Redditor qvm has a new motivation to save coins, and perhaps even earn some. They made a piggy bank with a fake skull on it that sings a song when you insert a coin.
A servo attached to the inside of the skull moves its jaw as the song plays.
Centaurs, who doesn’t love ’em? But chop off the torso and you get the entire spectrum of reactions. That’s been the experience of Brooklyn-based artist Kate Clark, who loves to make taxidermied animals that have realistic human faces.
Artist’s statements are usually as incomprehensible as product press releases, but Kate is refreshingly direct in articulating her vision.
Growing up, I knew every time I went to see my grandmother on Saturday, we would be going to the mall. I also knew that meant lunch out, candy, and at least one new toy. The downside was I knew she would be spending an hour or so in the sewing store while I went out of my mind with boredom.
She would also spend lots of time with all the sewing patterns that show you how to cut out your fabric and sew it up to make clothes.
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip.
The clock is powered by the Particle Photon, which gets data from the smartphones of tbornottb3 and his relatives via the powerful app If This Then That.
…empire power! A couple of months ago we checked out a 3D printed and motorized AT-AT model. Kirby Downey also designed a 3D printable AT-AT, but his model doesn’t have the exterior on one side to showcase its interior.
Here’s a time-lapse of Kirby putting the model together:
You can download the AT-AT’s files from Kirby’s MyMiniFactory page.
ZaziNombies’ latest creation is appropriate for Valentine’s Day, although it turns Cupid from a matchmaker to an undead killer. The LEGO weapons expert made a life-size replica of the Wrath of the Ancients, one of two new Wonder Weapons that come with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3‘s Zombies DLC.
The bow measures about 4ft.
When is wood not really wood? When it’s the case of this sexy customized Nintendo 64. The shiny console looks like it’s made out of polished mahogany or some other dark hardwood, though it’s actually only been painted.
The dude who cooked this up is one Marshall Clark.
If binary timepieces aren’t geeky enough for you, check out this clock by Hack A Day community member Voja Antonic. Not only does it tell the time in binary, it depicts the digits as square waves.
In a bit of compromise with us commoners, Voja programmed the clock so that it will occasionally flash the time in numbers or even with words.
Oh crap, is it half past snake already?
If there was ever a better name for a 3D printer than “3D printer”, it would probably be ThingMaker. So it’s no surprise that the accidentally prescient toymaker Mattel is relaunching its brand as exactly that.
Upgrade your gift wrap master race-style with Aya Codama aka Bullet’s Out of Place Artifacts circuit board tape. The gold and gray metallic elements make it look realistic and expensive. Actually it really is expensive.
Sadly, the product’s website is all in Japanese, but from my understanding Bullet is indeed selling the tape.
Here’s something that is pretty darn cool for fans of Star Wars. This gizmo is called the Star Wars 3D Holodisplay. Basically it’s a desktop device that brilliantly illuminates holograms of scenes from the movies.
The display uses full-parallax tech, and the lighting and angle are fixed for viewing.
The scene is illuminated by a bright 107 lumen LED and a pair of 6 lumen LEDs.
LEGO Ideas member Isometry wants to make the impossible possible with his proposal for a Monument Valley LEGO set. Just like the game, Isometry’s concept has a minimalist design as well as numerous moving parts, such as bridges, stairs and water wheels.
The set includes four of the game’s buildings – the Garden, the Labyrinth, the Water Palace and the Halcyon Court – and one each of Ida, a Totem and a Crow.
We’ve seen a BB-8 made by a young maker on a budget. Now let’s check out a more sophisticated replica. This one was made by Ed Zarick, who we love for his awesome console laptop mods.
Ed printed the BB-8’s head using guides and tips from the BB-8 Builders Club and Astromech.net.
Huaquiangbei in Shenzhen, China is widely recognized as the world’s best electronics market. Hundreds of vendors sell gadgets, accessories and components in both retail and wholesale. But the language barrier and the size of the place makes it an intimidating destination.