This electronic toy out of Japan lets you create your own pixel art animations. The Dot Creator from U-Mate has a small 21 x 21 pixel LCD grid on which you can draw your own animated art and then record frame by frame animations.
If you’re looking for the ultimate gag gift for the home theater buff in your life, you’ve gotta check this remote control out. This new universal remote control is guaranteed to make ’em cringe.
The $15 remote control features the likeness of Sesame Street’s most annoying character of all time, Elmo.
These whimsical Mad Dog Speakers are perfect for any canine lover. The pair of black and white dogs plug into your USB port and let you kick out tunes from your PC or any other audio device with a stereo mini plug.
[NOTE : This post originally appeared on April 1, 2007, and was an April Fools Day joke. Vista does not include a copy of BOB, but if you scroll down to the comments, one of my readers has posted a link to a download of the original BOB installer if you really want to run it.]
Rather than displaying your weight in pounds or kilos, this clever bathroom scale from Firebox lets you compare your heft with that of famous world figures, actors and other characters from pop culture.
Perfect for those who really don’t want to know how much they weigh, the scale lets you see how you measure up to everyone from Donald Trump, to Fozzie Bear, to Ron Jeremy and even to Baby Jesus.
If all these new-fangled video whatchamahoozits are too advanced for you, this might be a little more up your alley…
This unusual set of Space Invaders themed Mahjong tiles is perfect for technophobes. The set features absolutely no moving parts, batteries, wires or power cords.
The guys over at bits bytes pixels & sprites dug up this fun little mashup between two unlikely bedfellows, Halo and Monty Python’s Flying Circus:
The clip, overlays Python’s classic “How not to be seen” sketch with scenes from the popular first-person shooter.
This short mockumentary from video hooligans The New Golden Boys investigates the meteoric rise and tragic fall of Pac-Man and his good buddy, Dig-Dug.
I especially enjoyed the book cover for “If I Did It” (with forward by Bea Arthur) about Pac-Man’s involvement in the mysterious death of Inky, the blue ghost.
This cleverly designed piggy bank looks like a giant key from a computer keyboard, emblazoned with word “Save.”
The oversize plastic computer key (4.5″ x 4.5″ x 2.25″) serves as a constant reminder to save those spare coins you found under the couch cushion.
These prop guns, designed and hand-built by WETA Workshop master model maker David Tremont feature a unique design sensibility inspired by turn of the century science fiction.
Three designs are available (the Goliathon 83 Infinity Beam Projector , Manmelter 3600ZX Sub-Atomic Disintegrator Pistol and the FMOM Industries Wave Disrupter Gun) and each gun will be made in a limited series of only 500 each.
Midway and Cartoon Network have revealed that they’re working on a new game based on the popular Adult Swim cartoon, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The game, titled Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am, will be an action-adventure game featuring “combat golf” (whatever that means,) cart racing among other things.
This clip from a live performance of music from Nintendo games reveals a little known fact. The highly recognizable theme song for Super Mario Brothers actually has lyrics.
The song is actually titled “Go Go Mario” and the lyrics are in Japanese.
This electronic kit from Japan looks like a traditional music box from the outside, but when you open up the cover, it reveals an array of electronics that play music read from specially encoded music sheets.
These minimal LED lights are designed to act like a real candle by flickering in the wind, and automatically turning off when you blow on them.
The clever design even includes a giant “matchstick” which turns the candle on when struck against the side of the tubular silicon fixture.
This USB robot web cam bears more than a passing resemblance to Honda’s famous little humanoid robot, Asimo.
Unlike Asimo, however, the USB Robot Cam has white LED eyes and red LED ears that illuminate when the lights go down.