wonderful creations of robot insect builder TinyMinds, you can get your hands on some little robots which should do the trick just as well. Whether its the flapping wings of the mosquito-like Gonzo, or the wobbling octopod legs of Cthulhu, each of these BugBots is truly unique. Every lumpy, bumpy member of the BugBot family is handcrafted from a variety of found materials and electronic componentry, and runs entirely on solar energy. While I do love the mechanical winged and legged critters, I have to say that my personal favorite are the googley eyed light-seeking bots (Ernie and Bert), who amble around on a single-minded mission to find the brightest light source around. TinyMinds’ current menagerie of tiny robotic bugs range in price from about $60 to $80 a piece, and can be found over on their Etsy shop.

Arkanoid Cross Stitch More Fun Than Actually Playing Arkanoid

Arkanoid Cross Stitch More Fun Than Actually Playing Arkanoid
Do you remember the classic video game Arkanoid? Some people do, and rather fondly, as evidenced by this elaborate cross stitched homage to it. I’m not sure what’s up with the Philip K. Dick quote on there but I’m sure there’s a good reason for it.
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Giant Styrofoam Robots on the Attack!

Giant Styrofoam Robots on the Attack!
Actually, despite their size, these styrofoam robots look pretty docile. In fact, you could probably take down an attacking Styrobot with a well-placed karate chop or two. With the largest of his creations towering overhead at 22-feet tall, Michael Salter’s packing foam robot sculptures are a sight to behold.

What Mario Eats for Dinner: the 1-Up Mushroom Burger

What Mario Eats for Dinner: the 1-Up Mushroom Burger
In case you’re looking to geek out your 4th of July BBQ, here’s an idea for you- make mushroom burgers that look like the 1-up mushrooms in Super Mario Bros. After all of the Mario-themed cakes and cupcakes and whatnot, it’s refreshing to see someone branch out into the savory realm. Instructables user momo!

Plush Mario, Yoshi and Lumas Are Squeezably Soft

Plush Mario, Yoshi and Lumas Are Squeezably Soft
Awwww. What could be more adorable than these plush little versions of classic Nintendo characters? The only thing even more sickeningly sweet than the little squishy Mario is this plush and huggable mini-Yoshi. All of these plush little guys are handcrafted by Kelley of LittleElfsToyshop using a technique called needle felting.

Transformers Washcloth Cleans Your Megatrons (Wink Wink)

Transformers Washcloth Cleans Your Megatrons (Wink Wink)
Get Grandma to work on this hand-knitted Transformers washcloth and you can wipe your face with that lovable logo each night before bed. You can get the pattern here, although since I don’t understand knitting terminology it might as well be in Japanese, which as we know I also don’t understand too well.

Mario Power Stars Get the Origami Treatment [Papercraft]

Mario Power Stars Get the Origami Treatment [Papercraft]
When I think of Origami, I usually think of little paper swans, or maybe the unicorn that Edward James Olmos made in Blade Runner. But who says that video games can’t get in on the paper foldin’ action? Individually cut and folded by Flickr contributor Lidia F.

Plush Portables Possess Plenty of Panache

Plush Portables Possess Plenty of Panache
I was buzzing about over on the wonderful world of Etsy today, when I came across these absolutely awesome plush versions of popular portable electronic gadgets. French textile artist Kmila Rodz handcrafts these super special soft systems using felt, needle and thread, with a just a dash of love thrown in. From the wonderfully whimsical folding Nintendo DS Lite (complete with stuffed stylus and a game of New Super Mario Bros.

Video Games Sprites in the Real World

Video Games Sprites in the Real World
These amazing video game images by digital artist RETROnoob take familiar bitmapped sprite characters and marry them to real world photographs. Through creative and generous application of digital blur tools, each of the images does a brilliant job blending 2-D and 3-D worlds into one. Street Fighter Mario Kart OutRun Excitebike Donkey Kong Mario Bros.

Avatar Place Cards for a Geeky, Gamey Wedding

Avatar Place Cards for a Geeky, Gamey Wedding
Planning a geeky wedding? Here’s a tip for you- create super-detailed, individualized video game avatar name cards for each guests. This couple took this project very seriously. The Mr. lovingly designed individual placecards for 77 guests, assigning each person his or her own specially chosen avatar.

[Evil] Plush Wireless Router Wants Your Connection to Fail

[Evil] Plush Wireless Router Wants Your Connection to Fail
For the past couple of days, I’ve been holed up in a tiny country cottage with spotty, catch-as-you-can WiFi access. More often than not, I had no connection, and I started to think that figured the wireless router was intentionally messing with my head.

Pixelated Dig Dug Pillows Fight Your Inner Pookas

Pixelated Dig Dug Pillows Fight Your Inner Pookas
These sweet pixelated Dig Dug pillows are completely rocking this couch! Talk about a fruit bonus. Dig Dug was one of the first games I mastered, so if anyone wants to make these for me, feel free.

Rickroll Cake Brings Rickrolling to Delicious New Lows

Rickroll Cake Brings Rickrolling to Delicious New Lows
Oh, Rickrolling, aren’t we finished with you yet? Apparently not, since there is now an Instructables post on how to make a sneaky Rickroll birthday cake. The cake was made by one Papersatan (a pretty fitting name for a perpetrator of Astley-based crimes, eh?)

Ya Gotta Believe in This Parappa Chapeau

Ya Gotta Believe in This Parappa Chapeau
Parappa the Rapper has got to be one of the greatest rhythm matching games of all time. From its whimsical 2D cartoon character designs to its hysterical lyrics, it’s a true classic. Now you can pay homage to the paper-thin Parappa by donning the same hat that the eponymous paper-thin dog wore in the game. Handcrafted by worthysoycandles, the bright orange crocheted skullcap is a perfect match to Parappa’s original, complete with the goofy green frog.

Art Lebedev’S Data Dolls Store Nothing but Themselves

Art Lebedev’S Data Dolls Store Nothing but Themselves
If you’re unfamiliar with the Russian craft of Matryoshka, they’re those little stacking wooden dolls that fit inside one-another, gradually getting smaller and smaller. Designer Art Lebedev has taken these traditional dolls and put a geeky spin on them, adding data storage measurements to each one. So the big mama is a Petabyte, inside her is a Terabyte, followed by daughter Gigabyte – and so forth – all the way down to a teensy little baby Bit. The set of 7 dolls is handcrafted by artisans from Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod and comes inside an intricate Birch wood container, and can be found over on Charles & Marie for $220.

Dead iPod Gets Crossed Eyes, Cross Stitched

Dead iPod Gets Crossed Eyes, Cross Stitched
The last thing you ever want to see on your good old iPod is the sad iPod icon. This usually tells of some sort of nasty failure of your iPod’s software or hardware, and is often a sign that you’ll soon be heading out to the Apple Store to pick up a brand new iPhone or iPod Touch.
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