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The Witcher 3 Holiday Outfit Mod Contest: Reindeer School Gear

The Witcher 3 Holiday Outfit Mod Contest: Reindeer School Gear
Developer CD Projekt Red has posted a quest on its notice board. It calls not for witchers but modders, including those who are into the spirit of the holidays. Use the ModKit for The Witcher 3 to create an outfit for any of the game’s characters and you could win an actual Witcher sword.

Xbox One App Uses Kinect to Turn Your Living Room into a Dressing Room

Xbox One App Uses Kinect to Turn Your Living Room into a Dressing Room
E-commerce company Von Bismark might be giving Xbox One owners a good reason to dust off their Kinects. The company launched a new Xbox One shopping app called The Mall that features an augmented reality dressing room.

DIY Overhead PC Control Panel Makes Working Infinitely More Fun

DIY Overhead PC Control Panel Makes Working Infinitely More Fun
Redditor smashcuts made the simple act of opening his browser look cool by building an overhead control panel, which has tons of buttons, flip switches and LEDs. Smashcuts used a ton of wires and several USB controllers for the switches and an Arduino board for the LEDs.

Life-size Attack on Titan Sword Replica: Neck Scratcher

Life-size Attack on Titan Sword Replica: Neck Scratcher
Compared to other fictional weapons, the sword used by Attack on Titan‘s heroes isn’t that hard to replicate. But if you want to go straight to slashing with the Survey Corps, you can’t go wrong with ThinkGeek’s officially licensed replica.

DIY Raspberry Pi Light Painter: DotStar Pi Painter

DIY Raspberry Pi Light Painter: DotStar Pi Painter
Experienced makers looking for a flash of inspiration for their next project should check out the latest guide from Adafruit’s Philip Burgess. He shows us how to make the DotStar Pi, a large light painter made with the Raspberry Pi and Adafruit’s DotStar LED strip.

Walking AT-AT Project Makes Childhood Dreams Come True

Walking AT-AT Project Makes Childhood Dreams Come True
I’m sure we all have these random childhood memories of events that happened that weren’t particularly important or scary, but we still remember them with incredible clarity decades later. One of those random memories for me was going over to my cousin’s house back in the early ’80s and finding out he had just got one of those massive AT-AT walker toys as a gift.

Life-size Metal Gear Solid V Venom Snake Bionic Arm Will Punish Your Wallet

Life-size Metal Gear Solid V Venom Snake Bionic Arm Will Punish Your Wallet
Earlier this year Konami released a limited edition bundle for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain that came with a 1:1 scale replica of Venom Snake’s bionic arm. That bundle was officially released only in Japan, but it appears Konami has authorized Sentinel, the company who made the arm replica, to sell the collectible as a standalone item.

NaMiiO Lets You Backup Amiibo to Windows PCs: Smash Bros. Storage System

NaMiiO Lets You Backup Amiibo to Windows PCs: Smash Bros. Storage System
A few months ago, we featured Amiiqo, an NFC token that can store up to 200 Amiibo profiles. However, you need to have an Android device with an NFC chip to transfer the data to and from Amiiqo.

DIY LEGO McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Vending Machine: Off the Chain

DIY LEGO McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Vending Machine: Off the Chain
YouTuber Astonishing Studios loves to make candy dispensers using LEGO. But recently he’s been making equally cute machines for other edibles, such as his viral hit, the McFlurry maker. His latest work is for another McDonald’s product, the mysterious Chicken McNuggets.

Pine A64 $15 64-bit Computer: Prosumer SBC

Pine A64 $15 64-bit Computer: Prosumer SBC
Just a couple of weeks ago the jaws of makers around the world dropped when the $5 (USD) Raspberry Pi Zero was announced. Don’t bother picking your jaws up girls and guys. You might not have a head to attach it to after you see the Pine A64.

Drone Flies & Swims Underwater: Naviator

Drone Flies & Swims Underwater: Naviator
We’ve seen quadcopters and robots that can fly and walk (or roll), and one that can swim and walk. The Naviator drone on the other hand is equally adept at flying and swimming underwater. Prof. Javier Diez and several of his students at Rutgers University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have been working on the Naviator for years, but it took off earlier this year when they received $618,000 (USD) from the United States’ Office of Naval Research (ONR), who were apparently extremely impressed by the prototype.

DIY Tabletop Gaming Table: World Building

DIY Tabletop Gaming Table: World Building
You can find lots of custom made gaming tables online. This one made by BoardGameGeek forum member Bum Kim is special not so much for what it is than for how it was made. Bum went to great lengths to document his project and is sharing his build log online.

Dragon Ball Shenron Body Pillow: Kamehamehug

Dragon Ball Shenron Body Pillow: Kamehamehug
Kids, did you know that before it became Power Creep: The Anime, Dragon Ball actually revolved around balls that summoned a dragon? Bandai reminds us of the mega franchise’s Aladdin stories with this Shenron body pillow.

DIY Claw Machine: Insert Effort

DIY Claw Machine: Insert Effort
Ryan Bates is working on a unicorn in the arcade world: a fair claw machine. Powered by an Arduino Mega, the machine isn’t easy to build, but at least it won’t screw you or your customers.

Prototype Bandage Glows under UV Light When it Detects Harmful Bacteria

Prototype Bandage Glows under UV Light When it Detects Harmful Bacteria
The smart man knows a bandage only hides his wounds. And University of Bath Professor Toby Jenkins is a very smart man. That’s why he and his colleagues from various UK universities and hospitals are working on a bandage that glows under ultraviolet light when exposed to toxins produced by pathogenic bacteria.

DIY Death Star Laser Array Model: The Ultimate Power in the Living Room

DIY Death Star Laser Array Model: The Ultimate Power in the Living Room
Laser enthusiast Patrick Priebe rides on the Star Wars hype train by making a much smaller version of the Death Star’s superlaser. It may not be able to destroy planets, but it probably could blind a Rebel or two.

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