We’ve seen small-scale magnetic levitation applied to toys and food. Hoshinchu’s Air Bonsai is another novel application of the technique, combining it with miniature plants, hand made porcelain and antique Japanese fabric to make beautiful decor.
Threezero has finally unveiled its much awaited Fallout 4 action figure. The sixth scale T-45 Power Armor has incredibly detailed frame and armor. Threezero says the armor pieces are detachable and are interchangeable with those on upcoming Power Armor figures.
Despite its unorthodox shape and button layout, the GameCube controller has earned a cult following, especially among Smash Bros. fans. Gaming peripheral makers such as Horii and PDP have released Wii U controllers that mimic the GameCube, but those are wired and need to be plugged into a Wii Remote.
Adafruit made it easier to turn the Raspberry Pi into a retro gaming handheld by designing 3D printable cases. Now they’re simplifying the process by designing an internal component: a custom PCB for the gamepad.
Adafruit says its custom circuit board cuts the PiGRRL 2’s build time in half because with it you don’t need to wire the buttons.
A couple of weeks ago we checked out a drone designed to carry a person across considerable distances. The Megacopter had a more modest goal, but it’s already accomplished it.
Built by Henning Pedersen and students from the University of Oslo, the Megacopter recently won the Guinness World Record title for “Heaviest payload lifted by a remote-controlled multicopter” by lifting 134lb and 7.6oz (excluding its weight).
Instructables employee DJ aka Aleator777 – the genius behind the Apple II and retro phone watches – recently promoted the Intel Edison by creating the Miniature Autonomous Blimp. This brainy balloon can stay afloat and avoid obstacles on its own.
Turn yourself into an SD character effortlessly with Takara Tomy’s Dodeca Head. It’s a series of oversized inflatable helmets in a variety of styles. There’s a samurai, a geisha, a knight and a girl with pig tails.
Some artists work in clay, some in paint, but I think the ones that work in LEGO probably have the most fun. LEGO Certified Professional builder Ryan McNaught recreated the Titanic’s final moments in this impressively detailed model.
Supergiant Games collaborated with We Love Fine for its first ever figurine. The limited-edition collectible is a cartoony version of Red from the developer’s hit action RPG Transistor. I haven’t finished the game yet so I think this is the first time I’ve seen Red smile.
The wearability of ThinkGeek’s oversized Mega Man helmet is just a suggestion. Thankfully, fans who don’t want to go full robot can still show their love for the Blue Bomber with Emio’s officially licensed Mega Man headphones.
Located in Hamburg, Germany, Miniatur Wunderland is the world’s largest model railway, occupying nearly 14,000 sq.ft. and inhabited by more than 200,000 Lilliputian citizens. Now we can check out its sights and details at our leisure, thanks to Google’s first ever mini-Street View.
Last month, we checked out a 3D printed sundial that mimicked a digital display. Here’s another clever timepiece courtesy of Thingiverse member Christoph Laimer – a mechanical watch with a tourbillon.
With the exception of its fasteners – pins, screws and washers – all of the watch’s parts were 3D printed.
Columbus Circle’s Famicom-themed clock cover plate for the New Nintendo 3DS was one of the coolest video game accessories I saw last year. Now those of us who don’t own the handheld can get in on the nostalgia with the new Case & Watch, the cover plate’s standalone version.
YouTuber, Rubik’s Cube enthusiast and masochist corenpuzzler designed and 3D printed what he claims is the world’s highest order Rubik’s Cube, one with 484 cubelets on each face.
Corenpuzzler said it he printed it on a Prusa i3 over the span of 8 months.