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AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi: Emulate Developers

AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi: Emulate Developers
The Game Creators’ AppGameKit is an affordable cross-platform development software that lets you make games and other programs for both desktop computers and mobile devices. Now the company is lowering the barrier to software development even further with the free AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi.

Arduino Uno with Integrated Solderless Breadboard: BreadBro

Arduino Uno with Integrated Solderless Breadboard: BreadBro
If you’re a newbie looking to get into electronics or a maker looking for a portable prototyping solution, Piote’s BreadBro might be right up your alley. It’s a solderless breadboard with one less power bus, allowing it to fit between the Arduino Uno R3’s pins.
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Scientifically Accurate Dinosaur Action Figures: Beasts of the Mesozoic

Scientifically Accurate Dinosaur Action Figures: Beasts of the Mesozoic
Even though geeky hobbies are increasingly going digital or electronic, the action figure and scale model market has remained strong. You know what’s even more enduring? Our love for dinosaurs. But veteran toy designer and sculptor David Silva has yet to find a winning combination of the two, so he wants to fill the void himself.

Hands-on Review: Ultrasabers Custom Lightsaber

Hands-on Review: Ultrasabers Custom Lightsaber
I’ve always wanted a lightsaber replica, but most of the ones I’ve seen in stores are cheap plastic models that look and feel like kid’s toys. For serious collectors and cosplay, you want a custom built lightsaber from Ultrasabers.

LEGO Black Ops 3 KRM-262 Shotgun: Pumped Up Bricks

LEGO Black Ops 3 KRM-262 Shotgun: Pumped Up Bricks
LEGO weaponsmith MyDifferentUserName made a life-size replica of the KRM-262, the powerful futuristic shotgun from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. It’s moving parts will one-hit kill you with their awesomeness. The replica has a folding stock, a pumpable hand grip and plates that move outward to make way for the barrel, which has room for a (LEGO) shell.

Affordable Handsfree Bluetooth Mouse for the Disabled: GlassOuse

Affordable Handsfree Bluetooth Mouse for the Disabled: GlassOuse
Last year, we checked out a cheap and open source sip-and-puff mouse for the disabled. CEBA’s GlassOuse seems to be another affordable alternative. It uses Bluetooth to connect to both desktop computers and mobile devices. It looks like a pair of eyeglasses but without the lenses.

DIY Synesthesia Mask Releases Scents Based on Color: I Smell Trees of Green

DIY Synesthesia Mask Releases Scents Based on Color: I Smell Trees of Green
Synesthesia is a rare condition wherein a sensory input consistently activates multiple senses or emotions. Some synesthetes see colors when they see a particular letter or number. Others have their sense of taste activated when they hear a word.

Interactive Table Tennis Trainer Will Be a Smash Hit

Interactive Table Tennis Trainer Will Be a Smash Hit
We’ve seen projection mapping applied to pool tables for decorative or instructional purposes. This one’s a sleek version for table tennis. Made by Thomas Mayer for his thesis in Interaction Design, the Table Tennis Trainer will turn you into the Ivan Drago of ping pong.

120-Sided Die: Mathfinder

120-Sided Die: Mathfinder
Are you a sadistic dungeon master who thinks critical hits happen too often? A lazy gamer who wishes you could roll just one die for all your rolls? The Dice Lab has you covered. They came up with the world’s first injection-molded 120-sided die.

Wireless Controller Dongle for NES: Retro Receiver

Wireless Controller Dongle for NES: Retro Receiver
Analogue Interactive is known for its expensive retro consoles, but it’s reaching out to us common folk with its partnership with 8Bitdo. The companies collaborated to create the Retro Receiver, a Bluetooth dongle that lets you use a variety of controllers with the NES and its derivative systems, including Analogue’s Nt.

Hover Camera Drone: Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News

Hover Camera Drone: Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News
Consumer drones equipped for photography or videography often have automatic tracking or path-finding so you can shoot with them even when you’re alone. Zero Zero Robotics’ Hover Camera might be the smallest and most durable of its kind to pack those features.

LEGO Engineer Kinetic Sculpture: Gearhead

LEGO Engineer Kinetic Sculpture: Gearhead
Many geeks are familiar with LEGO enthusiast Jason Allemann. But he’s only half of the entity we know as JK Brickworks. The “K” is his partner Kristal. This is one of her latest LEGO builds, which she calls the Engineer.

Star Wars x Masters of the Universe Custom Action Figures: He-Wars

Star Wars x Masters of the Universe Custom Action Figures: He-Wars
In his latest collection, the talented custom figure maker Sillof imagines what Star Wars characters would look like if they lived in the Masters of the Universe universe. It’s a reference to the origins of He-Man and his fellow Eternians.

Modeling Clay Electronics Kit for Kids: Squishy Circuits

Modeling Clay Electronics Kit for Kids: Squishy Circuits
You might not know it, but Play-Doh and similarly made modeling clay are conductive, which makes them a great way to introduce electronics to kids. Squishy Circuits has kits and recipes for both conductive and insulating clay.

Gentoo Emulated on Tesla Model S: mv /home/hu.man /office

Gentoo Emulated on Tesla Model S: mv /home/hu.man /office
Tesla Motors’ cars are some of the nerdiest vehicles you can get. But programmer su – tesla made her Model S even smarter by rooting the car’s on-board computer, allowing her to emulate the Linux distro Gentoo on it.

Logitech’s 160 Keyboard LED Display: The Great Wall of Logitech G

Logitech’s 160 Keyboard LED Display: The Great Wall of Logitech G
Last month we checked out a hack that turned Corsair keyboards into a display. Apparently, Logitech’s Vice President and General Manager of Gaming Ujesh Desai had the same idea for their booth at this year’s PAX East.
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